Monument record BLY 002 - Findspot of a Roman bronze statuette of a nude Venus.

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Summary

A bronze statuette of a nude Venus, 6 inches high, holding a dove in the right hand, was found in a field near Blyford Bridge.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 425 764 (100m by 100m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TM47NW
Civil Parish BLYFORD, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

A bronze statuette of a nude Venus, 6 inches high, holding a dove in the right hand, was found in a field near Blyford Bridge. It was originally in the possession of the late Reverend S B Turner (S1).
Heichelheim 62, also mentioned by Hamlet Watling. Present whereabouts unknown (S2).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: 1911. Victoria County History, Suffolk (VCH). 301.
  • <S2> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Blyford R(oman), undated.
  • <S3> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.
  • <S4> Article in serial: Royal Archaeological Institute. The Archaeological Journal. 57 1900 136 (G E Fox).

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 30 2021 11:27AM

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