Figurine of naked man wearing a hat

Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By SA2.0
Object type: Aestel
Period: Anglo-Saxon
Primary material: Bronze
Date found: 14/05/2022
Location: St Just, Cornwall


A lead figure of uncertain date (although the rimmed cap suggests later post-medieval) and function. The PAS record suggests that it could be a representation of an unpopular figure, possibly to through sticks at as part of a game, or maybe a bawdy pipe tamper. A few similar objects have been found in Cornwall.