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Record ID: CAM-E5D871
Object type: TORC
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
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Description: The 'East Cambridgeshire' torc is a four-flange twisted bar torc of Middle Bronze Age date, known to belong to the Penard phase of c.1300-1150 BC (Taylor 1980, 62; Needham 2001; Roberts 2007). It is made of three separate components: two very similar, undecorated, bent-back, 'trumpet'-shaped, terminals affixed at either end of an exceptionally long (126.5cms, excluding the terminals) spiral twisted bar with very regular cruciform (i.e. '+' shaped) cross-section. The advantages of casting such an elaborate torc in three pieces is discussed by Taylor (1980, 61-2). A neat c…
Created on: Friday 2nd October 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Cambridgeshire District Area', grid reference and parish protected.

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