• Celtic Art & Archaeology

    3,000 Year Old Fermanagh Torc Found in Bog

    The Fermanagh torc was found in County Fermanagh, in Fermanagh bog,  in 2009 The torc was found by metal detector Ronnie Johnston Corrard, near the Belle Isle estate in county in Fermanagh in 2009. He didn’t recognize it as a 3,000 year old gold ornament at first, and, thinking it was an old car spring, tucked it in the back of a drawer. The Fermanagh torc is quite large, mostly gold, and dates from 1300-1100 B. C. E. The BBC article asserts that it “would probably have been worn around the waist.” I confess to being puzzled by that assertion. Torcs are usually worn around the neck, with some possibly…