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Torc: M.10 & A-1983

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Dahl, Emil Ferdinand




Gold with engraved decoration. Formed by two overlapping tubes, each with a concealed hinge, fastening at centre back. Inscribed on the underside at the front 'M. Halkett d 24 Debr 1868'. In original light red leather case (A), lined with purple velvet and silk, bearing a black label, printed in gold 'E.F. DAHL,/ Hof-Juveleer,/ Østergade 53./ KJØBENHAVN.’


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 14.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Copenhagen ⪼ Denmark

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1983-01-31) by Hull Grundy, J., Mrs


19th Century, third quarter#
Circa 1857 CE - Circa 1868 CE


The design of this necklet was based on a necklet, probably of the early 5th century AD found in 1857 in Øland (Hjørring county), a small island west of Aalborg in Limfjorden, now in the National Museum, Copenhagen, inv. no. 16398.

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Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: 'EFD'

  • Type: Maker's mark
  • Text: 14 K
  • Type: Hall mark

Inscription present: printed on black label

  • Text: E.F. DAHL,/ Hof-Juveleer,/ Østergade 53./ KJØBENHAVN.
  • Location: Inside the case on black label
  • Method of creation: Printed in gold
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.10 & A-1983
Primary reference Number: 166012
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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