Arthur’s Cup

Weighing fifteen marks, it was fashioned of gold; the workmanship was worth more than the gold, and the inset jewels worth more than either. Arthur promised this cup to any man, even a foot-soldier, who took the rebel Count Angrs’ castle; if the man were a knight, he would get any other possible reward he asked along with the cup.

On capturing Angrs, Sir Alexander accepted only the cup and promptly talked Gawaine into accepting it from him for friendship and courtesy.