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This head of Minerva belonged to the life-size bronze image of Minerva from the Temple of Sulis Minerva.
Towards the beginning of the forth century, the Sanctuary of Sulis Minerva was despoiled, presumably by Christians.
There was a brief revival, as a dedicatory inscription records:
Early in the eight century, workmen digging a sewer turned up Sulis
Minerva's gilded bronze head in the south-west corner of the baths.
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