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ID 262
Grid Ref SJ2213
Project type Unknown
County Powys
County Previously Montgomeryshire
Site Guilsfield
Site Name Gaer-fawr
Site Type Rural
Location Type Hillfort
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 1
Material Bronze
Location National Museum of Wales
Ref No 70.35H
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Boar
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Surface worn and corroded
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 1
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 32.00
Length 64.00
References Green 1978, 63; Barnwell 1891, 163; Foster 1977, 31, no 11, pl Ivb+c; RCHM 1917, 46, fig 13; Green 1976, 162
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Description Fairly classical and possibly of military origin (Legion XX Valeria Victrix was in the area and had the boar as their emblem) (Green, 63). Hollow. Long body, small crest from back of head to middle of back decorated with parallel grooves. Small ears, simple eyes are incised ellipse, rather long snout. Small tail, tip possibly broken. Front legs very small and spindly, rear ones more robust. Quite a flat piece, not a circular-cross section.


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