Drinking horn terminal by Unknown Artist

The terminal has a broad animal head with long, narrow ears which run behind each cheek and project slightly.


Cast gilt silver
3.8 x 1.55 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,750 ( Total: £3,250)
Acquired in:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

One of the large circular eyes is still inlaid with glass but the terminal is now broken at both ends. The drinking horn terminal provides evidence of a wealthy elite operating in Lincolnshire and the ability to manufacture items of the finest quality in the area.


Discovered on ploughed land in Grantham by a metal detector user and declared Treasure in 2003.

Venue details

Grantham Museum St Peter's Hill, Grantham Lincolnshire NG31 6PY 01476 568 783 www.granthammuseum.org.uk

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