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For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

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  • Description

    Bronze votive figure of warrior with Attic helmet, cuirass with flaps (pteryges), and greaves. He once had a spear and shield (BM Cat. Bronze 444)
    Pen and ink and watercolour

  • Date

    • 1768 - 1805
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 330 millimetres
    • Width: 238 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

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        owner's mark
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      • Inscription Comment

        Taylor Combe's collection mark for Charles Townley
  • Curator's comments

    By the same hand as 2010,5006.462

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  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

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