All Things Green Man & The Traditional Jack-in-the-Green

West Country Lead Green Man

West Country Green Man

This wonderful Green Man is a recent metal detector find in the West Country. If anyone can shed any light on possible age or use of this lead green man we would be most grateful.  The size is 6.4cm high and 6.5cm wide.

It has been reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme but it is a bit of an enigma and they have not been able to hazard a date for it!

Kath Stonedog has suggested that it might be a vessel mount.

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Photograph Copyright ©  Bob Minton

2 responses

  1. Kath StoneDog

    WOW! What a great face!

    Can you give an idea of scale?

    I’m wondering about vessel mount?

    Kath StoneDog

    Jan 23, 2010 at 4:30 pm

  2. Kath StoneDog


    It’s bigger than I thought. Maybe something to do with water pipes – downspouts on buildings and so on? That’s a standard first guess for lead ornamentation in many periods.

    Those eyes are pretty distincive too… I wonder if they’d give us a clue as to date?

    Kath StoneDog

    Jan 30, 2010 at 9:51 pm

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