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‘Up Close and Personal’: The later Iron Age Torcs from Newark, Nottinghamshire and Netherurd, Peebleshire

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 July 2018

Tess Machling*
Affiliation:
c/o The Prehistoric Society, Institute of Archaeology, 31–34 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PY
Roland Williamson*
Affiliation:
Bodgit & Bendit replica makers, 13 Naunton Way, Cheltenham, GL53 7BQ,
*
Corresponding author: Tess Machling Email: t.machling@ucl.ac.uk
Roland Williamson Email: bodgitandbendit1@gmail.com

Abstract

This paper looks at two previously under-studied artefacts: the Newark and Netherurd Later Iron Age gold torcs. Close analysis of tooling and other attributes has established a relationship between these torcs, which suggests they were possibly manufactured in an area beyond the East Anglian location argued for in previous studies. This paper also explores the possibility they could have been produced by the same maker.

Résumé

‘Tout près et personnel: les torques de la fin de l’âge du fer de Newark, Nottinghamshire et de Netherurd, Peebleshire, de Tess Machling et Roland Williamson

Cet article examine deux artifacts jusqu’à présent sous-étudiés: les torques en or de la fin de l’âge du fer de Newark et de Netherurd. Une analyse minutieuse de l’ouvrage et d’autres attributs a montré un lien entre ces torques, ce qui indique qu’elles ont pu être fabriquées dans une région au delà du lieu en Est Anglie en faveur duquel on a argumenté dans les études précédentes . Cet article explore aussi la possibilité qu’elles ont pu être fabriquées par le même fabricant.

Zussamenfassung

„In engem Kontakt“: Die Halsringe der späten Eisenzeit von Newark, Nottinghamshire, und Netherurd, Peebleshire, von Tess Machling und Roland Williamson

Dieser Beitrag widmet sich zwei zuletzt kaum beachteten Artefakten: den goldenen Torques der späten Eisenzeit von Newark und Netherurd. Eine genaue Analyse der benutzten Werkzeuge und anderer Merkmale lassen einen Zusammenhang zwischen diesen Halsringen erkennen, was nahelegt, dass sie möglicherweise in einer Region hergestellt wurden, die jenseits von East Anglia liegt, das in vorherigen Studien vorgeschlagen worden war. Dieser Beitrag geht auch der Möglichkeit nach, dass sie vom selben Erzeuger hergestellt worden sein könnten.

Resumen

‘De cerca y personal’: los torques del final de la Edad del Hierro en Newark, Nottinghamshire y Netherurd, Peebleshire, por Tess Machling y Roland Williamson

Este artículo se centra en dos artefactos previamente poco estudiados: los torques de oro del final de la Edad del Hierro de Newark y Netherurd. El análisis detallado del labrado y de otros atributos ha permitido establecer una relación entre estos torques, lo que sugiere que posiblemente fueron manufacturados en un área más allá de East Anglia, tal y como se había argumentado en estudios previos. Este artículo también plantea la posibilidad de que pudieran haber sido elaborados por el mismo productor.

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