A torc is an ancient Celtic form of neck ring. Although items from as early as 1800 BC have been found in Egypt that resemble torcs, the name is commonly used for bronze, iron or golden neck rings from the European Iron Age. These neck rings developed from simple rings into elaborately decorated ornaments. Most Celtic torcs have been found in France but there is an extremely wide spread of torc- like ornaments encountered throughout excavations from Spain to the British Isles and Scandinavia and from Persian lands to Egypt.
This torc closes at the back and is similar to that excavated at Sagrajas in Spain. It features geometric patterns and animals.
Neck opening: 150mm (6") x 140mm (5.5")
Weight: 425g approx.
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