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Roman rooster figurine restored


A bronze rooster figurine discovered in a Roman child’s grave has been restored.

“This must have cost, in current money, thousands of pounds to buy and countless hours to make, and so to actually put this into the grave of a two or three-year-old child is not something that you would do lightly.

“It really shows that this was a very wealthy, important family, and signifies the love that the parents had for the dead child.”

The cockerel was found during excavation work at the former Bridges Garage site on Tetbury Road in Cirencester – once the second largest town in Roman Britain.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: Cotswold Archaeology

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