The torc is made from four twisted wire strands of electrum (a gold and silver alloy) with terminals in the shape of rings.
Electrum Torc by Unknown Artist, c. 20050 BC
Photo: British Museum
- Diameter: 20 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £30,000 ( Total: £80,000)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
Discovered in South West Norfolk and declared Treasure.
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