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ID 684
Grid Ref TL7772
Project type Metal detector
County Suffolk
Site Icklingham
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Import No
Place of manufacture Britain
Ref No SAU IKL 083
M/F Male
Age Mature
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Mars
Aliases Hercules
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Headgear Pointed hood/helmet
Attributes Yes
Attribute description Missing
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Good
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 2
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 0.00
Length 0.00
References Frere 1984, 307; CBA Group VI Bulletin 28, 48; Martin et al. 1982, 157
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Description Standing nude male awkwardly posed with right arm raised to hold object (spear or club?) and left out to side. Very stylised depiction, with coarse facial features (slit eyes and mouth) and musculature. Proportions wrong with long torso, oversized arms and shoulders. Unusual pointed hood on head, probably meant to be a helmet. Presumably a locally produced piece based on a classical form such as Hercules or Mars.


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