Bronze Age Gold from Wales

Middle Bronze Age gold bar torc

This is a flange-twisted gold torc with undecorated conical terminals soldered on at each end. The torc has been modified in antiquity. The terminals have been straightened and pulled back in line with the bar so that they are not in the typical 'hooked' form, while the torc has been "rope-twisted" to reduce its diameter before burial.

Project Title: Gold in Britain’s auriferous regions, 2450-800 BC: towards a coherent Research Framework and Strategy. Status: Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Network Grant funded project (2018-2019)


Collection Area

Archaeology & Numismatics

Item Number


Find Information

Site Name: Tiers Cross, Milford Haven

Collection Method: surface find
Date: 1991 / Feb


Treasure trove, 1993


(): maximum diameter / mm:247.0
(): diameter / mm
(): terminal length / mm:52
(): terminal length / mm:54
(): length / mm:1102 (uncoiled)
(): weight / g:125.15




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