A fine small silver Celtic bangle with a hanging charm. The terminals of the silver band are enclosed with coils using the sliding knot technique, originally used to expand the bangle in size, now fixed in its position. A triangular charm, adorned with incised concentric motifs, is suspended from the bracelet through a pierced hole. 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
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. Charms added to bracelets were considered as amulets or talisman purposed to ward off malevolence. Silver was associated with the moon and commonly used to make Celtic jewellery due to its durability and lasting properties.
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