Yorkshire Museum buys £30,000 Iron Age torc

The Yorkshire Museum has bought the second of two Iron Age torcs, believed to be the first jewellery from the era found in the north, following a successful public fundraising campaign.

Natalie McCaul, the assistant curator of archaeology at the Yorkshire Museum, with the Brigante torcs.

Generous donations from the public and funding bodies have allowed the second of two ancient torcs, both discovered at Towton, near Tadcaster, to be reunited with its sister ring at the Yorkshire Museum.

Found by metal detectorists in 2010 and 2011, buried within metres of each other, the torcs represent the first gold Iron Age jewellery ever found in the north of England. They have been separated since the museum bought the first torc for £25,000 in January 2012.

Yorkshire Museum buys £30,000 Iron Age torc after public appeal succeeds