Help identifying this object?
Found this object metal detecting, it appears to be a lead figure of a woman holding her breasts, does anyone know what year this dates back to, what it was used for, and if it possibly has any value?
It was found in bristol united kingdom
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To me it looks old enough to take the trouble to show it to a museum. Not ancient but pretty old.....
- Anonymous3 months ago
If nobody has signposted you to these resources yet I thought you'd appreciate them.
These are the current(ish) regional finds liason officers for the portable antiquities scheme (the people you report finds to):
Being nice a and approachable is literally part of the job description.
Here's more about PAS
Here's the dry bit about the law:
I have bugger all to do with anything not prehistoric so pay be no mind when I say that your lady looks rather C18th century. I think she was a counterweight of some sort. There's a great delight in rude things being in use nearby, out of sight but not out of mind to those in the know that's very human.
- LiliLv 73 months ago
It could be a copy of an ancient fertility figure or it could be the real thing. I think you should show it to a specialist. Send the photo to a curator at the British Museum. I suggest the Department of Britain, Europe, and Prehistory.
- MarliLv 75 months ago
Show it to a museum curator or an antique appraiser.
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It's the ancient Celtic Goddess "Marrgoh" who was once revered in my neck of the woods, many years ago. In the 1970's, I think. And by that I mean this is *the* Celtic Goddess Marrgoh. The actual Goddess. Not a representation, but the real thing. She was lost, but is now found. Be aware that holding this most sacred entity is dangerous. You must give her back to us. Now, or beware the consequences, foolish one.
- Katy MLv 75 months ago
It may help to know in what geograhical area you found it.