|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Former site of the Roydon Head Roman statue|
A life-sized carved marble head of the Roman emperor Antoninus Pius (AD 138 to 150) was installed at this location for many years and functioned as a bollard to protect the verge from passing traffic. It was sold at auction in 1990.
|Grid Reference:||TM 0944 8089|
|Parish:||ROYDON (NEAR DISS), SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
September 1985. Seen on side of road, northeast side of Banyard's Lane.
Life-size marble head, very fine Classical work, Grand Tour piece?
A. Gregory (NAU), 24 September 1985.
31 August 1989.
Life size marble head now identified as the emperor Antoninus Pius ('Formia' type). Genuine Roman date AD 138 to 150.
See correspondence (S1) and parallels in file. Press cutting (S2) in file.
D. A. Gurney (NAU), 31 August 1989.
Sold at auction. See (S2) for further details.
A. Beckham (HES), 29 July 2016.
- STATUE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
- FIGURINE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary File. |
|---||Slide: Various. Slide. |
|<S1>||Correspondence: Walker, S (British Museum). 1989. Letter to D. Gurney (NAU). 8 August. |
|<S2>||Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1990. Valuable marble 'bollard'. 12 July. |
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