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ID 374
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 C3?
Object Period 3
Material Bronze
Other finds from site See 334
Import No
Place of manufacture Local
Location British Museum
Ref No 1811,0309.3
M/F Male
Age Mature
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Neptune
Aliases Jupiter
Bearded Yes
Standing/Seated Standing
Attributes Yes
Attribute description Trident?
Clothed Yes
Clothing description Toga
Drapery No
Condition Slightly worn.
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 3
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 104.00
Length 0.00
Parallels Boucher 1971, 36 no 4
References Green 1976, 191; Boon 1973a, no 3
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Description Stands with knees slightly bent. Legs quite thin, notched toes on feet. Right arm is raised and holds 4 pronged sceptre. Left arm too short, awkwardly out to side with hand turned down to hold missing object such as shield. Mitten hand in shape but with finger grooves. Toga with four coarse mouldings descending from left to right and left buttock almost exposed. Almond eyes, wedge nose, moulded mouth and beard. Cap hair with deep wide grooves front to back around the top of the head at the front, at the rear and sides the grooves are more widely spaced and slightly narrower but are still deep. Notch on top of head from left to right - object might have been attached there.


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