Torc / Torques (Neck Ring), Silver
Celtic neckring (so called Torques, Torque or Torc) in style of the early and middle Latène-period.
Torques (Neck Ring), Silver
Celtic Torc with buffer ends. Similar pieces are in the Württembergisches Landesmuseum in Stuttgart and in the Museum Dreieich near Frankfurt. On the knots are original triskell meander decorations after Jakobsthal no. 430.
The ring is made of drawn solid silver material, which makes the torc very flexible and usable. Circumference of the hoop as desired.
The Torc is a distinguish part of the celtic culture, dispite similiar neck jewellery was in use in the Bronze Age and in the germanic culture up to the viking period. In celtic times of the Latène-culture, torcs with buffer ends were very popular, being made in simple variants of iron and bronze wires, but also in much more extravagant variants with casted ornaments.
In ancient art of the mediterranean, celtic warriors were often be shown with neck rings, like at the famous sculpture of the "dying gaul" from Pergamon (see picture). They can also be seen at genuine celtic sculptures, like the one from the glauberg, and are mentioned in classic literature, like Diodorus.
In archeology the torcs are nearly always be found as gifts in woman burials, but probably they were a kind of status-symbol for both, men and women.
|Delivery time||3-4 weeks|
|Kind of replica||Bracelets and Neckrings|
|scope of delivery||Delivery in a jewellery case with certificate|