Breda (bredalot) wrote in little_details,

Celtic torques

I've searched combinations of "Celt(ic)", "torque", "torc", and "wear". I've found lots of both historic/archaeologic sites and jewelry sites, but none of them have told me what I need to know. It's like I'm the first one to wonder this, which is obviously insane.

How do you put a torque on? Even the store sites didn't tell me (one did say "ours have some spring to them", but a lot of the ancient ones are very thick and rigid). The opening is rarely more than two inches across, and since it's fitted around the neck I can't imagine that it would fit over the head, but I could be wrong. Does anyone have one, or know how this worked?

Thank you!
Tags: europe: history, ~jewelry, ~metals

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