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ID 753
Grid Ref TL2433
Project type Excavation
County Hertfordshire
Site Baldock
Site Name Ashwell
Site Type Rural
Location Type Shrine
Context Hoard
Context Quality 3
Site Date C1-4
Context Date C3-4
Object Period 0
Material Silver
Other finds from site Hoard contained silver and gold plaques, coins, votive arms; base found near hoard
Location British Museum
Ref No 2003,0901.1
M/F Female
Age Mature
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Senuna Minerva
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Attributes No
Attribute description Missing?
Clothed Yes
Drapery Yes
Drapery description Over left arm
Condition Corroded, missing feet, face, arms below elbows and most of front
Classical 1
Quality Classical 2
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 147.70
Length 0.00
Parallels Exeter (753)
References Fitzpatrick 2006, 411-12; Tomlin 2005, 489; Jackson 2004, 10-11; Jackson and Burleigh 2007, 37-54, fig. 5.2 and 3
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Description A high-quality hollow silver figurine of a standing woman dressed in a full-length garment, her left shoulder bare and her left arm supporting a fold of drapery. . . The back preserves the fine modelling of the drapery and the hair, which is parted on the crown and formed into a bun on the nape of the neck (Jackson 2007). Possibly made as a Fortuna. Found nearby was a base inscribed To the goddess Senuna, Flavia Cunoris paid her vow, willingly, deservedly


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