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Guilsfield Bronze Boar

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Map ReferenceSJ21SW
Grid ReferenceSJ2241013020
Unitary (Local) AuthorityPowys
Old CountyMontgomeryshire
PeriodIron Age
A bronze boar figurine found near to or at Gaer Fawr Hillfort (NPRN 306997) at the beginning of the 19th century and now exhibited in the National Museum of Wales.

The figurine is made of hollow bronze and is 63mm long by 35mm high. A deep incision running the full length underneath the belly suggests it would originally have been mounted, most likely as a helmet emblem. The style of the boar suggests that it is Iron Age in date.

Louise Barker, RCAHMW, 3rd February 2008

Barnwell, E L 1870 `Early antiquities of Montgomeryshire?. Montgomeryshire Collections vol. 3 (pg 449)
Barnwell, E L 1871 `Bronze Boar?. Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. II (4th series) (pgs 163-167)
Foster, J 1977 `Bronze Boar Figurines in Iron Age and Roman Britain?. BAR 39
RCAHMW 1911 Inventory of the County of Montgomery (No. 234)