- Museum number
Copper alloy torc. Each terminal in the form of a horse's head, with long rounded muzzle, a short groove for the mouth, long slit eyes, ears laid back. Over the head, in front of the ears, there is a cross-hatched band, and between the ears a hatched triangle represents the mane. On each side a collar flanked by cordons. The body is ridged in section, with five grooves, (cf. ML.1796); in part corroded and split. The torc has a slight mortice-and-tenon link, with a short projection from the nose of the better preserved horse-head and a corresponding cavity in the end of the other.
- Production date
- 400 BC - 300 BC (circa)
Thickness: 6.30 - 11.40 millimetres (cross-section neck ring)
Diameter: 146 millimetres
Weight: 165 grammes
- Curator's comments
- Stead and Rigby 1999
Context: Torcs terminating in animal heads
Bibliography: Morel, L., 1898, ‘La Champagne souterraine’ Reims, pl. 37, fig. 1; Jacobsthal, P., 1944, ‘Early Celtic Art’, Oxford, 123 n.l.
- On display (G50/dc9)
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number