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A drinking container carved from an animal's horn.
- ‘Underneath, were bones, weapons, spurs, a bridle, a drinking horn, a jet bracelet and a copper-alloy belt fitting.’
- ‘There were exquisitely carved statuettes, masks, musical instruments, staffs and walking sticks, spears, cups, a drinking horn, a pipe, and an anthropomorphic coffin.’
- ‘It is a ritual drinking ceremony in which one or more drinking horns or other vessels are filled with mead (or another appropriate drink) and used for toasting or boasting.’
- ‘Silver was a popular metal for jewellery such as brooches, rings, strap ends, buckles, mounts for drinking horns and, of course, for coinage.’
- ‘Stunning new discoveries from the burial site of Southend's Saxon king, including an ornate drinking horn, scythe and iron stand, have been revealed.’
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