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ID 877
Images No image in database
Grid Ref SO3700
Project type Excavation
County Monmouthshire
Site Usk
Site Type Military
Location Type Fortress
Context Pit 1
Context Quality 3
Site Date AD C1
Context Date pre-Flavian
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Other finds from site banqueter (876)
M/F Male
Age Elderly
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Mars?
Bearded Yes
Standing/Seated Standing
Headgear Helmet
Attributes Yes
Attribute description Helmet and breastplate
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Poor
Classical 1
Quality Stylised
Photo No
Illustration Yes
Height 66.00
Length 0.00
Parallels Zadoks-Josephus Jitta 1973, 71 no 119 and 120; Esperandieu and Rolland 1959, 46 pl XXVII no. 70
References Manning, Price and Webster 1995, 49-50, fig. 17 no 3
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Description Manning - Bronze bust on a broken shaft; in poor condition. The bust depicts an elderly bearded figure, perhaps Mars, apparently wearing a helmet an breastplate, with shoulder pieces. The head is inclined slightly to one side and the arms consist of rounded knobs. The modelling of the rear of the bust is sketchy. The shaft , of rectangular cross-section, tapers. It is plain save for a phallus part way down its length.


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