Carved Figurehead of Roman Governor Gaius Paulinus

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  • $3,834 US Dollar

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Carved Figurehead of Roman Governor Gaius Paulinus

Carved wood figurehead of Gaius Paulinus the Roman Governor of Britain, being the pair to the Queen Boadicea figure also for sale in my shop. Boadicea, Queen of the Iceni tribe, famously led a rebellion in AD 60 against Roman rule in Britain, having been finally defeated by Paulinus and the Ninth Legion, at a battle in the St.Pancras area of London, then outside the city walls. These magnificent carved wooden figureheads of the rebel Queen and the conquering Governor came from the 19th century Dockside pub known as 'The Queen'. Nero was at that time Emperor in Rome, until AD 68 when he committed suicide after the infamous burning of the city. The very well carved oak figure shows the conqueror Paulinus wearing a tunic and garlanded with oak leaves, the mark of a victor.

The figure measures 48" tall x 32" deep x 20" wide, in excellent condition and is still in its worn original paint. Made in England between 1900 - 1935.

Last 2 photos show the statue of Paulinus at the Roman baths in Bath, England.


  • H: 122cm (48in)
  • W: 51cm (20in)
  • D: 81cm (32in)


1900 - 1935

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