Priddy Hoard

Gold has a special place in human history because it is rare, beautiful and easy to work. It was first used in Britain over 4,000 years ago. This hoard of gold jewellery was probably buried as an offering to the gods in 1,300-1,100 BC. These neck and arm ornaments were deliberately bent out of shape before burial.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
TTNCM : 46/2007
Collection Class
Collector Excavator
Neil Howick
metal, gold
Common Name
Priddy Hoard
Simple Name
Period Classification
Bronze Age (2500-700 BC)
Production Country
Production Date
1300-1100 BC

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