Record Details

NHER Number:2603
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated earthwork bank and Bronze Age gold torc


A small gold Bronze Age torc was found during ploughing in 1941, on land that formerly had banks and mounds on it.

Images - none


Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF70SW

Full description

About 1941. Heavy clay soil found in ploughing up pasture which formerly had mounds and banks. Small gold torc (2cm in diameter) single strand (2mm in diameter) of twisted gold with plain terminals. Found coiled in five turns of about 2.54cm in diameter, terminals bent to follow direction of spiral though clearly once in opposite direction. Turns slightly irregular: probably once a three turn bracelet. Twisted part has triangular section; whole object 50cm (20 inches) long. (information from A. S. Mottram 1958).

KLM in 1958. Stolen 4/5 February 1974.
E. B. Green (NCM).

KLM map marks find spot at 7071 0061; but is this meant to be accurate, or just a vague line?
E. Rose (NAU).

Illustration (S1) and press cutting (S2) in file.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Unknown date)
  • MOUND (Unknown date)

Associated Finds

  • BRACELET (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • TORC (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Serial: 1958. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries. Vol 5. p 2.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 70 SW 30.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Boughton.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1958. 'Brass' trinket was gold. 6 November.

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