This head is one of the most significant finds from Roman Bath. It is all that remains of a full-size, gilt bronze statue of the goddess Sulis Minerva, and stood in the temple in the heart of Roman Bath. Gilded bronze statues are extremely rare in Roman Britain, with only two other known fragments. Her discovery in 1727 indicated that the Bath site was not a typical Roman settlement but one of much greater significance.
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