Stone fragment with carvings

Description
This stone fragment is decorated with an axe, and two animal knucklebones which were used in gambling. It was found among the foundations of Exeter’s basilica building but was probably originally part of an altar from the legionary bath-house.
Accession Loan No.
24/2005/4/3
Collection Class
Exeter archaeology
Common Name
stone fragment with carvings
Simple Name
architectural fragment; altar
Full Name
carved stone depicting an axe beside two objects ?astragali, possibly part of an altar
Dimensions
whole W 480 mm; whole height 200 mm; whole depth 240 mm
Period Classification
Roman (43-410)
Family Group

Material
stone
Collector / Excavator
Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit
Collection Site Name
Cathedral Close
Collection Town
Exeter
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

    Tell Us What You Think

    Subject to approval, your name and blog comment will be made public. Any comment replies will also be public. Your email address will never be published. If you wish to contact us privately, please use the Contact form. Required fields are marked *