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Tours > Roman Britain at the BM > The Piercebridge Plough Group

The Piercebridge Plough Group
Piercebridge, Co. Durham

Bronze Plough Team Statuette This charming little 3" long bronze statuette depicts a native farmer working with a team of oxen yoked to a plough. An apparent scene from everyday life, the ploughing season actually only lasted three weeks and such a group would have ploughed no more than twenty acres. The bronze may, in fact, depict a religious, rather than purely rustic, display: the ploughing of a ritual boundary, marking the line of a future city-wall. It was discovered at the small Roman town of Magis on the site of modern Piercebridge in County Durham.

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