- Museum number
Gold disc. Thin circular foil of beaten gold with incised decoration. The decoration consists of five roughly executed concentric lines surrounding the central zone, which contains lightly punched irregular dots. One regular circle of dots surrounds the central twin perforation and there are traces of another circle of dots closer to the edge.
The grooves are perceptible as raised lines on the 'reverse', with the dots barely discernible although this is the more polished side and the perforations have been made from this face. An apparent greater thickness of metal in the middle of the piece may indicate that the disc is the product of two episodes of work.
- Production date
- 2500BC-2000BC (circa)
Diameter: 27 millimetres
Weight: 1.31 grammes
Thickness: 0.04 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Non-destructive X-ray fluorescence analysis of the surface of the gold disc from Cobham by the British Museum indicated a gold content of approximately 88%.
- On display (G51/dc6)
- The disc is crumpled and crimped at the edges, with small recent damage apart from a small tear near the outer edge, and two more near the crumpled area at one edge.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Treasure/PAS number: 2004T431 (Treasure number)