|In March 2012 news broke of ancient gold. A treasure hunter with a metal detector unearthed a 3,000-year-old piece of ornate gold jewellery from a bog in Northern Ireland.|
Ronald Johnston first thought the Bronze Age torc was an old car spring. The coiled metal, typically worn around the neck or waist, would actually have belonged to a Celt who had “access to extreme wealth,” said Armagh County Museum’s Andrea Kennedy. For the Iron Age Celts the gold torc was a key object, identifying the wearer as a person of high rank.