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Wrexham County Borough Museum
Regent Street
Wrexham LL11 1RB
United Kingdom

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The Mold Cape

One of the finest achievements in gold craftsmanship known from prehistoric Europe; a treasure from the collections of the British Museum that helps tell the history of the world; and an iconic object that links the people of this nation to their past.

Discovered in 1833 on the eastern edge of Mold in Flintshire, the Mold Cape was sold to the British Museum in 1836. Since then it has been voted one of the top ten treasures of Britain in the museum's collections.

Did you know?
The Mold Cape will be appearing in ‘Capes, Beads and Burials: The Mold Cape – A New Perspective, a special exhibition produced in collaboration with Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales and the British Museum.

Keep logging into Wrexham Past and OOKL as all these entries will be updated for the exhibition opening.

One of Britain’s most famous and iconic ancient artefacts.  
Made between 1900–1600 BC for a woman of distinction. 
Normally on show at the British Museum, the Mold Cape will be on display at Wrexham Museum from August 8th - September 14th 2013.
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