GLO-9895D7: GLO-9895D7 Iron Age Torc terminal

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TORC

Unique ID: GLO-9895D7

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy sub-circular torc terminal in the form of a thick loop that has an off centre hole situated towards the rear of the ring. The rear of the annular is narrowed with a flat back, the sides expand to a thick forward edge. The sides and forward edge are decorated with a series of raised motifs consisting of a trefoil of ovals with two pellets behind on the forward, followed by a trumpet that has roundel terminals running down either side. The rear is undecorated.

The decretive style and overall shape bares similarities to the terminals of the great torc from Snettisham dated to 70BC http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/pe_prb/t/the_great_torc_from_snettisham.aspx

Or the torc discovered in Newark dated to 250-50BC http://www.artfund.org/what-we-do/art-weve-helped-buy/artwork/9795/the-newark-torc-iron-age

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: National importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 250 BC
Date to: Circa 50 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31 mm
Width: 34 mm
Thickness: 26 mm
Weight: 57.06 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st March 2011 - Monday 1st August 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Kurt Adams
Identified by: Mr Kurt Adams

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wychavon (District)
To be known as: Defford

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: GLO
Created: Thursday 12th June 2014
Updated: Thursday 19th June 2014

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