The gold original is on one of four Torcs or collars, found at Ipswich in Suffolk in 1968 and now on display in the British Museum, London. The four Torcs were found in a field by a farmer when ploughing. Thinking they were 'bucket handles' or something he threw them in a ditch. Urged on by his wife he recovered them the next day, took them to Ipswich Museum, where hey were identified as solid gold Torcs. They were later bought by the British Museum for £48,000.00. Reproductions were made that are on display at Ipswich Museum.
The Torc, made of gold, is a circular necklet formed of two rods of hexagonal cross-section, twisted together.Decorated termoinals, midelled in wax were attached to each end and cast in postion using the 'Lost Wax' (cire-perdue) technique. Height 60mm, width 40mm. Weight 56gm. 24" gold plated chain. Aged solid bronze finish, bright finish available on request.