Description: A copper-alloy turtle or tortoise. The underside is plain and slightly concave. The shell of the animal if more or less lozenge-shaped, with the head, tail and two legs forming points. The shell is decorated with incised lattice design with an impressed dot at the centre of each lozenge. The figure appears to have been freestanding (Crummy 1983). Quite detailed. Protruding eyes, deep horizontal groove for mouth. Only 2 legs with 3 toed feet.
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Image: Courtesy of Colchester Castle Museum.

Image of figurine 1035