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ID 26
Grid Ref TL9925
Project type Unknown
County Essex
Site Colchester
Site Name St Mary's Hospital, Balkerne Heights
Site Type Colonia
Location Type Extramural
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Location Colchester Castle Museum
Ref No COLEM 1948.146
M/F Male
Age Mature
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Mars
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Headgear Helmet
Attributes Yes
Attribute description Missing spear
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Fair, slightly worn and some corrosion, hands broken.
Classical 1
Quality Classical 3
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 71.50
Length 0.00
Parallels Menzel 1966, no 22; Zadoks-Josephus Jitta 1967, no 1, 1966 no 34, 1973, no 16; Rolland 1965, no 22
References Pitts 1979, no 12, pl 9; Toynbee 1964, 66; Green 1976, 216, no 1
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Description Small but detailed figure. Some attention to detail of musculature and face. Proportions not bad, but right leg very straight and quite thick, not as well modelled as the left. Left forearm also not very good - flat on outside. Toes depicted but hands broken off. Large helmet with very large crest, curly hair frames face. Top of thighs joined. Head turned slightly to the right.


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