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A type of torc of which the terminals of the penannular hoop are massive, hollow, ring-shaped ornaments, usually decorated in relief, sometimes with chasing and hatching. The rings are soldered to the ends of the hoop, which is often composed of strands of metal twisted as a rope-like tube, each strand being made of eight wires twisted together.
Examples from the South British Late Iron Age, 1st century BC, have been found at Snettisham, Norfolk, England.
From: An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, autor: Harold Newman, publishers: Thames and Hudson