Electrum Torc by Unknown Artist

The torc is made from four twisted wire strands of electrum (a gold and silver alloy) with terminals in the shape of rings.


Details

Medium:
Electrum
Dimensions:
Diameter: 20 cm
Art Fund grant:
£30,000 ( Total: £80,000)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The rings are divided into two parts by a single raised scallop line running in a hollow between each. Torcs were only worn by the highest echelons of Late Iron Age society.

Provenance

Discovered in South West Norfolk and declared Treasure.

Venue details

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

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.95)

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