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Collection ABDUA University of Aberdeen, Human Culture Collection
Object Number ABDUA:19691
Other Number A388+7A
Object Name torc
Object Name torc
Object Name torque
Object Name 531 554
Other Number Type old number
Object Name System Murdock
Brief Description Gold torc, ribbon type, with bar terminals, broken in two places. Weight: 11 4 gms. Museum's 'slip catalogue': 'turned up by the plough in urquhart, East of Elgin Armlet dug up in the Law Hill East of Urquhart parish where 37 or 40 turned up in 1857 '. The 'Law' is a large barrow.
Publication Note LEMUR database; Coles, J M, 1968, Antiq J No 28; Taylor, J J, 1980, Bronze age goldwork of the British Isles, Cambridge, Cat No Mr 41; Cowie, T G, 1988, Magic metal: Early Metalworkers in the North-East, University of Aberdeen, p27 and 48 ;
Dimensions Dia 119 mm
Materials metal, gold
Condition fair
Technique beaten
Completeness incomplete
Object Production Date 1800 BC-600 BC
Period MBA LBA
Place Key Europe, Scotland, North East Scotland, Law Farm, Urquhart, Morayshire
Field Collector Forbes, Mansfield D.
Reference 1496+072
Reference Type 35mm CD
Notes slip catalogue file
Acquisition Source Wordie, Lady

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