Archaeological Collection

Twisted torque

Twisted torque
Item name:Twisted torque
Dating:13th–12th century BC
Dimensions:Diam. 17.9 cm
Findspot:Korinjski hrib above Veliki Korinj
Inv. No.:P 3393
On display:The Earliest Stories from the Crossroads


The substantial twisted bronze torque is the only surviving item of a hoard found around on Veliki Korinj in 1871. Brief reports also note bronze axes, spearheads and bracelets in the hoard. The Provincial Museum of Carniola purchased the torque in 1885. Until then, the finder used it as a door handle.

Further reading

Turk, Peter and Turk, Matija, 2019: The Earliest Stories from the Crossroads, Ljubljana, Fig. 250, pp. 202, 250.

On display in the Permanent Exhibition