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Replica of the Deskford Carnyx

National Museum of Scotland.

 

In 1816, near Deskford, Moray, the remains of a Celtic war trumpet called a carnyx were discovered. It was thought to have been made between 80 to 200 AD.

 

This is a replica of that trumpet made in 1992. It's made mainly from bronze and brass. The tongue is of wood and the eyes are enamel. It is 1.66m in length.

 

It was found in a peat moss; according to archaeologists it was probably a sacrificial offering to the gods.

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Taken on August 18, 2012