Roman Torc - Gold Plated
Torcs were worn around the neck, the upper arm or the wrist during Roman times. This torc is the equivalent of our modern bangle.
The image on the front of this card is of Actaeon and is part of thr Four Seasons mosaic from the 1st century pavement found in the remains of a Roman town house in Dyer Street, Cirencester in 1849. Actaeon, a figure from Greek mythology, was punished for spying on the Goddess Diana bathing and was turned into a stag and eaten by his hunting dogs.
This Roman Torc is gold plated. The information card is full colour on the front and has historical information on the reverse.