Orvin Farmer Jr. ESS-C5CB81 FIGURINE

| January 15, 2011 | 1 Comment
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Our own Orvin Farmer Jr. Figurine he found last year in England has been classified and recorded in the The Portable Antiquities Scheme Database.

Late Iron Age or Early Roman cast copper alloy figurine in the form of a standing boar. It is a fairly realistic rendering of a razor-backed boar. The figurine is of solid copper alloy has a pointed snout, oval eyes with blue and red enamelling and a ridge along its back representing dorsal bristles. One ear is missing and the other one is represented by a small curved ridge . Scarring around the snout may indicate two broken off tusks. Scarring at the rear may indicate a broken off tail. One of the hind legs has been bent slightly inwards and no longer touches the ground. Length 66.45mm, width 20.56mm, height 40.02mm, weight 110.4g.


The surface has some damage and there is wear to the snout, legs and ridge. Otherwise it is in good condition. The surface is smooth, with a mid green patina and light green corrosion product on the damaged and worn areas.

Another boar figurine has been recorded on the database – LIN-2CFD83.

You can see the complete recod at http://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/398535 

Read about all Orvin’s finds from his trip here

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  1. Gerry says:

    Orv, That is certainly one of the more interesting and rare pieces I have seen come from our trips there. The proper procedures they took to list it and its historical significance is even more intriguing. Glad it’s one of our own to find it. Keep up the great work my friend.

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