The Celts of antiquity often wore elaborate neck torcs – often enough that it became a hallmark of their culture. Other cultures of antiquity wore them, but none as profusely as the Celts. ”Torc”, from Latin ”Torque” is a reference to the twisting of the metal, usually gold or bronze to make the neck torc. More elaborate examples being a sign of noble status. Some examples leave so little ”squeeze” to take them off that it is surmised that some Celts wore them permanently. A roman copy of the Greek sculpture ”The Dying Gaul” shows a vanquished Celt wearing only a torc. This torc of brass features two serpentine heads at its ends.