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ID 1097
Images No image in database
Project type Metal detector
County Leicestershire
Site Unknown
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 0
Object Period 0
Material Lead
Location Returned to finder
Ref No LEIC-C96B33
M/F Male
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Priapus
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Slightly worn
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 2
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 53.00
Length 0.00
References PAS database.
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Description The figure is very roughly cast and is very stylised, resembling a jelly baby. It has very simple circle eyes and a bump for a nose which is higher up the face than the eyes. He has a rounded stomach and very exaggerated erect phallus. This object is probably a fertility symbol perhaps dating to the Roman period? (PAS)
PAS id LEIC-C96B33


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