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A Fragment of a Monumental Bronze Statue, Lincoln

  • Penny Coombe (a1), John Pearce (a2) and Kathryn Libby (a3)

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A fragment of Roman monumental bronze sculpture was discovered near Lincoln in 2015 and reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme. This note offers identification of the piece as an over-life-size finger, describes comparable examples and similar pieces from the local area, and makes suggestions as to the original form of the sculpture from which it may have derived. The statue's metallurgical characteristics and making, the possible context of display and the circumstances of deposition are also considered.

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A Fragment of a Monumental Bronze Statue, Lincoln

  • Penny Coombe (a1), John Pearce (a2) and Kathryn Libby (a3)

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