Hevingham Torc Ring by Unknown Artist

Torcs, or decorative neck rings, were one of the most rare and precious types of artefact used in Iron Age society.

Details

Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Diameter: 2.4 cm
Art Fund grant:
£700 ( Total: £1,000)
Acquired in:
2008
Vendor:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Symbolic of the status and wealth of their owner, they have a particular importance in East Anglian archaeology where they are associated with particular use by the local Iceni tribe. This torc is doubly interesting as first, it is a design element not used in the majority of torcs, and second, its findspot is one from which no previous torc finds or fragments have been made. This work was acquired with the support of the Art Fund with the assistance of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Provenance

Discovered by a metal detectorist near Norwich and declared Treasure in 2007.

Venue details

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery Castle Hill, NORWICH Norfolk NR1 3JU 01603 493625 www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Entry details

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