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and Torquis (στρεπτός). A twisted collar worn around the neck by the Persians, Gauls, and other foreign peoples; but on the breast

Roman Soldier with Torques. (From a bas-relief.)

by the Roman soldiers, to whom it was given as a decoration for valour (Juv.xvi. 60). Torquis bracchiālis was a twisted bracelet. See Armilla.

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