In some of the Irish examples the body of the torc is plain, or was grooved to simulate the appearance of the twisted torc.
That was the torc cascade, and, after tea, we set out to walk to it.
A torc of this type was also found by Schliemann in the royal treasury in the second city of Troy.
In later times the torc was the distinguishing ornament of the Celt, and there are many allusions to torcs in classical writers.
The scene which this point commands is unrivalled—indeed, torc lake (torc, a wild boar) need fear no comparison.
Denoting the agent: thomhaiseadh le Diarmid an torc, the boar was measured by Diarmid.
Gale describes a torc found near Old Verulam in 1748, as "a wreathed or vermicular ornament, being a solid chain of gold."
Another type, later in date than the torc, is the gold ring-shaped collar.