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ID 356
Grid Ref NY9070
Project type Unknown
County Northumberland
Site Chesters
Site Type Military
Location Type Fort
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Location Chesters Museum
Ref No HWMEH CH912
Form Head
Type Animal
Name Boar
Bearded No
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Slightly corroded and worn. Some damage to right rear of head.
Classical 0
Quality Stylised 2
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 21.50
Length 47.00
References Foster 1977, 32, no 14, fig 10a-f, pl Ixa+b; Budge 1903, 386
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Description Rather stylised head with very large ears sticking out from either side. Narrow cross-section, flat along the base with 2 grooves underneath from snout to ears. Small round dimple eyes. Round piercing at tip of nose. 2 small dimples on tip of snout below 2 horizontal grooves for mouth. From ears to perforation along the bottom of the face on both sides there is incised hatching. Function uncertain.


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