Statuette of Jupiter

Contributed by Tweeddale Museum

Copper alloy statuette of Jupiter found on banks of river Tweed at Peebles

Roman statuettes of deities are rare in Scotland, with only some six other examples, this being the first of Jupiter
This figure might have been lost accidentally but the location of its discovery was the site of a Roman Road along the Tweed and it might have come from a small shrine marking a ford across the river. Roman statuettes of deities are rare in Scotland, with only some six other examples, this being the first instance of Jupiter.

The Romans occupied southern Scotland on and off from between 79-215AD. Their presence was always a military one in Scotland so this little figure of the god Jupiter provides a vivid insight into the lives of the army of occupation.

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