Our Collector's TORC (Torques) based on a bracelet we designed at the instigation of the History Channel for the cast and the crew of the VIKINGS SERIES. The torc is twisted from brass wires, the beast head cast using lost wax casting method, soldered together, all hand polished.
Torque (troq or torc), from Latin torques - to twist, is a common name for all rigid metal neck rings, that our ancestors had been wearing since the Bronze Age. Torcs were popular with the Romans and it is considered a typical Celtic artefact. It was a symbol of both religious and secular power, worship and protection, as torcs were worn by gods and godesses, heroes, warriors and aristocracy; it represented a high social status and importance.
The design is based on the carved dragon head on the bow of Viking Flóki's longship.