Figurine of Capricorn

Description
Capricorn, the tenth sign of the zodiac, has the head of a goat and the body of a fish. Capricorn was also the emblem of the Roman armyês Second Legion Augusta. This unique figurine was found close to the Roman lead mines on the Mendip Hills. The mines were initially overseen by a military detachment, probably from the Second Legion. The figurine dates to around 50-200 AD.
Accession Loan No.
TTNCM : 103/2012
Collection Class
Roman
Common Name
figurine of Capricorn
Simple Name
figurine
Period Classification
Roman (AD 43-410)
Production Date
50-200
Production Country
England
Production Continent
Europe
Material
metal, bronze
Collection Parish
Burrington
Collection Town
Burrington
Collection County
Somerset
Collection Country
England
Collection Continent
Europe

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