Description: \'crude workmanship, the features having been cut into cold metal. The two sides of the bird's head and comb differ markedly in design. The eyes are simple punched holes. The cuts on the short wings to indicate feathers are also different on each side. The bird is standing with head and tail raised well above the body as if the bird were crowing. The legs of the figurine, with the toes crudely suggested, stand on a rectangular base, the underside of which is not flat. Even were it so, the bird would be unable to stand as its weight is unevenly distributed, with the centre of gravity forward of the legs. The plinth was probably therefore fixed to a plinth' (Crummy).
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Image: Courtesy of Colchester Castle Museum.

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