- Museum number
Gold decorated gorget, three pieces. The beaten pieces are decorated using a repoussé technique to create a cord pattern and alternate bands of void spaces and chevrons. The edge has been bent over to form a sub-circular rim.
There are traces of a brown substance, possibly soil.
- Production date
- 1150BC-750BC (circa)
Length: 21.29 millimetres (a)
Length: 55.91 millimetres (b)
Length: 67.09 millimetres (c)
Weight: 2.30 grammes (a)
Weight: 5.30 grammes (b)
Weight: 9.70 grammes (c)
Thickness: 0.23 millimetres (a)
Thickness: 0.24 millimetres (b)
Thickness: 0.25 millimetres (c)
Width: 44.26 millimetres (a)
Width: 40.48 millimetres (b)
Width: 62.29 millimetres (c)
- Curator's comments
- The gorget was found near Ballycotton in 1867 and it has been broken up by locals around the time.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2005 1 Aug-30 Sep, Republic of Ireland, Cork, Cork Public Museum, Ór Chorcaí Cork Gold
- The gorget's surface is highly crinkled.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number