PAS-BE40C2: Ringlemere EBA Cup

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Unique ID: PAS-BE40C2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Cup with conical body tapering to an omphalos base; the rim is flaring; a riveted strap handle links the rim and upper body. The rivet plates are lozenge shaped and the handle has decorative ridges parallel with its edges. The rim bears a row of dots punched from the outer surface and is otherwise plain; between this plain zone and a further plain zone at the base the cup is corrugated. The cup has been crushed, particularly on one side; this might have resulted from a single blow from agricultural machinery.

Dimensions and metal content: In present condition: maximum height (excluding handle): 112mm; maximum width: 105mm; thickness at rim: a little under 1mm; weight: 183.7g. X-ray fluorescence analysis conducted at the British Museum indicated an approximate gold content of 82 per cent.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: British Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2001T005


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1700 BC
Date to: Circa 1500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 112 mm
Width: 105 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 183.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 4th November 2001

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Identified by: Gillian Varndell

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2001T005
Museum accession number: (P&EE 2001/5)

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
To be known as: Ringlemere

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
Current location: British Museum

References cited

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