Record Details

NHER Number:36335
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Iron Age boar figurine


Metal detecting recovered an Iron Age copper alloy boar or pig figurine that may have been a fitting for the top of a helmet or a strainer.


  • An Iron Age boar figurine found in Ashmanhaugh  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 32 20
Map Sheet:TG32SW

Full description

Early 1997. Metal detecting.
Iron Age/Roman magnificent copper alloy figurine of a boar.
Illustrated on the cover of (S1).
Exact find spot info now lost, but across the road from NHER 32041 and probably to the west of same.
See (S2).
See confidential file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 18 September 2001.

This may be similar to the boar figurines represented on helmets on the Gundestrup Cauldron. See comparative notes in file.
M. Dennis (NLA) 18th July 2005.

For another example from Duncton, West Sussex, see Portable Antiquities Scheme Annual Report 2005/6, p 37.
PAS reference SUSS-C6A000.
D. Gurney (NLA) 8 December 2006

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Bronze Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FIGURINE (Late Bronze Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • HELMET (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • STRAINER (Late Bronze Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Publication: Davies, J. & Williamson, T.. 1999. Land of the Iceni.
<S2>Illustration: 2001. Finds Illustration.

Related records - none

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