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ID 546
Grid Ref ST4790
Project type Excavation
County Monmouthshire
Site Caerwent
Site Type Civitas capital
Location Type Temple
Context Unknown
Context Quality 2
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Location Newport Museum and Art Gallery
Ref No NPTMG 1916.11.29
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Snake
Bearded No
Is an attribute of Aesculapius
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Missing tail, slightly worn.
Classical 1
Quality Classical 3
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 0.00
Length 46.00
References Green 1976, 183, no 21; Ashby, Hudd and King 1910, 5, fig 2
[Link to Bibliography]
Description Snake fragment with crescentic stamps depicting scales along the body. Circular cross-section. Head has a small crest on top. Right eye well modelled with pupil, left eye damaged, groove mouth. Well made, quite large.


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