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Late Bronze Age double loop torque

NZD $1,950

Description

Late Bronze Age double loop torque

A large bronze torque, made from a thick long spiral bronze wire, twisted and doubled up to
give a decorative effect.  The two ends are formed into a hook and loop fastener, joining
the two terminals at the top.

Celtic European c.1200-800 B C
Diameter: 26 cm
Condition: Complete and beautiful colour
Literature: Cf. Sedov, B.B. Finno-Ugri i Balti v Epokhi Srednevekovija, Moscow, 1987, p.309, item 32

 

No, I am not selling the Dying Gaul, but using the illustration to show the use of torques.