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Celtic Iron Age - Silver Gilt Boar Figurine

Antiquities - Celtic Iron Age


LOT 820

Estimate
GBP (£) 2,000 - 3,000
EUR (€) 2,270 - 3,410
USD ($) 2,790 - 4,190
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £2,818

CELTIC IRON AGE - SILVER GILT BOAR FIGURINE

1st century BC -1st century AD. The foreparts of the animal - head, forelegs and the bristly mane, possibly from a mount from a bowl or figural group. 68 grams (including stand), 52 mm high (including stand).

Condition
Extremely fine condition, almost all the original gilding remaining.

Provenance
Found Continental Europe mid 19th century. Ex Gustav Moustaki collection.

Literature
In the Lexden tumulus (Colchester, Essex) a group of figurines was found, among them a bull and a boar, probably dating to the mid-1st century AD and imported from Gaul. Reference: Green, M.J. The Gods of Roman Britain Princes Risborough, 2003, p.8ff. The boar was a sacred animal in many parts of ancient Europe, admired for its stubbornness and its dangerous tusks. It is possible that the figurine was intended to form part of a miniature religious display.

Date
Thursday 9th September 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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