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Silver mounting of a drinking horn (now thought to be a blast horn)

Although described here as a 'silver mounting of a drinking horn', found at Burghead, this object is now thought to be a blast horn mount and not a mount for a drinking horn. It is decorated with an Anglo Saxon style of metalwork and therefore thought to be an Anglo Saxon import. For reference see Carver, Martin 'Surviving in Symbols', p. 19.

This illustration is from 'Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol.10'

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Silver mounting of a drinking horn (now thought to be a blast horn)

drinking horns; horns; mountings; silver; ornaments; decorations

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Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (illustrations)

Although described here as a 'silver mounting of a drinking horn', found at Burghead, this object is now thought to be a blast horn mount and not a mount for a drinking horn. It is decorated with an Anglo Saxon style of metalwork and therefore thought to be an Anglo Saxon import. For reference see Carver, Martin 'Surviving in Symbols', p. 19.<br /> <br /> This illustration is from 'Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol.10'