Gods and monsters in Roman Scotland

recent finds of Roman figural bronzes

Fraser Hunter (Author)


Keyword(s):
Roman Scotland, roman bronze sculpture, Jupiter, Maenad, griffin, vehicle mount, pegasus, roman bronze vessels
Location(s):
Scotland; UK
Period(s):
Roman

Abstract


Recent finds of copper alloy and lead figural sculpture from Roman Scotland are presented and discussed. These are rare finds in this frontier area, and represent a significant addition to a small corpus. Discussion considers whether such finds offer clues to the location of shrines or other sacred places in the wider landscape, a question that has largely been ignored in research to date. The rarity of such finds among the Roman imports on Iron Age sites leads to a discussion of the uptake and impact of such naturalistic imagery on the local population. An appendix catalogues the finds.

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Published
30-11-2016
How to Cite
Hunter, F. (2016). Gods and monsters in Roman Scotland. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 145, 213-228. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/9830
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Articles