Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Iron age old bracelet found in Towton

Related Source about : Rubber bracelets A BRACELET found near Towton which was the first Iron Age jewellery ever uncovered in the North of England will remain in the public realm after £25,000 was raised to secure its future.

The torc was found by metal detectorists Andrew Green and Shaun Scott in May 2010.

A second solid gold bracelet was found close by a year later, and the Yorkshire Museum in York launched an appeal in November to keep both torcs.

It is thought the torcs belonged to an extremely wealthy, possibly royal member, of the Brigantes tribe, which ruled much of North Yorkshire during the Iron Age.

Assistant curator of archaeology at the museum Natalie McCaul said: “We have been overwhelmed by the support shown by the public and local trusts following the appeal and we would like to thank everyone who has donated. Because of their generosity the first Iron Age gold jewellery found in the north will stay permanently in the north for people to enjoy.” A total of £12,500 was donated by The Patricia & Donald Shepherd Charitable Trust £1,000 from the Yorkshire Philosophical Society and more than £6,000 by an anonymous funder. The rest was raised from generous individuals and businesses.

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