Towton torcs facts for kids
|Towton Torc YORYM 2013 1017.JPG
The second of the two torcs discovered.
|Material||Gold, silver, and copper|
|Period/culture||Iron Age Britain|
|Present location||Yorkshire Museum, York|
The Towton torcs are a pair of gold bracelets from Towton, North Yorkshire, England, dating from the later Iron Age.
The torcs were found by metal detectorists in a stream in 2010 and 2011.
Both torcs are gold alloys and formed from a twisted wire with looped terminals. The first torc discovered comprised a twisted wire of two strands, the second had four strands. The first torc measured 75.1 millimetres (2.96 in) in diameter, weighed 67.7g. It had a metal content of 80-84% gold; 12-14% silver; and at least 4% copper.
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