Man finds 2,000-year-old bronze nude with huge phallus using metal detector

(ORDO NEWS) — A 69-year-old man, working in a stubble field in Lincolnshire, discovered an unusual figurine, apparently depicting the Roman god Mercury with a huge phallus on a hinge.

The bronze figurine of a nude dates back to the first century of our era!

A group of researchers worked in a stubble field with metal detectors. They were ready to find anything, but not this thing – a Celtic bronze figurine with a huge penis on a hinge: in ancient times, the gods were portrayed with great dignity, thereby praising them and paying tribute to them.

To get the figurine, the researchers had to dig a hole about 25 centimeters deep. After examining the find, scientists suggested that it could serve as a locking mechanism as a belt buckle and sword sheath.

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The depicted god Mercury is the god of money, deceit, communication, good luck, thieves and travelers. Probably, this figurine was supposed to have the symbolic power of success and drive away evil spirits.

This find is worth it.

The tiny item, 5.5 cm high and 1.2 cm wide, will be auctioned off shortly. The pre-auction estimate of the archaeological find is from 800 to 1200 pounds.


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