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ID 428
Grid Ref TL1307
Project type Excavation
County Hetfordshire
Site St Albans
Site Name Verulamium
Site Type Civitas capital
Location Type Insula XIV
Context Cellar
Context Quality 3
Context Date c.AD150-60
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Import No
Place of manufacture Local
Location Verulamium Museum
Ref No SABMS 78.546
Form Figurine
Type Bird
Name Eagle
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Is an attribute of Jupiter
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Legs missing, tail broken
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 1
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 25.00
Length 47.00
Parallels Boucher 1973, no 227; Fleischer 1967, no 268
References Pitts 1979, no 186; Green 1976, 207, no 37; Frere 1972, no 158, fig 49
[Link to Bibliography]
Description Nice piece. Wings folded over back. Head upturned and tilted slightly to the left. Feathers depicted by cross-hatching on wings and long incisions on breast, underside and tail.


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