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An unfinished zoomorphic escutcheon of possible fifth-century date from Twyning, near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.

Lookup NU author(s): Professor James GerrardORCiD



A copper-alloy zoomorphic escutcheon from Twyning was reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme in 2006. This unfinished object is likely to be of 5th-century date and is well paralleled by the escutcheons on the Finningley hanging bowls. It may indicate the location of an early post-Roman power centre.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Gerrard J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucester Archaeological Society

Year: 2016

Volume: 133

Pages: 222-224

Print publication date: 18/04/2016

Acceptance date: 10/03/2013

Date deposited: 18/04/2016