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Question 1: An estimated 200-300 ________ beads, in rows, were on the cape originally, but only a single bead survives at the British Museum.

Question 2: The cape was number 6 in the list of British archaeological finds selected by experts at the British Museum for the 2003 BBC Television documentary Our Top Ten Treasures presented by ________.
Adam Hart-DavisDuff Hart-DavisEnglandDavid Cameron

Question 3: Fifteen findspots of goldwork are known for Wessex, compared to five in four other southern English counties (________, Devon, Essex, and Norfolk) with an apparent complete absence in the rest of the country.

Question 4: It was found at Mold in Flintshire, ________, in 1833.
United KingdomScotlandEnglandWales

Question 5: This distinctive boss motif, surrounded by fine dots outlining the lenticular shape, has a long duration in ________ and obviously survived in the indigenous repertoire to re-appear on this unusual cape.
United KingdomScotlandEnglandWales

Question 6: The Mold cape is a solid sheet-gold object dating from about 1900-1600 BC in the European ________.
Deverel-Rimbury cultureAncient Near EastBronze AgeBronze Age Britain

Question 7: Also associated with the cape were remains of coarse cloth and 16 fragments of sheet ________ which are likely to have been the backing for the gold: in places the gold was riveted onto the bronze sheeting with bronze rivets.

Question 8: It is currently housed at the ________ in London.
Imperial War MuseumVictoria and Albert MuseumBritish MuseumNational Gallery (London)


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