The boar is an important icon in Anglo Saxon artwork, symbolising physical power and strength.

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.

The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire

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