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Jupiter Dolichenus; A Brief Summary
Topic Started: Feb 28 2010, 12:29 PM (615 Views)
Andy
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By the by,

That Griffin of Justin's from earlier in the season, the one discussed on the Dig For Britain TV show looks awfully like the Griffin on the helmet. Numerous people have pointed this out, not least Justin himself. Perhaps something similar was about the place at Vindo.

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Andy
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Andy
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Oh, and a last Jupiter Dolichenus thought,

The Vindolanda temple will be published in this years AA. So those who have access to it should get it before Christmas.

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Andy
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Andy
Sep 16 2010, 01:39 PM
Oh, and a last Jupiter Dolichenus thought,
The Vindolanda temple will be published in this years AA. So those who have access to it should get it before Christmas.
best,
Andy
Looks like I've got to get me an Arch Ael subscription! Thx for the heads-up.
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The Cumbrian helmet sold for 2.3 million pounds: http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE6962NK20101007?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews. No word on who the buyer was. But it's hard to picture a local heritage body being able to come up with that price to retain it.

Edit: This article shows that Tullie House had managed to stay in the running all the way up to 1.7 million pounds, a sign of how much the people wanted it to stay put! Will be interesting to see where it goes from here.
Edited by SacoHarry, Oct 7 2010, 11:10 AM.
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