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ID 1021
Images No image in database
Grid Ref SP7855
Project type Metal detector
County Northamptonshire
Site Hackleton
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Location Returned to finder
Ref No NARC-EA98E1
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Hare
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Seated
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Good
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 2
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 41.10
Length 0.00
References PAS database.
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Description An unusual copper-alloy figurine of a hare in fine condition. The hare is quite stylised and is depicted sitting up on its hind legs with its front legs jutting out in front of it. The base is flat to allow it to stand up. Its long ears are raised above the head and have quite crude grooves cut into them to represent the hare's inner ear. Two punched rings depict the hare's eyes above its nose. On the rear of the animal the hare's small tail is formed by two triangular wedges cut from the base, creating a sub-rectangular shaped tail. There is a circular groove at the front of the base to differentiate the two hind legs. File marks are evident on much of the animal, particularly on the front of its ears and head, above its front legs on its chest, and between the front and hind legs. The rest of the hare shows evidence of substantial polishing and it has a quite smooth finish. The artefact has a nice, deep, even green patina. The hare stands 41.1 mm tall and is 8.5 mm wide. It is 15.1 mm long from the back of the tail to the front of the hind legs (PAS).


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