Monday, July 15, 2013


Bronze Age Cape of Gold


Images of the Bronze Age Cape of Gold from Mold, Wales are copyrighted by the Trustees of the British Museum Images of the Bronze Age Cape of Gold from Mold, Wales are copyrighted by the Trustees of the British Museum The Mold Cape is a unique ceremonial cape of gold, made during the Early Bronze Age c.1900–1600 BCE, around 3,700 years ago. Made from a single sheet of beaten gold, it was found in Mold, Flintshire, Wales in 1833 at the centre of a circular mounded burial monument known as a barrow. Recent research of the burial site and the grave goods found there has suggested that the wearer of the cape may have been a woman.

[Images are copyrighted by the Trustees of the British Museum.]


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