- Orense Torcs
Gold torc. One of a pair of similar torcs with reel-shaped shaped terminals and a diamond cross-sectioned body. The terminals of this torc take the form of a double reel with circular ends, each with a large conical indentation in the centre, with a circle of embossed decoration around the edge.
- 300 BC - 150 BC (circa)
- Width: 10.2 millimetres (cross-section)
- Diameter: 39.3 millimetres (terminal max.)
- Diameter: 138.1 millimetres
- Weight: 201 grammes
One of a pair of similar torcs. No exact findspot. The Sotheby's catalogue records that the torcs were found on the Spanish/Portuguese border. In a letter in the object file Dr. Pericot from Barcelona University suggests that the objects could originate from Orense in Northwest Spain.
2006 Nov-2007 Feb, British Museum, Gallery 35, The Past from Above
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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Object reference number: BCB81853
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