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ID 1030
Grid Ref TL9925
Project type Metal detector
County Essex
Site Colchester
Site Name Balkerne Hill
Site Type Colonia
Location Type Temple
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Site Date C1-4
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Import Yes?
Location Colchester Castle Museum
M/F Male
Age Youth
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Mercury
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Headgear Petasos
Attributes Yes
Attribute description Petasos; missing purse and caduceus
Clothed No
Drapery Yes
Condition Lower legs and left hand missing; slightly corroded and worn.
Classical 1
Quality Classical 3
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 66.50
Length 0.00
References Crummy 1983, 142, fig. 170 no 4266; Crummy 2006, 57 fig 28
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Description The figure is broken off at the knees. The god is standing in a relaxed pose, with his cloak falling from his left shoulder covering his left arm which is held slightly away from the body. The left hand is missing, but probably held a caduceus. The right arm hangs down close to the body, and the right hand probably held a purse. The god is looking to his right and wears a winged petasos the wings of which are damaged. (Crummy 1983). 'Flat cap' petasos on top of head, hair wavy beneath cap. Face worn, quite deep eye sockets and the eyes are quite close together. Good proportions.


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