Record Details

NHER Number:1778
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age gold torc


A Bronze Age gold torc found in 1970. The torc is made of a narrow twisted gold bar with tapering terminals.

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Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF84SE

Full description

6 November 1970. Field to west of Longlands, Holkham Estate.
Gold bar torc (Tara torc) found on drill (drilling winter wheat).
Field ploughed to 25cm to 30cm (10 to 12 ins) since about 1952.
Reported to NCM 10 November 1970.
Site visited by W.F. Milligan (NCM) and E.B. Green (NCM) 12 November 1970.
E.B. Green (NCM).

(S1) and (S2) in file.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • TORC (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 84 SE 8.
---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. Holkham.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1971. Earl not decided on torc appeal. March.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1976. £7500 for man who found Bronze Age torc. 15 June.

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