Unknownlate 4th century B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Silver torque is fashioned as two thick strands of twisted wire that meet in the front in a Herakles knot. The thicker twists are augmented by a thinner strand of metal. The twists fade out towards the clasp of the torque, which is fashioned as two knobbed, U-shaped hooks that interlock at the back.


  • Title: Torque
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: late 4th century B.C.
  • Location Created: Northern Europe
  • Physical Dimensions: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)
  • Type: Torque
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Silver
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 96.AM.261
  • Culture: Celtic
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California, Gift of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Jewelry

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