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Original artefact
  13.1 Weight in the form of a wild boar
     

 

 
Bronze and lead; 24 x 30 x 15.5 cm
Naples, MAN; inv. 74390
Pompeii
First century AD


The animal, recognizable by its two jutting tusks, is depicted squatting, leaning on a rectangular base. From its back emerges a handle: on its flank are the letters "P C". The interior of the object is filled with lead.
     
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