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ID 906
Images No image in database
Grid Ref TF0567
Project type Metal detector
County Lincolnshire
Site Branston and Mere
Site Name Branston Moor
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Location Returned to finder
Ref No LIN-6056C8
Form Attachment
Type Bird
Name Cockerel
Bearded No
Is an attribute of Mercury
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Slightly worn
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 2
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 33.50
Length 0.00
Parallels Haslingfield (905), Bramford (853)
References PAS database.
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Description The cockerel is three-dimensional and is depicted standing with its head slightly turned to the right. The head is roughly oval in cross section. The beak is missing and the facial features, namely the eyes, are fairly crudely executed. The cockerel has a worn crest on the top of his head. An incised band seperates the neck from the body. The main body is oval and a horizontal ridge half way down on either side marks the extent of the wings. The tail is raised up and is triangular when viewed from behind, decorated on the surface with a series of ridges. On the back of the body in the centre is an integral loop set on the same plane as the cockerel's body. The legs are depicted as one solid cylinder terminating with a slightly domed disc-shaped base (PAS).
PAS id LIN-6056C8


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