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ID 859
Grid Ref SU1460
Project type Metal detector
County Wiltshire
Site Wilcot
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Site Date Unknown
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Other finds from site 1st-4th c coins, no 860
Location Wiltshire Heritage Museum, Devizes
Ref No DZSWS: 1993.530
M/F Female
Age Youth
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Venus
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Head and hands missing, slightly corroded and worn, base crushed
Classical 1
Quality Classical 3 or Stylised 1
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 59.00
Length 0.00
Parallels Colchester (Lindgren 1980, pl 35); Menzel 1986, no 102 and 105
References Henig 1994, 142, fig. 1
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Description She has a lithe body and long legs, the right leg slightly bent at the knee. Her lower left arm is held horizontal to the body; her upper arm is raised. The head and hands are missing and the figurine has suffered from surface corrosion; the low base on which she stands is crushed (Henig).


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