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ID 414
Grid Ref TL9824
Project type Excavation
County Essex
Site Colchester
Site Name Royal Grammar School
Site Type Colonia
Location Type Temple IV
Context Pit
Context Quality 3
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Import No
Place of manufacture Local
Location Colchester Castle Museum
Ref No COLEM 1975.102
M/F Male
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Stag
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Good, slightly worn.
Classical 0
Quality Stylised 2
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 50.00
Length 37.50
Parallels Faider-Feytmans 1957, no 146; Boucher 1973, no 239
References Pitts 1979, no 169; Toynbee 1964, 124; Hull 1958, 239, pl 37c; Green 1976, 217, no 70
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Description A summarily treated, but alert and lively creature, was certainly votive, having been discovered in the extramural Temple IV (Toynbee). No great detail on body or face. Legs spindly. Forelegs short and curved towards rear. Rear legs together. Small pointy ears high on neck, moderately sized curving antlers on top of head. Piece will not stand on its own. Temple dedicated to Silvanus.


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