Record Details

NHER Number:3919
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age gold torc


In 1959 a Bronze Age gold torc was discovered by chance at this location.

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Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF71SW

Full description

1959. Stray find brought to the surface.
A Bronze age torc made of gold was found. The torc measured 12.7cm (5in) in length.
It was given to the KLM but was stolen 4 May 1974.
See (S1) for press cutting and (S2) for copy of photograph.
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

The gold torc was recovered and restored to the KLM.
E. Rose (NAU).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Serial: 1959. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1959. No. 6. p 5.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Pentley.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1960. 4000-year-old torc found. 20 May.
<S2>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.

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