The Ardagh Chalice, a silver and gold-plated bronze communion cup from Ardagh, County Limerick, Ireland. 700s AD. National Museum of Ireland, Dublin. The chalice, part of a hoard that was buried during Viking raids and discovered in 1868 by two boys digging in a potato field, ranks with the Book of Kells as one of the finest known works of Celtic art.
The Ardagh Chalice; 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's now in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.