Ancient Gold: Gold Torc of the Warrrior
Depictions of the gods and goddesses of Celtic mythology frequently show them wearing torcs. One of the earliest known depictions of a torc can be found on the Warrior of Hirschlanden (6th century BC)
This torc was found in a grave beside which stood the statue of the warrior.
Figural and ornamental elements are suspended from the right, which also shows ten masks. The particularly striking feature is the three conical studs similar to those worn by the statue. They might all depict the same deceased.
Kunst der Kelten, Historisches Museum Bern.