Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Number 22: Milton Keynes Hoard

This Bronze Age hoard of two gold torcs (necklaces), three gold bracelets and a piece of gold rod, were found in 2000 in Milton Keynes. Because the find was reported soon after discovery, archaeologists were able to recover the ceramic vessel in which the items were contained, which allowed a more secure dating of the Bronze Age gold than had previously been possible. The hoard was acquired by the British Museum, and is on display in its Bronze Age Gallery.

Photo Credit Portable Antiquities Scheme

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