SUR-F47EB5: Roman: Figurine

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Unique ID: SUR-F47EB5

Object type certainty: Possibly
Workflow status: Published Find published

A worn head from a Roman copper alloy female standing figure. No neck survives and most of the back of the head is also missing. The head is hollow and is partly infilled with dark grey fired clay. The head has a ring of braided hair, parted in front and on the top. The hair is delineated on the top of the head by curving grooves. There is a probable diadem above and below the braids, on the front. The facial features are eroded, especially the nose.

This appears to be the head from a complete standing figurine, perhaps Fortuna. Emma Durham kindly comments: There are plenty of examples of figurines wearing diadems or headdresses of some sort and so without the body one can't identify which deity it is. Although one might prefer an identification such as Venus or a Mother Goddess there are similar heads on a number of Dianas and perhaps Fortuna.

Class: Fortuna

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 33.64 mm
Thickness: 30.41 mm
Weight: 33.3 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 16-14

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Ceramic
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Tandridge (District)
Parish or ward: Limpsfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ4149
Four figure Latitude: 51.22278816
Four figure longitude: 0.01775025
1:25K map: TQ4149
1:10K map: TQ44NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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