A rediscovered Iron Age torus torc terminal fragment from ‘Near Stowmarket’, Suffolk.

  Background: In May 1996, a metal detectorist working fields close to Stowmarket found a fragment of gold from a torus torc terminal. The field has been walked and detected regularly over the years and no other Iron Age material has been found in this location. The exact find spot is known and recorded, but …

Torcs and me.

My personal introduction to torcs (apart from the casual wow factor at seeing them in the flesh, albeit behind glass at the British Museum) started in 2005 with an enquiry by Norwich Castle Museum, and its curator Tim Pestell. They were due to have an exhibition of a number of new and wonderful detectorist finds …

Hello!

Not really sure where to start with this, but here we go: our first blog in The Big Book of Torcs. I guess it might be a good idea to say why we’ve created this site, what we hope to achieve with it and what we will be adding in the future. Firstly, we wanted …