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ID 1176
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 c), 3 plaques (2 with dogs), Mercury 1175, dogs 1177 and 1178.
Location National Museum of Wales
Ref No 81.35H/3
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Dog
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Seated
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Slightly worn. Right leg broken and reattached, also head and neck.
Classical 0
Quality Stylised 1
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 52.80
Length 0.00
Description Sits on a flat rectangular base with rivet holes at each corner. Tall body with long thin forelegs to the front and very small rear legs. Claws depicted.Tail curled up between rear legs, over left haunch and curled at tip. Genitals shown. Mouth open with long wavy tongue extended. Very short upper jaw. Upright rounded ears. Longer lower jutting jaw below tongue. Body decorated with a series of deep narrow incisions and cross-hatching between. From shoulders to rump are two parallel grooves down the ridge of the back with herringbone between. Haunches decorated with short curving grooves. Blunt snout.


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