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ID 742
Grid Ref ST6856
Project type Metal detector
County Somerset
Site Camerton
Site Type Small town
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Site Date IA-Roman
Object Date C1 AD
Object Period 1
Material Bronze
Location British Museum
Ref No P1982,1001.1
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Boar
Bearded No
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Good, slight wear
Classical 1
Quality Classical 3
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 32.00
Length 56.00
Parallels Gschwantler 1984, Taf. XXXIII (Enns, Austria)
References Jackson 1990, 26-7, pl I and frontispiece
[Link to Bibliography]
Description Realistic depiction of a boar, stands on a flat rectangular base. High crest along back with vertical incisions along its length. Tail curled around over right rear haunch. Short horizontal grooves over body for hair. Pointed ears, tusks, penis - masculine, fierce creature. Nicely modelled.


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