Gold cup, body beaten  out from single piece of metal.  With sub-conical body tapering to an omphalos base; the rim is flaring; the single rivetted strap handle links the rim to the mid carination. The rivet plates are lozenge shaped and the handle has decorative ridges parallel with its hour-glass shaped sides. Most of the body, both the neck and lower, is corrugated with continuous horizontal ribs. Above and below are plain zones, but just before the rim there is a single row of pointille punched from the outer surface. The vessel is badly crushed resulting in strong creases and tears. Condition shots for 'Buried treasure' exhibition.

The Ringlemere Cup

Using digital images of objects in the collection

You are permitted to use images from the British Museum website subject to our terms of use.

If you require a higher resolution image (with the longest edge at 2,500 pixels, which will appear at a maximum of 21 cm when printed at 300 dpi), you can request it using the free image service below. You will need to register with your name, address and email address, and the image will be sent to you as an email attachment.

The image will be released to you under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license. You can read more about the British Museum and Creative Commons here.

For uses not covered under the Creative Commons license, or to license high-resolution versions of the images for commercial uses, you can contact the British Museum’s image service at

Register for our free image service

Already registered? Please login:

Forgotten your password?