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Celtic war-trumpet used in battle to produce noise and panic. It was constructed with a straight body of bronze, topped by a bronze animal head, usually that of a boar, with the tongue acting as a clapper. The carnyx was in use from the 2nd century bc to the first century ad and is known mostly from representations (seeGUNDESTRUP).

The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983Copied