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ID 57
Grid Ref SP9955
Project type Unknown
County Bedfordshire
Site Pavenham
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 0
Site Date Unknown
Context Date Unknown
Object Period 9
Material Bronze
Import No
Place of manufacture Local
Location Verulamium Museum
Ref No SAMBM: 80.1404
M/F Male
Age Youth
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Unknown
Aliases Mercury
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Other Torc
Attributes Yes
Attribute description ?purse
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Worn, some damage to rear of head, feet missing.
Classical 0
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 58.00
Length 0.00
Parallels Blandford Forum (BM 1923, 0306.10)
References Pitts 1979, #41; Green 1976, 180
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Description The figure pictured here is in Verulamium Museum (80.1404) but matches the description of the figure from Pavenham which Green lists as from Bedford. Bedford Museum was contacted but whether they also have a figure matching this description is not certain. Another figurine like this is in the British Museum with a collection of imported (Egyptian and Etruscan) figurines, thus it is unlikely to be Romano-British. Stands with arms at sides; ithyphallic. Facial features worn but crudely depicted.


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