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Detail on a Torc found in Castro de Xanceda, Xanceda Celtic Hillfort, Mesía, A Coruña, Galiza, Gallaecia. A torc is a large rigid or at least stiff neck ring in metal, made either as a single piece or from strands twisted together. For the Iron Age Celts the gold torc seems to have been a key object, identifying the wearer as a person of high rank, and many of the finest works of ancient Celtic art are torcs.
Curtis-Torque de Foxados CELTIC
The most famous object from Celtic Iron Age Britain | British Museum
Celtic Gold Torque found in Portugal
Ipswich Torc Torcs are ornaments worn around the neck. A person would have had to have had a neck smaller than 18.7 cm in circumference to wear these examples.
Arracada de Villar de Santos, Bronce Final Celtic Spain
Rebuilt Castro/Celtic Hillfort household in Sanfins Celtic Hillfort (Citânia de Sanfins), Paços de Ferreira, northern Portugal, Gallaecia
Torques de Xanceda
Fíbula do castro de Besomaño, Ribadumia, ca. I a-C
The main part of the torc is made from four ropes, each made from 8 strains of gold wire twisted around each other. The hollow ends are elaborately decorated with La Tène style patterns.
Celtic iron age artifacts , British Museum. | Flickr: Intercambio de fotos
Caldas de Reis-Pontevedra -España Es el m�s importante de los tesoros prehist�ricos exhumados en Galicia y Norte de Portugal.
Celtic iron age artefacts , British Museum. | Flickr: Intercambio de fotos