Record Details

NHER Number:4663
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age torc


A Bronze Age gold torc, found in a gravel pit in 1856.

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Map Sheet:TF80SE

Full description

1856. Gold torc of twisted pattern, in gravel pit ?near Peddars Way, Yeovil type 83cm long 4oz 12dwts. Bronze implements as well. British Museum.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Ordnance Survey says "Torcs".
E. Rose (NLA).

See sources (S1-9).

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • TORC (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (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.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Ashill.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: The Times. 1867. [unknown]. August.
<S2>Article in Monograph: Sainty, J. E. 1935. Norfolk Prehistory. Report of the Annual Meeting, 1935. Norwich, September 4-11. British Association for the Advancement of Science. Appendix pp 60-71. p 68.
<S3>Article in Serial: Johnson, G.. 1859. Discovery of a Gold Torque at Ashill, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol V pp 193-194. pp 193-194.
<S4>Publication: 1920. British Museum Guide BA. p.55.
<S5>Article in Serial: Von Hugel, Baron. 1905. Some Notes on the Gold Armilla found in Grunty Fen, together with Mr Isaac Deck's original account of its discovery in 1844. Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiqarian Society. Vol XII (New Series Vol VI) pp 96-105. p 104.
<S6>Publication: Fox, C. 1923. The Archaeology of the Cambridge Region: a topographical study of the Bronze, Early Iron, Roman, and Anglo-Saxon Ages, with an introductory note on the Neolithic Age.
<S7>Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. p 275.
<S8>Article in Serial: [anonymous]. 1912. [proceedings of meeting held Thursday, 18th January, 1912]. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Second Series Vol XXIV pp 34-51. p 46.
<S9>Article in Serial: 1909. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Vol 55, p 80.

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