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16750


S Tyneside


South Shields, intaglio of red jasper


South Shields


NZ36NE


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Roman


C3


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Height 2 cm. An intaglio from a signet ring. Engraved with a figure of a hunter standing with his hound under a tree, holding up a hare. It has been suggested that this may have been cut locally by an itinerant gem-engraver and if so, the figure may represent the local god Cocidius, whom the Romans identified with Silvanus, the god of wild places. Great North Museum: Hancock 1962.12


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DJ Smith, 1974, Museum of Antiquities, Newcastle upon Tyne - An Illustrated Introduction, 20; Archaeologia Aeliana, Series 4, Vol XXXIX (1961), pp 19, 32, no. 12; Archaeologia Aeliana, Series 4, Vol XLI (1963), p 235, plate xii; Archaeologia Aeliana, Series 4, Vol XLIX (1971), pp 215-30, pl xvii

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