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Silver arm and plaque from small figure of Victory. The plaque was originally attached to the arm.
- Production date
Length: 220 millimetres
- Curator's comments
'The find-spot in Lancashire, far from the legion's base at York, suggests that the statuette was stolen from a shrine there, perhaps as loot in a barbarian uncursion.' (Tomlin 2018, 349)
Silver arm and plaque from a small statue of Victory
Roman Britain, 2nd-4th century AD
Tunshill, Butterworth, Lancashire
The plaque was originally attached to the wrist. The inscription translates: 'To Victory to the Victorious Sixth Legion. Valerius Rufus, performs his vow willingly to a worthy cause'. The statue probably came from the shrine of the Roman army's 6th legion Victrix, which was based at York from the early second to the late fourth century AD.
- On display (G49/dc9)
- Exhibition history
2006 31 Mar-29 Oct, York, Yorkshire Museum, Constantine
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- From the collection at Hever Castle.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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