Ancient Celtic Bronze Torc - Torque 7th-3rd century B.C. Necklace

Ancient Celtic Bronze Torc - Torque 7th-3rd century B.C. Necklace

SKU: G118

Authentic ancient 7th-3rd century B.C. Celtic Bronze Torc - Torque with coiled ends. Thick rod with circular section, flattened terminal coils. Tight spiral grooves incised on the whole surface, except on the portions adjacent to the coils.
 

This type of “torc”, with spiral twist with hook ends. Are date to the Middle Bronze Age (1400 to 1100BC) at the earliest, and the Iron Age (300 to 100BC) at the latest.

The other similar Torc but made of gold is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York.
 

Please see the link below:

 

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/476552

 

Link to the related Celtic torque on the internet.
 

http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-a-large-celtic-to...

 

The other related Bronze Torc is in the collection of the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford.
 

Please see the link below:

https://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/gold-torc-scotland

 

CONDITION: In its original good condition, showing the age and usage, with nice dull green patina.


DIMENSIONS: Diameter: 15.5 cm (6.1 inches) Height: 13.3 cm (5.24 inches).


Weight: 255 grams (9 ounces)

    $680.00Price

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