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ID 858
Images No image in database
Grid Ref SP0483
Project type Excavation
County West Midlands
County Previously Warwickshire
Site Birmingham
Site Name Metchley
Site Type Military
Location Type Fort
Context Area 3, C6 layer 2
Context Quality 3
Site Date mid C1- early 2
Context Date Mid C1 AD
Object Date Iron Age?
Object Period -1
Material Bronze
Import No
Location Birmingham City Museum
Ref No SF 201
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Boar
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Clothed No
Drapery No
Classical 0
Quality Stylised 2
Photo No
Illustration Yes
Height 24.00
Length 64.00
Parallels Jacobsthal 1944, no 387 pl 189-90 or 384 pl 173
References Webster 2002b, 78, fig. 23 no. 2
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Description A solid bronze animal with a long body and snout, something like a dachshund, probably intended to represent a boar. This is a typical example of Celtic bronzework, as is seen from the surviving lentoid eye. Its elongated shape is suggestive of a handle, possibly a lid. . . it was attached to something (Webster)


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