Statue Roman /saxon

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Statue Roman /saxon

Post by hadri » Sat May 18, 2019 5:14 pm

Hi all .

I found this little statue today on a ploughed field with my ctx using a deep silver program with a 17"coil.
It seems to be a little figure of a soldier/warrior wearing a helmet that looks to have a nose guard.
I'm not sure what it's made of could be lead or pewter but can see a metallic colour coming through.
Any help would be great.
Many thanks

Weight 30.5 g
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Re: Statue Roman /saxon

Post by Spearhead » Sat May 18, 2019 5:16 pm

That's a very interesting find.

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Re: Statue Roman /saxon

Post by Lowland » Sat May 18, 2019 5:44 pm

Spectacular ::g
It looks like it’s been silvered or tinned-and maybe bronze.
It’s cracking whatever.
Love that.
Can I see little pegs on the dudes feet for fitting into something..or just a shadow.
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Re: Statue Roman /saxon

Post by Oxgirl36 » Sat May 18, 2019 5:45 pm

Wow that’s an interesting find. No idea what is but love it. Anything on the back?
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Re: Statue Roman /saxon

Post by garrettoldboy » Sat May 18, 2019 6:01 pm

hello, toy soldier, foot plate missing ?

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Re: Statue Roman /saxon

Post by redwulf500 » Sat May 18, 2019 6:37 pm

looks Viking to me

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Re: Statue Roman /saxon

Post by ajb6864 » Sat May 18, 2019 6:46 pm

Tyrion Lannister?

Probably early Tyrion, because his hair is definitely different on later editions.

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Re: Statue Roman /saxon

Post by Spearhead » Sat May 18, 2019 7:05 pm

Looking at possible Viking origins these figures have similarities but also have differences. Maybe it's a place to start? All are early Scandy (Scandinavian).
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Re: Statue Roman /saxon

Post by Lowland » Sat May 18, 2019 7:09 pm

Spearhead wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 7:05 pm
Looking at possible Viking origins these figures have similarities but also have differences. Maybe it's a place to start? All are early Scandy (Scandinavian).
The way the arms fold in the last picture is very similar...
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Re: Statue Roman /saxon

Post by SuperRed » Sat May 18, 2019 7:39 pm

That looks really interesting. A photo of the reverse would be good. Other similar items on the Web, but the fittings on the feet look unusual.
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Re: Statue Roman /saxon

Post by coal digger » Sat May 18, 2019 8:56 pm

Looks like a female to me and in a fertility stance?,cd ::g
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Re: Statue Roman /saxon

Post by hadri » Sun May 19, 2019 10:34 am

Just some more pics after a gentle clean and looks like it has 2holes running through the back as if it was suspended?.
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Re: Statue Roman /saxon

Post by SuperRed » Sun May 19, 2019 10:39 am

Roman bar-football player? =))
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Re: Statue Roman /saxon

Post by mitch » Sun May 19, 2019 11:34 am

was wondering whether this is some type of female brooch part. Was thinking this because of the holes on the rear, looks more like a bar had gone through it than a suspending thing as I would presume the tops of the holes would be more worn than the bottom ( because of the weight on the cord etc) Also on the front the arms look as though they are held in a heart shape? Maybe it was given to a loved one as a brooch hundreds of years ago? Just a though.
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Re: Statue Roman /saxon

Post by hadri » Mon May 20, 2019 7:28 am

Thanks guys for all your help once again,im thinking more saxon /viking purely from the facial looks and has to be some sort of fertility /love pendant given as an offering .
Thanks once again .

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