RAM - Torques, ancient Greece, bronze

2-3 weeks
(catalogue number: BHJ648)

Rams - torques inspired by the find of originally bronze bracelets from Greece, Mesembria-Zoni, Evros (4th century BCE).

Torc (troq or torque ) from Latin torques, to twist, is a common name for all rigid metal neck rings and it has been used since the Bronze Age. Torcs were popular with the Romans and it is considered a typical Celtic artefact. It was a symbol of both religious and secular power, worship and protection, as torcs were worn by Gods and Godesses, heroes, warriors and aristocracy; it represented a high social status and importance.

  • Material bronze

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