Monument record RNM 001 - River Alde

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Summary

Bronze head of Claudius circa 12 inches high, larger than life - from equestrian statue? Possibly loot from Claudian temple at Colchester? Original in the British Museum, cast in Ipswich Museum.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 353 638 (101m by 100m)
Map sheet TM36SE
Civil Parish RENDHAM, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Bronze head of Claudius circa 12 inches high, larger than life - from equestrian statue? Possibly loot from Claudian temple at Colchester? Original in the British Museum, cast in Ipswich Museum.
Description of the finding of the head by (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) as a boy in 1907 given to the EADT, when he was then 72 years old (S1)(R3). According to (S2) found in Spring of 1907 by `a youth named (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) on the banks of the river Alde, at Rendham... on the estate belonging to (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s)'. Suggests preserved by being in mud or river - was it found in dredgings? Also adds `The Aldeburgh Literary Society intends to investigate the site? (S2).

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <M1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Basil Brown archive: volumes.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, IX, 1 42,143; XCVI, 204,206.
  • <R1> (No record type): Archaeologia, circa 1909.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 13, (2), 1908-9, 225-6, and (3), 367-8, ill and 1955, 27, pg44.
  • <R2> (No record type): IPSMG, letter & sketch map by Mr A Godball, 1936?.
  • <S3> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 1936-84, 1936.
  • <R3> (No record type): EADT.
  • <R4> (No record type): MacDonald, G.. MacDonald Sir G, JRS, 16, 1926, 3-7, pls 2-3.
  • <S4> (No record type): Toynbee J M C, Art in Roman Britain, 1962, 123, plate 7.
  • <R5> (No record type): Catalogue of an Exhibition of Romano-British Antiquities in the Castle Museum, Colchester, July 1950.
  • <R6> (No record type): Trans Essex Archaeol Soc, 25, 1955, 10-12, pl 2.

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Record last edited

Mar 4 2015 10:49AM

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