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ID 179
Grid Ref ST1996
Project type Chance
County Caerphilly
County Previously Monmouthshire
Site Abercarn
Site Name Pentwyn-mawr
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 0
Object Date Iron Age?
Object Period -1
Material Bronze
Secondary Material Inset eyes
Location National Museum of Wales
Ref No 49.9
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Horse
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Legs missing, right ear damaged, some wear and corrosion.
Classical 0
Quality Stylised 2
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 45.40
Length 63.50
References Green 1978, no 45, 1976, 182; Savory 1952-4, 72-3, pl 1.2
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Description Stylised horse with narrow body. No tail. Long, tapering face with large sockets, probably for inset eyes. Single smaller socket for nostril on right side could also be inset. Groove for mouth, also mostly on the right side. Small rounded ears on top of head separated by a V-shaped notch.


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