Tyne and Wear HER(1482): Newcastle, River Tyne, Roman relief of Fortuna - Details
Newcastle, River Tyne, Roman relief of Fortuna
Religious Ritual and Funerary
A relief carving, in local buff sandstone, of Fortuna was recovered from the north channel of the Tyne at the Swing Bridge in 1884. Rather worn and with some damage, it measures 0.44 metres high x 0.253 metres x 0.088 metres. It consists of a draped female figure standing in an arched niche.
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