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ID 418
Grid Ref SU6462
Project type Unknown
County Hampshire
Site Silchester
Site Type Civitas capital
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Import No
Place of manufacture Local
Location Reading Museum
Ref No REDMG 03655
M/F Male
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Goat
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Is an attribute of Mercury
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Slightly worn and corroded
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 2
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 29.00
Length 36.00
Parallels Boucher 1973, no 234; Fleischer 1967, no 265
References Pitts 1979, no 176, pl 27; Toynbee 1964, 126; Green 1976, 195, no 27; Boon 1974, 167
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Description Small, crude, rather stylised depiction. Rectangular body, no neck. The two forelegs and hindlegs are single posts with legs defined by a central groove. Simple head with beard, horns and tail. Hair depicted by coarse stab marks (Toynbee - shaggy coat). Over body, legs and head. Horns are crescentic, more like those on a cow than a goat.


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