Torques or rigid collar open

Torques or rigid collar open

With knob or acorn trim, with a hole to fit on the ends of the rod. This one is of circular section, smooth in its central third, with two heads of nail composed of threads coiled around a button and decorated in the other two thirds lateral with a thick wire also coiled to the rod. At one end the inner core of the rod is visible. This castreña jewel of masculine adornment is one of the two complete torques appeared in the castro of Viladonga, both of the same type of rolled wire and piriform shots, which fits them in the type called "artabro". His discovery in a "Romanized" castro is largely explained by the great pervasiveness of the golden jewels (in this case with silver and copper alloy in their inner soul), as a symbol of power, wealth and social position within the community Castreña and galaico-romana.

Gold, silver and copper
Cultural context 
Castro Culture
Measurements (cm) 
13,3 (Ø maximum aperture). 130 gr.


  • Viladonga, 27259 - Castro de Rei (Lugo)
    Galicia, España
    N 43º 09' 38.97" W 7º 23' 19.32"
  • 982 870 160

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