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ID 656
Grid Ref TQ3571
Project type Unknown
County Greater London
Site Lewisham
Site Name Sydenham
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Location British Museum
Ref No 1813,1211.5
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Snake
Bearded No
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Slightly corroded and worn
Classical 1
Quality Classical 3
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 0.00
Length 71.00
References Green 1976, 221
[Link to Bibliography]
Description Diameter 39 mm.Body of snake coiled into two loops with the head slightly raised and the tip of the tail within the loops. The scales are often worn or corroded but on the interior, protected, part of the loop they are depicted as diagonal grooves. The neck tapers towards the head which is almond shaped. The head is damaged but one small possible eye is visible on the left side near the rear of the head. There is a slightl ridge around the exterior of the body from casting.


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