A treasure hunter with a metal detector has unearthed a 3,000-year-old piece of ornate gold jewellery from a bog in Northern Ireland.

A treasure hunter with a metal detector has unearthed a 3,000-year-old piece of ornate gold jewellery from a bog in Northern Ireland.

3,000 year old Golden Torc (the museum's description, not mine) from the Ulster Museum in Belfast. ~ Spirals the theme of everlasting life.

3,000 year old Golden Torc (the museum's description, not mine) from the Ulster Museum in Belfast. ~ Spirals the theme of everlasting life.

Torques de Burela. Museo de Lugo.  Esta peza de ouro macizo e de case dous kilos de peso, que se atopa actualmente no museo arqueolóxico de Lugo, é un bo exemplo da ourivería castrexa. Servía como colar de adorno.

Torques de Burela. Museo de Lugo. Esta peza de ouro macizo e de case dous kilos de peso, que se atopa actualmente no museo arqueolóxico de Lugo, é un bo exemplo da ourivería castrexa. Servía como colar de adorno.

A COILED-WIRE BRACELET WITH FELINE-HEAD TERMINALS     D. 8 cm. Gold  Greco-Thracian, 4th-3rd cent. B.C.

A COILED-WIRE BRACELET WITH FELINE-HEAD TERMINALS D. 8 cm. Gold Greco-Thracian, 4th-3rd cent. B.C.

Victorian vulcanite snake and hand brooch...snake symbolizes eternal life...hand was used to point the way to heaven or to symbolize remembrance....Circa 1850-70

Victorian vulcanite snake and hand brooch...snake symbolizes eternal life...hand was used to point the way to heaven or to symbolize remembrance....Circa 1850-70

Bronze Age gold torc from Lebução, Valpaços, northern Portugal. Currently on display at Museu Sociedade Martins Sarmento/ Martins Sarmento Society Museum, in Guimarães, northern Portugal. http://www.csarmento.uminho.pt/nephl_311.asp

Bronze Age gold torc from Lebução, Valpaços, northern Portugal. Currently on display at Museu Sociedade Martins Sarmento/ Martins Sarmento Society Museum, in Guimarães, northern Portugal. http://www.csarmento.uminho.pt/nephl_311.asp

A History of Ireland in 100 Objects – 26. Balinderry brooch, c.AD600 found near Tubber/Tober, Co Offaly, Ireland.

A History of Ireland in 100 Objects – 26. Balinderry brooch, c.AD600 found near Tubber/Tober, Co Offaly, Ireland.

Art of the Goldsmith.  Collar style necklace from the Ukraine, Mid-4th century

Art of the Goldsmith. Collar style necklace from the Ukraine, Mid-4th century

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