The Broighter Gold or more the Broighter Hoard, is a hoard of gold artefacts from the Iron Age of the 1st century BC that were found in 1896 by Tom Nicholl and James Morrow on farmland near Limavady, in the north of Ireland. The hoard includes a gold torc and bowl and some other jewellery. A design from the hoard has been used as an image on the 1996 issue of the Northern Ireland British one-pound coins and the gold ship featured in a design on the last Irish commemorative one-pound coins; the Broighter Collar and Broighter Ship featured on definitive postage stamps of Ireland from 1990–1995. The National Museum of Ireland, who now hold the hoard, describe the torc as the "finest example of Irish La Tène goldworking". Replicas of the collection are kept at the Ulster Museum in Belfast; the hoard was found near Lough Foyle in a field in the townland of Broighter 2 km northwest of Limavady in County Londonderry. It was discovered by Thomas Nicholl and James Morrow while working as ploughmen for Joseph L. Gibson in February 1896.
They found. That means, it was estimated that the finds were buried 14 inches deep and were in close proximity to each other. The find. At that time they did not realise; the hoard was sold to the British Museum for six hundred pounds. It consisted of a miniature ship, complete with oars; the find was described as a lump of mud when shown. Moreover, the boat had been so badly damaged by the plough that it took a goldsmith to work out its structure. Part of the boat, a thwart, was found a few days and sold by Morrow's sister to a jeweller in Derry; the gold in the hoard all has the same metallurgical character, despite the diverse styles of the pieces. Some appear to be imported, while others may be reworked or remade; the boat is a unique find, measured at 7.25 inches by 3 inches and weighed 3 ounces. It had benches, two rows of nine oars and a paddle rudder for steering, it included tools for grappling, three forks, a yardarm and a spear. The tools are shown in the illustration; the boat suggests. The other remarkable item was the torc or collar, 7.5 inches in diameter with buffer terminals, using a mortice and tenon fastening.
The hollow tube that made up the ring is 1.125 inches in diameter. The hinge is no longer there but it would have been required to put on the collar; the fastening consists of a "T" piece. A section can be turned which captures the "T" and prevents it opening; the design has been applied in three ways, the most common is where the classical designs of generic plants has been revealed by beating back the surrounding gold. Other areas have additional pieces attached and the background has been incised in geometric curves to add to the decoration. There are no comparable La Tène style hollow torcs known from Ireland, although somewhat similar examples such as the Snettisham Torc are known from Britain in this period; the design on the torc can be studied by imagining the hollow tube as straightened and flattened. This was done in the first study of the hoard by Arthur Evans and his drawing can be seen here; the design matches other Irish pieces, may have been a remodelling of a plainer British or Rhineland torc.
An unusual gold bowl or model cauldron, made from a single sheet of gold was discovered. Its purpose is unclear but it was a model of a large cauldron, an important object in the feasting culture of Iron Age Europe, it had four suspension loops not all surviving. It is about 2 inches deep, it weighs over 1 ounce. Hanging bowls were to be a distinctive feature of post-Roman British and Irish art thought to be a speciality of Celtic areas. There are two chain necklaces, using loop-in-loop technique, with clasps. One is 39.6 cm long, with triple chains, the other with a single chain but of more complicated construction. The chain technique spread from the Middle East to the Roman world, where these were made. There are two torcs made from single twisted bars of gold, a British style. One is complete, with a diameter of 18.6 cm, the other a semi-circular fragment. Despite unusual hook-in-loop fastenings and other features, these are imports from what is now south-eastern England; the hoard was sold by the farmer, J.
L. Gibson, to a jeweller in Derry who sold it to a local antiquarian, Robert Day, he sold it to the British Museum for £600. The museum had undisturbed ownership until the renowned Arthur Evans wrote a paper describing the find in 1897; the drawing of the torc design comes from this paper. The Royal Irish Academy disputed the British Museum's view that it was an ancient gift to the gods and launched a long running court case; the Academy wanted the finds to be declared treasure trove, that is, buried with the intention of recovery. Day, the antiquarian, was so aggrieved to have his sale disputed that he withdrew a gift he was going to make to the Irish Academy, it was argued that the model of the boat and the "sea-horse image" on the torc when combined with the finding of nearby shells showed that the treasure had been pl
Huntington Township is one of the sixteen townships of Ross County, United States. The 2000 census found 6,018 people in the township. Located in the southern part of the county, it borders the following townships: Scioto Township - north Franklin Township - east Pee Pee Township, Pike County - southeast Pebble Township, Pike County - south Twin Township - westNo municipalities are located in Huntington Township, although two unincorporated communities are located there: Denver in the south, Knockemstiff in the northeast. Statewide, other Huntington Townships are located in Brown and Lorain counties; the township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is an elected township fiscal officer, who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, held in November of the year before the presidential election.
Vacancies in the fiscal officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees. Huntington High School is a central feature of Huntington Township. A well-maintained athletics facility is available for public use. County website
Donald "Don" Oberdorfer Jr. was an American professor at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University with a specialty in Korea, was a journalist for 38 years, 25 of them with The Washington Post, he is the author of several academic papers. His book, Senator Mansfield: The Extraordinary Life of a Great American Statesman and Diplomat, won the D. B. Hardeman Prize in 2003. Oberdorfer graduated from Princeton University and went to South Korea as a U. S. Army lieutenant after the signing of the armistice. In 1955 he joined The Charlotte Observer, found a job with The Washington Post. During the next 25 years, he worked for The Post, serving as White House correspondent, Northeast Asia correspondent, diplomatic correspondent, he retired from the paper in 1993. At the Nitze school, beyond his teaching position, Oberdorfer served as chairman of the U. S.-Korea Institute from its inauguration in 2006 and was named chairman emeritus in 2013. Oberdorfer was married to the former Laura Klein.
He had two children and Karen Oberdorfer, a brother, Eugene. Tet!, ISBN 0-385-08571-0. Finalist for the National Book Award.) The Turn: From the Cold War to the New Era, Poseidon Press, October 1, 1991, ISBN 0-671-70783-3. Published in an updated edition as From the Cold War to the New Era: The United States and the Soviet Union, 1983-1991, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998, ISBN 0-8018-5922-0. Princeton University: The First 250 Years, Princeton University Press, October 30, 1995, ISBN 0-691-01122-2; the Two Koreas: A Contemporary History, Perseus Books, October 1, 1997, ISBN 0-201-40927-5. Published in a revised and updated edition, Basic Books, February 5, 2002, ISBN 0-465-05162-6. Published in a revised and updated third edition, Basic Books, December 10, 2013, ISBN 978-0-465-03123-8. Co-authored with Robert Carlin. Senator Mansfield: The Extraordinary Life of a Great American Statesman and Diplomat, Smithsonian Books, October 1, 2003, ISBN 1-58834-166-6. Don Oberderfer and Donald Gregg, "A Moment to Seize With North Korea", Washington Post, June 22, 2005 Don Oberdorfer, "The United States and South Korea: Can This Alliance Last?", Policy Forum Online, November 17, 2005.
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