Roman figurine of Mercury

Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By 2.0
Object type: Figurine
Period: Roman
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 16/10/2020
Location: East Hertfordshire


Mercury, wearing a winged hat (petasos) and holding a purse full of money. The Roman name ‘Mercury’ is related to the Latin words for merchandise and trade (merx, mercari) and he was believed to be a god of traders and commerce. A find of County importance.