Broighter Gold

Broighter Gold

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Broighter Gold or more correctly, the Broighter Hoard, is a hoard of gold artefacts that were found in 1896 by Tom Nicholl on farmland near Limavady, Northern Ireland. The hoard includes a 7 inches long gold boat, a gold torc and bowl and some other jewelry. A bracelet design from the hoard has been used as an image on British one pound coins and the gold ship featured in a design on the last Irish one pound coins. The National Museum of Ireland believes that the collar is the "finest example of Irish La T ne goldworking" in Europe. The hoard was found near Lough Foyle in a field between Ballykelly and Limavady in County Londonderry. It was discovered by Thomas Nicholl and James Morrow while working as ploughmen for Joseph L. Gibson in February 1896. They found the hoard whilst double ploughing. That means that one plough would follow the other to gain extra depth. It was estimated that the finds were buried 14 inches deep and were in close proximity to each other
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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134922382
  • 9786134922388