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ID 1009
Grid Ref TL1407
Project type Metal detector
County Hertfordshire
Site St Albans
Site Name Folly Lane
Site Type Civitas capital
Location Type Ritual
Context Unstratified
Context Quality 2
Site Date C1-3
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Other finds from site Possible bird figurine (1008); ceramic pigeon
Location Verulamium Museum
Ref No SABMS 93.168
Form Figurine
Type Bird
Name Owl
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Is an attribute of Minerva
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Good
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 1
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 21.00
Length 0.00
Parallels Chester (206); Willingham Fen; Avenches (Leibundgut 1976, 65 no 49)
References Niblett 1999, 426, fig. 121
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Description The figurine is neatly made. It has a flat face with a rounded head and barely discernable eyes and beak. The plumage of the wings, neatly folded across its back, are show by incised lines and the fold of the wings by a deeper incised line (Henig). Feathers on wings scalloped. Rather bow-legged appearance.


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