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ID 882
Images No image in database
Grid Ref NT0901
Project type Metal detector
County Dumfries and Galloway
County Previously Dumfriesshire
Site Beattock
Site Name Milton
Site Type Military
Location Type Fort
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Site Date C1-2
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Other finds from site Many other items found by metal detectors in the area
Location Dumfries Museum
Ref No DUMFM 82.70.1
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Dolphin
Bearded No
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Good but with some damage to fins and flippers
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 2
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 0.00
Length 79.00
Parallels York (320), Verulamium (619), Leicester (445), Fishbourne (743)
References Green, Cowie and Lockwood 1985, 44-6, fig. 2 and 3
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Description The feaures of the dolphin have not been modelled in detail, but the snout and the tail flippers are quite distinctive. The absence of detail has perhaps been compounded by wear or damage (p45).


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