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[Carnyx Photo: Gundestrup Cauldron]Carnyx
The Celtic ceremonial trumpet is called the Carnyx. It is a long, vertically held, S-shaped horn with a bronze mouthpiece and bell shaped like a boar or more rarely, a wolf. Men blowing the carnyx are shown on the Gundestrup Cauldron which is at the National Museum of Denmark. One has been excavated at a peat-bog in Leitchsdown Farm, Banffshire, Scotland surrounded by hazel nuts. It is dated from the 1st century AD. (3)

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