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Hollow tubular torc made from bronze sheet joined on the inside circumference, undecorated and much restored. Also tube labelled 'torc contents'.
Thickness: 17 - 18 millimetres
Diameter: 175 - 177 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Stead and Rigby 1999
Context: Hollow tubular torcs
Made from bronze sheet joined on the inside circumference (Fig. 1, type E). Hatt and Roualet (Hatt, J.-J., and Roualet, P., 1977, La chronologie de la Tène en Champagne, ‘Revue archéologique de l’est et du centre-est’ (28), 10-11) distinguish three types:
1. Quite thick tubes (c. 20 mm thick) some with the terminals defined by grooves, usually with one end slotting into the other and secured by a peg - perhaps a wooden peg, because none survive. Said to have had wooden cores (ibid.), they belong to the earlier stage of the Les Jogasses cemetery. Associated with armilles and/or Mansfeld F2 brooches in Les Jogasses graves 32, 35, 42, 71, 123, 130 and 179; and Charvais grave 32 (graves 44 and 47 have the same associations but the precise forms of the hollow torcs are unknown). The examples in the Morel Collection have two perforations at each end, one end slots into the other, and the perforations coincide.
Bibliography: Morel, L., 1898, ‘La Champagne souterraine’ Reims, pl. 3, fig. 3.
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