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ID 893
Images No image in database
Grid Ref SU9805
Project type Metal detector
County Sussex, West
Site Walberton
Site Name Binsted
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Lead
Location Returned to finder
Ref No SUSS-F993B5
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Fish
Aliases Dolphin
Bearded No
Clothed No
Drapery No
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 2
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 0.00
Length 53.20
References PAS database.
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Description A cast lead zoomorphic figurine in the shape of a stylized fish. This creature could also be a dolphin or a porpoise. The creature has a well defined head and mouth. Its tail is formed from two lobes. There is no obvious form of attachment on the creature, but the base of the head and the base of the tail appear to be flattened indicating that this object may have been stood up. The moulded lead retains some detail as a fin can be seen running down the creature.s spine. The lead is a mid greyish-white colour. It could be Roman in date (PAS).
PAS id SUSS-F993B5


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