snettisham hoard

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A selection of artifacts from the Snettisham Hoard, Iron Age c.75 BC.

This hoard made up of 20 gold and silver torcs (rigid circular necklaces) was found in Snettisham, Norfolk. They are made from twisted strands of solid gold and silver wire and had been deliberately buried in a pit after several years of heavy use.

Courtesy Portable Antiquities Scheme, photos taken by Dominic Coyne.