Lion’s head stud

Photo: Hampshire Cultural Trust CC BY SA2.0
Object type: Stud
Period: Roman
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 26/07/2021
Location: Winchester, Hampshire


A Roman copper alloy stud in the form of a lion head dating to AD 43 – 200. It would have been attached to a wooden cremation casket. The lion’s head motif is frequently found on Roman funerary monuments and is believed to represent the devouring power of death.