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The Deskford Carnyx

Description

Carnyx head of sheet bronze, from Deskford, Banffshire, 80 - 200 AD

Museum reference

IL.2011.1.1

Collection

Archaeology

Object name

Carnyx / head

Date

Late 1st and 3rd century

Materials

Bronze, Brass

Physical description

Sheet bronze

Collection place(s)

Deskford, Banffshire, Scotland, EUROPE

Exhibitions

  • Celts (10 Mar 2016 - 25 Sep 2016)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Celts: Art and Identity (24 Sep 2015 - 31 Jan 2016)
    British Museum

References

Calder, Jenni (ed). The Wealth of a Nation. Edinburgh & Glasgow: NMS & Drew, 1989, p 100

Piggott S. The Carnyx in Early Iron Age Europe. Antiquaries Journal 39 (1959), pp 19-32, pl. viii, ix

https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections/stories/scottish-history-and-archaeology/deskford-carnyx

On display

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Credit

Courtesy of Aberdeenshire Council Museums

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