Snettisham Great Torc

The Snettisham Torc was found amongst the Snettisham Hoard in 1950. A torc (or necklace) from around 75BC, it was probably used to denote a person of great status, and would have been worn on a probably near permanent basis around the neck. It is the best known example of a torc from the UK.

My replica of the Snettisham Great Torc was initially fabricated from electrical wire, and the terminals sculpted in clay. Moulded in silicone, I then cast it in resin and painted it using gold powder.

Although not an exact replica, it is 1:1 scale, and is as close as could be achieved with only reference photos and a short time scale and small budget.

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