Guines Treasure Torque
This rigid necklace is decorated with fine chiselling done with punches and carving tools. During excavations, the original torque necklace was found with other artefacts deposited on the edge of a wetland. In the Bronze Age, people buried treasures, probably offerings to gods, in the ground or in riverbeds.
The deposit, buried around 1200-1100 B.C., included a bracelet, two other torque necklaces and a belt, all made of gold.