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ID 777
Images No image in database
Grid Ref NZ2753
Project type Chance
County Durham
Site Chester-le-Street
Site Name Park View Comprehensive School
Site Type Military
Location Type Parade ground
Context unstratified
Context Quality 1
Site Date C2-early C4
Object Date Late C2
Object Period 2
Material Bronze
Import Yes
Form Attachment
Type Bird
Name Eagle
Bearded No
Is an attribute of Jupiter
Clothed No
Drapery No
Classical 1
Photo No
Illustration Yes
Height 40.00
Length 0.00
References Allason-Jones 1980, 47, fig. 1; Evans, Jones and Turnbull 1991, 5-48
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Description an eagle with wings held back and tail raised in a position suggestive of the bird having just alighted on the ground. The feathers are indicated by shallow, incised scallops on the chest and upper wings, whilst the tail and flight feathers have a more deeply engraved herring-bone pattern (A-J).


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