26 - 27 October 2004
A LATE ROMAN OR EARLY BYZANTINE BRONZE RAM LID
3RD-6TH CENTURY A.D.
Decorated with a recumbent ram, right foreleg extended forward, the head raised with horns curling around the ears, the cap-like hollow lid with a pierced tang
5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) long
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Animals, 1981, I, no. 191.
It has been suggested that this may have belonged to a large vessel or to have covered the filling hole for the oil reservoir of a large bronze lamp.
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