Skipton museum displays rare gold bracelets

GOLDEN HAUL: Martin Wills views the 100 BC pair of Brigante gold bracelets as part of the 100-day cultural festival at Craven Museum, Skipton

GOLDEN HAUL: Martin Wills views the 100 BC pair of Brigante gold bracelets as part of the 100-day cultural festival at Craven Museum, Skipton

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Rare and ancient gold bracelets possibly once belonging to a member of the all-powerful Brigantes have gone on show at Skipton’s Craven Museum and Gallery.

The two Iron Age gold torcs were found buried in a stream bed at Towton, near Tadcaster, and are on loan from the Yorkshire Museum, York.

It is believed that the bracelets would have belonged to an extremely wealthy family, possibly from the Brigantes tribe – who went on to control the whole of what became northern England.

The bracelets have taken centre stage in the museum’s Medieval Gallery and will be on display to the public until the middle of July.

The display is part of an exchange with Skipton’s Shakespeare First Folio – one of only five on public display in the world.

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