Vix: Torc.

The gold torc was found encircling the skull, and was thus pronounced to be a diadem. It is now clear, however, that it is a particularly spectacular example of a Celtic torc and was worn around the neck.

Origin unknown; Celtic, Celtiberian, Greek, Pontic, Scythian or a mix of several have all been considered.

The presence of the torc is one

Late 6th to early 5th c. BCE.

480 grams of gold.
Musée de Châtillon-sur-Seine

Gold torc.

Detail of globe finial, underside.

Detail of globe finial with winged horse.

Detail of winged horse on finial.

After Mohen 1987, 225 fig. 291-293

After Joffroy 1979, pl. XV and XIV