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

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.

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Castle Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU
01603 493625

Opening times

2 Jan – 30 June, 23 Sept – 31 Dec Mon – Sat, 10am – 4.30pm Sun, 1 – 4.30pm 1 July – 22 Sept Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm Sun, 1 – 5pm Closed 1 Jan, 24 – 26 Dec

Exhibitions at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Back to top