The torcs are unfinished, and are therefore of great interest from the technological point of view since they demonstrate the methods used in making such objects.

They were evidently in the course of manufacture and buried for safety either by the goldsmith working on them, or by the looter. The diameter of the largest torc is 20.3 cm and they are illustrated with other torcs.

Provenance

Found together on a hillside on the outskirts of Ipswich; Malcolm Tricker.