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ID 386
Images No image in database
Grid Ref TL7006
Project type Excavation
County Essex
Site Chelmsford
Site Name Mansio site, Orchard Street
Site Type Civitas capital
Location Type Mansio
Context Courtyard layer
Context Quality 3
Site Date Early C2-4
Context Date c.AD150
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Import No
Place of manufacture Local?
Location Colchester and Essex Museum
Ref No 1978.425
Form Figurine
Type Bird
Name Cockerel
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Is an attribute of Mercury
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Good
Classical 1
Quality Classical 3 or Stylised 1
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 38.00
Length 0.00
References Pitts 1979, no 293, pl 25; Wickenden 1988, 95, fig 63.20; Drury and Wickenden 1982, 239
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Description Fair naturalistic rendering with long curved tail and prominent coxcomb. Lumage indicated by pecking added after casting. Eyes represented by large incised circles (Pitts p112) Dome shaped base indicated it was fixed to a stand or part of a larger composition (Drury and Wickenden)


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