The two torcs are 20 cm in diameter and each weigh about 25 g.
Two ribbon torcs by Bronze Age, 15001100 BC
Photograph © Ulster Museum
- 20 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £8,500 ( Total: £75,000)
- Acquired in:
- Gurr-Johns Ltd
They are made of a loosely-twisted penannular ribbon of gold with simple recurved terminals. They are also known as the Ballyrashane Torcs after their place of discovery.
Found in a bog near Ballyrashane, County Derry, Northern Ireland around 1900. Subsequently given to the parish priest in 1921 and passed by descent to the present owner.