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Friday, 24 December, 1999, 10:34 GMT
Hopes for priceless relic's return

British Museum The Bronze Age cape is in the British Museum


A priceless Bronze Age cape could soon be on its way back to north Wales.

Officials from the British Museum, where Mold's Golden Cape is currently held, have agreed to meet with campaigners to discuss the possibility of it going on exhibition at Clwyd Theatr Cymru.

Campaigners in Mold have been battling for years to bring home the cape.

But officials at the British Museum where it is currently stored have been concerned about security arrangements for the valuable artefact.

Now they have had a change of heart though, and Adrian Barsby, of the campaign group Mold 2000 is optimistic.

The cape was discovered by workmen in Mold 1831 but has never really been displayed in the town.

A copy was made for the local museum, but campaigners believe the real thing will draw far more interest.

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