‘Rare’ Roman bronze wing unearthed in Gloucester

archaeologicalnews:

An “extremely rare” Roman bronze wing has been found during an archaeological dig in Gloucester.

The object, which is 14cm (5.5in) long, was found during an excavation for a new housing development in Brunswick Road, in an area that would have been just behind the city’s Roman wall.

Experts say it was probably part of a winged statuette to Victoria, the Roman goddess of victory.

It will be put on display at Gloucester Museum once it has been studied.

Neil Holbrook, from Cotswold Archaeology, said: “This find once again demonstrates that Gloucester was a high ranking city in Roman Britain and that its public spaces must have been equipped with a number of bronze statues of gods and emperors.” Read more.

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