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Mercurius

Mercury

Messenger of the gods and god of trade, merchants, and travel, in Roman (Mercurius) and Greek (Ἑρμῆς - Hermes) mythology
(Wikipedia: Mercury - Hermes)
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Description

Statue of Mercurius as god of trade (with anchor and packages) in a niche.

Mercurius' attributes

Mercurius/Hermes is usually depicted as a young man wearing winged shoes (talaria) and a winged hat (petasos), and carrying the caduceus, a herald's staff with two entwined snakes that was Apollo's gift to Hermes

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Location (N 50°56'57" - E 10°42'13")

Item Code: deth016; Photograph: 20 February 2011  / updated: 11 October 2018
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