FIGURINE

Unique ID: KENT-560412

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A Roman cast copper alloy figurine, in the shape of a bird. The figurine appears to have broken off from a much larger object as a stump of copper alloy projects from the upside of the bird's stomach.

The birds itself looks like an egal or dove. It has its wings out stretched - the wing span measures 33.1mm. From head to tail the bird measures 31.1mm. Feather detail can be seen on the bird's wings and tail and two engraved rings indicate the eyes. The bird's beck has been broken slightly, resulting in the loss of the tip. Likewise the tip oone wing is broken away. The head is off centre with what appears to be a pointed plumb. It would appear that the bird would have once had legs, but these have broken off. All that survives of the legs are two small stumps, either side of the attachment stump on the underside of the bird. it weighs 20.16 grams.

Simialr example can be seen on the database: LVPL-CEC272, SUSS-A29F66

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Length: 31.1 mm
Width: 33.1 mm
Weight: 20.16 g
Quantity: 1

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Jennifer Jackson - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Miss Jennifer Jackson - [view all attributed records]
Secondary identifier: Dr Ben Croxford - [ view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East
County: Medway
District: Medway
To be known as: Cliffe

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]

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Created: Friday 10th February 2012
Updated: Friday 10th February 2012

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