Torc

A torc, also spelled torq or torque, is a large, usually rigid, neck ring typically made from strands of metal twisted together. The great majority are open-ended at the front, although many seem designed for near-permanent wear and would have been difficult to remove. Smaller torcs worn around the wrist are called bracelets instead. Torcs are found in the Scythian, Illyrian Thracian, Celtic, and other cultures of the European Iron Age from around the 8th century BC to the 3rd century AD. The Celtic torc disappears in the Migration Period, but during the Viking Age, torc-style metal necklaces came back into fashion.

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Celtic Torcs
... gods and goddesses of Celtic mythology frequently show them wearing torcs ... Gaulish warrior naked except for a torc ... In roughly the 3rd to 1st centuries BC some very elaborately worked torcs with relief decoration in a late form of La Tène style have been found in Britain and Ireland ...
Snettisham Hoard
... The Snettisham Hoard, Snettisham Treasure or Snettisham Torc, is a series of discoveries of Iron Age precious metal, found in the Snettisham area of the English county of Norfolk between 1948 and 1973 ... hoard consists of metal, jet and over 150 gold torc fragments, over 70 of which form complete torcs, dating from BC 70 ... Similar specimens are the Sedgeford Torc, found in 1965, and the Newark Torc, found in 2005 ...
Broighter Gold - The Finds - The Torc
... The other remarkable item was the torc or collar which is 7.5 inches (19 cm) in diameter with buffer terminals, using a mortice and tenon fastening ... The fastening consists of a "T" piece which fits into a slot as the torc is closed ... 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 ...
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Torc Waterfall
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