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Tours > Roman Britain at the BM > Hadrian's Statue

Hadrian's Statue
London Bridge, London

Head of the Emperor Hadrian A colossal bronze head of the Emperor Hadrian (AD 117-138) which was dredged from the River Thames at London in 1834. It is 16" high and would have crowned a statue, one and a quarter times life-size. Hadrian visited Britain in AD 122 and appears to have been involved with the construction of the magnificent forum and basilica complex in the capital city. It seems likely that this was where the statue once stood, probably in a niched alcove. It may have been hacked down by the Frankish allies of the self-proclaimed Emperor Allectus in the civil disturbances of AD 296.

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