Roman " lions head" mount ?

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Found this today . Its lead and ive been told it is a roman mount.
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It certainly looks like the one in the picture..lovely find what ever age it is..
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Wow, very nice. Certainly looks the same so I’m convinced. Funny how some things look so modern isn’t it? Those Roman’s made good stuff :thumbsup:
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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Nice, I like that :thumbsup:
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Oxgirl wrote: Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:04 pm Wow, very nice. Certainly looks the same so I’m convinced. Funny how some things look so modern isn’t it? Those Roman’s made good stuff :thumbsup:
i honestly thought it was just a blob of lead and after cleaning it i thought victorian .
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joemole wrote: Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:47 am i honestly thought it was just a blob of lead and after cleaning it i thought victorian .
Very nice find Joe. Almost got your own back on Mrs Joe :lol:

Was probably very impressive to the ‘locals’. Don’t s’pose many had even heard of Lions never mind knew what one was or what it looked like.
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Lovely find Joe :thumbsup:
I just did a bit of reading on the significance of Lions in the Roman era (assuming it turns out to be Roman of course)
Quite a bit on it but i found this little quote on this page
Lion: Greek and Roman period: The lion was the symbol of the fallen hero, and was also used as the guardian of gates, temples, and public buildings.
https://buffaloah.com/f/glos/l/lion.html

So, with that in mind it might be possible that an important building or event happened where you found it?

I know, i know, sometimes my imagination can run away with me :lol:

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Even more interesting on that page i linked is a lions head was sometimes used on
Sarcophagus - Roman Agora, Athens, Greece
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I know yours is a lot smaller than this maybe, but food for thought
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Blackadder43 wrote: Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:35 am Lovely find Joe :thumbsup:
I just did a bit of reading on the significance of Lions in the Roman era (assuming it turns out to be Roman of course)
Quite a bit on it but i found this little quote on this page
https://buffaloah.com/f/glos/l/lion.html

So, with that in mind it might be possible that an important building or event happened where you found it?

I know, i know, sometimes my imagination can run away with me :lol:

Edit:
Even more interesting on that page i linked is a lions head was sometimes used on
Sarcophagus - Roman Agora, Athens, Greece
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I know yours is a lot smaller than this maybe, but food for thought
cheers . interesting stuff. ive just been on the P.A.S. website. record id ESS-7E93A0 is the same dimensions and weight .
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Just to continue fueling my fantasy inclined mind, Decimus Clodius Albinus (Him with the white skin and squeaky voice) wore a Lion Dress mount
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Blackadder43 wrote: Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:38 pm Just to continue fueling my fantasy inclined mind, Decimus Clodius Albinus (Him with the white skin and squeaky voice) wore a Lion Dress mount
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Did the romans bring lions over to england . Google reckons they did . But you cant believe everything big brother tells you .
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Previous to Albinus they did bring large African elephants to Britain, to scare the natives :lol:
I think the lion has been a symbol through many ages

I'd like to think your find was on horses tack and armour, more than on furniture or doorways

You have some very interesting fields Joe, I think you and Mrs. Mole need to throw some sickies and get back out there again :thumbsup:
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Blackadder43 wrote: Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:48 pm Previous to Albinus they did bring large African elephants to Britain, to scare the natives :lol:
I think the lion has been a symbol through many ages

I'd like to think your find was on horses tack and armour, more than on furniture or doorways

You have some very interesting fields Joe, I think you and Mrs. Mole need to throw some sickies and get back out there again :thumbsup:

Interesting feilds but we are just getting the leftovers. I noticed on Sunday the field had been night hawked . Open holes everywhere. But they've missed good stuff .scumbags
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