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ID 340
Grid Ref SU0061
Project type Chance
County Wiltshire
Site Devizes
Site Name Southbroom
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Hoard
Context Unknown
Context Quality 0
Object Date L C3-e4?
Object Period 4
Material Bronze
Other finds from site See 334
Import No
Place of manufacture Local
Location British Museum
Ref No 1811,0309.7
M/F Female
Age Mature
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Minerva
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Headgear Helmet
Attributes Yes
Attribute description Shield and spear
Clothed Yes
Clothing description Tunic
Drapery No
Condition Missing below knees, slightly worn, some pitting.
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 3
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 81.00
Length 0.00
References Lindgren 1980, 91-2, pl 61; Toynbee 1964, 82; British Museum 1964, 54, no 16; Green 1976, 191; Boon 1973a, taf 58, no 8
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Description Stands with right arm bent at elbow. Holds spear with narrow shaft, the top is broken and the base rests against the right thigh. The left hand holds the tip of a shield, the base of which rests against the left thigh. The shield is flat and diamond shaped with rounded edges. The fingers are coarsely grooved. The left arm is too short, the right arm awkwardly modelled. Helmet has a small crest decorated with parallel notches along the ridge. Wedge nose and almond eyes. Moulding over upper arms comes to a point over the mid chest and back - looks like a cape. Narrow torso.


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