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torc

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2002,0701.1

  • Description

    Gold torc. Penannular ring made of thick bar of elliptical cross-section, which tapers to flat-ended terminals. Plain strip defined by two linear grooves along rear face, otherwise the whole ring is decorated by incised lines. Greater part of the hoop is decorated with closely set lines. The terminal zones are divided into three panels by double grooves, and five grooves just inside butt ends. First two panels have long triangles with alternating diagonal line infill. Third panel with close-set longitudinal lines. Butt ends divided into alternately hatched quadrants.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1150BC-800BC (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 143.69 millimetres
    • Width: 14.75 millimetres (body centre)
    • Width: 9.7 millimetres (body end)
    • Thickness: 12.1 millimetres (body centre)
    • Thickness: 7.69 millimetres (body end)
    • Diameter: 9.42 millimetres (terminal)
    • Weight: 626.6 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    The bracelet is part of the Milton Keynes hoard and was found in a ceramic vessel.

  • Bibliography

    • Murgia et al 2014 3.1.3 bibliographic details
    • TAR 2000 p.13-14, no. 5 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G51/dc9

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    2010 Mar-Jul, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire County Museum, Archaeology Exhibition
    2004 10 Jan-18 Apr, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire County Museum, Milton Keynes Hoard

  • Condition

    The torc has several struck indentations and one gouge in upper surface.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2002

  • Acquisition notes

    Metal detector find, 7th September 2000

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    2002,0701.1

  • Additional IDs

    • T69 (Treasure number)
Gold torc.  Penannular ring made of thick bar, of elliptical cross-section, which tapers to flat-ended terminals.  Several struck indentations and one gouge in upper surface.    Plain strip defined by two linear grooves along rear face, otherwise the whole ring is decorated by incised lines.  Greater part of the hoop is decorated with closely set lines.  The terminal zones are divided into three panels by double grooves, and five grooves just inside butt ends.  First two panels have long triangles with alternating diagonal line infill.  Third panel with close-set longitudinal lines.  Butt ends divided into alternately hatched quadrants.

Gold torc. Penannular ring made of thick bar, of elliptical cross-section, which tapers to flat-ended terminals. Several struck indentations and one gouge in upper surface. Plain strip defined by two linear grooves along rear face, otherwise the whole ring is decorated by incised lines. Greater part of the hoop is decorated with closely set lines. The terminal zones are divided into three panels by double grooves, and five grooves just inside butt ends. First two panels have long triangles with alternating diagonal line infill. Third panel with close-set longitudinal lines. Butt ends divided into alternately hatched quadrants.

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