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This is a rare and original Celtic La Tene bronze torque (of a buffer-type) dating to the 5th - 3rd century B.C. It retains one of the disc-shaped finials, still attached to the plain band hoop. Such a torque would have been worn around the neck by a Celtic warrior. This example is in excavated condition.
OBJECT: Buffer-type torc
CULTURE: Iron Age, Celtic
DATE: c. 5th - 3rd century B.C.
SIZE: 158mm x 143mm x 4.79mm (roundel 25.45mm x 5.80mm)
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Narbonne. France.