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Sunday, 4 December 2011

Appeal to keep Towton Iron Age treasure in Yorkshire

Appeal to keep Towton Iron Age treasure in Yorkshire An appeal has been launched to raise £60,000 to ensure two gold bracelets, thought to be the first gold Iron Age jewellery to be found in the north of England, can stay in Yorkshire. They were found by two metal detector enthusiasts in a stream near Towton, North Yorkshire, in 2010 and 2011. Before these finds, the furthest north such jewellery was found in England was in Newark, Yorkshire Museum said. The torcs have now gone on display at the Yorkshire Museum in York. The first of the bracelets, known as torcs, dated between 100 BC and 70 BC, was found in May 2010 by metal detector enthusiasts Andrew Green and Shaun Scott. The torc was later declared to be treasure by the North Yorkshire coroner.

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