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ID 237
Grid Ref TQ3280
Project type Unknown
County Greater London
Site London
Site Name River Thames
Site Type Large town
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 0
Object Period 0
Material Copper alloy?
Secondary Material Silver plated
Import No
Place of manufacture Local
Location British Museum
Ref No 1856,0701.24
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Goat
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Is an attribute of Mercury
Clothed No
Drapery No
Classical 1
Quality Classical 3
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 61.00
Length 52.00
Parallels Zadoks-Josephus Jitta 1967, no 44; Fleischer 1967, no 265
References Pitts 1979, no 159; Toynbee 1964, 126; Green 1976, 224, no 48, pl XXe; RCHM London 1928, pl 67; Smith 1859, 75, fig
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Description Naturalistic; large curved horns; large eyes; incised beard, head down; deeply grooved representation of coat, small tail (Pitts p84). Nicely executed, shaggy coat, head turned slightly to the right. Quite a thin profile. Front and rear hooves joined to form a small base. Central body is hollow with some iron corrosion inside.


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