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ID 98
Grid Ref TL9724
Project type Excavation
County Essex
Site Colchester
Site Name Lexden tumulus
Site Type Rural
Location Type Grave
Context Grave
Context Quality 3
Site Date c.15-10 BC
Object Period -1
Material Bronze
Other finds from site Other figurines and attachments
Import Yes
Place of manufacture Gaul
Location Colchester Castle Museum
Ref No COLEM 2001.96
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Boar
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Corroded. Hind legs and lower part of left foreleg missing.
Classical 1
Quality Classical 2
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 72.00
Length 86.00
References Foster 1986, 55, pl 2; Pitts 1979, no 166; Green 1976, 219; Toynbee 1964, 40; Laver 1926-7, 249
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Description The face is finely modelled, with the eyes, ears and details of the fur clearly shown. (Foster p55). Stands with head turned to right. Head very detailed with long snout and open mouth. Finely modelled eyes and ears, crest and fur around jaw line. Solid cast. Powerful, fine beast. Head in much better condition than the rest of the body. Although largely missing the legs appear to be quite small. Slight ridge along rear haunches.


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