This wonderful copper alloy candlestick, discovered at Branston in 1973, is one of the finest examples ever found in Britain.
When discovered, the candlestick was missing one leg, and the other two were bent underneath.
When the soil was cleaned out of the drip pan, two bronze coins of Constantine II (dated AD335-340) were found inside.
The bent legs were straightened and a replacement third leg added at the time of discovery, but it remains likely that the damage was deliberately done at the time the candlestick was buried and is an important aspect of the object's deposition.
The design of the candlestick is unique, and believed to have been manufactured in Britain, rather than on the continent, in the 3rd or early 4th Centuries AD.
Courtesy of Lincolnshire County Council, The Collection