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Style and substance: some metal figurines from south-west Britain

Durham, E. (2014) Style and substance: some metal figurines from south-west Britain. Britannia, 45. pp. 195-221. ISSN 1753-5352

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1017/S0068113X14000270

Abstract/Summary

A hoard found in Southbroom, Devizes in 1714 contained a group of copper-alloy figurines executed in both classical and local styles and depicting deities belonging to the Graeco-Roman and Gallo-Roman pantheons. The deities in a local style appear to form part of a larger tradition of figurines, predominantly found in the South-West, which are characterised both by a similar artistic style and by the use of Gallo-Roman symbolism and deities, such as the torc, ram-horned snake, carnivorous dog and Sucellus. The unique composition of the hoard in comparison with other hoards of similar date provides insights into the beliefs of Roman Britain.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Social Archaeology
Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Archaeology
ID Code:39196
Uncontrolled Keywords:dog; figurine; Gallo-Roman; religion; Southbroom; Sucellus
Publisher:Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies

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