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ID 855
Images No image in database
Grid Ref TM3159
Project type Metal detector
County Suffolk
Site Parham
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Other finds from site 3rd-4th c coins, Hod Hill and Colchester derivative brooches
Location Returned to finder
Ref No SF-832532
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Goat
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Is an attribute of Mercury
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Very good
Classical 1
Photo No
Illustration Yes
Height 34.00
Length 37.20
References Martin et al. 2006, 239, fig. 50 A; PAS database.
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Description The head is large with a rounded nose, transverse groove indicating its lips and a triangular tapering beard projecting from below the chin. The eyes are represented by pointed oval shaped grooves. The projecting ears are oval and below a pair of large horns. The horns curve backwards so the tapering tips are parallel with the back. The presence of these horns indicate that this is most likely to be a billy-goat. The neck is thick and the body is fairly short, the legs are evenly spaced and have flat undersides allowing the figurine to stand by itself. There is a small triangular shaped tail projecting horizontally from the centre of the hind quarters of the goat. The body, face, tail and beard of this goat have the apperance of hair which is represented by straight small grooves arranged in varying directions to represent the form of the body and give the coat of the goat texture. No parallel could be found for a goat exactly like this example (PAS).
PAS id SF-832532


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