Lissington Horse and Rider

A Romano-British horse and rider figurine, found by Ken in Lissington, Lincolnshire in 2006. The rider wears a crested helmet, belted tunic and a kilt. His right arm would have held a spear and his left a shield. The auctioneer says “In Eastern Britain there was a “Cult of the Horseman” with a significant number of finds of bronze figures and enamelled plate brooches being discovered, especially around the Sleaford area. The horseman held high status in Britain with a connection to the Roman god Mars and also to hunting.”

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