La Tène torc
Date: Fourth to second century BCE
Location or Findspot (Modern-Day Country): France
Dimensions: 12.54 cm in diameter
Description: This bronze torc in the La Tène style was found in the Scheldt River, which runs through northern France, western Belgium, and the southwestern Netherlands. It was made as a single piece, unlike the Snettisham Torc, which was made by twisting together metal strands into ropes (the name "torc" comes from the Latin verb "torquere," meaning "to twist").
Relevant Textbook Chapter(s): 1
Repository and Online Resources: • Watch a video from the British Museum on how to make a Celtic torc. • Read more about this object on the website of the Walters Art Museum.