Large BRONZE TORQUES with Bear Heads. Torque (troq or torc) from Latin torques, to twist, is a common name for all rigid metal neck rings and it has been used 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.
Berserkers, or berserks, were champion Norse warriors who are reported to have fought in a trance-like fury.
Weight and measurements vary depending on the size