Archaeological Collection

Twisted torque

Twisted torque
Item name:Twisted torque
Dating:9th–8th century BC
Dimensions:diam. 15 cm
Findspot:Ostrožnik, Mokronog
Inv. No.:P 2677
On display:The Earliest Stories from the Crossroads


Bronze twisted torque from Ostrožnik in Mokronog. This cemetery was excavated in the 1880s. Unfortunately, the groups of objects from idividual graves were later mixed in the museum. Similar torques are commonly the goods in the rich graves of women and sometimes girls from the end of the Late Bronze Age (9th–8th centuries BC).

Further reading

Turk, Peter and Turk, Matija, 2019: The Earliest Stories from the Crossroads, Ljubljana, Fig. 269, pp. 217, 250.

On display in the Permanent Exhibition