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ID 1077
Images No image in database
Grid Ref SU2962
Project type Metal detector
County Wiltshire
Site Great Bedwyn
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Lead
M/F Male
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Mercury
Bearded No
Attributes Yes
Attribute description Head wing
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Head only
Classical 1
Photo No
Illustration No
Height 24.00
Length 0.00
References PAS database.
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Description A casting seam is visible at the right side of the head, with the face facing. Another seam is visible at the break across the neck, this time to the right. The neck at the break is 7mm diameter with a 1mm diameter hole at its centre. The neck is 2.5mm long between break and head. The features are worn and the eyes appear rather round. The nose is slight. The face is oval. One wing survives at the back of the head in the middle. To its right (face facing) are two broken stumps, presumably for the other. It should be noted the wings are off-centre. The helmet (or hair?)appears bowl-like, standing proud around the sides of the face (PAS).


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