Gold Cone of Ezelsdorf-Buch

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Jan van der Crabben
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published on 15 May 2012

The Gold Cone of Ezelsdorf-Buch is a tall (88 cm), cone-shaped object made of thin sheet gold, it is seen as belonging to a group of artifacts referred to as Bronze Age Golden hats. It was presumably worn by special functionaries on ceremonial occasions.

It is one of four such known items. Three of them were discovered in Southern Germany, and one in the west of France. It dates to circa 1,000 to 900 BC.

(Description text from Wikipedia)



About the Author

Jan van der Crabben
Jan is the Founder and CEO of Ancient History Encyclopedia, leading the non-profit company to best fulfil its mission to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide. He holds an MA War Studies from King's College.

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