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Record ID: CORN-A99B98
Object type: TORC
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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Gold rod, possibly from an unfinished twisted torc or arm/neck ornament. It is square in section with two broken ends. These edges have been made using a swage with a triangular indentation which creates a feathery edge that has then been hammered back into the metal, as they could not file them off as they would now, and can be seen as wavy lines on the sides of the fragment (Martin Page pers comm). Similar examples have been found individually, from Paul parish (CORN-B6B241). If it is an unfinished twisted neck ornament as seems possible, then it would date from the Middle Bronze Ag
Created on: Monday 22nd November 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Camborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-B6B241
Object type: TORC
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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Gold fragment of a twisted torc, or arm/neck ornament, with three-flanged twisted body, which is triangular in section, and expanded terminal, which is circular in section. Twisted ornaments from this period are normally four-flanged and square in section, so this example is unusual, and perhaps was rejected as it has been levered off the longer piece at one end and folded in on itself, ready to be placed in a crucible and melted down to be re-used. The terminal also looks unfinished. Similar examples have been found in a gold hoard from Amalveor, Towednack, also in Penwith, but these…
Created on: Thursday 15th May 2008
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Paul', grid reference and parish protected.


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