The Mold Cape wast discovered in 1833, on the outskirts of Mold, Flintshire.
While workmen were filling in a gravel pit they uncovered this decorated gold object in the side of a stony bank. Today, it is recognised as one of the finest achievements in gold craftsmanship from prehistoric Europe.
It was a ceremonial cape, a badge of distinction, thought to have been worn by a religious leader. It would appear that there was a distinctive tradition of making capes in North East Wales. New findings suggest the cape was worn by a ‘woman of distinction’, not a man, as previously assumed.
The true age of the grave and the cape have been confirmed as being around 3,700 years old, belonging to the Early Bronze Age.
The cape is on display at the National Museum in Cardiff on 2 July to the 4th August when it then leaves for Wrexham Museum from the 8th August to the 14th September.
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