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A Roman Lead Coffin with Pipeclay figurines from Arrington

Taylor, Alison A Roman Lead Coffin with Pipeclay figurines from Arrington. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A lead lined wooden coffin containing a baby which had suffered from hydro-cephalus was discovered during construction work near Ermine Street. Lying on top of this coffin was a box containing pipeclay figurines including one Germanic mother-goddess, two rams plus fragments of two others, one bullock, one seated male Thorn-puller, two busts of children, one male eastern god and several broken pieces. Fragments of woollen textile and numerous pieces of aromatic resin were found inside the coffin. No other structures or burials were noted. The statuettes are dated to circa 130-160 AD.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Infant Burial, Lead Coffin, Pipeclay Figurine, Arrington, Cambridgeshire, Roman Britain, Grave Goods, Ram Figurine, Germanic Goddess, Eastern God, Skeleton, HSR, Human Remains, Child Burial, Human Hair, Archaeological Excavation, pipe clay, hydrocephalus, ermine street, resin, textile, wool
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:4047
Deposited By: Archives
Deposited On:07 Aug 2018 14:13
Last Modified:07 Aug 2018 14:13

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