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    • Institution: SOM

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Record ID: SOM-AA390A
Object type: TORC
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2016 T203: Acquired by Somerset Museum Service Description: A fragment of Middle Bronze Age flange- or bar-twisted gold torc. The torc would have been manufactured from a cast bar into which four longitudinal cuts were made. These were then worked to create an X-shaped cross-section and finally the bar was twisted to create a spiral effect. Only a small portion of the original object survives. The fragment terminates in clean breaks at either end and is likely to have been cut. It has been bent into a U-shape with one terminal projecting upwards and the other bent…
Created on: Thursday 17th March 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Horton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-5E0AB6
Object type: TORC
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Curved fragment of a Middle Bronze Age, 1400-1100 BC, copper-alloy twisted ribbon torc. The fragment has six twists with old, patinated, breaks at each end. The twists are slightly tighter at the ends than in the centre and the curve is uneven suggesting it has been bent out of shape. The 'ribbon' is a flattened pointed oval in section with edges which come to a point. The fragment is 64.8mm long, the ribbon varies from 8.0 to 7.3mm wide and is 2.0mm thick. The fragment weighs 8.28 grams. There are two Middle Bronze Age bronze ribbon torcs known from Somerset from the hoards at Edi…
Created on: Monday 25th April 2011
Last updated: Sunday 6th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Sherborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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