A Matched Pair of Hallstatt Culture Arm Torcs, c. 8th-6th Cent. BC
Copper alloy; each at 90mm/52.0gm
Con/ sound and wearable but still encrusted.
The Hallstatt culture was the predominant Western and Central European culture in Early Iron Age Europe from the 8th to 6th centuries BC, developing out of the Urnfield culture of the 12th century BC (Late Bronze Age) and followed in much of its area by the La Tène culture. It is commonly associated with Proto-Celtic and Celtic populations in the Western Hallstatt zone and with (pre-) Illyrians in the eastern Hallstatt zone.
Seller's Note/ Torcs like these were worn by men on their upper arms above the elbow to distinguish themselves as warriors of note, often times as a gift from the tribal leader after battle. From a small hoard found in Slavonia, these torcs are extremely rare!