Bar torc with two cone-shaped terminals at either end found at Corrard, Co. Fermanagh. Bar torcs are an item of Bronze Age jewellery that was popular in Ireland, Britain and France c.1300-1100BC. The torc is now coiled into the shape of a spring but would have originally formed a circular hoop with the two terminals acting as interlocking claps rather like those on a necklace. . The torc was created from a single square bar of gold which was hammered and worked to form four flanges. The bar was then twisted along its entire length to create a corkscrew-like appearance - the word torc is derived from the Latin 'to twist'.
metal : gold
Northern Ireland: County Fermanagh: Corrard