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Unique ID: WMID3118

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Published Find published

The a sub-circular section rod which has been shaped forming a sub-oval shape in plan. There is a gap of 24mm between the two terminals. The diameter of the rod expands towards the terminals. The terminals are moulded with three expanded ridges and flat circular ends. Due to damage on the terminal, they appear to be hollow, or partially hollow, as voids are visible when looking through the damaged holes. The terminal maybe a separate component as the moulding appear to encase the rod, and therefore cast onto the rod. However due to the corrosion of the rod and treatment by the finder, this is no longer clear. The terminals have discoloured slightly differently to the other portion of the torc, suggesting a slightly different alloy. The rod itself may have lost its original surface through corrosion as there are small patches of a surface on a higher level. On the terminals there are traces of a dark green patina.


Many thanks to Philip Mac Donald, National Museums and Galleries of Wales and Catherine Johns, British Museum.


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Date from: 800 BC
Date to: AD 43

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 126.9 mm
Width: 114 mm
Weight: 74.68 g
Diameter: 12 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 1990

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by:
Secondary identifier: Dr Catherine Johns

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wychavon (District)

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Waste ground

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