- Museum number
Gold disc. Thin circular foil of beaten gold with pointillé and embossed decoration. The decoration consists of a circle of punched dots along the outer edge, three concentric embossed circles and a cross filled with horizontal lines inside a circle of punched dots at the centre of the disc.
There is a twin perforation in the centre and a further deliberate perforation in the upper part of the disc.
- Production date
- 2500BC-2000BC (circa)
Diameter: 43.62 millimetres
Weight: 2.10 grammes
Thickness: 0.01 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The disc is apparently part of a hoard, the remainder of which is lost, found on Castletreasure Farm.
- On display (G51/dc6)
- Exhibition history
2005 1 Aug-30 Sep, Republic of Ireland, Cork, Cork Public Museum, Ór Chorcaí Cork Gold
1985 1 Aug-13 Oct, Edinburgh, National Museum of Scotland, Symbols of Power at the Time of Stonehenge
- In the upper part of the disc there are several small holes that do not appear deliberate.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number