Three Gold Torcs by Unknown Artist

Three unfinished Iron Age gold torqs (neck rings), together with a length of narrow gold wire.

Details

Medium:
Gold (torqued wire)
Dimensions:
7 x 5 mm to 240 x 5 mm
Art Fund grant:
£2,000 ( Total: £8,000)
Acquired in:
1997
Vendor:
Department of National Heritage

The maker was probably responsible for their concealment 2,000 years ago. Their condition is good, but they were damaged in antiquity.

Provenance

Found Alrewas, Staffordshire (metal detected find) and declared Treasure Trove on 26th June 1996.

Venue details

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery Bethesda Street, Hanley, STOKE-ON-TRENT Staffordshire ST1 3DW 01782 232 323 www.stokemuseums.org.uk/visit/pmag

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

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Sun, 11am – 4pm

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