Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Figurine of Roman God found in Devon goes on show at Plymouth Museum

A tiny figurine of a Roman God discovered in Devon has gone on display in the Uncovered Gallery at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery.

The copper alloy figure, which is only seven centimetres long, is a scaled-down version of a well-known image of Jupiter, Roman King of the Gods and God of sky and thunder.

The figure is around 1,700 to 1,900 years old and was discovered by a metal detectorist near Loddiswell, where such finds are extremely rare.

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