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The Ardagh Chalice.

Read about The Ardagh Chalice from Irish Pictures Drawn with Pen and Pencil Richard Lovett

8th Century
 

The Ardagh Chalice was found in 1868, by a labourer named Quinn who was digging up potatoes he had planted in the ring fort of Reerasta near the town of Ardagh in county Limerick. Quinn totally unaware of the significance or true value of the chalice and the other articles he found including a cup and some brooches, sold them to a local doctor for a few pounds.

The chalice is a large two handled silver cup decorated with bronze gold and enamel and inscribed with some of the apostles names in Latin was made by monks in 725.

It is now in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.

 
Read about The Ardagh Chalice from Irish Pictures Drawn with Pen and Pencil Richard Lovett