Heavy Gold Middle Bronze Age Flange Twisted Torc Hack

Heavy Gold Middle Bronze Age Flange Twisted Torc Hack

Code: 10833

£1,650.00
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This is a rare and heavy (19.25 grams) piece of Middle Bronze Age gold bullion hack, dating to 1300 - 1150 B.C. This would have originally formed part of a very impressive gold torc (neck torque) of a flange-twisted type (see NMS-5E3BC2 and CAM-E5D871 for similar examples). At some stage the torc was chopped into bullion, the cut marks are very clear and evident, this was either a ritual act of sacrifice (of the object) or to convert the item into a more convenient form of payment. These torcs are often found damaged and purposefully chopped up like this piece (see DOR-324B57HAMP-C8DC02DOR-FACB19 for comparisons and further research can be found in the British Museum Collection

OBJECT: Bullion Hack / originally a flange-twisted neck torc

CULTURE: Middle Bronze Age

DATE: c. 1300 - 1150 B.C.

MATERIAL: Gold

SIZE: 42mm x 8mm

WEIGHT: 19.25 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection, France.