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ID 1010
Grid Ref TL1107
Project type Excavation
County Hertfordshire
Site St Albans
Site Name Gorhambury
Site Type Villa
Location Type Building
Context Cellar
Context Quality 3
Site Date mid C1 - mid C4
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Other finds from site hand holding grapes (1011), lion headed studs, female head escutcheon, cockerel fitting
Location Verulamium Museum
Ref No SABMS 88.1248
Form Figurine
Type Bird
Name Eagle
Bearded No
Is an attribute of Jupiter
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Wing only but otherwise very good condition.
Classical 1
Quality Classical 2 or 3
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 0.00
Length 81.00
Parallels Silchester (203), Uley (701), Colchester (1033)
References Wardle 1990, 129, fig. 126 no 194 and fig 127
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Description Wing, probably from an eagle, cast in (leaded) bronze, the lower part broken (Figs. 126 and 127). The treatment of the feathers shows similarities with the Silchester eagle, cast by the cire perdue method and dated to the second century AD (Boon 1957, 99, pl 15; Toynbee 1964, 129, pl XXXVb). The reverse is undecorated. Etc. AML lab report by Bayley on p136 (AML 811354)


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