Cpat.org.uk is a group for the preservation of historic landscape in the UK
Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust
The image which appears at the top of every page on our website, is a square bronze plate, found in 1872 as part of a large hoard of metalwork discovered under the collapsed rampart of Moel Hiraddug hillfort, Flintshire. The plaque is 152mm in length, with a central roundel containing a whirligig pattern with streamers. The central boss is pierced, as are the corners, suggesting that it was once attached to another object, perhaps used to decorate a wooden casket. It is thought to date to the early part of the 1st century BC.