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helmet / figurine

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Copper alloy figure of a boar, cast with punched eye markings, ridge along its back; possibly from a helmet.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC-7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 6.4 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Fordham, H.G, ‘Proceedings of the Cambridgeshire Antiquarian Society, (1901-1904) Vol X, 373-4;
    Foster, J.A, ‘A Boar Figurine from Guilden Morden, Cambs’, Medieval Archaeology (1977)Vol XXI, 166-7

  • Location

    On display: G41/dc6/sB

  • Exhibition history

    2013 26 Jul-16 Oct, Germany, Paderborn, Diozesanmuseum, Christianisation of Medieval Europe
    2004 1 Apr-30 Oct, Woodbridge, Suffolk, Sutton Hoo Visitor Centre, 'Between Myth and Reality'

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number



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