DOR-324B57: Middle Bronze Age gold torc fragment (side 1)

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Unique ID: DOR-324B57

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Middle Bronze Age torc fragment (2003 T19)

Fragment of one end of a four-flange twisted torc consisting of part of the body and plain terminal; the greater part of the terminal is missing. The break at the terminal end is rough; at the body end the piece appears to have been cut by blow(s) from something like a chisel. It is likely to have been broken, and probably folded, in antiquity.

Maximum length (as folded) 24mm; maximum thickness (flange to flange) 8mm; thickness at terminal 5mm, weight 12.95 grams.


Fragment of a well known later Middle Bronze Age type of personal ornament, dating to circa 1300-1150BC.

Gillian Varndell


Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2003T19


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1300 BC
Date to: Circa 1150 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24 mm
Width: 8 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Weight: 12.95 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen
Identified by: Gillian Varndell

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2003T19

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
To be known as: West Dorset

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Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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