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ID 1175
Grid Ref SH9276
Project type Metal detector
County Conwy
Site Llanddulas
Site Name Llys Awel
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Shrine?
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Other finds from site 535 coins (1st-4th century), 3 plaques (2 with dogs), dogs 1176, 1177 and 1178.
Location National Museum of Wales
Ref No 81.35H/2
M/F Male
Age Youth
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Mercury
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Headgear Petasos
Attributes Yes
Attribute description Petasos, purse, possible caduceus
Clothed No
Drapery Yes
Drapery description Over left shoulder and forearm with very basic folds.
Condition Slightly worn.
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 1
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 88.00
Length 0.00
Description Found near Penycorddyn hillfort. Left hand damaged, may have held caduceus. Crudely depicted musculature with grooves under pectorals, a V at the collarbone and dimple between. Rather bulbous calves with very small feet. Back groove, top of thighs joined. Facial features not properly cast- no mouth or nose, 2 small dimples very close together for eyes. Cap petasos fitted to head with fairly small wings on top. Hair under cap - straight grooves around back of head, curly around face. Stands with weight on right leg, left slightly bent.


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