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Digital Media Bank ID: 26791
Original Filename: ha230608_d04_26791_ab10.jpg
Description: Hove Amber Cup. Bronze Age artefact found in barrow at Palmeira Square, Hove.
Categories: Timeline/ Bronze Age (c2750-750-BC), Collections/ Archaeology  
Copyright & Re-use
Show more details: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Licence: CC BY-SA
Object or Artwork info
Type (of Object or Artwork): Cup
Title (of Artwork / Object): The Hove Amber Cup
Date Created (of Object / Artwork): 1239 BC
Description (Object or Artwork): This is the Hove Amber Cup, made from a single piece of amber from northern Europe and dating to the Early Bronze Age. A calibrated date of 1500 BC has been determined for the cup, as a result of the radiocarbon dating of an oak knot from the coffin, in which the amber cup was found. The Amber Cup was discovered during the excavation of a burial mound, known as Hove Barrow, in 1856-1857. Hove Barrow was located in an area of Hove, which is now Palmeira Avenue and from sketches and documentation was a large round, slightly elongated barrow. The barrow was removed to make way for building operations and inside it an oak coffin was discovered, about nine feet below the surface of the barrow, which was apparently carved from a single tree trunk. Within the coffin, fragments of human skeletal remains were discovered and in the centre of the coffin the Amber Cup, a whetstone (HA230610), a bronze dagger (HA230611) and an axe hammer (HA230609) were discovered.
Source (of Object / Artwork): Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Subject tags:
Brighton & Hove
Latitude: 50.8258
Longitude: -0.1636
File info
Media: Image
Size: 1.68 MB; 5080 x 4481 pixels; 430 x 379 mm (print at 300 DPI); 1344 x 1186 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Landscape
Administrative info
Linked Accession no.: HA230608