The boar is an important icon in Anglo Saxon artwork, symbolising physical power and strength.
Terminal in the form of a boar's head by Unknown Artist, late 6thearly 7th century
© The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire
- Silver & garnet inlay & gilded fields
- Length: 4 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £10,000 ( Total: £15,000)
- Acquired in:
- Department for Culture, Media and Sport
This piece might have been used as a decorative terminal on the crest of a helm.
Found with a metal detector in May 2002 in Horncastle, Lincolnshire; declared Treasure in 2002.
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