Find Spot record MDR601 - Stone Head from Melandra Roman Fort

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A hardly distinguishable head, now in Buxton Museum but previously in Manchester Museum, is said to represent the 'Horned god of the Brigantes'. Pebbles may originally have been inserted in the eye sockets. The head was unearthed during excavations at Melandra. A local Glossop variant on 'Celtic' heads seems to be those sculpted in the 'death's head' tradition, of which some three or four are known. The Melandra head would fit into this category. (1)

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  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Petch, M. 1989. A List of Celtic Heads and Associated Sculpture in Derbyshire. p 3, no. 17.



Grid reference Centred SK 0094 9508 (10m by 10m) (Centre)

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  • EDR3626

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Nov 22 2017 4:53PM

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