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ID 435
Grid Ref TL1307
Project type Unknown
County Hertfordshire
Site St Albans
Site Name Verulamium
Site Type Civitas capital
Location Type Temple
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Import No
Place of manufacture Local
Location Verulamium Museum
Ref No SABMS 78.5
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Snake
Bearded No
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Tail broken but otherwise good.
Classical 1
Quality Classical 3
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 0.00
Length 105.00
Parallels Menzel 1966, no 1029; Colchester (1036)
References Pitts 1979, no 201; Green 1976, 206, no 1, pl XXIX d
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Description Very nice depiction. Body looped twice in the centre, a further loop begins at the base of the tail which is broken. Head extended upwards. The inside of the loop is flat but the rest of the body is decorated with scales. Presumably was curled around a shaft. Lattice on top of head, underside of neck has transverse grooves which extend down to the beginning of the first loop where the scale pattern begins.


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