Bronze Age Gold from Wales

Possible hoard / associated find, Central Wales (precise find-spot unknown)

A large flange-twisted gold torc was found with a bronze palstave in a cellar in Aberystwyth and were offered for sale at auction in 1966 and were acquired for the national collection at this time. It is believed that the objects had been purchased from a person, who had found both objects while burying dead livestock on a farm in central Wales. As the finder had already died by the time the discovery came to light, the precise find-spot and confirmation of their association, could not be clearly established.

The bronze palstave is of a narrow-bladed Transitional form and has two loops. The torc and palstave both date to the Middle Bronze Age (1300-1150 BCE).