Rare Bronze Age gold torc found in Norfolk

A rare piece of Bronze Age jewellery has gone on display at Colchester Castle.

The golden torc was found at Great Dunham in Norfolk two years ago during works laying a gas pipe in a paddock.

It was bought by the county's museums service for £23,000 and sent to Colchester for its public debut in their exhibition 'Adorn' until February 2020.

The torc will go on show at Norwich Castle next year.

The discovery and purchase of the Great Dunham torc is an important development in our understanding of Bronze Age East Anglia. This region is especially rich in Bronze Age gold and as such preserving examples of artefacts which illustrate this wealth and cultural achievement is really important.

Dr Tim Pestell, Senior Curator of Archaeology at Norfolk Museums Service