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torc

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1853,0412.13

  • Description

    Twisted bronze torc with plain tapered terminals; dark green patina.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1400BC-1100BC
    • 1400BC-1250BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 102.7 grammes
    • Thickness: 5.85 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Found with 1853,0412.14-20Rowlands 1976a
    Reported to have been found under a low mound inside the enclosure of Hollingbury Camp. Might possibly be a grave group.

    The ‘Victoria County History’ reference reports that the figure in ‘Archaeological Journal’ displays the objects in their original relative position found on discovery, i.e. palstave inside torc, finger rings threaded on torc, and a Sussex loop at each corner.

    Publication: ‘Archaeological Journal’ 1848, Vol. V. pp. 324-5 Plate; ‘Victoria County History Sussex’ Vol. I, p. 319, Fig.; Dixon 1849: ‘Sussex Archaeological Collections’ II, p. 267, Fig.

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  • Bibliography

    • Rowlands 1976a 143 bibliographic details
    • Evans 1881 pp.464 etc. bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G51/dc9

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1853

  • Acquisition notes

    Part of a hoard found under a low mound in 1825.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1853,0412.13

Bronze Sussex loop: one of three armlets: forged from a single bronze bar; of diamond section.

Group of Objects

Bronze Sussex loop: one of three armlets: forged from a single bronze bar; of diamond section.

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