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ID 1033
Grid Ref TL9925
Project type Excavation
County Essex
Site Colchester
Site Name Lion Walk
Site Type Colonia
Location Type Settlement
Context Garden topsoil
Context Quality 2
Site Date C1-4
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Other finds from site Duck (1031) and cockerel (1032)
Location Colchester Castle Museum
Ref No COLEM 1986.65.3689
Form Figurine
Type Bird
Name Eagle
Bearded No
Is an attribute of Jupiter
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Good, just very slight damage to tip.
Classical 1
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 0.00
Length 61.50
Parallels Gorhambury (1010); Icklingham (635)
References Crummy 1983, 143, fig 171 no 4271
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Description A copper-alloy eagle's wing with the tip of the primary feathers raised, similar to Green 1976, pl 9, k. The plain inner end of the wing suggests that it was inserted into the body of the bird, not cast one with it (Crummy)


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