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Norfolk by Chance The Great Torc - Snettisham
Buried around 100 BC

This torc is one of the most elaborate golden objects from the ancient world. It is made from gold mixed with silver and weighs over 1kg. Torcs are made from complex threads of metal, grouped into ropes and twisted around each other. The ends of the torc were cast in moulds and welded onto the metal ropes.

Text by British Museum
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Posted by Chance
14th April 2011ce
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