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ID 1016
Images No image in database
Grid Ref SE3169
Project type Metal detector
County Yorkshire, North
Site Harrogate
Site Name Littlethorpe
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Lead
Location Returned to finder
M/F Male
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Priapus
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Attributes Yes
Attribute description Erect phallus
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Slightly corroded and worn
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 1 or 2
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 59.90
Length 0.00
References PAS database.
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Description A cast lead alloy phallic figurine. The figure is very roughly cast and is very stylised. It has been bent out of shape. The head is crudely made, the body is undecorated and the arms are not evident. The legs are clearly drawn, as are the feet. The genitals are very well represented and constructed. He has a rounded stomach and very exaggerated erect phallus. This object is probably a fertility symbol dating to the Roman period (PAS).


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