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ID 42
Grid Ref TQ3381
Project type Unknown
County Greater London
Site London
Site Name Liverpool Street
Site Type Large town
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Date Post-medieval
Object Period 10
Material Bronze
Import No
Place of manufacture Local
Location Museum of London
Ref No A110
M/F Male
Age Youth
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Mercury
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Headgear Petasos
Attributes Yes
Attribute description Petasos, caduceus, purse, winged sandals
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Worn. Missing right foot
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 2
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 57.50
Length 0.00
Parallels Flempton (59); Perth (220); Plymstock (364); Bristol (555)
References Pitts 1979, 55, no 29, pl 4+11; Lindgren 1980, 50, pl 7
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Description Caduceus and purse in the opposite hands to normal. Unusual stance, large wings. Worn so no details of face present. Narrow waist, quite large thighs, legs joined to the knee. Right arm not very well modelled (thin at shoulder), left better. Fingers are depicted but not clear due to wear.


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