Gold flanged waist torq, Ireland, 1300-1100 B.C.
It was uncovered by an amateur metal detector who took it for a modern car spring.  Thought to be a waist torq because of its size, it was probably coiled like this to fit into a burial vessel.
Via @medievalist on Twitter

Gold flanged waist torq, Ireland, 1300-1100 B.C.

It was uncovered by an amateur metal detector who took it for a modern car spring.  Thought to be a waist torq because of its size, it was probably coiled like this to fit into a burial vessel.

Via @medievalist on Twitter

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