Celtic Pair of Silver Child’s Torc Bangles


A fine pair of small silver Celtic bangles featuring a single rod of silver enclosed using the sliding knot technique, each terminal ending in a coil. This technique may have originally been used to expand the bangle in size, now fixed in its position. The small size of the bangle would suggest that it was intended for a baby or young child. Some patination is visible to the surface.



Date: Circa 800-100 BC
Condition: Fine Condition, one of the coils has broken off from the rod.


SKU: SA-40 Category: Tag:

The word torc comes from the latin torques, meaning ‘twisted bars’. Torcs were worn widely across Europe during the Bronze Age and included forms of necklaces and bracelets. This jewellery acted as a status symbol, openly displaying the social standing of the wearer. It was believed the torc had spiritual powers, protecting and clarifying the wearer. Although gold and other metals were used to produce different types of jewellery, silver was favoured due to its durability and endless beauty.

To discover more about spirals in Celtic culture, please visit our relevant blog post: The Symbolism of the Spiral in Celtic Imagery.

Weight 9.1 g
Dimensions W 3.8 cm



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