Hove amber cup
The Hove amber cup is a Bronze Age cup that was discovered in a great round barrow mound which was crudely excavated in 1852, in Hove, East Sussex, England,. during the construction of Palmeira Square. The barrow was of exceptional size and quality, after the fashion of mid-Bronze Age finds. The Hove amber cup is one of only two found in Britain; the other was in Dorset. However, the two are not of the same style of craftsmanship.
Dated to around 1250 BCE, the amber cup was found in a Wessex culture grave in a coffin made from a treetrunk. Also in the coffin were a skeleton, a Camerton (Wessex culture) type dagger, a whetstone and a small axe.
The cup is looked after by Brighton Museum & Art Gallery.
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