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ID 937
Images No image in database
Grid Ref SP0800
Project type Metal detector
County Gloucestershire
Site Poulton
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Location Returned to finder
Ref No GLO-073671
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Horse
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Slightly worn
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 2
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 32.00
Length 42.00
References PAS database.
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Description The horse has a solid plain cylindrical body (30mm long, 9mm wide, 11mm tall), which is slightly concave in the centre. There is a set of legs at either end which comprise of a single rectangular strip that runs straight down from either terminal of the body (13mm tall 7mm wide, 2mm thick). There is slight evidence that there may have been a grooved line running down the centre of each of the rectangular plates denoting a pair of legs for both the front and hind section. On the hind section of the body, on the top part of the terminal there is a slight bump, which may represent a tail. The top of the front section of the body is expanded to form a neck. The head (9mm long, 5mm wide, 8mm tall) is simple with a horizontal slot for a mouth, a triangular snout, which is stepped, two diagonal slots represent the eyes and a rectangular projection behind which has a slot running down the centre represents the ears. There is a collar behind the head. There is an oval hole (4mm by 5mm) drilled trough the body, one third up from the head, off centre. This may have originally been a fitting to mount a figure, possibly a mounted warrior. The artefact is in good stable condition. However, it is missing almost all of its original surface and has a mid to light green patina (PAS).
PAS id GLO-073671


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