Another gold piece! To the left of the first torc we have found another one. This one is solid gold and what is exciting is that the curve on what we can see of it (only five or six cm) is exactly right for its original necklace size. If therefore it hasn't been twisted like the other torc it might just be complete and unbroken.
I've continued to remove earth from around the hoard. I've now exposed about half the coin surface. No more gold in over a week. I never thought I'd get so spoilt that a week "only" exposing iron age silver coins could feel like a let down.