Piece of a gilded bronze statue

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From Milsington, near Hawick, Borders

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Piece of a gilded bronze statue

This piece of a gilded bronze statue, possibly of an equestrian, was found at Milsington near Hawick in the Borders. It would have formed part of a larger-than-life size statue, perhaps from a shrine. It dates from between 80 and 200 AD.

Only part of the leg and the foot, wearing a Roman sandal, survives.

Sculptures were often placed in Roman temples, though few survive today, due to the believers taking them with them or non-believers destroying them. Surviving examples in Roman Britain include statues of deities and the imperial family.

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Online ID: 000-100-102-888-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  Q.L.1920.1
Date: 80 - 200 AD
Between 80 and 200 AD
Material: Gilded bronze
What: Statue / portion
Where: Hawick, Milsington
Scotland, Roxburghshire, Hawick, Milsington
Description: Foot and part of the leg of a gilded bronze equestrian statue, found at Milsington, 80 - 200 AD
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