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ID 169
Grid Ref TQ3281
Project type Chance
County Greater London
Site London
Site Name Queen Street, Cheapside
Site Type Large town
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Date C2?
Object Period 2
Material Bronze
Secondary Material Silvered eyes
Other finds from site Coins of Carausius and Allectus nearby
Import Yes
Place of manufacture Italy or Gaul?
Location British Museum
Ref No 1882,0518.1
M/F Male
Age Mature
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Hercules
Aliases Archer
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Attributes Missing
Attribute description Bow and arrow
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Good
Classical 1
Quality High
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 275.00
Length 0.00
Parallels Comstock and Vermeule 1971, no 21
References Pitts 1979, no 148, pl 24; Toynbee 1964, 118; British Museum 1964, 54, Haverfield 1911, 165; Lamb 1929, 229; Chaffers 1844, 543-4, pl XXII; Smith 1859, 71-2, pl XX
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Description perhaps the finest and most classical bronze genre piece featuring a human being so far yielded by Roman Britain (Toynbee).


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