Torcs

Bronze Torcs would most probably have been worn around the neck and two main types have been found, twisted and untwisted.
Twisted
LVPL-9D0ED4PAS record number: LVPL-9D0ED4
Object type: Torc
Broadperiod: Bronze Age
County of discovery: Cheshire
Stable url: http://www.finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/245986

Date = 1400-800 BC
Distribution = Mainly found in the Somerset/Dorset/South Wiltshire area, with additional finds from Hampshire, Sussex and East Anglia.
Comment = Twisted torcs have terminals which can be tapering, rounded or hooked. They would have been cast in a bar and then twisted into shape.

References

  • O'Connor, B. (1980) Cross Channel Relations in the Later Bronze Age. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports S91