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A New Phallic Carving from Roman Catterick

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 May 2016

Adam Parker
Affiliation:
Yorkshire Museum adam.parker@ymt.org.uk
Cath Ross
Affiliation:
Northern Archaeological Associates cr@naa.gb.com

Abstract

A phallic carving excavated by Northern Archaeological Associates in 2014 during investigations at Catterick, North Yorkshire, contained unique artistic features for a carving of this type in Roman Britain. Excavations were carried out as part of the A1 Leeming to Barton road upgrade scheme. The two features — a projecting line of ejaculate and an incised, triangular object — are here considered within the wider evidence base for phallic imagery in Roman Britain.

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Britannia , Volume 47 , November 2016 , pp. 271 - 279
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Copyright © The Author(s) 2016. Published by The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies 

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