Celtic Boar, braided bracelet, brass

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(catalogue number: BHJ338)

Collach Pictish Boar Brass Bracelet. The design is based on the rock carvings in Scotland (Dunadd). Wild boar is, besides birds of prey, the most frequently depicted animal in Celtic art. This logically indicates that it had a special significance in society. The available archaeological and numismatic evidence also strongly suggests that boar hunts may have played an important role in Iron Age warrior initiations, forming part of the ‘rite of passage’ rituals.

  • material brass
  • terminal size 22 mm
  • weight varies depending on the size, on average 51 g

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