Found in County Fermanagh in 2009

3,000 Year Old Gold Torc Found in Fermanagh Bog

Found in County Fermanagh in 2009

The torc was found by metal detector Ronnie Johnston Corrard, near the Belle Isle estate in county in Fermanagh in 2009. He didn’t recognize it as a 3,000 year old gold ornament at first, and, thinking it was an old car spring, tucked it in the back of a drawer.

It’s quite large, mostly gold, and  dates from 1300-1100 B. C. E. The BBC article asserts that it “would probably have been worn around the waist.”

I confess to being puzzled by that assertion.

You can read about it yourself here.

Read about other torcs here.