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ID 912
Images No image in database
Grid Ref SJ4657
Project type Metal detector
County Cheshire
Site Aldersey
Site Name Handley
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Location Returned to finder
Ref No CPAT-2FCF11
Form Figurine
Type Bird
Name Eagle
Bearded No
Is an attribute of Jupiter
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Worn, no legs
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 1
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 0.00
Length 32.00
References PAS database
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Description Copper-alloy figurine in the shape of a bird with wings outstretched, neck extended and head turned to the left. Lines have been incised all over it to indicate feathers. Lumps on the underside suggest legs or may originally have been to enable it to be mounted on something else. The figurine is very worn so it is not easy to suggest what type of bird it is meant to be. Perhaps a votive object or mount from another item (PAS).


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