Mold Cape sheet fragment


British Museum

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

Since its backing had decayed, the fragile cape broke up during recovery. The pieces were dispersed among various people. Although the British Museum acquired the greater proportion in 1836, small fragments have come to light intermittently over the years and have been reunited with the larger portion. This rectangular fragment of beaten sheet gold is decorated with four bands of rounded bosses between four embossed ribs. One of the edges is smooth and has four holes. There are traces of a brown substance, probably soil, in the back of the fragment.


  • Title: Mold Cape sheet fragment
  • Date Created: -1900/-1600
  • Place: Found/Acquired Mold
  • Period/culture: Early British Bronze Age
  • Material: Gold
  • Copyright: The Trustees of British Museum
  • British Museum website: 1836,0902.2

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