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ANTIQUITIES 20 June 2013 The Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury Way London WC1A 2TH


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TimeLine Auctions has experienced strong growth since its inception three years ago, handling a range of coins and antiquities from across the world, with bidders and buyers on every continent. The business has outgrown the present office and storage space at Upminster, Essex, and looks set to continue to increase. Now, with commercial expansion plans underway, the company has acquired dedicated premises a short distance from its current location. This will eventually provide improved reception and office suites, an auction hall and on-site parking for visitors, consignors and purchasers. The premises are presently being adapted to TimeLine’s custom specifications. Full details of the new address and exciting new eAuction venue will be announced once the premises are ready for commercial operations. Our printed catalogue sale will continue to be held in central London.

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ANTIQUITIES 20 June 2013 The Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury Way London WC1A 2TH

Head Office TimeLine Auctions Limited Berry Lodge St Mary’s Lane Upminster RM14 3PH, UK Website www.timelineauctions.com Viewing Tuesday 18 June 1 pm to 6 pm Wednesday 19 June 9 am to 10 am Wednesday 19 June 1 pm to 6 pm Thursday 20 June 9 am to 10 am Viewing & Champagne Reception Wednesday 19 June 6 pm to 8 pm Auction Thursday 20 June 10 am Bids +44 (0) 1708 222824 +44 (0) 1708 225689 fax bids@timelineauctions.com Please note that absentee bids can be submitted on our system up to 9 pm on Tuesday 18 June 2013, unless submitted by e-mail or in person Bidding by telephone can only be arranged for any lot with a lower estimate in excess of £400, and by arrangement prior to Tuesday 18 June 2013 Sale Number: 24 Catalogue: £20

CEO Brett Hammond Heads of Departments Antiquities: Brett Hammond Coins: Christopher Wren Collectibles: Shaun Evans Consultants Dr. Ronald Bonewitz (Minerals, Gemstones & Fossils) Peter Bufton (Far Eastern & Ethnographic) Peter Clayton, FCILIP, Dip, Arch, FSA, FRNS (General) Richard Falkiner, FSA (Jewellery & General Antiquities) Dane Kurth (Greek & Roman) David Miller (Jewellery & General Antiquities) Stephen Pollington (Anglo-Saxon & Viking) Dr. Laura Proffitt (Classical & General Antiquities Stefany Tomalin (Beads & Associated Jewellery) Italo Vecchi (Coins & General) Auctioneer Robin Baker FRNS Press Desk Edward Fletcher BA (Hons) Head of Photography Denis Cook General Enquiries +44 (0) 1708 222384 enquiries@timelineauctions.com Coins: Tanja Maijala Antiquities: Stephen Pollington Sales Administration: Shaun Evans Auction Administration: Reginald Brenchley Auction Security: Joshua Davies Please see page 2 for bidder information including after-sale collection Please see pages 111 and 112 for Terms and Conditions and Absentee Bid Form (also downloadable from our website)

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Auction: Thursday 20 June 2013 at 10 am Antiquities: Egyptian Greek Roman Byzantine Saxon & Viking Geological

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Explanation of Symbols z Lots illustrated on our website Red Title Lots offered without a reserve † VAT payable at 20% on hammer price and buyer's premium

Bidding This is a rostrum auction and there will be live internet bidding through www.the-saleroom.com and www.liveauctioneers.com. The buyer’s premium is 21% inclusive (live internet bidding is subject to additional charge of 3% + VAT). TimeLine Auctions is not responsible for any missed lots or bids due to network speed or down-time. Bidders are reminded that our website carries high-resolution enlargeable colour images of all of the items illustrated in this catalogue, together with items not illustrated in print. An Absentee Bidding Form is included at the back of this catalogue and can be mailed, faxed or emailed, to reach us by no later than 9pm GMT on Tuesday 18 June 2013. Alternatively, please register on our website and record your absentee bids free of charge via your online account: www.timelineauctions.com. Please do not consider your commission form to have been successfully logged unless you have received an acknowledgement from us. Collection and Storage All lots will be available for collection from The Swedenborg Hall up to 7 pm on the day of the sale, after which time they will be sent for storage. Lots will be available to collect from our Essex premises from Monday 24 June 2013, after which storage charges may apply. Notice to Buyers Some lots will require export licences in order to leave the UK or EU, please contact us for advice if required. We try to provide information regarding general condition, restorations, repairs and damage for each lot but this is necessarily subjective. The absence of specific information does not imply that the lot is free from defects or that it is in good condition. Bidders should satisfy themselves in all respects by personal inspection before bidding. Estimate ranges are provided for general information only and are given in Pounds Sterling (£); and for antiquities, approximate equivalents in Euros (EUR) and US Dollars (USD). Hammer prices may fall outside the ranges indicated. All bids and payments must be made in Pounds Sterling (£). Please be aware that items containing restricted animal-derived material such as coral or ivory will need a specialist CITIES export license to leave the EU. How to Find the Auction Venue The Swedenborg Hall is located in the heart of London, aproximately 200 metres from Great Russell Street and the British Museum. The nearest London Underground stations are Holborn and Russell Square. Local Hotels There are several hotels within a short walking distance, including The Holiday Inn and The Thistle Hotel in Bloomsbury.


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Dear Client, We are currently inviting entries for our next printed catalogue sale of Coins and Antiquities, to be held on 31st October and 1st November 2013. Entries should be received by 27th September 2013. Entries for our eAuctions are being accepted on a monthly basis. Yours faithfully, Brett Hammond (CEO)

2013 Auction Calendar Coins / Antiquities: Printed Catalogue eAuction: Antiquities, Collectables & Coins

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20th June 2013 - Coins

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3rd August 2013 - eAuction

19th July 2013

14th September 2013 - eAuction

30th August 2013

5th October 2013 - eAuction

20th September 2013

31st October 2013 - Coins

27th September 2013

1st November 2013 - Antiquities

27th September 2013

9th November 2013 - eAuction

25th October 2013

7th December 2013 - eAuction

22nd November 2013

Sales may be filled before their last date for entries; you are advised to submit material as early as possible. The management of TimeLine Auctions Limited reserve the right to alter the dates of sale. Please contact us for further information regarding consignment.


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TimeLine Auctions are proud to be members of the Art Loss Register. With offices in London, New York, Cologne, Paris and Amsterdam, the ALR is the world’s largest private database of lost and stolen art, antiques and collectables. Its range of services includes item registration, search and recovery services to collectors, the art trade, insurers and worldwide law enforcement agencies. A specialist team of researchers, using stateof-the-art IT, have verified the lots in this sale in accordance with the ALR’s terms and conditions, so that you can bid with confidence.


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286 EGYPTIAN PAINTED PLASTER FEMALE MUMMY PORTRAIT MASK Romano-Egyptian Period, 30 BC-323 AD A cast ceramic mask with finely modelled facial features, black pigment to the brow, pupils, eyes and hair; ochre pigment for the skin and crimson for the lips; hollow to the reverse. 577 grams, 19 cm (7 ½"). Fine condition. £2,000 - 3,000 EUR 2,370 - 3,550 USD 3,050 - 4,580 Property of a lady; acquired in the late 1970s on the London art market.

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287 EGYPTIAN ALABASTER VESSEL Old Kingdom, 2686-2181 BC A Third Dynasty carved circular vessel with deep shoulders and broad base, wide flange rim. 6.2 kg, 24.5 cm (9 ½"). Very fine condition. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,420 - 2,130 USD 1,830 - 2,750 Property of a London gentleman; acquired 1985-1995.


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288 EGYPTIAN CARNELIAN POPPY BEAD NECKLACE 18th Dynasty, 1550-1295 BC A restrung group of carved carnelian beads in bulbous and biconical forms with poppy bead pendants. 25 grams, 36 cm (14"). Very fine condition. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,180 - 1,780 USD 1,530 - 2,290 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

289 EGYPTIAN PAINTED WOODEN ISIS FIGURINE Late Period, 664-332 BC A carved figurine of Isis, kneeling on a rectangular base with tripartite wig and red-and-yellow checked headdress, gilded face; slots to the shoulders. 202 grams, 21.5 cm (8 ½"). Fine condition, arms absent. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 From a Middlesex collection; acquired in the 1970s.

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290 EGYPTIAN GOLD URAEUS INLAY Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC A sheet gold panel in the form of the uraeus, the serpent symbol of sovereignty, with elliptical head and double-curved body. 0.88 grams, 24 mm (1"). Fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 From a private Dutch collection, formerly in the Monnier, Kelekian and H.C. Parker collections.

291 EGYPTIAN GOLD REPOUSSE LOTUS FLOWER PENDANT Amarna Period, 1353-1336 BC A sheet gold pendant with radiating petals and central ring, scrolls above, ribbed suspension loop. 2.35 grams, 26 mm (1"). Fine condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,220 - 1,830 From a private Dutch collection, formerly in the Monnier, Kelekian and H.C. Parker Collections.

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293 292 EGYPTIAN GOLD ANUBIS AMULET Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC A cast amulet in the form of Anubis with suspension loops to the ends. See Baron Empain collection, Christies 14.4.11, lots 39-40 for similar examples. 0.51 grams, 17 mm (¾"). Fine condition. £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 530 - 760 Acquired on the French art market in the early 20th century.

293 EGYPTIAN GOLD BASTET AMULET Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC

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A cast amulet in the form of Bastet on a rectangular base, suspension loop to the rear. See Baron Empain collection, Christies 14.4.11, lots 39-40 for similar examples. 0.52 grams, 8.5 mm (¼"). Fine condition. £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 530 - 760 Acquired on the French art market in the early 20th century.

294 PHOENICIO-EGYPTIAN GOLD BES AMULET 5th-2nd century BC A sheet gold pendant with repousse motif of the mask of the god Bes with feather headdress, ribbed suspension loop above. See Baron Empain collection, Christies 14.4.11, lots 39-40 for similar examples. 0.22 grams, 13 mm (½"). Fine condition. £180 - 240 EUR 210 - 280 USD 270 - 370 From an important Mayfair, London, collection; acquired in the 1990s.

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295 EGYPTIAN GOLD FALCON AMULET Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC A cast amulet formed as a falcon modelled in the round, pierced longitudinally, traces of black pigment. See Baron Empain collection, Christies 14.4.11, lots 39-40 for similar examples. 1.04 grams, 14 mm (½"). Fine condition £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610 Acquired on the French art market in the early 20th century.

296 EGYPTIAN GOLD HAND AMULET Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC

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A cast amulet in the form of a hand modelled in the round, suspension loop to the cuff. See Baron Empain collection, Christies 14.4.11, lots 39-40 for similar examples. 0.58 grams, 11 mm (¼"). Fine condition. £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610 Acquired on the French art market in the early 20th century.


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297 EGYPTIAN GOLD RAM AMULET Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC A miniature ram amulet modelled in the round, black pigment to the body. See Baron Empain collection, Christies 14.4.11, lots 39-40 for similar examples. 0.85 grams, 15 mm (½"). Fine condition. £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 530 - 760

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298 EGYPTIAN GOLD TAWERET AMULET Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC A cast amulet of Taweret modelled in the round, traces of black pigment, suspension loop above the head. See Baron Empain collection, Christies 14.4.11, lots 39-40 for similar examples. 0.54 grams, 11 mm (¼"). Fine condition. £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610 Acquired on the French art market in the early 20th century.

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299 EGYPTIAN GOLD WEDJAT AMULET Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC A cast rectangular block with reversed design of the wedjat eye motif to the two main faces, two parallel transverse piercings. See Baron Empain collection, Christies 14.4.11, lots 39-40 for similar examples. 1.62 grams, 7.59 mm (¼"). Fine condition. £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 530 - 760 Acquired on the French art market in the early 20th century.

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300 EGYPTIAN GOLD MASK AMULET Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC A cast amulet in the form of a mask with elliptical eyes, three-strand beard, ribbed suspension loop above. See Baron Empain collection, Christies 14.4.11, lots 39-40 for similar examples. 1.08 grams, 12 mm (½"). Fine condition. £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 530 - 760 Acquired on the French art market in the early 20th century.

301 EGYPTIAN LARGE GOLD AMULET Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC

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A cast amulet of the uraeus serpent, s-curved, two suspension loops. See Baron Empain collection, Christies 14.4.11, lots 39-40 for similar examples. 1.05 grams, 17 mm (¾"). Fine condition. £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 530 - 760 Acquired on the French art market in the early 20th century.

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302 EGYPTIAN SILVER 'FAMILY GODS' PLAQUE GROUP Third Intermediate Period, 1069-664 BC A mixed group of flat-section silver plaques with incised detail comprising: one ibis-headed Thoth; one falcon-headed Horus; one Isis with sun-disc and horns; supplied in a custom-made case. 333 grams, 17.5 cm including case (7"). Fine condition. [3] £1,650 - 2,250 EUR 1,950 - 2,660 USD 2,520 - 3,430 From a deceased estate; Christie's auction, South Kensington, 29th October 2003 lot 222.

303 z EGYPTIAN BRONZE PAN FINGER RING Romano-Egyptian Period, 30 BC-323 AD

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A cast D-section hoop with hatching to the shoulders, scaphoid bezel with intaglio image of the god Pan in a loose robe with pipes to the mouth. 3.66 grams, 22 mm overall, 19.2 mm internal diameter (approximate size British S, USA 9 ¼, Europe 20.38, Japan 19) (¾"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 From a Swiss collection.

304 EGYPTIAN BRONZE MINIATURE COFFIN GROUP Late Period, 664-332 BC A pair of miniature coffins, each hollow and square-section with one blocked end and a miniature miniature figure Sobek, the fearsome crocodile god of the Nile, on the upper face. 71 grams, 53-58 mm (2 - 2 ¼"). Fine condition. [2] £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 Private collection; acquired on the German art market.

305 z EGYPTIAN GILT-BRONZE MEDICAL INSTRUMENT WITH CARNELIAN HANDLE Romano-Egyptian Period, 30 BC-323 AD A medical probe with fine point and conical sleeve attached to a biconical carnelian handle. 17 grams, 11 cm (4 ¼"). Fine condition, old repair to handle. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 From a Middlesex collection; acquired in the 1970s.

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306 EGYPTIAN BRONZE AND CERAMIC MUMMY MASK EYES New Kingdom, 1550-1070 BC A group of two bronze-framed eye elements with white ceramic eye infill and blue glass pupil, curved in plan, with separate brow lines similarly curved. 68 grams total, 54-76 mm (2 ¼ - 3"). Fair condition. [4] £350 - 550 EUR 410 - 650 USD 530 - 840 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

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A bronze-framed eye element with white ceramic eye infill and blue glass pupil, curved in plan. 43 grams, 10.5 cm (4"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a German private collection; acquired before 1990.


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308 EGYPTIAN LARGE GLAZED COMPOSITION HIEROGLYPHIC SHABTI New Kingdom, 1550-1070 BC A very large shabti with tripartite wig and plaited beard, hoe and flail in the crossed hands, black glaze to the head and right shoulder; square base and dorsal pillar, hieroglyphic text to the lower body in nine lines. The text is from Chapter 6 of the Book of the Dead. The face and details of the agricultural implements are finely modelled, and a large percentage of the hieroglyphs, often obscured by the glaze, are readable. 310 grams, 20.5 cm (8"). Very fine condition. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,180 - 1,780 USD 1,530 - 2,290 From a French private collection; aquired Paris before 1980. The Book of the Dead is the common name for the ancient Egyptian funerary text known as The Book of Coming [or Going] Forth By Day. It is a description of the ancient Egyptian conception of the afterlife and a collection of hymns, spells, and instructions to allow the deceased to pass through obstacles in the afterlife. The Book of the Dead was most commonly written on a papyrus scroll and placed in the coffin or burial chamber of the deceased. In Chapters 1-16, the section from which the inscription is drawn, the deceased enters the tomb, descends to the underworld, and the body regains its powers of movement and speech.

309 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION 'SEMATAUI' SHABTI Late Period, 664-332 BC

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A shabti with fine facial detailing, wearing a tripartite wig and plaited beard; the lower body and legs with hieroglyphic text reading 'for Semataui'; the arms folded across the chest, with the crook and flail in the hands; an undecorated pillar to the reverse. 75 grams, 13 cm (5"). Fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 Private collection; acquired on the German art market.

310 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION SHABTI Late Period, 664-332 BC A shabti with fine facial detailing, wearing a tripartite wig and plaited beard; the lower body and legs with hieroglyphic text; the arms folded across the chest, with crook, net and flail in the hands; square stand and dorsal pillar. 129 grams, 15.5 cm (6"). Fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 From a French private collection; acquired Paris before 1980.

311 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION HIEROGLYPHIC SHABTI Late Period, 664-332 BC

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A blue shabti with tripartite wig, plaited beard, square base and dorsal pillar, hieroglyphs to the lower body and pillar; with custom-made display stand. 149 grams, 11.5 cm (4 ½"). Fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

312 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION HIEROGLYPHIC SHABTI Late Period, 664-332 BC A pale blue shabti with tripartite wig and false beard, agricultural tools held in the crossed hands, square base and dorsal pillar, hieroglyphic text to the lower body. 46 grams, 10.5 cm (4"). Fine condition. £130 - 190 EUR 150 - 230 USD 200 - 290 From a collection of Egyptian artefacts formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; property of a London gentleman.

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313 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION HIEROGLYPHIC SHABTI Late Period, 664-332 BC A pale blue shabti with tripartite wig and false beard, agricultural tools held in the crossed hands, square base and dorsal pillar, hieroglyphic text to the lower body. 42 grams, 10.5 cm (4"). Fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 From a collection of Egyptian artefacts formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; property of a London gentleman.

314 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION HIEROGLYPHIC SHABTI Late Period, 664-332 BC A pale blue shabti with tripartite wig and false beard, agricultural tools held in the crossed hands, square base and dorsal pillar, hieroglyphic text to the lower body. 34 grams, 10 cm (4"). Fine condition. £140 - 190 EUR 170 - 230 USD 210 - 290 313

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315 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION HIEROGLYPHIC SHABTI Late Period, 664-332 BC A pale green shabti with tripartite wig and false beard, agricultural tools held in the crossed hands, square base and dorsal pillar, hieroglyphic text to the lower body. 38 grams, 10 cm (4"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 From a collection of Egyptian artefacts formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; property of a London gentleman.

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A pale green shabti with tripartite wig and false beard, agricultural tools held in the crossed hands, square base and dorsal pillar. 56 grams, 11 cm (4 ¼"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 From a collection of Egyptian artefacts formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; property of a London gentleman.

317 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION SHABTI Late Period, 664-332 BC A small flat-backed shabti in pale blue with tripartite wig and false beard, implements in the crossed hands, square base and dorsal pillar. 54 grams, 10.5 cm (4"). Fair condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

318 z EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION SHABTI GROUP Late Period, 664-332 BC A mixed group of shabtis, each with a tripartite wig and false beard, two in deep blue, one pale blue, one pale green, two cream. 213 grams, 85-112 mm (3 ¼ - 4 ¼"). Fair condition. [6] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

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319 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION FIGURAL RING New Kingdom, 1550-1070 BC A flat-section hoop with hatched shoulders, rosette motif and aegis of a goddess with double crown, modelled in the round. 5.26 grams, 40 mm overall, 20.43 mm internal diameter (approximate size British V, USA 10 ¾, Europe 24.28, Japan 23) (1 ½"). Fine condition. £700 - 900 EUR 830 - 1,070 USD 1,070 - 1,370 Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1970.

320 z EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION HUMAN-HEADED PIN New Kingdom, 1550-1070 BC

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A small pin with round-section shank and bifacial motif of a human face in tripartite wig with pierced lug above. 1.12 grams, 37 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition, some glazed surface absent. [No Reserve] £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 120 From a Canadian collection; acquired before 1980.

321 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION ACTOR'S MASK Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC A blue glazed miniature actor's mask with radiating bars to headdress. 18 grams, 45 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition, chip to chin. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

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322 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION PENDANT GROUP Late Period, 664-332 BC A mixed group of amulets of various dates comprising: a scaraboid with loop to the underside; six djed pillars; a wedjat eye; the Memphis triad (Ptah, Sekhmet, Nefertem). 18 grams, 19-33 mm (¾ - 1 ¼"). Fine condition. [9] £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 710 USD 580 - 910 Ex Dolman collection, acquired in the 1930s.

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A globular gaming piece in six black and pale blue segments. 37 grams, 39 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380 Ex Dolman collection, acquired in the 1930s.

324 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION HANGING BOWL Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC A carinated-profile bowl with suspension loops to the rim. 133 grams, 91 mm (3 ½"). Fine condition, loops repaired. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 From a Canadian collection; acquired before 1980.

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325 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION MINIATURE POT Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC A blue and white glazed composition miniature pot with piriform body, flat base and flange rim. 13 grams, 45 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

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A group of two bowls, each with vertically ribbed body, narrow shoulder and two rectangular pierced-panel handles to the rim; one with low foot. 269 grams total, 97-109 mm (3 ¾ - 4 ¼"). Fine condition, one handle chipped. [2, No Reserve] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 From a Canadian collection; acquired before 1980.

327 z EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION WALL TILE Saqqara, 2650-2575 BC A rectangular wall tile with slightly convex face, a smaller rectangular panel for attachment to the rear, drilled transversely. 25 grams, 58 mm (2 ¼"). Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

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328 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION SONS OF HORUS AMULET AND SCARAB GROUP Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC A group of seven flat-section pierced amulets comprising: one with a human head (Imsety); one with a falcon's head (Qebehsenuef ); one with a baboon's head (Hapi); one with a jackal's head (Duamutef); ochre-coloured segmentation to Duamutef and Hapi; two wings of Isis with red and ochre segmentation; a scarab beetle with segmented carapace. 54 grams total, 49-73 mm (2 - 2 ¾"). Fine condition. [7] £1,300 - 1,600 EUR 1,540 - 1,900 USD 1,980 - 2,440 Ex Dubois collection, Paris; part acquired in the 1920s.

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329 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION BES AMULET Late Period, 664-332 BC A green bifacial amulet of the god Bes standing on a rectangular base, with feather headdress. 7.87 grams, 40 mm (1 ½"). Very fine condition. £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 530 - 760 Ex Dolman collection, acquired in the 1930s.

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330 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION BES AMULET Late Period, 664-332 BC A pale green amulet in the form of Bes standing naked on a rectangular base, suspension loop to the rear of the neck. 7.15 grams, 48 mm (2"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 From a collection of Egyptian artefacts formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; property of a London gentleman.

330 331 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION BES AMULET Third Intermediate Period, 1069-664 BC A turquoise-glazed composition amulet of the god Bes with feathered headdress, standing in frontal pose; pierced for suspension. 3.19 grams, 41 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition, small loss to headdress. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

332 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION BES AMULET Late Period, 664-332 BC

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A pale blue amulet of Bes, facing in feathered headdress, detailing to the band and outer feathers. 4.69 grams, 36 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 From a collection of Egyptian artefacts formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; property of a London gentleman.

333 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION MULTIPLE EYE OF HORUS AMULET Third Intermediate Period, 1069-664 BC A large amulet formed as four wedjat eye motifs with applied black pupils, pierced transversely. 17 grams, 53 mm (2 ¼"). Very fine condition. £600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,070 USD 920 - 1,370

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334 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION EYE OF HORUS AMULET Amarna Period, circa 1353-1336 BC A very large pale blue and white wedjat eye amulet with detail in relief. 26 grams, 60 mm (2 ¼"). Very fine condition. £180 - 240 EUR 210 - 280 USD 270 - 370 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

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335 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION EYE OF HORUS BIFACIAL AMULET Amarna Period, 1353-1336 BC A large pale blue glazed composition wedjat eye amulet with detail in relief to both faces, brow and pupil in black. 8.22 grams, 44 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From the Foxwell family collection; Mr H. G. and Miss E. Foxwell purchased their collection from the late 1890s until the early 1920s, acquiring from the Forman collection (sold by Sotheby's in 1900), and the Mc Gregor Collection (sold by Sotheby's in 1922), and the Clements collection in 1923 and thence by descent; believed to have been excavated by Flinders Petrie.

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336 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION BIFACIAL EYE AMULET Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC A very large bifacial pendant or bead in the form of the wedjat eye with textured brow. 74 grams, 93 mm (3 ¾"). Fine condition, some abrasion. [No Reserve] £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 From a Canadian collection; acquired before 1980.

337 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION SEKHMET AMULET Third Intermediate Period, 1069-664 BC A yellow amulet of the lioness-headed goddess Sekhmet, standing in frontal pose; suspension loop above the head, pierced for suspension; rectangular base and dorsal pillar. 2.69 grams, 37 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. Rare. £250 - 400 EUR 300 - 470 USD 380 - 610

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Ex Dubois collection, Paris; acquired in the 1970s.

338 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION TAWERET AMULET Late Period, 664-332 BC A pale blue amulet of the goddess Taweret in hippopotamus-headed form with rectangular base and dorsal pillar, pierced behind the shoulders. 6.24 grams, 47 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 From a collection of Egyptian artefacts formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; property of a London gentleman.

339 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION TAWERET AMULET New Kingdom, 1550-1070 BC 337

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An amulet of the goddess Taweret in advancing pose, hippopotamusheaded, with square base, dorsal pillar and suspension loop to the rear. 7.81 grams, 50 mm (2"). Fine condition. £250 - 400 EUR 300 - 470 USD 380 - 610 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

340 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION TAWERET AMULET Late Period, 664-332 BC A pale blue amulet of the goddess Taweret in hippopotamus-headed form, rectangular base and dorsal pillar. 2.61 grams, 32 mm (1 ¼"). Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 90 - 140 339

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From a collection of Egyptian artefacts formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; property of a London gentleman.


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341 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION WADJ AMULET Late Period, 664-332 BC A blue amulet in the form of the wadj papyrus stalk, pierced for suspension. 4.14 grams, 47 mm (1 ¾"). Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 120 From a collection of Egyptian artefacts formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; property of a London gentleman.

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342 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION WEDJAT AMULET Amarna Period, 1353-1336 BC A white amuletic bifacial bead in the form of the wedjat or Eye of Horus. 0.82 grams, 19 mm (¾"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 120 From a collection of Egyptian artefacts formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; property of a London gentleman.

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343 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION ROSETTE AMULET Late Period, 664-332 BC A discoid amulet with intaglio rosette to the underside surrounded by a band of pellets; pierced to the reverse. 3.24 grams, 26 mm (1"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 90 - 140 From a collection of Egyptian artefacts formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; property of a London gentleman.

344 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION PHALLIC AMULET 26th Dynasty, 685-525 BC

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A green figure of a seated male with oversized phallus grasped in his outstretched hands; rectangular base. 38 grams, 71 mm (2 ¾"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Ex Dubois collection, Paris; acquired in the 1970s.

345 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION AMULET GROUP Mainly Late Period, 664-332 BC A mixed group of amulets comprising: nine of wedjat eyes; three of Bes; one wadj stalk; two crouching sphinxes; three ibis-headed Thoth; one Taweret; one Horus; one djed pillar; one baboon (Thoth); four indeterminate. 47 grams, total, 12-39 mm (½ - 1 ½"). Mainly fine condition. [26] £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 530 - 760 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

346 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION AMULET GROUP Late Period, 664-332 BC

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A mixed group of amulets comprising: a rectangular panel with highrelief wedjat eye motif; a green Bes figurine; a blue Sobek figurine; a blue Anubis figurine with dorsal pillar. 7.13 grams, 18-30 mm (¾ - 1 ¼"). Fine condition. [4] £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 From a collection of Egyptian artefacts formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; property of a London gentleman.

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347 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION BEAD AND AMULET GROUP Late Period, 664-332 BC

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A mixed group of necklace components comprising: a plano-convex button bead; four wedjat eye amulets; a red Bes amulet; two scaraboid amulets; a bifacial double-eye bead; a yellow crouching figure pendant; a red penannular pendant; a head of Bes pendant; and a quantity of annular spacers and tubular beads. 24 grams total, crouching figure amulet: 18 mm (¾"). Mainly fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 460 - 760 Acquired on the French and UK art markets in the 1970s, the yellow amulet formerly with Faustus Gallery.

348 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION AND GLASS BEAD NECKLACE 18th Dynasty, 1470-1330 BC and later A designer necklace of antique blue glass beads of various periods, and Egyptian style glazed composition spherical beads, central pendant with two glazed composition beads including a cone; modern handmade gold clasp. 69 grams, 58 cm (22 ¾"). Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1970.

349 EGYPTIAN SCARAB GROUP 12th-18th Dynasty, 1991-1292 BC

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A mixed group of glazed composition and stone scarabs of various dates comprising: one white with mem-cheper-ra hieroglyphs to the underside; one white, hieroglyphs to the underside in part bearing the word 'observe'; one white, hieroglyphics undecipherable; one white, linear design to the underside; one stained white, probably a personal seal, may be a cormorant (not a hieroglyph); one white, discoid, cruciform motif; one a glazed composition pendant, lotus motif. 12 grams total, 12-19 mm (½ - ¾"). Fine condition, one abraded. [7, No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 American private collection, acquired during the late 1960s.

350 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITE SCARAB AND AMULET GROUP Middle - New Kingdom, 1800-1070 BC 349

A mixed group of amulets comprising: a white steatite scarab mimicking the species catharsius, with scroll designs and hieroglyphs to the underside of a design common in the XIII-XVI dynasties; a blue glazed composition elliptical seal with hieroglyphic text to both faces. The inscription on the white scarab reads TW- 'ETERNALLY GIVE' P - _ TI - _ _. Side 1 of the elliptical seal reads I - MEN - MAA (female name) OFFERS BREAD - _ - NB. Side 2 reads I - MEN -MAA (central panel) with un-deciphered hieroglyphs to left and right of panel. 5.01 grams total, 18-21 mm (¾"). Fine condition. [2, No Reserve] £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 120 Private collection, Nottinghamshire, UK; acquired late 1980s-early 1990s.

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351 EGYPTIAN SCARAB AND AMULET GROUP Late Period, 664-332 BC A mixed group of glazed composition and stone scarabs and amulets of various dates comprising: a rectangular steatite block with cartouches to the upper face, in the lower half ideograms NST 'thrones', the opposite bears the hieroglyphs - HTP ‘offer’ – MR ‘water’ – K - _; a lapis lazuli scaraboid; a brown hardstone scarab with two ankh symbols in cartouches and central hieroglyphs to the underside; a white marble scaraboid; a green glazed composition scaraboid with incised pattern to the underside; a blue-green glazed composition scaraboid with incised grid to the underside; a white glazed composition scaraboid in the form of a beast-head with an incised lotus plant to the underside - possibly a personal seal. 12 grams, 1222 mm (½ - ¾"). Fine condition, one chipped. [7, No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

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American private collection, acquired during the late 1960s.

352 EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION SCARAB AND AMULET GROUP 15th-26th Dynasties, 1648-525 BC A mixed group of scarabs and amulets of various dates comprising: a pink hardstone scarab, hieroglyphs to underside, reads RA – ICH – MEN - _; pale blue glazed composition scaraboid, hieroglyphs to the underside; a stone scaraboid with twisted rope motif to the underside; a white glazed composition conical seal with intaglio cruciform motif; a large beige stone scarab, to the underside two winged human figures advance to the right. 11 grams, 10-19 mm (¼ - ¾"). Mainly fine condition, one chipped. [6, No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

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American private collection, acquired during the late 1960s.

353 z EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION FIGURE AND AMULET FRAGMENTS GROUP 1st millennium BC A mixed group of figurine fragments comprising: a white GraecoRoman face; a green bifacial crowned figure; a blue head of Osiris; a blue head with black hair and beard. 58 grams total, 34-60 mm (1 ¼ - 2 ½"). Fair condition. [4] £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

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354 EGYPTIAN ALABASTER VESSEL Old Kingdom, 2686-2181 BC A carved vessel with bulbous body, narrow neck and broad everted rim. 128 grams, 65 mm (2 ½"). Fine condition. £450 - 750 EUR 530 - 890 USD 690 - 1,140 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

355 EGYPTIAN STONE FISH PENDANT Early Dynastic Period, 3100-2686 BC A flat-section lozengiform plaque with incised mouth, eye and fin detail, pierced close to the upper edge. 188 grams, 15 cm (6"). Fine condition. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,180 - 1,780 USD 1,530 - 2,290

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Property of a London collector, acquired 1970-1980.

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356 ROMANO-EGYPTIAN GNOSTIC HAEMATITE INTAGLIO 4th-5th century AD An elliptical intaglio, slightly convex, with image of a hybrid creature (bird's head, ram's leg, dog's head, curled tail) with pellet trefoils, a crab and other items in the field, inscribed text N/AXA/NA/TV'; to the reverse an undulating serpent with 'AXA/NA' in seriffed capitals. 12 grams, 34 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition, small chips to edge. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,420 - 2,130 USD 1,830 - 2,750 Property of an English lady; from a collection of intaglios and seals formed between the 1960s-1990s.

357 EGYPTIAN LAPIS LAZULI EYE OF HORUS BRACELET Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC

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A restrung bracelet of nine lapis lazuli wedjat eye amulet beads with small carnelian truncated barrels between. 31 grams, 26 cm (10 ¼"). Fine condition. £450 - 700 EUR 530 - 830 USD 690 - 1,070 Ex Dolman collection, acquired in the 1930s.

358 EGYPTIAN AGATE MINIATURE VESSEL Late Period, 664-332 BC A carved miniature pot with broad everted collar to the mouth and side vents, suspension loops to the shoulders. 22 grams, 35 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 From a Middlesex collection; acquired in the 1970s.

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359 EGYPTIAN BANDED AGATE SCARAB Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC A carved scarab bead with intaglio design to the underside comprising a human figure with an axe, a quadruped and a crescent with Aramaic script text above; supplied with a custom-made impression. 1.84 grams, 15 mm (½"). Very fine condition. £180 - 240 EUR 210 - 280 USD 270 - 370 From a Swiss collection; formerly in the Sternberg collection.

360 EGYPTIAN STONE BOWL Old Kingdom, 2686-2181 BC

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A carved discoid bowl with narrow flat base. 436 grams, 14.5 cm (5 ¾"). Very fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 Ex Maurice Braham and Lord McAlpine collections.


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361 PHOENICIO-EGYPTIAN STONE VESSEL WITH DUCK HEADS 1st millennium BC A carved amphora with conical lower body, waisted neck, two duckhead handles to the shoulder with lateral piercings. 45 grams, 72 mm (2 ¾"). Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1970.

362 EGYPTIAN CARNELIAN FROG AMULETIC BEAD Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC An amuletic bead carved as a crouching frog, pierced longitudinally. 1.09 grams, 13 mm (½"). Very fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

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UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

363 EGYPTIAN NUBIAN STONE FACE BEAD 4th-6th century AD A carved barrel-shaped Coptic bead with grotesque face detailing. 15 grams, 23 mm (1"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230

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Property of a London collector, acquired 1970-1980.

364 EGYPTIAN BLACK DYED STEATITE ANKH SCARAB BEAD Late Period, 664-332 BC A carved scarab bead, dyed black, with hieroglyphic text to the underside. 2.54 grams, 18 mm (¾"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £60 - 80 EUR 70 - 90 USD 90 - 120 From a Swiss collection.

365 EGYPTIAN STEATITE WHITE SCARAB BEAD Late Period, 664-332 BC A carved plano-convex bead with scarab detail to the upper face, plain underside. 0.52 grams, 13 mm (½"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £60 - 80 EUR 70 - 90 USD 90 - 120 From a Swiss collection.

366 EGYPTIAN BEADED MUMMY FACE MASK Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC

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A reconstructed panel of small regular glazed composition beads in several colours representing a mummy face mask. 43 grams, 13 cm (5"). Very fine condition. £250 - 350 EUR 300 - 410 USD 380 - 530 From a collection of Egyptian artefacts formed in France in the late 1970s and early 1980s; with a copy of a French export licence dated 1997.

367 EGYPTIAN GILDED WAX AMULET GROUP Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC A mixed group of gilt amulets comprising: three plano-convex; three birds; a cat; five human figures; three s-curved plaques; two legs; a star; a hand; a fragment. 25 grams total, 19-32 mm (¾ - 1 ¼"). Fair condition, fabric adhering to some surfaces. [20] £250 - 400 EUR 300 - 470 USD 380 - 610 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

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368 EGYPTIAN MOSAIC GLASS FACE PANEL Romano-Egyptian, 30 BC-323 AD A bifacial glass tessera in yellow with blue upper edge, bearded face in green with red wreath and lips, black eye detailing. 3.05 grams, 25 mm (1"). Fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 Property of a London gentleman; ex Gorny and Mosch, Germany.

369 EGYPTIAN BLUE GLASS VESSEL Romano-Egyptian period, 30 BC-323 AD An iridescent blue glass vessel with waisted neck and rounded bottom. 9.38 grams, 50 mm (2"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 368

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Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1970.

370 EGYPTIAN CERAMIC EPIGRAPHIC 'KHONSU, SCRIBE AND OVERSEER' FUNERARY CONE New Kingdom, 1550-1070 BC A terracotta funerary cone with hieroglyphic text to the underside identifying the tomb's own as 'Khonsu, scribe and overseer of the double treasury'; with an old dealer's ticket explaining the circumstances of recovery; inked accession number to one face. 455 grams, 10 cm (3 ¾"). Fair condition; excavated broken and repaired. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 370

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Ex Steinberg collection; formerly in an old German collection; found at Thebes (Luxor) in the late 19th century.

371 EGYPTIAN TERRACOTTA BULLA Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC A baked clay bulla with impressed cartouche to the underside, with hieroglyphic text: across the top an undeciphered glyph, 2 figures of Amun, wedjet alongside, unidentified glyph, watch below, two facing figures of the baboon god Babi, their erect penises acting as sails for the boat bearing the soul of the dead to Aaru, paradise, Ra above. A possible translation is 'May Amun-Ra watch over and protect your journey to paradise'. 67 grams, 46 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition. £110 - 170 EUR 130 - 200 USD 170 - 260 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

372 z EGYPTIAN CERAMIC MINIATURE STELE Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC A rectangular ceramic pillar, hollow to the underside, with two figures modelled in the half-round to one face, the taller with the atef crown and the shorter with a trapezoidal crown; inked collection number [..]/13 to the reverse. 157 grams, 93 mm (3 ½"). Fine condition, top absent. [No Reserve] £50 - 70 EUR 60 - 80 USD 80 - 110 Ex Steinberg collection; acquired in the 1970s.

373 EGYPTIAN WOODEN DUCK PALETTE New Kingdom, 1550-1070 BC

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A carved figure of a duck with recurved neck, wing and webbed feet detail to the underside; elliptical recess to the upper face with hole below. 38 grams, 11.5 cm (4 ½"). Fair condition. Very rare. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,180 - 1,780 USD 1,530 - 2,290 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.


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374 EGYPTIAN WOODEN THOTH DEITY FIGURINE Late Period, 664-332 BC A large carved figurine of the god Thoth in the guise of a baboon crouching, wearing the lunar disc headdress, with his genitals prominently modelled; on a rectangular base. 67 grams, 12 cm (5"). Fair condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760

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From an important collection, Bath, Somerset, UK.

375 EGYPTIAN WOODEN STANDING FIGURE Middle Kingdom, 2133-1797 BC A carved figure standing in a long robe, the left arm integral with pierced hand at the side; the right arm separate, attached to a peg at the shoulder; separate peg to the top of the head; D-section base with socket; white pigment to the robe, eyes and base, black to the hair and eyes, ochre to the skin. 61 grams, 16.5 cm (6 ½"). Fair condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,220 - 1,830 From an important French collection; acquired Paris in the 1920s.

376 EGYPTIAN WOODEN FALCON FIGURINE Late Period, 664-332 BC

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A carved wooden figurine of a falcon, perching on a tongue-shaped base, feather detailing to the wings and some black pigment; small hole to the underside. 19 grams, 11 cm (4 ¼"). Fair condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 From a collection of Egyptian artefacts formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; property of a London gentleman.

377 EGYPTIAN RECLINING FEMALE FIGURINE Middle Kingdom, 2133-1797 BC A ceramic figurine of a reclining nude female with head turned to the left resting on a bolster, with ochre pigment. 12 grams, 35 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 377 From an important French collection; acquired Paris in the 1920s.

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378 EGYPTIAN PAINTED WOODEN KNEELING BOATMAN FIGURE Middle Kingdom, 2133-1797 BC

382 z EGYPTIAN WOODEN MALE SARCOPHAGUS MASK Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC

A carved wooden figurine of a kneeling boatman with hands resting on the knees, recess to the underside; some black and white pigment remaining. 44 grams, 12 cm (4 ¾"). Fair condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

A painted wooden male mummy mask; the wide eyes and eyebrows outlined in black paint; wide bouffant-style blue painted headdress. 145 grams, 15 cm (6"). Good condition. £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610

Ex Steinberg collection; acquired in the 1970s.

379 z EGYPTIAN GILDED WOODEN FEMALE SARCOPHAGUS MASK Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC A painted wood and gesso female sarcophagus mask with gilded face; the eyes and eyebrows outlined in blue paint; the headdress with a bandeau of stylised lotus flowers below a vertically striped red and green covering. 1 kg, 22 cm (8 ¾"). Fair condition. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,420 - 2,130 USD 1,830 - 2,750 Property of a lady; acquired in the late 1970s on the London art market.

380 z EGYPTIAN GILDED WOODEN MALE SARCOPHAGUS MASK Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC A painted wood and gesso male sarcophagus mask with gilded face, the eyes and eyebrows separately inlaid; the headdress ornamented with blue stylised lotus flowers. 435 grams, 21 cm (8 ¼"). Good condition. £600 - 800 EUR 710 - 950 USD 920 - 1,220 Property of a lady; acquired in the late 1970s on the London art market.

381 z EGYPTIAN WOODEN MALE SARCOPHAGUS MASK Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC A wood and gesso male sarcophagus mask with red painted face; the eyes and eyebrows outlined in blue paint; the headdress with four horizontal blue band stripes. 165 grams, 14.5 cm (5 ¾"). Fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 Property of a lady; acquired in the late 1970s on the London art market.

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383 z EGYPTIAN WOODEN MALE SARCOPHAGUS MASK Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC A painted wooden male sarcophagus mask, the eyes and hairline outlined in blue, the bouffant headdress with chequered horizontal and vertical yellow painted stripes. 240 grams, 19 cm (7 ½"). Good condition. £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610 Property of a lady; acquired in the late 1970s on the London art market.

384 EGYPTIAN GILDED WOODEN MALE SARCOPHAGUS MASK Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC A painted wooden mummy mask; the eyes and eyebrows outlined in black paint; wide bouffant-style yellow, red and green painted headdress with scarab motif. 263 grams, 19 cm (7 ½"). Fine condition. £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610 From a Middlesex collection.

385 z EGYPTIAN COPTIC WOODEN SPINDLE WHORL 6th-8th century AD A turned wooden spindle whorl with plano-convex base, balustered top and peg beneath. 100 grams, 74 mm (3"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a Middlesex collection; acquired in the 1980s.


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390 z EGYPTIAN IVORY AMULET AND VESSEL GROUP 26th Dynasty, 685-525 BC A mixed group of carved ivory artefacts comprising: a wadj papyrus stalk; a piriform vessel with pedestal base, leaf motifs to the body. 66 grams total, 61-110 mm (2 ¼ - 4 ¼"). Fine condition. [2] £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1970.

391 z EGYPTIAN COPTIC IVORY INKWELL 5th-8th century AD A carved miniature pot or inkwell, barrel-shaped in profile with lip to the rim, two small lugs to the shoulder, separate bottom with lightly incised octofoil motif. 34 grams, 38 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition, part of rim absent. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of a London collector, acquired 1970-1980.

386 386 EGYPTIAN PAINTED FEMALE MUMMY MASK Romano-Egyptian Period, 30 BC-323 AD A plaster cast portrait mask with finely modelled facial features, pigment to the pupils, hollow to the reverse. 245 grams, 17 cm (6 ½"). Fine condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,220 - 1,830 Property of a lady; acquired in the late 1970s on the London art market.

387 z EGYPTIAN CARTONNAGE FRAGMENT Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC A rectangular cartonnage panel with concentric bands of stamped ornament comprising teardrop, plant, rosette and other designs, recess for a bird-shaped insert above. 301 grams, 25 cm (9 ¾"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1970.

388 z EGYPTIAN COPTIC BONE AND AMBER GROUP 5th-8th century AD A mixed group of items comprising: a hemispherical bone spinner with separate shaft; a discoid amber plaque with incised concentric rings; six bone pins, one with anthropomorphic top; an amber spinner, pierced. 41 grams, 37-113 mm (1 ¼ - 4 ½"). Fine condition, the plaque damaged. [9] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

389 z EGYPTIAN COPTIC LEATHER SLIPPER 5th-8th century AD A hand-made slipper in red leather with gilded leather detailing; the slipper made as a turn-shoe with saddle-stitch seams, decorative gilt piping to the upper face including a central coil and meander ornament, second coil at the mouth; applied sole to the underside. 80 grams, 24.5 cm (9 ¾"). Fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310

392 392 EGYPTIAN COPTIC IVORY MINIATURE VESSEL 5th-8th century AD A carved conical miniature vessel with thickened rim and two lug handles to the shoulders, separate discoid base. 52 grams, 43 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1970.

393 z EGYPTIAN COPTIC BONE GROUP 5th-10th century AD A mixed group of carved bone items comprising: a bird-shaped plaque; a hollow conical knop; two pierced pendants with concentric horizontal ribbing; two pins with ribbing beneath the head; a D-section pin; a plano-convex double-pierced bead with ring-and-dot patterns. 42 grams total, 21-116 mm (¾ - 4 ½"). Fine condition. [8, No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1970.

394 z EGYPTIAN COPTIC BONE GROUP 5th-10th century AD A mixed group of carved bone dress and hair pins comprising: one round-section with piriform finial; one similar with collar and ovoid finial; one similar with D-shaped finial; one similar with open-hand finial; one flat-section with four prongs, profile head above; one Dsection with cockerel finial, ring-and-dot motifs; one similar, flat-section. 25 grams total, 83-123 mm (3 ¼ - 4 ¾"). Fine condition. [7] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1970.

Property of a lady; acquired in the late 1970s on the London art market.

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395 GREEK APULIAN BLACKWARE FIGURAL BELL KRATER 4th century BC

396 GREEK APULIAN BLACKWARE FIGURAL BELL KRATER 4th century BC

A red-figure ceramic bell krater with pedestal base, bell-shaped body and broad everted rim; the rim with red rings to the interior and a band of radiating strokes to the underside of the exterior; the body with palmettes below the loop handles, figural decoration comprising: Side A - a nude male advancing with mantle to the shoulders, with handled vessel in the left hand, dish in the right hand, objects in the field; Side B - a seated lady of fashion with hair piled in a bun, wreath in the left hand and casket held up in the right hand, objects in the field. 678 grams, 16 cm (6 ¼"). Fine condition. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,180 - 1,780 USD 1,530 - 2,290

A red-figure ceramic bell krater with pedestal base, bell-shaped body and broad everted rim; the rim with red ring to the interior and a band of leaves to the underside of the exterior; the body with loop handles, figural decoration comprising: Side A - a female in loose robe, seated offering a basket in the right hand, vegetation before and behind, rosettes in the field, running Greek key to the base, earring, stephane and bracelets picked out in ochre and white; Side B - the head of a lady of fashion with hair piled in a bun, with earrings, necklace and stephane picked out in white and cream, running Greek key motif beneath. 1.3 kg, 25 cm (9 ¾"). Fine condition. £1,700 - 2,400 EUR 2,010 - 2,840 USD 2,590 - 3,660

From the estate of a North Country collector, acquired over a 30 year period from the early 1970s.

UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

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397 GREEK CERAMIC BLACKWARE BELL KRATER WITH LADY OF FASHION 4th century BC A small ceramic red figure bell krater with pedestal foot and two round-section handles, rolled; decorated with a band of scroll ornament beneath the rim, palmettes beneath the handles; two figural scenes to the sides: Side A - a lady of fashion with black hair and stephane in white, necklace to the throat; Side B - similar with band and two groups of three pellets instead of the stephane. 440 grams, 14.5 cm (5 ¾"). Fine condition. £550 - 850 EUR 650 - 1,010 USD 840 - 1,300 Ex Brigantia Antiques, acquired prior to 1980.

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398 GREEK GNATHIAN BLACKWARE PAINTED SKYPHOS 3rd century BC A very large blackware skyphos painted on one face with bands of ovolo, meander and leaf motifs in maroon, white and ochre; to the other face a linear frame with ochre and white pellets framing two leaf motifs and a rosette; two round-section loop handles to the rim. 2.9 kg, 40 cm (15 ¾"). Fine condition, some scuffing. £1,700 - 2,400 EUR 2,010 - 2,840 USD 2,590 - 3,660 From the estate of a North Country collector, acquired over a 30 year period from the early 1970s.


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399 GREEK GOLD REPOUSSÉ CHILD'S DIADEM 4th-3rd century BC An expanding sheet-gold diadem with rolled terminals, decorated with a symmetrical arrangement of repoussé designs featuring birds, vegetation and human masks, all with pelleted surrounds. See Higgins, R.A. Greek and Roman Jewellery, pl.35. 8.01 grams, 24 mm high (1 high"). Very fine condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,220 - 1,830 Ex Coombe collection; acquired in the 1970s.

400 GREEK GOLD FILIGREE RING Circa 800 BC

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A flat-section band of filigree ropework with three coiled filigree conical bezels. 2.32 grams, 21 mm overall, 16.07 mm internal diameter (approximate size British K ½, USA 5 ½, Europe 10.58, Japan 10) (¾"). Fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 The former property of a Harley Street professional; acquired before 1990.

401 GREEK GOLD HAIR ORNAMENT 4th-3rd century BC

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A decorative ornament from a diadem, formed as two interlinked loops of granulated wire with four large granules to one face. 4.53 grams, 30 mm (1 ½"). Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 The former property of a Harley Street professional; acquired before 1990.

402 GREEK GOLD REPOUSSÉ RAM'S HORN PENDANT 4th-3rd century BC A sheet gold discoid pendant with suspension loop, repoussé design of ram's horns and trapezoidal panel with two pellets. 0.33 grams, 18 mm (¾"). Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

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The former property of a Harley Street professional; acquired before 1990.

403 GREEK GOLD AMPHORA-TYPE EARRINGS 2nd-1st century BC A pair of amphora-type earrings, each comprising a wire loop, discoid body with conical neck and scrolled handles, filigree band and central garnet cabochon, granule pyramid below. 5.32 grams total, 39 mm (1 ½"). Very fine condition. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,180 - 1,780 USD 1,530 - 2,290 The former property of a Harley Street professional; acquired before 1990.

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404 GREEK GOLD EROS EARRING PAIR 323-30 BC

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A pair of gold earrings, each formed as a miniature figure of Eros standing nude, hands on hips; beneath the feet a discoid base and twisted hook; to the rear of the head a discoid slot to accept the end of the hook. 2.85 grams total, 17 mm (¾"). Fine condition. [2] £250 - 350 EUR 300 - 410 USD 380 - 530 The former property of a Harley Street professional; acquired before 1990.

405 GREEK GOLD SOLID HOOP EARRINGS Early 2nd millennium BC

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A pair of earrings, each a hoop with expanded and carinated lower edge. 5.64 grams total, 14 mm (½"). Very fine condition. [2] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 The former property of a Harley Street professional; acquired before 1990.

406 GREEK THRACIAN GOLD EARRING PAIR 1st century BC-1st century AD

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A pair of gold earrings, each formed as a crescent with filigree border, three granules to the outer face, wire suspension hoop above. 2.99 grams total, 29 mm (1"). Very fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 The former property of a Harley Street professional; acquired before 1990.

407 GREEK GOLD BALL PENDANT EARRING PAIR 5th-3rd century BC

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A pair of earrings, each with a wire hoop, hollow sheet-gold ball pendant and discoid plate at the junction. 5.99 grams total, 30 mm (1 ¼"). Very fine condition. [2] £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 The former property of a Harley Street professional; acquired before 1990.

408 GREEK GOLD HOOP EARRING PAIR 3rd-2nd century BC

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A pair of tubular gold hoop earrings, each with hook and eye closure. 5.78 grams, 47 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition, hoops crimped. [2] £250 - 350 EUR 300 - 410 USD 380 - 530 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

409 GREEK GOLD EARRINGS WITH GRANULAR DECORATION 3rd-1st century BC A pair of hollow earrings, each formed as a bifacial crescent with wire loop to the corners, groups of gold granules to the corners and edges. 4.87 grams total, 19-20 mm (¾"). Fine condition. [2] £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 409

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410 GREEK SILVER REPOUSSÉ PARCEL-GILT FIGURAL CUP 7th-6th century BC A silver-sheet cup with carinated bowl, balustered stem, pedestal foot, everted rim; the rim and base of the foot with raised ropework effect; the upper foot with two running hounds; the bowl gilded to both faces, decorated with two figural scenes separated by palmettes: one scene of two opposed nude males each with a cockerel behind, the other of a nude male with arms raised between two opposed harpies. 132 grams, 12 cm (4 ¾"). Fine condition. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,420 - 2,130 USD 1,830 - 2,750 Ex German collection.

411 GREEK SILVER SERPENT-HEADED PENANNULAR BRACELET 5th-3rd century BC A bracelet formed as a thick rod, penannular in profile, each end terminating in a slightly clubbed serpent's head with eye and teeth detail, incised texture to the lateral and upper faces. 67 grams, 76 mm (3"). Fine condition. £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610

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From a Surrey collection; acquired in the 1980s.

412 GRAECO-ROMAN BRONZE FORTUNA STATUETTE 1st-2nd century AD A cast figurine of the goddess Fortuna standing robed with cornucopia to the left arm, ship's rudder in the right hand, with crown headdress. 58 grams, 63 mm (2 ½"). Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

413 GREEK MACEDONIAN BRONZE ALEXANDER THE GREAT After 323 BC

RIDING

FIGURE

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A cast figurine of Alexander the Great, nude with a cloak over his left shoulder and wreath to his head, legs spread; facial detail carefully modelled. 29 grams, 58 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition, hands absent. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 300 - 460 Ex Morosiova Collection; acquired in the 1970s.

414 GREEK LYDIAN BRONZE OX STATUETTE FOREPART 700-200 BC

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A hollow-cast statuette of the foreparts of an ox with extended forelegs, fur texture detail to the neck and forehead. 30 grams, 29 mm (1"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a central London collection.

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415 GREEK BRONZE DRINKING VESSEL 2000-500 BC A cast globular pot with inturned shoulder and flared neck, rolled rim; concentric incised lines to the shoulder. 181 grams, 10 cm (3 ¾"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a central London collection.

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416 GREEK BRONZE DECORATED FLUTED BOWL 4th-2nd century BC A cast bowl of carinated profile with radiating flutes to the base, punched scrolls and chevrons to the outer edge. 454 grams, 16 cm (6 ¼"). Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

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417 GREEK BRONZE HANDLE PAIR 5th century BC A substantial pair of cast vessel handles, each with flat-section bow and terminals in the form of satyrs' faces with luxuriant beards; supplied with custom-made display stands. 673 grams total, 16-17 cm (6 ¼ - 6 ¾"). Fine condition. [2] £750 - 1,000 EUR 890 - 1,180 USD 1,140 - 1,530 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

418 GREEK HELLENISTIC BRONZE ZEUS FINGER RING 323-30 BC

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A round-section hoop supporting an elliptical bezel with intaglio depicting a seated Zeus with a bird on his lap. 7.15 grams, 22 mm overall, 18.22 mm internal diameter (approximate size British P ½, USA 8, Europe 17.15, Japan 16) (¾"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 From a Swiss collection.

419 z GREEK BRONZE HAIR PIN WITH TWO-DOG FINIAL 5th-3rd century BC

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A cast pin with tapering shank, finial formed as two dogs on a balustered base. 1.83 grams, 57 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

420 GREEK ITALIC BRONZE BELT HOOK FITTING 4th century BC

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A cast belt fastener with flat-section plaque and ribbed hook; the plaque with six attachment pins, incised palmette decoration. 30 grams, 13 cm (5"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Property of a deceased London collector.


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421 GREEK BRONZE MOLOSSIAN HOUND MOUNT 3rd century BC-1st century AD A cast mount in the form of a resting dog with thick fur to the shoulders, pointed muzzle, large eyes and short muscular body, the head resting on the extended front paws; square-section peg to the underside. 17 grams, 38 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. £130 - 170 EUR 150 - 200 USD 200 - 260

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UK art market, acquired prior to 1980. The Molossians were a people of the Albanian mountains, known to the Greeks as shepherds who kept large and fierce dogs to protect their flocks.

422 GREEK BRONZE BOVINE MOUNT 3rd century BC A cast appliqué mount depicting a cow with raised head, two attachment holes to the body. 148 grams, 80 mm (3 ¼"). Fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1970.

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423 z GREEK THRACIAN LEAD FIGURAL PLAQUE 1st century BC-1st century AD A cast lead plaque with scrolled upper edge, fish motif and ropework border to the rectangular field; in the upper part of the field, two facing busts; below this, advancing horsemen and other figures; below this, a cockerel, amphora and other objects. 97 grams, 90 mm (3 ½"). Fair condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

424 GREEK TERRACOTTA FIGURINE ON ETRUSCAN BASE 4th century BC A female standing, wearing a himation clasped in her right hand, the hair drawn up into a wreath; later mounted on an Etruscan terracotta base with scroll ornament and central mask of Medusa; hollow to the underside. 2.7 kg, 33.5 cm (13 ¾"). Fine condition, base chipped. £950 - 1,350 EUR 1,130 - 1,600 USD 1,450 - 2,060 Ex Sir Daniel Donohue and Kady Bernadine collection, California, USA; acquired prior to 1968 (sold with photograph showing the piece exhibited in their Californian residence).

425 GREEK CERAMIC MINERVA BUST 1st-2nd century AD

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A cast terracotta bust of Minerva with Corinthian helmet, curly hair, fleshy features; hollow to the reverse. 102 grams, 10 cm (4"). Fine condition. £180 - 240 EUR 210 - 280 USD 270 - 370 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

426 z GREEK TERRACOTTA TANAGRA FIGURINE 4th century BC A moulded terracotta figurine of a girl standing in a loose robe, left hand drawn up to the chest, right leg extended, hair drawn up behind the head; red and ochre pigment to the face; hollow to the underside. 182 grams, 17 cm (6 ¾"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 Ex Steinberg collection; acquired in the 1970s.

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427 GREEK CANOSAN PAINTED TERRACOTTA FEMALE BUST 3rd century BC

431 z GRAECO-ROMAN CERAMIC SACRED COCKEREL FIGURINE 2nd century BC- 3rd century AD

A ceramic female bust, possibly the lid from a vessel, with dressed hair wearing a cap with leaf ornament; hollow discoid base; ochre, blue and rose pigment. 348 grams, 13 cm (5"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

A hollow cast figurine of a cockerel, sacred to Apollo, with hatched texture to the tail, wings and comb; conical base. 107 grams, 12.5 cm (5"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230

Ex Bonhams Oxford sale 20682, lot 393 (part); from the collection of Victor Gulotta, Massachusetts, USA; formerly in the Wally Lewis Collection, Scottsdale, Arizona; acquired in the late 1980s.

428 GREEK CERAMIC PAINTED MASK 3rd century BC A discoid mask, hollow to the underside, depicting a fleshy female face with dressed hair and diadem; supplied with a custom-made stand. 365 grams, 17 cm including stand (6 ½"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

From a central London collection.

432 GREEK DAUNIAN PAINTED VESSEL 7th-4th century BC A ceramic globular jar with flat base and broad flange rim; to the rear a broad strap handle attached to a beast-head with prominent triangular ears, pierced in three places; the body decorated with black and maroon painted circumferential bands, the handle with black outlining, the head with linear designs in black and maroon. 1.3 kg, 24 cm (9 ½"). Fine condition, some abrasion. £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 530 - 760 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

Ex Bonhams Oxford sale 20682, lot 393 (part); from the collection of Victor Gulotta, Massachusetts, USA; formerly in the Wally Lewis Collection, Scottsdale, Arizona; acquired in the late 1980s.

429 z GREEK MARBLE CYCLADIC IDOL HEAD AND BODY GROUP 3rd millennium BC A mixed group of carved stone items comprising: a hardstone (perhaps rhyolite) lozengiform body with leaf-shaped arms; a marble D-shaped head with raised nose. 52 grams, 39-49 mm (1 ½ - 2"). Fine condition. [2] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

430 z GRAECO-ROMAN CERAMIC SACRED DOVE FIGURINE 2nd century BC- 3rd century AD A hollow cast figurine of a dove, sacred to Aphrodite, on a conical base. 121 grams, 12 cm (5"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 From a central London collection.

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433 GREEK ATTIC PAINTED LEKYTHOS 5th century BC A small Attic black-figure lekythos, decorated with palmettes. 92 grams, 12.4 cm (4 ¾"). Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 Ex Bonhams sale 20682, lot 391 (part); from the collection of Victor Gulotta, Massachusetts, USA; formerly in the Wally Lewis Collection, Scottsdale, Arizona, acquired in the late 1980s.

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434 GREEK PAINTED NIKOSTHENIC AMPHORA 5th century BC A broad ceramic amphora with flat base, deep shoulder and wide neck with stepped rim, two strap handles to the sides; painted with circumferential bands of crimson with vertical plants to the shoulder and a horizontal band of leaves to the neck. 1.9 kg, 24.5 cm (9 ½"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 From an old European collection, acquired before 1980.

435 z GREEK CREAMWARE STAMNOS 5th century BC

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A globular ceramic storage jar with everted flange rim and two asymmetric strap handles to the shoulder. 1.4 kg, 25 cm (9 ¾"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380 From an old European collection, acquired before 1980.

436 GREEK GNATHIAN NET-PAINTED JUG 4th century BC A ceramic jug of Magna Graecian (Gnathian) workmanship; the tall neck with vertical slash decoration above a black painted net to the slender body; pedestal foot. 130 grams, 12.5 cm (4 ¾"). Fine condition. £170 - 270 EUR 200 - 320 USD 260 - 410

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From the estate of a North Country collector, acquired over a 30 year period from the early 1970s.

437 GREEK APULIAN KANTHAROS 4th century BC

RED-FIGURE

LADY

OF

FASHION

A ceramic kantharos with ochre and white slip detailing, showing on each side the head of a lady of fashion; each with her hair dressed in a decorated sakkos, wearing drop earrings, curls of hair falling around the face; each flanked by palmettes; a wave pattern to the lower border; the vessel with tall strap handles and everted rim, set on a tall stemmed base with central ridge and stepped foot. 364 grams, 21 cm (8 ¼"). Fine condition, very minor loss to rim. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,180 - 1,780 USD 1,530 - 2,290 Private Dutch collection, acquired in Amsterdam in the 1990s.

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438 GREEK RED FIGURE DISH WITH LADY OF FASHION 4th century BC A shallow ceramic dish with pedestal base, radiating strokes to the rim and central roundel with profile bust of a lady of fashion with white painted necklace, earrings, and stephane, scroll to the rear. 237 grams, 18 cm (7"). Fine condition, repaired. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

438 439 GREEK RED-FIGURE LEKANIS WITH LADY OF FASHION 4th century BC A ceramic red-figure ware lekanis with broad shallow bowl, pedestal foot, and two loop handles; the conical lid with discoid handle; the lid with running wave pattern to the rim, palmettes and ladies of fashion to the upper face, the handle with radiating rosette design; the busts and palmettes detailed with white and ochre slip; the bowl rim with a pattern of vertical lines in white slip. 560 grams, 24 cm (9 ½"). Fine condition, small chip to handle. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 From the estate of a North Country collector, acquired over a 30 year period from the early 1970s.

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440 GREEK RED-FIGURE LEKANIS WITH LADY OF FASHION 4th century BC A ceramic lekanis with pedestal base, discoid handle to lid; the handle with central rosette in ochre, palmettes and female busts to the upper lid each with white details to the necklace, earring and stephane. 183 grams, 92 mm (3 ½"). Fine condition, crack to base. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 300 - 460 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

441 GREEK APULIAN FIGURAL LEKYTHOS WITH NUDE 4th century BC

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A small ceramic red-ground lekythos decorated with palmette and and advancing nude male in black slip with stephane and objects in the field; the neck funicular with inverted rim; slender applied strap handle. 117 grams, 12 cm (4 ¾"). Fine condition. £350 - 550 EUR 410 - 650 USD 530 - 840 From the estate of a North Country collector, acquired over a 30 year period from the early 1970s.

442 GREEK APULIAN BLACKWARE JUG 4th century BC A ceramic blackware vessel with ovoid body, narrow neck, flared rim and loop handle. 155 grams, 11.5 cm (4 ½"). Fine condition, small chip to glaze. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 441

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From the estate of a North Country collector, acquired over a 30 year period from the early 1970s.


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443 GREEK APULIAN BLACK-GLAZED GUTTOS 4th century BC A black-glazed ceramic guttos with pedestal base, the loop handle and rimmed spout on the upper surface; the discus moulded in relief in the form of a winged female amid spiral tendrils; radiating bands to the shoulder. 149 grams, 11 cm (4 ¼"). Fine condition. £280 - 420 EUR 330 - 500 USD 430 - 640 From the estate of a North Country collector, acquired over a 30 year period from the early 1970s.

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444 GREEK APULIAN BLACK-GLAZED OINOCHOE 4th century BC A large ceramic black-glazed oinochoe; the body with vertical rib detail and pedestal foot with undecorated strap handle and trefoil lip. 39 grams, 10.5 cm (4"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

445 GREEK APULIAN BLACKWARE MUG 4th century BC

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A ceramic blackware mug, parallel-sided with circumferential ribs and loop handle. 132 grams, 10 cm (3 ¾"). Fine condition, chip to rim. Extremely rare type. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From the estate of a North Country collector, acquired over a 30 year period from the early 1970s.

446 GREEK APULIAN BLACK-GLAZED GUTTOS 4th century BC A black-glazed ceramic guttos with pedestal base, the loop handle and rimmed spout on the upper surface; the discus moulded in relief in the form of a man's face in profile framed by closely curled hair, radiating bands to the shoulder. 168 grams, 11 cm (4"). Fine condition. Rare type. £250 - 400 EUR 300 - 470 USD 380 - 610

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From the estate of a North Country collector, acquired over a 30 year period from the early 1970s.

447 GREEK APULIAN BLACKWARE LEKYTHOS WITH BIRD 4th century BC A small ceramic red-ground lekythos decorated with a bird with spread wings on a base with ovolo detail; the neck funicular with inverted rim; slender applied strap handle. 53 grams, 77 mm (3"). Fine condition. £270 - 420 EUR 320 - 500 USD 410 - 640

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UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

448 z GREEK BLACK-GLAZED VESSEL GROUP Southern Italian, 4th century BC A mixed group of ceramic vessels comprising: a low skyphos with pedestal foot; a low cup with strap handle; a broad bowl with pedestal foot, maroon disc to the centre of the inner face; a tall mug with piriform profile, strap handle and flared base; a cup of mastoid profile with two loop handles to the rim. 808 grams total, 12.5-17 cm (5 - 6 ¾"). Fine condition. [5, No Reserve] £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310

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From an old European collection, acquired before 1980.

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449 z GREEK BLACK-GLAZED VESSEL GROUP Southern Italian, 4th century BC A mixed group of black-glazed ceramic vessels comprising: an oil lamp with flared nozzle and large recess, loop handle to the rear; two low bowls with inturned rims; a juglet with strap handle and broad everted rim; a skyphos with two loop handles. 473 grams total, 8-15 cm (3 ¼ - 6"). Fine condition. [5, No Reserve] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 From an old European collection, acquired before 1980.

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450 GREEK APULIAN BLACKWARE FLAT KYLIX 5th-3rd century BC A ceramic blackware kylix with low basal ring, two handles; the inner face with central disc and roundel containing a motif of three palmettes and leaves. 442 grams, 27 cm (10 ½"). Fine condition, chip to rim. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

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451 GREEK BLACK GLAZED GUTTOS WITH COCKEREL 4th century BC A black-glazed ceramic guttos with pedestal base, loop handle and rimmed spout to the upper face; the discus moulded in relief with a standing cockerel; radiating bands to the shoulder. 198 grams, 12 cm (4 ¾"). Fine condition, chip to base. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 UK art market, acquired prior to 1975.

452 GREEK APULIAN BLACKWARE JUG 4th century BC 452

A squat ceramic vessel with bulbous body, narrow neck, flared rim and loop handle, black-glazed above the base. 186 grams, 99 mm (3 ¾"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

453 GREEK PAINTED VESSEL GROUP 6th-3rd century BC

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A mixed group of ceramic vessels comprising: a miniature bowl with pedestal foot; a redware skyphos with loop handles; two low cups, each with a single loop handle and crimson ring to the inner face; a broad dish with pedestal foot and concentric maroon rings to the upper face, underside and foot; a broad skyphos with maroon concentric rings to the upper face. 948 grams total, 6.5-23 cm (2 ½ 9"). Fine condition. [6, No Reserve] £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 From an old European collection, acquired before 1980.

454 GREEK PAINTED VESSEL GROUP Cypro-Archaic, 750-600 BC

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A mixed group of painted ceramic vessels comprising: a low bowl with flared foot; a dish with pedestal foot, concentric rings to the face and underside in ochre and blue; a broad juglet with flared rim and strap handle, umber slip to the shoulder; a bulbous jug with flared base, funicular rim and strap handle, umber slip to the upper body. 589 grams total, 7.5-13 cm (3 - 5"). Fine condition. [4, No Reserve] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 From an old European collection, acquired before 1980.


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455 GREEK PAINTED VESSEL GROUP 5th-3rd century BC A mixed group of ceramic vessels comprising: a terracotta footed jug with strap handle, crimson stripes to the equator, rim and handle; two flat-bottomed cups each with a loop handle, one with maroon bands and handle, the other in crimson; a broad bowl with pedestal foot, concentric crimson rings to the inner face and base. 703 grams total, 10-14 cm (4 - 5 ½"). Fine condition. [4, No Reserve] £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 From an old European collection, acquired before 1980.

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456 GREEK PAINTED VESSEL GROUP 5th-3rd century BC A mixed group of ceramic vessels comprising: a low skyphos with two strap handles, crimson rings to the inner face and rim; a broad jug with strap handle and funicular rim, crimson detail to the inner rim, foot, equator and handle; a plain terracotta skyphos; two low cups each with a single loop handle, crimson ornament. 602 grams total, 11-15.5 cm (4 ¼ - 6"). Fine condition, one repaired. [5, No Reserve] £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310

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From an old European collection, acquired before 1980.

457 GREEK PAINTED VESSEL GROUP 5th-3rd century BC A mixed group of ceramic vessels comprising: two low cups, each with single strap handle, maroon rings to the inner face; a kantharos with funicular rim, concentric rings to the shoulder; a broad jug with maroon and crimson rings to the body; a juglet with strap handle to the rim, maroon and crimson concentric rings. 887 grams total, 1216.5 cm (4 ¾ - 6 ½"). Fine condition. [5, No Reserve] £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 From an old European collection, acquired before 1980.

458 z GREEK CYPRIOT POTTERY FLASK 750-600 BC A Cypriot miniature bichrome pottery flask with strap handle; offered with a Palestinian pottery flask, circa 3rd century AD. 395 grams total, 10-18 cm (4 - 7 ¼"). Fine condition. [2, No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Ex Bonhams Oxford sale 20682, lot 391 (part); from the collection of Victor Gulotta, Massachusetts, USA; the Cypriot flask deaccessioned property of the Stanford University Museum, May 1968; Cesnola Collection from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1896.

459 z GRAECO-ROMAN BIRD WHISTLE GROUP 2nd century BC-2nd century AD A mixed group of ceramic whistles in the shape of birds, two ochre and two grey-black, each with an aperture above the tail and vents to the sides. 76 grams total, 52-55 mm (2 - 2 ¼"). Fine condition. [4, No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

457 460 z GREEK AND ROMAN FIGURE GROUP 4th century BC-2nd century AD A mixed group of ceramic figures of various dates comprising: a hollow-cast Tanagra figurine of a loosely-draped female on a rectangular base; a winged putto holding bunches of grapes; a winged putto holding a basket of fruit; a standing robed and bearded figure; a figurine of Harpocrates with finger raised to his lips. 550 grams total, 8-22 cm (3 ¼ - 8 ½"). Mainly fine condition. [5, No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a Canadian collection; acquired before 1980.

461 z GRAECO-ROMAN FEMALE STATUETTE 2nd century BC-2nd century AD A hollow-cast ceramic figurine of a standing female in a loincloth, arms extended and left leg slightly bent; the hair curled with a bunch to the rear. 92 grams, 17 cm (6 ¾"). Fair condition, lower arms and base absent. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 From a central London collection.

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462 ROMAN SILVER-GILT MILITARY INSIGNIA 1st century AD A pair of silver knee brooches, each with a gold panel to the footplate, four filigree fillets; the catchplate of each pierced to accept a ring with two attached chains terminating in ivy-leaf pendants; between the brooches a third chain with discoid panel set with a carnelian cloison, short chain and hook to the rear, pelletted ring and filigree hoop below. 43 grams, 30 cm (11 ž"). Very fine condition. Very rare. £2,000 - 3,000 EUR 2,370 - 3,550 USD 3,050 - 4,580 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

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463 ROMAN BRONZE EROS FIGURINE 1st century AD A large bronze figure of a young winged Eros supporting a longstemmed flower with cinquefoil mouth; the face rounded with full features and open nostrils; the eyes inlaid with silver points; the hair loose and framing the face, with characteristic triangular profile; the head thrown back and tilted upwards towards the cornucopia mouth; the neck adorned with a ropework collar bearing a decorated discoid pendant; the left arm extended to the hand supporting the upper part of the stem (old minor repair evident); the right arm bent and hand turned down to grip the end of the stem; the wings emerging from the back feathered and slightly spread; the legs straight and advancing on tiptoe; the base a waisted rectangle with lobed feet; the cinquefoil with central square-section spike. See Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, No. 97.22.5, for a very similar but less attractive piece (with Eros holding a long branch). 996 grams, 30 cm (11 ¾"). Very fine. Rare and most attractive. £8,000 - 12,000 EUR 9,480 - 14,210 USD 12,210 - 18,310 From an important European collection; acquired in the 1970s. Eros, usually considered to be the son of Aphrodite and Ares but, according to Plato's Symposium, conceived by Poros (Plenty) and Penia (Poverty) at Aphrodite's birthday, was the god of sexual attraction and beauty and was worshipped as a fertility god. His Roman counterpart is Cupid (Desire) and then is usually depicted with a bow and arrows.

464 ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF YOUNG HERCULES 1st-2nd century AD A finely carved head of Hercules in lion-skin mantle, with youthful features and neatly dressed hair. 2.2 kg, 13 cm (5"). Fine condition. £4,000 - 5,000 EUR 4,740 - 5,920 USD 6,100 - 7,630 From a London family collection.

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465 ROMAN GOLD FINGER RING WITH HELMETTED HEAD INTAGLIO 1st-2nd century AD A D-section hoop formed from twisted filigree supporting an elliptical bezel with granule pyramids to the edges and shoulders; to the bezel a cabochon garnet with helmetted head motif. 2.46 grams, 20 mm overall, 13.95 mm internal diameter (approximate size British F, USA 2 ¾, Europe 3.67, Japan 3) (¾"). Fine condition. £700 - 900 EUR 830 - 1,070 USD 1,070 - 1,370

467

The former property of a Harley Street professional; acquired before 1990.

466 ROMAN GOLD FINGER RING WITH SEATED FIGURE INTAGLIO 1st-2nd century AD A D-section hoop expanding to pyramidal bezel with an elliptical carnelian intaglio depicting a seated figure with arm extended. 5.35 grams, 25 mm overall, 14.82 mm internal diameter (approximate size British H, USA 4, Europe 6.68, Japan 6) (1"). Fine condition. £700 - 900 EUR 830 - 1,070 USD 1,070 - 1,370

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UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

467 ROMAN GOLD FINGER RING WITH FORTUNA INTAGLIO 1st-2nd century AD A round-section hoop with elliptical bezel, filigree border and central brown glass cloison intaglio of Fortuna standing with one hand extended. 1.86 grams, 18 mm overall, 14.92 mm internal diameter (approximate size British H ½, USA 4, Europe 6.81, Japan 6) (¾"). Fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920

469

The former property of a Harley Street professional; acquired before 1990.

468 ROMAN GOLD FINGER RING WITH TWO BIRDS INTAGLIO 2nd-3rd century AD A flat-section reeded hoop and elliptical bezel with chamfered edge enclosing a brown hardstone intaglio of two birds facing an upright post on a baseline. 3.05 grams, 20 mm overall, 15.85 mm internal diameter (approximate size British K, USA 5 ¼, Europe 9.95, Japan 9) (¾"). Fine condition. £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 530 - 760 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

469 ROMAN GOLD INTAGLIO FINGER RING WITH MOUSE INTAGLIO 2nd-3rd century AD A round-section hoop and elliptical bezel with filigree border supporting a carnelian intaglio of a mouse. 1.45 grams, 18 mm overall, 15.26 mm internal diameter (approximate size British I, USA 4 ½, Europe 7.97, Japan 7) (¾"). Fine condition. £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 530 - 760 The former property of a Harley Street professional; acquired before 1990.

470 470 ROMAN GOLD FINGER RING WITH STANDING FIGURE INTAGLIO 2nd-3rd century AD A T-section hoop and elliptical bezel with filigree rim supporting a carnelian intaglio depicting a standing figure holding a rod in the crook of the right arm. 2.12 grams, 21 mm overall, 16.94 mm internal diameter (approximate size British M ½, USA 6 ½, Europe 13.16, Japan 12) (¾"). Fine condition. £500 - 700 EUR 590 - 830 USD 760 - 1,070 The former property of a Harley Street professional; acquired before 1990.

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471 ROMAN GOLD FINGER INTAGLIO 2nd-3rd century AD

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A D-section hoop expanding to an elliptical bezel with superbly carved hardstone intaglio of a bearded face. 2.97 grams, 26 mm overall, 17.03 mm internal diameter (approximate size British N, USA 6 ½, Europe 13.72, Japan 13) (1"). Fine condition. £900 - 1,300 EUR 1,070 - 1,540 USD 1,370 - 1,980 From a London family collection; acquired prior to 1980.

472 ROMAN GOLD FINGER RING WITH EAGLE INTAGLIO 3rd-4th century AD A flat-section hoop with filigree knotwork band and filigree borders, similar bezel containing a discoid amethyst intaglio with superbly cut eagle motif. 6.85 grams, 26 mm overall, 19.46 mm internal diameter (approximate size British T, USA 9 ½, Europe 21.26, Japan 20) (1"). Very fine condition. £1,800 - 2,400 EUR 2,130 - 2,840 USD 2,750 - 3,660 472

UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

473 ROMAN GOLD FINGER RING WITH ANNONA INTAGLIO 1st-2nd century AD A round-section hoop and elliptical bezel with granules to the shoulders, convex carnelian intaglio cabochon depicting the goddess Annona with cornucopia. 2.93 grams, 22 mm overall, 16.59 mm internal diameter (approximate size British L ½ , USA 6, Europe 12.0, Japan 11) (¾"). Fine condition. £700 - 900 EUR 830 - 1,070 USD 1,070 - 1,370 473

The former property of a Harley Street professional; acquired before 1990.

474 ROMAN GOLD FINGER INTAGLIO 3rd-4th century AD

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GLASS

A delicate miniature gold hoop with filigree ropework outer bands, collars to the shoulders and rectangular cell containing an iridescent blue glass insert with intaglio motif of a bar and two points. 1.45 grams, 15 mm overall, 10.52 mm internal diameter (½"). Fine condition. £350 - 550 EUR 410 - 650 USD 530 - 840 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

475 ROMAN GOLD CABOCHON 2nd century AD

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GLASS

A round-section hoop with triangle of pellets to the shoulders; discoid bezel with green glass cabochon. 4.37 grams, 23 mm overall, 17.55 mm internal diameter (approximate size British O, USA 7 ¼, Europe 15.0, Japan 14) (1"). Fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 Property of a London collector, acquired early 1990s.

476 ROMAN GOLD FINGER RING WITH AMETHYSTS 2nd-3rd century AD

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A hollow hoop with large cabochon amethyst to the centre and two piriform amethysts to the sides. 7.85 grams, 26 mm overall, 18.76 mm internal diameter (approximate size British O ½, USA 7 ½, Europe 15.76, Japan 15) (1"). Fine condition. £900 - 1,400 EUR 1,070 - 1,660 USD 1,370 - 2,140 The former property of a Harley Street professional; acquired before 1990.

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477 ROMAN GOLD SNAKE COIL FINGER RING Romano-Egyptian Period, 30 BC-323 AD A ring formed as a coiled band with punched crescent scale detailing to the outer face, lozengiform head with eye and mouth detail. 7.36 grams, 20 mm overall, 16.37 mm internal diameter (approximate size British L, USA 5 ¾, Europe 11.3, Japan 11) (¾"). Fine condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,220 - 1,830

477

Property of a London collector, acquired early 1990s.

478 ROMAN GOLD FINGER RING WITH EAGLE AND PALM BRANCH 2nd century AD A heavy solid ring with a D-section hoop expanding to the shoulders with flat bezel; panel, intaglio motif of a standing eagle with a palm branch in its beak. 15.96 grams, 25 mm overall, 19.05 mm internal diameter (approximate size British R ½, USA 9, Europe 19.69, Japan 19) (1"). Fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220

478

From a Swiss collection.

479 ROMAN GOLD FINGER RING WITH PALM BRANCH 3rd-4th century AD A D-section hoop expanding to an elliptical bezel with intaglio palmbranch motif. 1.89 grams, 13 mm overall, 10.78 mm internal diameter (½"). Fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380

479

From a Swiss collection.

480 ROMAN GOLD RING WITH VESICA BEZEL 3rd-4th century AD A pelletted hoop with granule shoulders supporting a vesica-shaped bezel with black and grey stone insert, with pelletted border. 3.01 grams, 21 mm overall, 15.71 mm internal diameter (approximate size British J ½, USA 5, Europe 9.32, Japan 9) (¾"). Fine condition. £650 - 850 EUR 770 - 1,010 USD 990 - 1,300

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The former property of a Harley Street professional; acquired before 1990.

481 ROMAN GOLD CROSSBOW BROOCH WITH NIELLO 4th century AD A delicate crossbow brooch with three collared knops to the headplate, D-section bow and footplate with chamfered sides, scroll detail; the bow with a row of punched triangles, filled with niello, pin lost in antiquity. 7.46 grams, 37 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,220 - 1,830 From a German private collection; acquired before 1990.

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482 ROMAN GOLD EARRINGS WITH BEAD DROPS 3rd-4th century AD A substantial pair of earrings, each formed as an openwork rosette, convex with central recess and wire band, scrolled openwork bar beneath with three wire drops, each with a green glass bead. 8.22 grams total, 37-39 mm (1 ½"). Very fine condition. [2] £600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,070 USD 920 - 1,370 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

483 ROMAN GOLD EARRING PAIR WITH BEAD DROPS 1st-2nd century AD A pair of substantial gold earrings, each formed as a hoop with ends looped around each other, convex discoid panel with filigree border, two loops to the underside with gold wire dangles supporting glass beads. 7.25 grams total, 35-36 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. [2] £450 - 650 EUR 530 - 770 USD 690 - 990 The former property of a Harley Street professional; acquired before 1990.

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484 ROMAN GOLD CHAIN NECKLACE WITH INLAID DISC PENDANT 3rd-4th century AD A fine late Roman necklace comprising a disc pendant, decorated with a central lozenge containing a red glass or garnet inlay, trefoil designs to each point, against a green glass inlaid background, four roundels in between, the border with small circular motifs and raised rim; to the reverse, an applied bar, a loop to one end with chain attached, to the other, a hook for fastening; the chain with figure-ofeight links each formed from a single piece of gold wire. 9.81 grams, 57 cm (22 ½"). Extremely fine condition. £3,000 - 4,000 EUR 3,550 - 4,740 USD 4,580 - 6,100 London family collection before 1960.

485 ROMAN GOLD AND LAPIS LAZULI BEAD NECKLACE Eastern Empire, 3rd-4th century AD A restrung necklace of tubular lapis lazuli beads with gold granulated spacers, modern clasp. 32 grams, 55 cm (21 ½"). Fine condition. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,180 - 1,780 USD 1,530 - 2,290 485

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486 ROMAN GOLD NECKLACE WITH BEADS AND HERCULES CLUB PENDANT 2nd-3rd century AD A necklace of gold links with with looped ends, each with a green glass bead; the central pendant a gold Hercules' club with green stone to the underside; the clasp a wheel with two lateral loops and a hook. 13 grams, 52 cm (20 ½"). Fine condition. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,420 - 2,130 USD 1,830 - 2,750 Property of a London collector, acquired early 1990s.

487 ROMAN GOLD WITH EMERALD BEAD NECKLACE 2nd century AD

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A necklace of gold figure-of-eight links with gold wire double-loops and small glass beads between, and a single emerald bead in centre. 6.33 grams, 49 cm (19 ¼"). Fine condition. £550 - 750 EUR 650 - 890 USD 840 - 1,140 The former property of a Harley Street professional; acquired before 1990.

488 ROMAN GOLD CABOCHON-FINIAL BRACELET 2nd-3rd century AD A facetted round-section bracelet with expanding ends covered by transverse ribbed collars, terminating in discoid cells each with an amber-coloured cabochon stone insert. 23 grams, 71 mm (2 ¾"). Very fine condition. Rare. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 From a County Durham collection.

489 ROMAN GOLD PENDANT WITH CARNELIAN CABOCHON 1st-3rd century AD A piriform gold plaque with collar and suspension loop, orange carnelian cabochon. 1.81 grams, 17 mm (¾"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

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490 ROMAN GOLD REPOUSSÉ MASK PENDANT 1st-2nd century AD An elliptical sheet gold pendant with repoussé design of a bearded face with lenticular eyes and grimacing mouth; broad suspension loop above. 4.15 grams, 50 mm (2"). Fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 From a London family collection; acquired prior to 1980.

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491 ROMAN GOLD LUNATE PENDANT 3rd-4th century AD

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A lozenge-section penannular bar with granule terminals, granules to the upper face and ribbed suspension loop. 1.87 grams, 23 mm (1"). Fine condition, one granule absent. [No Reserve] £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 Property of a London collector, acquired early 1990s.

492 ROMAN GOLD WHEEL PENDANT 1st-2nd century AD A sheet gold pendant formed as a ring with six spokes attached to a central hub, suspension loop above, iridescent blue glass pendant below. 1.42 grams, 29 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. £220 - 280 EUR 260 - 330 USD 340 - 430 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

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493 ROMAN GOLD FORTUNA APPLIQUÉ 1st-2nd century AD A sheet gold appliqué with rolled rim, repoussé design of the goddess Fortuna standing with a cornucopia. 1.31 grams, 22 mm (¾"). Fine condition. £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610 The former property of a Harley Street professional; acquired before 1990.

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494 ROMAN SILVER INTAGLIO FINGER RING WITH BIRD 3rd-4th century AD An octagonal, D-section hoop and discoid bezel with discoid pad, intaglio motif of a wading bird and plant with pellets in the field. 5.39 grams, 23 mm overall, 19.10 mm internal diameter (approximate size British S, USA 9, Europe 20.0, Japan 19) (1"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

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495 ROMAN SILVER SNAKE BRACELET PAIR 1st-2nd century AD A pair of round-section penannular bracelets each with one knop finial, the other flattened and punched with two annulets for eyes, engraved hatching behind the head for scales. 37 grams, 61-63 mm (2 ½"). Fine condition, one cracked. [2] £250 - 350 EUR 300 - 410 USD 380 - 530 From an old European collection.

496 ROMAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER BOW BROOCH 2nd-3rd century AD A finely modelled P-shaped bow brooch with scrolled headplate, bifurcated bow with carinated profile, transverse collars below and facetted leaf-shaped footplate; pin and catchplate to the reverse. Cf. Hattatt, R. Iron Age and Roman Brooches, items 495-6. 27 grams, 65 mm (2 ¼"). Fair condition, abrasions to bow and rear of headplate. £250 - 350 EUR 300 - 410 USD 380 - 530 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

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497 ROMAN SILVER GALLEY PLATE BROOCH 2nd century AD A D-section silver plate brooch in the form of a galley with recurved prow and stern, running chevron design to the gunwale, three small heads; pin and catchplate to the reverse. 4.68 grams, 24 mm (1"). Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 The former property of a Harley Street professional; acquired before 1990.

498 ROMAN SILVER CROSSBOW BROOCH 3rd century AD

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A cast bow brooch with transverse headplate, deep bow and Dsection footplate with punched crescent detail, spring and pin to the reverse. 24 grams, 57 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

499 ROMAN SILVER FIGURINE OF A PHILOSOPHER 1st-2nd century AD A cast figurine of a standing bearded man in a loose robe fastened at the left shoulder, paten in the right hand and palm frond resting on the left forearm; discoid base; on a custom-made display stand. 42 grams, 69 mm including stand. (2 ¾"). Fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220

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From a German private collection; acquired before 1990.

500 ROMAN SILVER EAGLE FIGURINE 1st-3rd century AD A small cast figurine of an eagle perching, feather detail to chest and wings. 3.24 grams, 18 mm (¾"). Fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

501 z ROMAN SILVER GODDESS FIGURINE 1st-2nd century AD

500

A cast figurine of a standing robed female on a rectangular base, the loose outer mantle draped and tied beneath the right arm. 8.40 grams, 32 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition, head and arms absent, base chipped. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

502 ROMAN SILVER CANINE FIGURINE GROUP 1st-2nd century AD A mixed group of three cast figurines, each of a canine reclining with front paws and tail extended. 7.60 grams total, 21-22 mm (¾"). Fine condition. [3] £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

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503 ROMAN SILVER SERAPH MOUNT 3rd-4th century AD A sheet silver repoussé plaque with youthful mask surrounded by a dentilled nimbus, six wings surrounding; pierced above the head and at the outer ends of the larger wings. 3.78 grams, 74 mm (3"). Fine condition, tip of one wing absent. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 503

From the collections of Maurice Braham and Lord McAlpine.

504 ROMAN SILVER HARPOCRATES AND ISIS PLAQUE AMULET 1st century AD A cast silver amuletic plaque in the form of the god Harpocrates with finger raised to the mouth and his mother Isis to his right; two attachment loops to the reverse. 10 grams, 39 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition, part of base absent. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

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505 ROMAN SILVER PANTHER HEAD MOUNT 1st-3rd century AD A cast mount in the form of a panther's head with gaping jaws. 8.70 grams, 16 mm (½"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 300 - 460 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

506 z ROMAN SILVER VOTIVE CLUB OF HERCULES 1st-2nd century AD

505

A cast model club with truncated branches to the sides, hollow socket above. 4.64 grams, 29 mm (1"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

507 ROMAN SILVER VOTIVE AXE PENDANT 1st-2nd century AD

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A cast miniature axehead with flared lugs to the sides of the hole, extension to the lower edge of the blade. 7.71 grams, 28 mm (1"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of a North Country gentleman.

508 ROMAN SILVER SCROLL WITH CURSE INSCRIPTION Eastern Empire, 2nd-3rd century AD A silver metal foil scroll or lamella in three sections bearing five lines of Greek text, possibly a curse; once rolled for insertion in a cylindrical phylactery; mounted on a card backing for support. 50 grams including mount, scroll 50 mm wide (2"). Fair condition. Very rare. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

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509 509 ROMAN BRONZE APOLLO FIGURINE 1st-3rd century AD A cast figurine of Apollo standing nude with an object in the left hand, quiver to the back, hair neatly dressed. 74 grams, 74 mm (3"). Fine condition, feet and one arm absent. £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610 Ex German collection.

510 ROMAN BRONZE APOLLO STATUETTE 1st-2nd century AD A cast statuette of the youthful Apollo standing nude with a mantle to the left shoulder, the left hand raised and right hand extended flat; standing on a pedestal base, hollow to the underside. 170 grams, 12 cm (4 ¾"). Fine condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,220 - 1,830

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Property of a London collector, acquired early 1990s.

511 ROMAN AQUILA FIGURINE Eastern Empire, 3rd-5th century AD A cast eagle figurine with hooked beak, ring-and-dot motifs to the wings, cruciform stand. 27 grams, 53 mm (2"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

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Private collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; formed in the 1980s.

512 ROMAN BRONZE CONCORDIA FIGURINE 2nd-3rd century AD A cast figurine of the goddess Concordia standing robed with a cornucopia to her left shoulder and patera in her extended right hand; integral pedestal base with four short legs. 174 grams, 10.5 cm (4"). Very fine condition. £700 - 900 EUR 830 - 1,070 USD 1,070 - 1,370 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

513 ROMAN BRONZE DIANA STATUETTE 1st-2nd century AD A cast statuette of Diana, robed and with a quiver to her back, in the act of drawing an arrow to shoot. 30 grams, 61 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 512

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Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

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514 ROMAN BRONZE YOUNG DIONYSUS STATUETTE 2nd-3rd century AD A cast statuette of the youthful Dionysus standing nude, the left arm extended at shoulder height and right arm bent at the elbow; the hair curled with two two locks above the forehead; Eastern workmanship. 620 grams, 16.5 cm (6 ½"). Fine condition, lower arms absent. £2,000 - 3,000 EUR 2,370 - 3,550 USD 3,050 - 4,580 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

515 z ROMAN BRONZE FORTUNA STATUETTE 1st-3rd century AD A cast figurine of the standing robed goddess Fortuna with tutulus hairstyle and loosely draped stola, the left hand supporting a cornucopia. 28 grams, 67 mm (2 ½"). Fine condition, hands absent. [No Reserve] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

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Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

516 ROMAN BRONZE GLADIATOR FIGURINE 2nd-4th century AD A cast figurine of a murmillo gladiator in active pose with right arm drawn back to strike; the figure in a large cassis crisa helmet with face-grill, deep brim and eagle crest, manica segmented armour to the right arm, ocrea shin-guards, fasciae padding and a broad belt. 31 grams, 51 mm (2"). Fine condition, left arm and feet absent. Extremely rare. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,420 - 2,130 USD 1,830 - 2,750 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

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517 ROMAN BRONZE JUPITER STATUETTE 1st-3rd century AD A cast statuette of a standing Jupiter with thunderbolt in the left hand, patera in the right and quiver to the shoulders. 45 grams, 67 mm (2 ½"). Fine condition, one foot absent. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

518 z ROMAN BRONZE MERCURY STATUETTE 1st-2nd century AD A cast figurine depicting Mercury standing nude in winged petasos with caduceus to the left shoulder, rectangular base. 14 grams, 41 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 517

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519 ROMAN BRONZE MERCURY STATUETTE 1st-2nd century AD A cast statuette of Mercury standing wearing the winged petasos with bag of coins in the right hand, caduceus in the left arm and cloak over the left shoulder. 26 grams, 53 mm (2"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

520 ROMAN BRONZE MERCURY FIGURINE 1st-2nd century AD A figurine of Mercury standing nude on a crescentic base, cloak to the left shoulder, caduceus in the left hand supported on the shoulder; winged crown with central triangular plaque; right hand extended. 101 grams, 84 mm (3 ¼"). Fine condition, money-bag absent. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220

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Ex German collection.

521 ROMAN BRONZE MINERVA FIGURINE 1st-3rd century AD A cast figurine of Minerva standing with right leg raised, left arm raised and hand pierced to accept a spear; the robe loosely draped, secured at the left shoulder. 72 grams, 80 mm (3 ¼"). Fine condition, right leg and base absent. £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610 Ex German collection.

522 z ROMAN BRONZE MINERVA STATUETTE 1st-2nd century AD A cast figurine of Minerva standing, robed and helmetted, with left arm raised. 26 grams, 54 mm (2"). Fine condition, arms absent. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

523 ROMAN BRONZE MITHRAS STATUETTE 2nd-3rd century AD A cast statuette of Mithras standing wrapped in a cloak with Phrygian cap. 70 grams, 86 mm (3 ¼"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Private collection, Cambridgeshire, UK; acquired prior to 2000.

524 ROMAN BRONZE VENUS STATUETTE 1st-2nd century AD A cast figurine of Venus standing nude with arms raised, tying a band into her hair. 139 grams, 98 mm (3 ¾"). Fine condition, feet absent. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

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526 525 ROMAN BRONZE CLOAKED MALE STATUETTE 1st-2nd century AD A cast figurine depicting a standing nude male with mantle to the shoulders holding a corner in his left hand. 32 grams, 67 mm (2 ½"). Fine condition, one arm absent. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Property of a London collector, acquired early 1990s.

526 ROMAN BRONZE PAN-PIPE PLAYING MUSICIAN FIGURINE 1st-2nd century AD A cast figurine of a nude male with curly hair, pan-pipes raised to his mouth, seated with right leg resting on his left knee. 65 grams, 52 mm (2"). Fine condition, one foot absent. Excessively rare. £1,500 - 2,000 EUR 1,780 - 2,370 USD 2,290 - 3,050 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

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527 ROMAN BRONZE BOUND CAPTIVE FIGURINE 1st-2nd century AD A cast figurine of a bearded captive with hands tied at his chest, right leg extended and left leg bent beneath; pierced vertically through the shoulders and horizontally through the hips. 41 grams, 34 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. £600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,070 USD 920 - 1,370 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

528 ROMAN BRONZE MINERVA BUST 1st-2nd century AD A cast plaque, hollow to the reverse, depicting the bust of the goddess Minerva in a crested helmet with gorgoneion on the chest; crest pierced to the rear. 104 grams, 76 mm (3"). Very fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 528

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529 ROMAN BRONZE MINERVA BUST FIGURINE 1st-2nd century AD A cast bust of Minerva with long curled hair, plaques to the shoulders and medallion to the chest, on a rectangular block with square-section spike below; mounted on a custom-made display stand. 4.61 grams, 58 mm including stand (2 ¼"). Fine condition. £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

530 ROMAN BRONZE FEMALE BUST 1st-2nd century AD A cast bust with soft features and dressed hair with triangular diadem above the brow. 36 grams, 47 mm (1 ¾"). Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of a Cambridgeshire collector.

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531 ROMAN BRONZE SERAPIS BUST 2nd-3rd century AD A hollow-cast bust of the god Serapis, robed and bearded, with modius to the top of the head, ram's horns to the temples. 30 grams, 42 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

532 ROMAN BRONZE THEATRICAL COMEDY ACTOR'S HEAD 2nd-3rd century AD A cast miniature actor's head with grotesque features, ferrous spigot below. 26 grams, 30 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

533 ROMAN BRONZE BOAR STATUETTE 1st-2nd century AD A cast figurine of a standing boar with bristles to its back, long snout and coiled tail behind. 59 grams, 50 mm (2"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

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Private collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; formed in the 1980s.

534 ROMAN BRONZE BULL STATUETTE ON PEDESTAL BASE 1st-2nd century AD A cast statuette of a standing bull with ring-and-dot eyes on a pedestal base, hollow to the underside. 47 grams, 44 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition, small casting flaw to side. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

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535 ROMAN BRONZE BULL FIGURINE 1st-2nd century AD A cast bull figurine standing on a rectangular pedestal base with trapezoidal sides, hollow to the underside. 73 grams, 54 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

536 ROMAN BRONZE BULL STATUETTE 1st-2nd century AD A cast statuette of a standing bull with head lowered, horns extended, tail recurved in a loop. 51 grams, 59 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

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Private collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; formed in the 1980s.

537 ROMAN BRONZE EAGLE ON BULL STATUETTE 1st-2nd century AD A cast statuette of a bull on a pedestal base with an eagle perched on its shoulders. 37 grams, 47 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

538 ROMAN BRONZE EAGLE ON BULL'S HEAD STATUETTE 1st-2nd century AD

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A cast statuette of an eagle perching on a bull's head. 15 grams, 27 mm (1"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

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A cast statuette of an imperial eagle perched on an ox-head. 38 grams, 44 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

540 ROMAN BRONZE STANDING EAGLE FIGURINE 2nd-3rd century AD A cast miniature eagle figurine, standing with head tilted, hollow to the underside of the body. 6.32 grams, 28 mm (1"). Fine condition, small flaws to centre of the back. [No Reserve] £90 - 120 EUR 110 - 140 USD 140 - 180 539

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541 ROMAN BRONZE EAGLE ON PYRAMID STATUETTE 1st-2nd century AD A cast eagle figurine on a hollow pyramidal base, feather detailing to the wings and chest, punched-point pattern to the frontal face of the base. 122 grams, 77 mm (3"). Fine condition, one foot absent. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

542 ROMAN BRONZE EAGLE ON GLOBE STATUETTE 1st-2nd century AD A cast statuette of an eagle perched on a sphere, flared base below, hollow to the underside. 53 grams, 57 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310

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Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

543 ROMAN BRONZE EAGLE ON OX STATUETTE 1st-3rd century AD A cast figurine of an eagle perched on the head of an ox, placed on the top of a square-section altar with geometric design to the forward face; hollow to the underside. 38 grams, 53 mm (2"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

544 ROMAN BRONZE EAGLE STATUETTE 1st-2nd century AD A cast statuette of a standing eagle on a discoid base, wings extended. 24 grams, 36 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

545 ROMAN BRONZE EAGLE STATUETTE 1st-2nd century AD A cast statuette of an eagle perched on a cone on a pedestal base with splayed feet. 29 grams, 46 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition, one foot absent. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

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546 ROMAN BRONZE COCKEREL STATUETTE 1st-2nd century AD A cast figurine of a standing cockerel, head slightly tilted, feather detailing to the tail and wings. 52 grams, 51 mm (2"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

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547 ROMAN BRONZE HORSE STATUETTE 1st-2nd century AD A cast horse figurine on a pedestal base, head tilted and one foreleg raised, hollow to the underside. 36 grams, 57 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition. £250 - 350 EUR 300 - 410 USD 380 - 530 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

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A cast horse figurine on a pedestal base, head tilted and one foreleg raised, hollow to the underside. 50 grams, 55 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition, lower foreleg absent. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

549 ROMAN BRONZE HORSE STATUETTE 1st-2nd century AD A cast horse figurine on a pedestal base, head tilted and one foreleg raised, hollow to the underside. 86 grams, 65 mm (2 ½"). Fine condition, casting flaw to the base. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

549 550 ROMAN BRONZE LOCUST STATUETTE 1st-3rd century AD A cast figurine of a locust with back legs rubbing its flanks; segmented body and tail; mounted on a custom-made stand. 124 grams, 80 mm (3 ¼"). Fine condition. Excessively rare. £600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,070 USD 920 - 1,370 From a central London collection.

551 ROMAN BRONZE BIRD PIN TERMINAL 2nd-3rd century AD 550

A cast terminal for a dress pin in the form of a bird modelled in the round with textured wings and tail; tubular mount below with recess for a rivet. 15 grams, 40 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 Private collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; formed in the 1980s.

552 ROMAN BRONZE BIRD PIN TERMINAL 2nd-3rd century AD

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A cast pin terminal in the form of a bird with ring-and-dot eye, hatched texture to wings; tubular base below, pierced to accept a rivet. 14 grams, 37 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Private collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; formed in the 1980s.

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553 ROMANO-CELTIC BRITISH BRONZE VOTIVE HAMMER-HEAD 1st century AD A cast bronze miniature hammer-head with central hole, one discoid face with collar to the conical end, claw to the rear; old accession number '89.276' to one edge. 7.42 grams, 38 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 From an important Mayfair, London, collection; acquired in the 1990s; cat. no.592.

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554 ROMAN BRONZE HAMMER PENDANT 1st-2nd century AD A cast pendant in the form of a heavy hammer with helical incised line to the shaft, saltire to each lateral face, flat face to the forward edge and claw to the rear; pierced lug above. 8.61 grams, 58 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 90 - 140 From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

555 ROMAN BRONZE STRAP END WITH OWNER'S NAME 4th century AD A cast waisted strap end with heart-shaped end, scrolled arms and open socket mouth; one face inscribed in capitals 'ABEFDRX/XSNRFF/MII' followed by a chevron and arrowhead; punched point detail to the scrolls, attachment rivets in place. 7.48 grams, 38 mm (1 ½"). Very fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

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557 z ROMAN BRONZE RING WITH BUST OF HADRIAN 2nd century AD A substantial flat-section hoop expanding to a discoid bezel with incuse bust of the Emperor Hadrian. 24 grams, 28 mm overall, 19.29 mm internal diameter (approximate size British S ½, USA 9 ¼, Europe 20.63, Japan 19) (1"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Ex Morris collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; acquired in the 1990s.

556 ROMAN BRONZE FINGER RING WITH FEMALE BUST INTAGLIO 2nd-3rd century AD A D-section hoop expanding to broad shoulders and inset elliptical jasper intaglio with female bust motif. 4.30 grams, 23 mm overall, 17.70 mm internal diameter (approximate size British O ½, USA 7 ¼, Europe 15.61, Japan 15) (¾"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

558 ROMAN BRONZE FINGER RING WITH WOLF INTAGLIO 1st-2nd century AD A D-section hoop with stud to the underside, elliptical bezel with punched detail to the rim, intaglio design of an advancing wolf. 10.36 grams, 24 mm overall, 16.69 mm internal diameter (approximate size British M, USA 6, Europe 12.46, Japan 12) (1"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a Swiss collection.

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561 564 559 ROMAN BRONZE FINGER RING WITH BACCHUS AND GRAPES 1st-2nd century AD A D-section hoop with bezel formed as a mask of Bacchus flanked by bunches of grapes to the shoulders. 7.38 grams, 30 mm overall, 20.54 mm internal diameter (approximate size British V ½, USA 10 ¾, Europe 24.4, Japan 23) (1 ¼"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

562 z ROMAN BRONZE LION FINGER RING 2nd-3rd century AD A D-section hoop expanding to an elliptical bezel with intaglio motif of an advancing lion. 4.20 grams, 23 mm overall, 20.4 mm internal diameter (approximate size British V, USA 10 ½, Europe 23.99, Japan 23) (1"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 From a Swiss collection.

From a Swiss collection.

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A flat-section hoop and facetted shoulders expanding to a discoid bezel with intaglio motif of an African's bust in profile within a punched-point border. 5.44 grams, 21 mm overall, 17.61 mm internal diameter (approximate size British O, USA 7 ¼, Europe 15.48, Japan 15) (¾"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

561 ROMAN BRONZE FINGER RING WITH IUNCTIO' CLASPED HANDS INTAGLIO 2nd-3rd century AD

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563 ROMAN BRONZE LUNATE PHALLIC PENDANT 1st-2nd century AD A cast pendant in the form of a crescent with addorsed scrolls and ring, two loops and male genitals to the lower edge. 9.17 grams, 47 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

564 ROMAN BRONZE PHALLIC PENDANT GROUP 1st-2nd century AD A mixed group of five cast bronze phallic pendants and a phallic mount with hand formed into a 'fig'. 122 grams total, 38-42 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. [6] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

A delicate round-section hoop expanding to an elliptical bezel supporting a red hardstone intaglio with clasped-hands fede motif. 1.35 grams, 19 mm overall, 17.33 mm internal diameter (approximate size British N ½, USA 6 ¾, Europe 14.44, Japan 14) (¾"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180

Private collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; formed in the 1980s.

From a Swiss collection.

A mixed group of cast pendants in the shape of phalloi, each with a suspension loop above; one with a second phallus to the rear. 114 grams, 38-44 (1 ½ - 1 ¾"). Fine condition. [5] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

565 z ROMAN BRONZE PHALLIC PENDANT GROUP 1st-3rd century AD

Private collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; formed in the 1980s.

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566 ROMAN BRONZE PHALLIC PENDANT GROUP 1st-2nd century AD A group of two cast pendants, each formed as a phallus, one with a hand making the 'fig' gesture to the rear. 59 grams total, 54-55 mm (2"). Fine condition. [2] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Private collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; formed in the 1980s.

567 ROMAN BRONZE PHALLIC MOUNT 1st-2nd century AD

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A convex cast mount in the form of male genitals, with pierced square lug above. 21 grams, 41 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

568 ROMAN BRONZE DIONYSUS HEAD MOUNT 1st-2nd century AD A cast mount in the form of the bearded head of Dionysus with wreath to the brow, luxuriant beard; stud to the reverse. 7.78 grams, 20 mm (¾"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

569 ROMAN BRONZE HEAD OF PAN MOUNT 1st-2nd century AD

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570 ROMAN BRONZE PRIAPUS MOUNT 1st-2nd century AD

A cast mount in the form of the head of the god Pan with horns in the hair, fleshy features, mouth open and teeth exposed; hollow to the reverse; mounted on a custom-made stand. 221 grams, 13 cm (5"). Very fine condition. £1,500 - 2,000 EUR 1,780 - 2,370 USD 2,290 - 3,050

A cast mount in the form of the god Priapus in hooded cloak grasping his phallus; three punched points to the chest; attachment stud to the reverse. 22 grams, 47 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition. £220 - 280 EUR 260 - 330 USD 340 - 430

Ex Dante Collection.

UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

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571 ROMAN BRONZE HEAD OF APOLLO APPLIQUÉ 1st-2nd century AD A cast mount in the form of the mask of Apollo with youthful features, curled hair and brow-band; hollow to the reverse. 24 grams, 34 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

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572 ROMAN BRONZE DRAPED BUST APPLIQUÉ 1st-2nd century AD A cast mount of a figure with curled hair and brow-band, toga gathered at the right shoulder; hollow to the reverse. 53 grams, 64 mm (2 ½"). Fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

573 ROMAN BRONZE EAGLE MOUNT 1st-2nd century AD A cast mount in the form of an eagle with one wing extended, head turned; feather texture to the wings, body and tail; remains of attachment peg beneath the lower body. 18 grams, 40 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230

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From a Lancashire collection; found Cumbria, UK.

574 ROMAN BRONZE HORSE-HEAD HARNESS MOUNT 1st-2nd century AD A high-quality cast hook with rectangular plates to front and back, pierced for attachment silvered to the front face; the handle with ribbed baluster and rectangular panel with inlaid silver and niello herringbone pattern; above a bulbous head, recurved and with scooped snout and pellet eyes; mounted on a custom-made stand. 53 grams, 103 mm including stand (4"). Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 Property of a Mayfair, London collector; acquired in the 1990s.

575 ROMAN BRONZE OX MOUNT 2nd-3rd century AD

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A hollow-cast mount depicting the foreparts of an ox with forelegs extended, fur texture detail to the forehead and neck. 49 grams, 61 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380 From a central London collection.

576 ROMAN GILT BRONZE MINERVA CASKET LEG 1st-3rd century AD A cast casket foot formed as the helmetted head of Minerva above a lion's claw with scrolled bar to the rear and spike above. 20 grams, 37 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Found Lincolnshire, UK, in 2010.

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577 ROMAN BRONZE SERAPIS BUST MOUNT 2nd-3rd century AD A cast mount in the form of the bust of Serapis, robed and bearded with modius corn-measure to the crown of his head. 42 grams, 44 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

578 ROMAN BRONZE PUTTO HEAD APPLIQUÉ 1st-2nd century AD

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A cast discoid plaque with head of a putto modelled in the half-round, with fleshy features and curled hair; hollow to the reverse. 21 grams, 31 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. £160 - 200 EUR 190 - 240 USD 240 - 310 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

579 ROMAN BRONZE MINIATURE PUTTO MASK 1st-2nd century AD A cast mount, hollow to the reverse, formed as the face formed as the face of a putto with fleshy features, wavy hair, the eyes recessed for insertion of separate plates. 29 grams, 35 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

580 ROMAN BRONZE MINIATURE GROTESQUE MASK 1st-3rd century AD A cast discoid plaque with grotesque face modelled in the round, cap with feline ears to the upper head. 16 grams, 23 mm (1"). Fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

581 ROMAN BRONZE FUNERARY COUPLE APPLIQUÉ 1st-2nd century AD A rectangular panel from a funerary stele with repoussé outer sheet depicting a couple; to the left the female with soft features, wreath to the brow, elaborate curled hairstyle, collar below; the male neatly bearded with lentoid eyes and heavy brow, collar below. 331 grams, 16 cm (6 ¼"). Fair condition, some cracking to repoussé sheet. Very rare. £1,800 - 2,400 EUR 2,130 - 2,840 USD 2,750 - 3,660 From a central London collection.

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582 ROMAN BRONZE FIGURAL FITTING 1st-2nd century AD A cast fitting formed as a winged putto with stem to the rear and foot below; the stem hexagonal in section with three-toed support above; the putto with long hair and feather detail to the wings; the foot a lion's claw, hollow to the underside; with custom-made stand. 146 grams, 10.5 cm (4"). Extremely fine condition. £1,500 - 2,000 EUR 1,780 - 2,370 USD 2,290 - 3,050 Property of an Essex gentleman.

583 ROMAN BRONZE STATUE HAND HOLDING ROLL 1st century AD A cast elongated hand with fingers curled around a tube; openwork thumb, heavy fingernail detail and thin wrist. 313 grams, 94 mm (3 ¾"). Fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380 From a central London collection.

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584 ROMAN BRONZE BULL'S HEAD MOUNT 1st-2nd century AD A cast fitting in the form of a bull's head with suspension loops to the sides and upper face, hinge to the muzzle, remains of lunar crescent to the forehead, hollow to the underside. 322 grams, 11 cm (4 ¼"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

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Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

585 ROMAN BRONZE FACE APPLIQUE 1st-2nd century AD A cast mount, hollow to the reverse, in the form of a female face with fleshy features, curly hair and cap. 8.63 grams, 28 mm (1"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

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586 z ROMAN BRONZE ROUND STATUE BASE 1st-3rd century AD A cast discoid base with raised panel and radiating lines; to the underside concentric circles and recesses. 141 grams, 61 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 From a central London collection.

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587 ROMAN BRONZE '12TH LEGION' THUNDERBOLT INSIGNIUM PLAQUE 1st century BC-5th century AD A lozengiform plaque with raised borders and knops to the external angles; the central motif an opposed pair of lightning bolts with scrolled lateral bars in high relief. 149 grams,11.5 cm (4 ½"). Fine condition. Rare. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920

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UK art market, acquired prior to 1980. The thunderbolt was the military emblem of the twelfth legion (XII Fulminata), raised in 58 BC by Julius Caesar. The legion's emblem was a thunderbolt (fulmen) and it later came to be called the Legio Fulminatrix, the Thundering Legion. The legion took part in Caesar's Gallic campaigns, and later in the Jewish War and the campaign against the Parthians. It is last recorded guarding the frontier of the Euphrates in Melitene, Turkey, at the beginning of the 5th century.

588 ROMAN BRONZE EAGLE AND SWAN REIN GUIDE 1st-2nd century AD A large cast rein guide comprising an octagonal tube with collar to the mouth terminating in an eagle's head above a quatrefoil collar; to the front, a round-section arm in the form of a swan's head and neck; pierced to the lower edge for attachment, internal block with vertical recess. 989 grams, 13.5 cm (5 ¼"). Fine condition. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,420 - 2,130 USD 1,830 - 2,750 Ex Yorkshire collection, acquired 1990s; formerly with DRG Coins and Antiquities.

589 ROMAN BRONZE EAGLE-HEAD CHARIOT FITTING 1st-3rd century AD A cast chariot fitting comprising a conical octagonal-section socket and body with arms to the sides and an eagle-head finial; the socket with raised rim, the arms truncated; the head with fine feather detailing, prominent eyes and curved beak. 452 grams, 13.5 cm (5 ¼"). Fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 From a Yorkshire collection.

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590 ROMAN BRONZE CHARIOT FITTING WITH HEAD OF APOLLO 2nd-3rd century AD A hollow-cast bronze mount formed as the bust of Apollo with long curled hair and round eyes, chain and pendant to the chest, D-shaped scroll to the lower edge and suspension loop to the rear of the neck; ferrous remains to the internal lug. 317 grams, 12.5 cm (5"). Fine condition. £900 - 1,400 EUR 1,070 - 1,660 USD 1,370 - 2,140 Ex Relander Collection.

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592 ROMAN BRONZE GLADIUS POMMEL WITH BUST OF HADRIAN 2nd century AD A hollow-cast pommel formed as a bust of the emperor Hadrian, with iron attachment spikes beneath extending through the shoulders; the face bearded with short hair and stern features. 57 grams, 40 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 Private collection, Cambridgeshire, UK; acquired prior to 2000. The face is reminiscent of the marble bust of the Emperor Hadrian found at the Tivoli villa.

591 ROMAN BRONZE HACKAMORE BRIDLE MUZZLE 1st century AD A flat-section bridle fitting of 'hackamore' type with balustered band above, two pierced attachment points for straps and a round-section bar beneath. 191 grams, 19 cm (7 ½"). Fine condition. Rare. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,220 - 1,830 From a German private collection; acquired before 1990.

593 ROMAN BRONZE PANTHER-HEADS DAGGER POMMEL 2nd-3rd century AD A cast pommel with discoid base and collar, two addorsed panthers' heads, each with gaping mouth and furrowed brow, pelletted band between. 35 grams, 39 mm (1 ½"). Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 Found Isle of Wight, UK.

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594 ROMAN BRONZE PANTHER KNIFE POMMEL 1st-2nd century AD A cast pommel in the form of a panther's head with gaping jaws, incised fur detailing, ribbed collar and recesses to the eyes for insertion of separate castings. 32 grams, 32 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

595 ROMAN BRONZE FIGURAL PHALERA 1st century AD A cast discoid phalera, slightly dished to the reverse, depicting a female mask with fleshy features and abundant hair, ropework band to the neck, wings in the hair; two attachment lugs to the reverse; supplied with a custom-made stand. 192 grams, 13.5 cm (5 ¼"). Fine condition, one wing absent. £650 - 900 EUR 770 - 1,070 USD 990 - 1,370 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

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596 ROMAN BRONZE MILITARY PURSE 1st-3rd century AD A bronze coin-holder or purse for attachment to a belt, comprising a hollow-cast bronze scaphoid mount with ribbed outer surface, punched-point detailing and median row of annulets; to each end a knop with round hole to accept the iron securing pin with curved finial; the rear of the purse a bronze sheet with flanged edges to secure. 107 grams, 11 cm (4 ¼"). Fine condition. Extremely rare. £2,000 - 3,000 EUR 2,370 - 3,550 USD 3,050 - 4,580 From an important Cambridgeshire, UK collection; formerly in an old German collection.

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597 ROMAN BRONZE MILITARY SEAL 1st-2nd century AD A cast stamp seal with ribbed shank and pierced knop finial, discoid face with intaglio detail of a cockerel between two military standards on a baseline. 12 grams, 26 mm (1"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

597

598 ROMAN BRONZE MEDICAL INSTRUMENT SET 1st-3rd century AD A mixed group of medical instruments comprising: an elongated spoon with spike handle; a leaf-shaped spatula probe with cauterising bulb to the handle; two elongated spoons each with bulbous cauterising bulb to the handle. 36 grams total, 16-18 cm (6 ¼ - 7"). Fine condition. [4] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

599 z ROMAN BRONZE MEDICAL INSTRUMENT GROUP 2nd-4th century AD A mixed group of medical instruments, each with a utensil at either end including probes, a hook, a spoon, a cauterising bulb and spatulas. 28 grams total, 82-90 mm (3 ¼ - 3 ½"). Fine condition. [6, No Reserve] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Ex Morris collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; acquired in the 1990s.

598

600 z ROMAN BRONZE MEDICAL INSTRUMENT GROUP 2nd-4th century AD A mixed group of medical instruments, each with a utensil at each end including probes, hooks, a scoop, a spoon and spatulas. 72 grams, 74-99 mm (3 - 4"). Fine condition. [6, No Reserve] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Ex Morris collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; acquired in the 1990s.

601 ROMAN BRONZE MEDICAL INSTRUMENT GROUP 2nd-4th century AD A mixed group of medical instruments, each with a utensil at each end including probes, a hook, a s-curved spike and spatulas. 26 grams total, 92-103 mm (3 ½ - 4"). Mainly fine condition. [6, No Reserve] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Ex Morris collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; acquired in the 1990s.

602 ROMAN BRONZE STEELYARD ARM WITH BOAR'S HEAD FINIAL 1st-2nd century AD A cast steelyard arm with inner section calibrated to two faces, rectangular-section shank and finial in the form of a boar's head with gussetted collar. 214 grams, 20 cm (8"). Fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310

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603 ROMAN BRONZE STEELYARD WEIGHT WITH HEAD OF MERCURY 2nd-3rd century AD A cast weight in the form of Mercury's head wearing neck-ring and broad petasos, curled hair and finely modelled features; suspension loop above. 13 grams, 30 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition, wings lost in antiquity. £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

604 ROMAN BRONZE SILENUS STEELYARD WEIGHT 1st-2nd century AD

603

604

A cast bronze weight in the form of a bust of Silenus with suspension loop to the top of the head; hollow to the reverse with some of the lead fill remaining. 120 grams, 73 mm (3"). Fine condition. £220 - 280 EUR 260 - 330 USD 340 - 430 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

605 ROMAN BRONZE MILITARY SKILLET 1st-2nd century AD A cast cooking pan with a deep bowl and flat-section handle, median recess to the upper face. 718 grams, 32 cm (12 ½"). Fair condition; loss to lower bowl. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920

605

From a Lancashire collection; found Cirencester in the early 1970s.

606 z ROMAN BRONZE PATERA HANDLE WITH HEAD AND MASKS 1st-2nd century AD A cast handle, elliptical in section with c-shaped junction to the broad end, curved outer end; a D-shaped panel and two masks to the outer face of the handle, a human head cast in the round for the thumb plate. 148 grams, 13 cm (5"). Fine condition, some wear. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

607 z ROMAN BRONZE RAM PATERA HANDLE 1st-2nd century AD A hollow cast tubular handle with flared inner end, ribbed shaft and ram-head finial with coiled horns. 247 grams, 12 cm (4 ¾"). Fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310

609

UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

608 z ROMAN BRONZE RAM JUG HANDLE 2nd century AD A cast handle with lower end in the form of a ram's head, upper end a palmette. 22 grams, 52 mm (2"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Ex Morris collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; acquired in the 1990s.

609 ROMAN BRONZE STRIGIL 2nd-3rd century AD A fabricated strigil with concave sharply-curved scraping surface, panels of incised geometric detail to the outer face; the handle formed as a hollow rectangular block with panels of punched-point scroll detail to the reverse. 115 grams, 27 cm (10 ½"). Fine condition, small crack to blade and small loss to handle. £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

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610 ROMANO-BRITISH BRONZE MIRROR WITH HANDLE 1st-3rd century AD A cast mirror with one dished face ornamented with concentric circles; the handle with two undulating bars, knop to the end, addorsed beasthead mount at the junction with vineleaf beneath; ring-and-dot motifs to the junction. 219 grams, 28 mm (1"). Fine condition. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,420 - 2,130 USD 1,830 - 2,750 Found near Bath, Somerset, UK, in the early 1980s.

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A cast tapering handle, rectangular in section with collar to the mouth, balustered upper end and D-shaped panel to accept the shovelblade. 404 grams, 20 cm (8"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

612 ROMAN BRONZE BATH FOOT 1st-2nd century AD A hollow-cast bath foot comprising a palmette plaque with bulbous knee below and four-toed claw; projecting leaf detail to the knee. 289 grams, 18.5 cm (7 ¼"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a central London collection.

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A cast finial formed as a waisted tubular socket with flared rim, curved discoid panel with putto mask and palmette below. 260 grams, 13 cm (5"). Fine condition. £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610 From a central London collection.

614 ROMAN ETRUSCAN BRONZE BOWL MOUNT WITH MASK 5th-3rd century BC A cast lentoid plaque, slightly convex with domed section above; the border a band of running foliage ornament; the median motif a warrior's helmetted face, bearded with raised helmet flaps to the temples and extended palmette scroll crest above the head; mounted on a custom-made stand. Cf. the bronze warrior figure with flaps to the temples of his crested helmet in the Museo Archeologico, Florence, published in Cristofani, M. The Etruscans. A New Investigation, p.106-7. 154 grams, 16.5 cm including stand (6 ½"). Fine condition, cleaned and conserved. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of a Cambridgeshire collector.

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615 ROMAN BRONZE HORSE-HEAD BOWL MOUNT 2nd-3rd century AD A cast mount in the form of a horse's head with knop to the forelock, leaf-shaped plate and bulb below; central hole for attachment; with custom-made display stand. 67 grams, 76 mm including stand (3"). Extremely fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 Property of a London collector.

616 ROMAN BRONZE BACCHUS BUCKET MOUNT 1st-2nd century AD A cast mount in the form of a mask of Bacchus, bearded with ramhorns, scrolled hook to the top of the head, stud to the reverse. 40 grams, 68 mm (2 ¾"). Fine condition, worn. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180

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Found near Lincoln, Lincolnshire, UK, in 2010.

617 ROMAN BRONZE LION FINIAL 1st-2nd century AD A hollow-cast tubular socket with horizontal ribs, the upper end formed as a pouncing lion with forepaws extended; hole to the underside of the socket and another to the lion's mouth. 58 grams, 57 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

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Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

618 ROMAN BRONZE KEY WITH IRON WARDS 1st-3rd century AD

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A very large composite tumbler lock key with rectangular-section bronze handle and flat-section iron shank; the top of the handle rounded and pierced with ribbed surface; the shank with right-angled terminal, five slots to the underside and corresponding ribs to the face above. 381 grams, 15.5 cm (6"). Fine condition, some abrasions. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

A mixed group of cast bronze keys on rings comprising: two with recess to the end of the shaft, single square ward, raised pad to underside of ring; two similar, crescentic ring, ribbed ward; three with single openwork ward, pad to the ring. 27 grams total, 49-55 mm (2 2 ¼"). Mainly fine condition. [7, No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230

Property of a London collector, acquired before 1980. Roman keys were often manufactured with a mass-produced cast bronze handle and separately-made iron shank.

Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

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621 ROMAN SILVERED-BRONZE STAR BROOCH 2nd century AD A flat-section plate brooch wiith central annular panel, star-shaped in plan with six applied bone discs to the perimeter and a larger one centrally, incised leaf motifs to the face; pin and catchplate to the reverse. 9.08 grams, 39 mm (1 ½"). Very fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

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Found Harston, Cambridgeshire, UK, in 1997.

622 ROMAN GILT-BRONZE UMBONATE BROOCH WITH LATER INLAYS 2nd century AD An elliptical umbonate plate brooch with central raised cell, two outer bands of guilloche and chevron motifs; the cell set with a cabochon garnet; later modified with four gold studs and a central disc with gold rim; remains of pin and catchplate to the reverse. 14 grams, 32 mm (1 ¼"). Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920

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Property of a London collector, acquired early 1990s.

623 ROMAN BRONZE RING-ON-BOW BROOCH 2nd-3rd century AD A cast round-section ring with small bow-brooch to the interior, the pin, catchplate and spring present to the reverse, with old accession number 89.390. 5.71 grams, 26 mm (1"). Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 120 623

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From an important Mayfair, London collection, acquired 1989 inventory no.89.390.

624 ROMAN BRONZE 'SWASTIKA' BROOCH WITH LIGHTNING BOLTS 3rd-4th century AD An openwork plate brooch, flat-section, formed as a 'swastika' with saltire spikes to the centre; pin and catchplate to the reverse. 9.44 grams, 32 mm (1 ¼"). Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 120 Found Harston, Cambridgeshire, UK, in 1997.

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620 z ROMAN BRONZE KEY GROUP 1st-4th century AD A mixed group of cast bronze keys comprising: three with ring, wards at right angles; one a key ring, openwork ward to the bezel; one a solid shank with rectangular openwork head; one a plate with ten circular holes, flat-section handle; one a shank with two holes to the ward, lozengiform loop. 143 grams, 24-55 mm (1 - 2 ¼"). Mainly fine condition. [7, No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

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625 ROMANO-BRITISH ENAMELLED BRONZE PLATE BROOCH 2nd century AD A flat-section cast plate brooch, elliptical in plan, with concentric cells, the outer with blue and white mosaic glass in a saltire configuration, central cell empty; pin, spring and catchplate to the reverse; old accession numbers 1839 and 90.36.1 to the reverse. 7.26 grams, 26 mm (1"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 From an important Mayfair, London collection; acquired 1990, inventory no.90.36.1, cat no.1839.


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630 z ROMAN SILVERED BRONZE CROSSBOW BROOCH GROUP 4th century AD

A cast discoid plate brooch with central stud, the face divided into concentric cells; the outer cell filled with white enamel and nine radiating bands of gilt, the inner cell with yellow fill and four gilt bars, the stud with central red rosette and white pellet; pierced lug to one side; pin and catchplate to the reverse. 11 grams, 31 mm (1 ¼"). Very fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

A mixed group of crossbow brooches comprising: one with three knops, punched outer face to bow, chamfered footplate; one with two knops to the headplate, deep bow, notched footplate; one early type without knops, trefoil collar to the bow, chamfered footplate; each with catchplate and pin; supplied in display boxes. 174 grams total, 80 mm including boxes (3 ¼"). Fine condition. [3] £120 - 150 EUR 140 - 180 USD 180 - 230

Found Harston, Cambridgeshire, UK, in 1981.

627 ROMAN BRONZE MILLEFIORI BROOCH 2nd century AD A discoid plate brooch with inset millefiori glass in checkerboard pattern with panels in yellow-green and blue-green combinations, red borders; remains of the catchplate and pin spring to the reverse. 6.05 grams, 20 mm (¾"). Very fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 SD 760 - 1,220 From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

628 z ROMANO-BRITISH BRONZE ENAMELLED ANIMAL BROOCH GROUP 2nd century AD A mixed group of bronze plate brooches comprising: a running horse with cells to the body, pin-lug and catchplate to the reverse; a horseand-rider with cells to the body and horse's flank, pin-lugs and catchplate to the reverse. 7.55 grams total, 28-31 mm (1 - 1 ¼"). Fine condition [2, No Reserve] £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 120 Found on various sites in Nottinghamshire, UK.

629 z ROMAN DECORATED BRONZE CROSSBOW BROOCH 4th century AD A large crossbow brooch, the headplate with 'onion' terminals at each end, and a third above the junction with the bow; the flootplate decorated with incised roundels and chamfered lateral panels; hinged pin and catchplate to the reverse; the bow and footplate decorated with a band of ropework. 87 grams, 97 mm (3 ¾"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £40 - 60 EUR 50 - 70 USD 60 - 90 Property of a London collector, acquired before 1980.

From an Essex collection.

631 z ROMAN BRONZE BROOCH GROUP 1st-3rd century AD A mixed group of bronze plate brooches comprising: one discoid with concentric rings, inset silver pelletted panel to the centre, pin, pinlugs and catchplate to the reverse; one a stylised bird with openwork body and beaked head, inset enamel panel, pin and catchplate to the reverse; one formed as a symmetrical arrangement of La Tène style trumpet motifs, spring, pin and catchplate to the reverse; one amphora-shaped with trefoil head, inlaid silver palmette and zigzag border to the body, pin, pin-lugs and catchplate to the reverse; one with trapezoidal plate, raised boss and openwork D-shaped head, pin, pin-lugs and catchplate to the reverse. 75 grams total, 42-56 mm (1 ¾ - 2 ¼"). Fine condition. [5, No Reserve] £100 - 140 EUR 120 - 170 USD 150 - 210 From a Suffolk collection.

632 z ROMAN BRONZE ENAMELLED BROOCH GROUP 2nd century AD A group of two enamelled plate brooches comprising: one a reclining panther in bronze with circular recesses for enamel to the flanks; one a fly in silvered bronze with enamelled panels to the wings, body and headplate. 14 grams total, 33-42 mm (1 ¼ - 1 ¾"). Fine condition. [2] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Private UK collection, by descent from the vendor's father, who formed his collection in the 1970s-1980s. Part of this collection was previously sold at Bonham's Antiquities sale 17855, 6 October 2010, Lot 199; and in TimeLine Auctions' June 2011 sale.

633 ROMAN BRONZE MILLEFIORI BELT MOUNT 2nd-3rd century AD A cast rectangular military belt mount with scrolled ends and rivets to the reverse; two plaques of mosaic polychrome glass to the face. 11 grams, 48 mm (2"). Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 Found Ludford, Lincolnshire, UK, in 1978.

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636 z ROMAN LEAD VOTIVE PATERA WITH APOLLO, LYRE AND VICTORY 1st-2nd century AD A cast discoid plate with central recess, two concentric bands of pellets to the rim and central scene of a nude standing Apollo with his lyre standing before a stele and Victory to one side offering a wreath; to the underside a sexfoil within a wreath and pelletted band. 52 grams, 83 mm (3 ¼"). Fair condition, damage to rim. Rare. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a central London collection.

637 ROMAN CARNELIAN INTAGLIO WITH WINGED ARCHER 1st century AD 639

A plano-convex discoid carnelian intaglio with standing archer motif, winged, with text to the rear. 1.27 grams, 14 mm (½"). Fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 Property of a lady; acquired in the late 1970s on the London art market.

638 ROMAN GEMSTONE INTAGLIO GROUP 1st-3rd century AD A mixed group of elliptical intaglio seal matrices comprising: bust of Hermes in petasos with caduceus; bust of Minerva in helmet with spear; bust of Janus. 1.78 grams total, 11-16 mm (¼ - ½"). Fine condition, two chipped. [3] £650 - 950 EUR 770 - 1,130 USD 990 - 1,450 From a London family collection; acquired prior to 1980.

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634 z ROMAN ENAMELLED FASTENER AND SEAL BOX LID GROUP 1st-3rd century AD A mixed group of enamelled items comprising: a seal-box lid, lozengiform, a smaller lozenge within, two concentric roundels to the centre; the outer lozenge with pale green enamel, the inner with redbrown enamel; to the reverse, remnants of pin and tab for attachment; a toggle with circular 'button', three concentric roundels within, the outer two enamelled with alternating blue squares and white rectangles, the innermost roundel white, triangular loop to the underside. 11 grams total, 30-34 mm (1 ¼"). Very fine condition. [2, No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180

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639 ROMAN CRYSTAL MINIATURE BOWL 1st-3rd century AD A carved bowl with discoid base, chamfered inner face. 17 grams, 34 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition, chip to rim. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a Middlesex collection; acquired in the 1970s.

640 z ROMAN MARBLE PLATTER 1st-3rd century AD A broad dished platter with central recess, flat base. 7.2 kg, 39.5 cm (15 ½"). Fair condition, chipped at rim. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,420 - 2,130 USD 1,830 - 2,750

Property of a Kent collector.

From a Middlesex collection.

635 ROMAN SILVERED BRONZE AND ENAMELLED CHI-RO STUD 4th century AD

641 ROMAN MARBLE CINERIUM FRAGMENT WITH EROS 1st-2nd century AD

A discoid stud with concentric rings to the reverse, the face silvered with central chi-rho monogram and outer band of ring-and-dot, enamel fill. 1.83 grams, 20 mm (¾"). Very fine condition. Rare. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

A carved portion of vessel rim with images of a winged Eros in flight holding a torch above a trefoil leaf; mounted on a custom-made stand. 893 grams, 14 cm including stand (5 ½"). Fine condition, chipped. £250 - 400 EUR 300 - 470 USD 380 - 610

Found Foxton, Cambridgeshire, UK, in 2002.

UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.


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642 ROMAN MARBLE RIVER GOD 1st-3rd century AD A finely carved and detailed marble sculpture depicting a river god; the figure with broad shoulders and pronounced musculature; the head slightly raised, the animated face with startled expression, wide eyes, and parted lips; the hair and beard characteristically shaggy; the deep incisions between the locks of hair creating a dramatic chiaroscuro effect; a cloak draped around the left shoulder and right hip, pulled across to meet the left wrist; a horn of plenty in the left hand and female nude, with hands behind her back and band to the chest, at his left shoulder; at the left knee, a putto holding a tympanum aloft, nude but for a diagonal crossband to the chest, the head of a bearded man visible below his feathered wing; at the right knee, the head of a horse, facing downwards, with finely detailed curling mane; beneath, the head of a beardless young man with flowing hair; the back flat and uncarved; probably once part of a larger piece. The convention of representing rivers and oceans anthropomorphically began in classical Greece, where they were often identified with local deities and heroes, and depicted reclining. It was used during the Hellenistic period, particularly in the East, to denote local identity, with personifications of rivers often appearing on coins. During the Roman period, this identification of river gods with localities became used ‘in triumphal imagery to represent locations of Roman victories or conquered territories’ (Huskinson, p.249). This is true of the personification of the river Jordan depicted on the Arch of Titus in Rome, commemorating Titus’ victory in Judaea; the god was depicted as a sick old man, being carried away on a bier. The pained expression of the god in this lot may suggest a similar identification with a conquered locale. River gods are commonly depicted with putti or cupids, as here, denoting the fertility bestowed by a river; the most extreme example of this is the colossal personification of the Nile displayed at the Palazzo del Senatore, Rome, which has sixteen. The complex iconography of this piece is noteworthy, and the dense detail may have been intended to evoke a vivid sense of chaos or disarray. Whilst the putto represents fertility, the tympanum in his hands may indicate a connection to the cult of Cybele, the Near Eastern Great Mother, whose worship continued into the Imperial period. If this god is indeed connected to a particular locale, it may have been in the eastern Empire. The cornucopia in the god’s hand, although conventional, is mean and empty, perhaps also suggesting subjugation. The female figure at his shoulder may depict a water nymph, although, with her arms twisted behind her back, as though bound, it is possible that she is intended to represent a captive. The god’s shaggy hair and beard, observable in almost all Roman river personifications, symbolise flowing water. 69.7 kg, 87 cm including stand. (34 ¼"). Fine condition, repaired. £40,000 - 50,000 EUR 47,380 - 59,220 USD 61,040 - 76,300 Property of a London collector, by descent 1950s. Campbell, B., Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome, (UNC Press Books, 2012). Gais, R “Some Problems of River God Iconography” American Journal of Archaeology 1978, pp.355-70. Huskinson, J – “Rivers of Roman Antioch”, E. Stafford and J.Herrin, Personifications in the Greek World: From Antiquity to Byzantium (Ashgate Press, 2005) pp. 247-264. Kleiner, F.S. A History of Roman Art, Enhanced Edition (Cengage Learning, 2010). Ostrowski, J.A., Personifications of Rivers in Greek and Roman Art, (Jagiellonian University Press 1991).

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643 ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A MAN 1st-2nd century AD A finely carved male head with short tousled hair, small lips, sunken eyes looking upwards. 9.5 kg, 22 cm (8 ½"). Fine condition. £2,700 - 3,700 EUR 3,200 - 4,380 USD 4,120 - 5,650 From a London family collection.

644 ROMAN MARBLE MALE TORSO 1st-3rd century AD A carved figure of a naked male torso, mounted on a custom-made stand. 429 grams, 18.5 cm including stand (7 ¼"). Fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

645 ROMAN MARBLE DRAPED TORSO 2nd-3rd century AD

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A carved figurine fragment depicting a male in a short tunic draped from the right shoulder, left arm raised; supplied with a custom-made stand. 525 grams, 17 cm (6 ¾"). Fair condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.


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646 ROMAN MARBLE TORSO OF A MAN 1st-3rd century AD A carved figurine fragment of a nude male torso with heavy musculature; supplied on a custom-made stand. 314 grams, 14 cm including stand (5 ½"). Fair condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

647 ROMAN MARBLE ZEUS HEAD FRAGMENT 2nd-3rd century AD A carved head of Jupiter, bearded and with shoulder-length hair. 523 grams, 70 mm (2 ¾"). Fine condition. £250 - 400 EUR 300 - 470 USD 380 - 610 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

648 ROMAN MARBLE PUTTO FIGURINE 2nd-3rd century AD A carved marble figurine fragment of a nude putto standing, with soft facial features and curled hair; mounted on a display stand. 991 grams, 21.5 cm (8 ¼"). Fair condition. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 460 - 760 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

649 ROMAN MARBLE DIANA FRIEZE FRAGMENT 1st century BC-3rd century AD A section of carved frieze depicting the goddess Diana with bow and hunting dog, a quiver to her right shoulder, vegetation in the field; raised border above and below. 383 grams, 12.5 cm (5"). Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760

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650 ROMAN MARBLE CUPID FIGURINE 1st-2nd century AD A carved figurine of a naked Cupid standing with right leg advanced, curly hair and fleshy features; mounted on a custom-made display stand. 606 grams, 13.5 cm including stand (5 ¼"). Fine condition. £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 530 - 760 650

UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

651 ROMAN CERAMIC OIL LAMP WITH BOAR 1st-2nd century AD An ornamented terracotta lamp with volute scrolls to the nozzle; to the discus a running boar modelled in high relief, to the underside the text 'LMADIEC'. 73 grams, 97 mm (3 ¾"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 From a Lancashire collection; acquired in the 1990s.

652 z ROMAN AND BYZANTINE CERAMIC OIL LAMP GROUP 2nd-8th century AD 651 A Roman terracotta oil lamp with helmeted bust facing right, and another with temple and four figures, 2nd-4th century AD; with a Byzantine terracotta oil lamp with red slip, 6th-8th century AD. 300 grams total, 10-12 cm (4 - 5"). Fine condition. [3, No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Ex Bonhams sale 20682, lot 391 (part); from the collection of Victor Gulotta, Massachusetts, USA; formerly in an English private collection, Cambridge, formed in the 1980s.

653 ROMAN CERAMIC OIL LAMP WITH EROTIC SCENE 1st-2nd century AD A terracotta lamp with volute scrolls to the nozzle and image of two lovers on a couch to the discus. 94 grams, 96 mm (3 ¾"). Fine condition. £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610 653 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

654 ROMAN CERAMIC OIL LAMP WITH HARE AND HOUND 1st-3rd century AD A discoid oil lamp with volute scrolls to the broad nozzle, high-relief scene of a hound hunting a hare to the discus. 47 grams, 84 mm (3 ¼"). Fine condition. £130 - 170 EUR 150 - 200 USD 200 - 260 Private collection, Cambridgeshire, UK; acquired prior to 2000.

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655 655 ROMAN CERAMIC CAMPANA FIGURAL RELIEF 1st century AD A fragment of ceramic relief panel depicting a procession of revellers, with a nude male in animated pose, a mantle draped loosely around the shoulders, his right arm raised, blowing a pipe or horn; before him a similar figure with arm lowered; mounted on a custom-made stand. 1.3 kg, 23 cm (9"). Fine condition. £3,000 - 4,000 EUR 3,550 - 4,740 USD 4,580 - 6,100 From the collection of Sir Daniel Donohue and Kady Bernadine, California; acquired prior to 1968.

656 ROMAN CERAMIC TOY GLADIATOR WITH HELMET 1st-3rd century AD A terracotta figurine in cuirass and pteruges, the helmet with broad brim and crest in the form of a bird. 99 grams, 15 cm (5 ¾"). Fine condition, one arm and one leg absent. Rare. £240 - 360 EUR 280 - 430 USD 370 - 550

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UK art market, acquired prior to 1980. The item is reminiscent of the form of the gladiatorial helmet from Pompeii now in the British Museum under accession number GR 1946.5-14.1.

657 ROMAN 'VERULAMIUM WHITEWARE' STORAGE JAR 2nd-3rd century AD A bulbous ceramic jar with flat base and rolled rim, the fabric coarse, possibly Verulamium whiteware. 410 grams, 12.5 cm (5"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a Lancashire collection; found near Godmanchester, UK before 1997.

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658 ROMAN MARBLED REDWARE BOWL 1st-2nd century AD 658

A small bowl with slightly flared base, everted rim, circumferential line to the outer wall; the surface with red marbled effect. 70 grams, 83 mm (3 ¼"). Fine condition. Rare. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

659 ROMAN EUROPEAN REDWARE PATERA 1st-2nd century AD

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A terracotta vessel, funicular in profile with inturned rim, flat base, round-section handle with discoid stud and band of rouletted billetting beneath. 135 grams, 14 cm (5 ½"). Fine condition. £180 - 240 EUR 210 - 280 USD 270 - 370 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

660 ROMAN STORAGE VESSEL 2nd-3rd century AD A coarseware ceramic pot with broad shoulder and low everted rim. 1.4 kg, 21 cm (8 ¼"). Fine condition, rim chipped. [No Reserve] £60 - 80 EUR 70 - 90 USD 90 - 120 Private collection, South West England; acquired in the 1990s.

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661 ROMAN GRAYWARE VESSEL GROUP 1st-3rd century AD A mixed group of ceramic vessels comprising: one bulbous with flat bottom, waisted neck and everted rim; one bulbous with low base, circumferential bands beneath the rolled rim. 238 grams total, 75-96 mm (3 - 3 ¾"). Fine condition. [2] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Found Kettlestone, Norfolk, UK, before 2000.

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662 ROMAN STORAGE VESSEL 2nd-3rd century AD A coarseware ceramic pot with broad shoulder and low vertical rim with internal ledge. 1.2 kg, 18.5 cm (7 ¼"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £60 - 80 EUR 70 - 90 USD 90 - 120 Private collection, South West England; acquired in the 1990s.

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663 ROMAN GLASS SINGLE-HANDLED JUG 2nd-3rd century AD A translucent green glass jug with bulbous body, pontil base, slender neck and flared rim, applied strap handle to the rear and applied rim. 47 grams, 11 cm (4 ¼"). Fine condition. £220 - 320 EUR 260 - 380 USD 340 - 490 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

664 ROMAN GLASS TWO-HANDLED JUG 3rd century AD A large globular jar with everted rim and collar, applied trail handles and dimples to the equator. 199 grams, 14.5 cm (5 ¾"). Fine condition. £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610

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Property of a London collector, acquired early 1960s.

665 ROMAN GLASS CANDLESTICK UNGUENTARIUM 1st-2nd century AD A pale blue glass unguentarium with conical base, tall neck and everted rim with applied trail to the external edge; iridescent surface. 31 grams, 17 cm (6 ¾"). Fine condition. £110 - 170 EUR 130 - 200 USD 170 - 260 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

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666 ROMAN TURQUOISE GLASS UNGUENTARIUM 1st-2nd century AD A deep turquoise unguentarium with conical body and bulbous dimpled shoulder, tall neck with thick rolled rim. 15 grams, 11 cm (4 ¼"). Fine condition, repaired. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

667 ROMAN GREEN GLASS BOWL 1st century AD A pale blue glass hemispherical bowl with carinated profile, pontil base. 101 grams, 11 cm (4 ¼"). Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

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668 ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE WITH APPLIED TRAIL 1st century AD A dark glass flask, mould-blown with fine applied trail to the shoulder and neck; the rim everted with applied trail to the edge; blue iridescent surface, rounded underside. 16 grams, 85 mm (3 ¼"). Fine condition. £300 - 400 EUR 350 - 470 USD 460 - 610 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

669 ROMAN DIMPLED GLASS MINIATURE JUG 3rd-4th century AD A miniature jug with tapering body, three rows of dimples beneath the shoulder; funicular neck, applied trail handle and rim; iridescent surface. 33 grams, 10.5 cm (4"). Fine condition. £350 - 550 EUR 410 - 650 USD 530 - 840

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670 ROMAN GLASS SPRINKLER FLASK 4th century AD A pale blue vessel with globular body, narrow neck and broad tubular mouth, pontil base; two applied trail handles; the body separately moulded with narrow aperture to the neck. 68 grams, 86 mm (3 ¼"). Fine condition. £300 - 400 EUR 350 - 470 USD 460 - 610 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

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671 ROMAN GLASS VESSEL GROUP 1st-3rd century AD A mixed group of glass vessels comprising: one tall with slender neck and piriform body; one squat with tall neck and broad applied-trail rim. 63 grams total, 82-123 mm (3 ¼ - 4 ¾"). Fine condition. [2, No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Ex Bonhams Oxford sale 20682, lot 391 (part); from the collection of Victor Gulotta, Massachusetts, USA; formerly in an English private collection, Cambridge, formed in the 1980s.

672 ROMAN GLASS MOSAIC BEAD 3rd-4th century AD 671 A concave sided cone-shaped bead with a flat base in black and yellow glass with marvered trail patterning. 32 grams, 60 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 Ex Baker collection, acquired in the 1990s from a London gallery.

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A restrung necklace of glass beads of various dates, mainly tubular with applied elements and black spacers, two green melon beads and a central biconical with iridescence; modern clasp. 21 grams, 44 cm (17 ¼"). Extremely fine condition. [No Reserve] £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 120 Property of a London collector.

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674 z ROMAN BRONZE DOOR LATCH KEY 1st-3rd century AD A cast flat-section key with carinated-section loop and block with transverse lines to the forward face; the shank square-section with right-angled head, four slots to create the wards and horizontal groove; chevron detail to the shank.88 grams, 70 mm (2 3/4"). Fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Private collection, Cambridgeshire, UK; found Suffolk, UK, in 2007.

675 ROMAN BONE TOY FIGURE OF A MAN 2nd-4th century AD A carved figurine of a standing man with incised facial features, incised ornament to both faces of the tunic, square pegs for attachment of arms; black pigment to the hair. 1.56 grams, 30 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

676 ROMAN CARVED BONE FACE 1st-3rd century AD A concave section of bone carved with a human bust with long tousled hair and rounded features. 33 grams, 74 mm (3"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1970.

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677 BYZANTINE SILVER-INLAID IRON HORSE BIT 14th century AD A hand-forged iron bit with free-running rings, lateral two-part bars and discs; the outer face of each disc with an inlaid silver rosette, the upper bar with inlaid chevron motifs and serpent-head finial, the lower bar with silver- and brass-inlaid geometric chevron panels; hook and chain attached close to the strap attachments. 599 grams, 18 cm (7"). Very fine condition. £5,000 - 7,000 EUR 5,920 - 8,290 USD 7,630 - 10,680 From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

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678 BYZANTINE GOLD FILIGREE FINGER RING 5th-8th century AD A round-section hoop with s-curved filigree panels and granules to the shoulders and underside, discoid bezel with inset black and white glass bead, filigree border and granule collars at the junction. 4.90 grams, 23 mm overall, 17.53 mm internal diameter (approximate size British O, USA 7 ¼, Europe 15.0, Japan 14) (1"). Fine condition. £1,800 - 2,400 EUR 2,130 - 2,840 USD 2,750 - 3,660 The former property of a Harley Street professional; acquired before 1990.

678 679 BYZANTINE BRONZE SIX-SOLIDI WEIGHT WITH SIX FACES 9th-12th century AD A flat-section square weight with chamfered edges, the upper face with incised design of six figures, each with silver inlay to the face, above the silver-inlaid letters gamma and alpha indicating the weight as six solidi. Cf. Weber, K. Byzantische Muenzgewichte. Materialkorpus fuer 1-Nomisma Gewichte, Table 4, p.70 and item 181 (two faces). 26.94 grams, 24 mm (1"). Fine condition. Excessively rare. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 679

Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1970. The nominal mass of a six-solidi weight is 27.2 grams.

680 BYZANTINE GOLD FINGER RING WITH GARNET CABOCHON 5th-8th century AD A flat-section gold hoop with supports to the shoulder, elliptical bezel with collar and filigree ropework surround, cabochon garnet to the centre. 4.30 grams, 23 mm overall, 17.63 mm internal diameter (approximate size British O, USA 7 ¼, Europe 15.48, Japan 15) (1"). Fine condition. £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 530 - 760 680

UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

681 BYZANTINE GOLD SWIVEL RING 5th-8th century AD A round-section hoop with bifacial swivelling bezel discoid with outer band of filigree loops, inner rosette, five domed studs. 2.25 grams, 17 mm overall, 13.82 mm internal diameter (approximate size British E ½, USA 2 ¾, Europe 3.42, Japan 3) (¾"). Fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 681

The former property of a Harley Street professional; acquired before 1990.

682 BYZANTINE GOLD FILIGREE AND AGATE FINGER RING 5th-9th century AD A round-section hoop with granulated shoulders supporting a discoid bezel with filigree sides and granulated upper face, central conical banded agate cabochon. 5.27 grams, 27 mm overall, 16.62 mm internal diameter (approximate size British L ½, USA 6, Europe 12.34, Japan 12) (1"). Very fine condition. £600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,070 USD 920 - 1,370 Property of a lady, London, UK; from an important collection of rings formed since the 1970s.

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683 683 BYZANTINE GOLD BELL PENDANT 9th-12th century AD A miniature sheet gold bell, square in plan with loop above, gold wire clapper inside; each face with a repoussé trefoil motif, billetted band above and below. 2.24 grams, 18 mm (¾"). Fine condition, damage to one face. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a German private collection; acquired before 1990.

684 BYZANTINE GOLD PIN WITH CABOCHON GARNETS 5th-8th century AD

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A gold dress pin with tapering shaft, biconical terminal with granules below, filigree fillet to the edge; the upper face supporting three elliptical cabochon garnets in cells with filigree loops and granules, with a discoid cell and bossed garnet above. 11 grams, 10.5 cm (4"). Very fine condition. £1,000 - 1,500 UR 1,180 - 1,780 USD 1,530 - 2,290 Property of a London collector, acquired before 1980.

685 BYZANTINE GOLD CROSS IN CIRCLE NECKLACE 5th-8th century AD A short necklace featuring a gold pendant with cross-in-circle motif, with small-size oblates and one oval blue glass bead. 10 grams, 36 cm (17 ¼"). Fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

686 BYZANTINE SILVER SWAN-HEAD FINGER RING WITH AMETHYST 8th-10th century AD

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A sturdy D-section hoop with incised segmentation to the outer face; the shoulders formed as openwork swans' heads supporting an elliptical bezel with segmented upper face and cabochon amethyst. 9.69 grams, 30 mm overall, 18.98 mm internal diameter (approximate size British R ½, USA 9, Europe 19.66, Japan 18) (1 ¼"). Fine condition, amethyst cracked. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a Swiss collection.

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687 BYZANTINE SILVER CROSS CLECHEE FINGER RING 8th-12th century AD A round-section hoop with helical ropework detailing supporting a square bezel with incised cross clechee motif. 3.53 grams, 25 mm overall, 19.08 mm internal diameter (approximate size British S, USA 9, Europe 20.0, Japan 19) (1"). Fine condition, hoop worn to inner and outer faces. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 From a Swiss collection.

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688 BYZANTINE SILVER CROSS AND DOVES RING 8th-12th century AD A D-section hoop with stud to the lower edge, scroll detail to the outer faces, transverse ribs to the shoulders, square bezel with intaglio motifs of cross clechee and doves. 9.22 grams, 28 mm overall, 18.7 mm internal diameter (approximate size British R, USA 8 ½, Europe 18.75, Japan 18) (1"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 688

From a Swiss collection.

689 BYZANTINE SILVER 'GEORGOS' SEAL RING 7th-11th century AD A cast finger ring with segmented D-section hoop and elliptical bezel; the hoop with stylised bearded faces to the shoulders, running chevrons to the rim of the bezel; the upper face with an intaglio design of palm trees flanking a church with cross to the spire, 'GEORGI' in Greek script and 'RI[.]O' below. 20 grams, 27 mm overall, 18.83 mm internal diameter (approximate size British R, USA 8 ¾, Europe 19.0, Japan 18) (1"). Fine condition, lower hoop worn. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 689

Ex Hirsch sale 163, lot 1775.

690 z BYZANTINE STYLE SILVER BICONICAL EARRINGS An undated archaistic pair of biconical earrings, each with pyramid of granules at the lower end, median band of granules and vertical filigree bands. 18 grams total, 83 mm (3 ¼"). Fine condition. [2, No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 From a Swiss collection

691 BYZANTINE SILVER-GILT AND MOSAIC GLASS EARRING 6th-9th century AD

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A hoop earring with lunate bulb pendant, to each face a crescent insert in white glass with three blue rosettes, red pellet to the centre of each and gilt cells. 5.74 grams, 39 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

692 BYZANTINE SILVER RELIQUARY PENDANT 10th-12th century AD A hollow pendant with two discoid panels hinged to the side and with suspension loop above; to one face a nimbate figure with raised hands, to the other a cross with 'ICXC' above the arms. 9.30 grams, 34 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,180 - 1,780 USD 1,530 - 2,290 From the private collection of Mr. J. Define of Paris, acquired in the 1950s1960s.

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693 BYZANTINE SILVER PENDANT CROSS 7th-9th century AD A cast pendant, cruciform with lobe finials and scoops between the arms; reserved crosses to the lobes, suspension loop above. 4.14 grams, 29.5 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £50 - 70 EUR 60 - 80 USD 80 - 110 Property of a Middlesex gentleman; acquired in the early 1980s.

694 BYZANTINE SILVER-GILT SEAL MATRIX PENDANT WITH HARE 9th-12th century AD

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A cast bell-shaped seal matrix, with ribbed dome and suspension loop; the underside gilded and with intaglio running hare motif. 3.96 grams, 19 mm (¾"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Property of a London collector, acquired in the early 1990s.

695 BYZANTINE SILVER-GILT SEAL MATRIX PENDANT WITH REGARDANT BEAST 9th-12th century AD A cast bell-shaped seal matrix, octagonal in section, with suspension loop; the underside gilded with intaglio regardant beast motif. 8.97 grams, 22 mm (¾"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

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Property of a London collector, acquired in the early 1990s.

696 BYZANTINE SILVER-GILT BUCKLE WITH GARNET CLOISON 7th-9th century AD A three-part buckle set comprising: a round-section D-shaped loop; a round-section tongue curved at the forward edge, inset garnet cloison to the rear; a tongue-shaped plate with profile hound at the rear, scrolled tendril with leaves; pierced in three places for attachment. 41 grams, 10.5 cm (4"). Fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220

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From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

697 z BYZANTINE SILVER-GILT BUCKLE WITH CROSS AND GARNET ON PIN 6th-9th century AD A three-part buckle set comprising: a round-section loop with hinge to the rear; a carinated-section tongue with rectangular block to the rear and inset cabochon garnet; a plate with scrolled foliage and discoid panel comprising an expanding-arm cross and concentric bands and chevron ring; three holes for attachment. 30 grams, 74 mm (3"). Very fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920

698 BYZANTINE SILVER EPIGRAPHIC SPOON 6th century AD A swan-neck spoon with piriform bowl and discoid plate, flat-section handle; the plate with punched-point cross potent to each face, the handle with punched-point text 'YPEREYXHCTR'. 66 grams, 22.5 cm (8 ¾"). Fine condition. £500 - 700 EUR 590 - 830 USD 760 - 1,070 Ex German collection.

From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

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699 BYZANTINE BRONZE RING WITH MONOGRAM 7th-10th century AD A D-section hoop expanding to facetted shoulders, the bezel with ribbed pedestal and discoid seal matrix with intaglio monogram. 8.45 grams, 30 mm overall, 19.68 mm internal diameter (approximate size British T ½, USA 9 ¾, Europe 21.89, Japan 21) (1 ¼"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

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UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

700 BYZANTINE BRONZE 'GOD BLESS THE WEARER' RING 6th-10th century AD A flat-section hoop supporting a discoid bezel with engraved legend 'KEB/OHQI' in Greek script. 5.06 grams, 23 mm overall, 20.9 mm internal diameter (approximate size British W ½, USA 11 ¼, Europe 25.66, Japan 24) (1"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180

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From a Swiss collection.

701 BYZANTINE DECORATED BRONZE ARCHER'S RING 10th-14th century AD A cast thumb ring with lateral pads and convex triangular extension decorated with incised scrolled designs and central ovoid motif. 12 grams, 48 mm (2"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £70 - 90 EUR 80 - 110 USD 110 - 140

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From an important West Country collection.

702 BYZANTINE BRONZE OPENWORK EXPANDING CROSS PENDANT 2nd-3rd century AD A cast flat-section pendant comprising an expanding-arm cross in a circular band with five lobes to the lower exterior and arc above, pierced lobe; punched-point detail to the face. 25 grams, 72 mm (2 ¾"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

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703 BYZANTINE BRONZE RELIQUARY CROSS PENDANT 6th-9th century AD A cast frontal panel of a reliquary pendant, convex to the reverse, with a discoid figural panel to the end of each arm and central standing figure with Greek text to each side. 27 grams, 87 mm (3 ¼"). Fine condition. £130 - 170 EUR 150 - 200 USD 200 - 260 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

704 BYZANTINE BRONZE EPIGRAPHIC CROSS MOUNT 5th-9th century AD A cast cruciform mount with pierced loops to the long arms, punchedpoint Greek text to the outer face. 92 grams, 15 cm (5 ¾"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 704

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705 BYZANTINE BRONZE PROCESSIONAL CROSS 7th-10th century AD A flat-section cross with trefoil ends to the arms, punched ring-anddot motifs to the lobes and similar to the foot. 61 grams, 23 cm (9"). Fine condition, in two halves. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

706 BYZANTINE BRONZE FIGURAL MOUNT WITH SAINTS 12th century AD A fragment of a cast bifacial panel, to each face two standing nimbate figures within a thickened border. 7.74 grams, 32 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

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UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

707 BYZANTINE BRONZE PLAQUE WITH BUST IN FRAME 5th-8th century AD A cast plaque, rectangular in plan, with inner ropework border, outer arcading and central female bust modelled in the half-round with long carefully-dressed hair. 119 grams, 60 mm (2 ½"). Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

708 BYZANTINE SICILIAN BRONZE BELT MOUNT 9th-12th century AD

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A cast bronze tongue-shaped mount with incuse animal figure to the face, ring-and-dot eye; three pierced lugs to the reverse and two hinge tabs to the upper end. 11 grams, 34 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £40 - 60 EUR 50 - 70 USD 60 - 90 Property of a Middlesex gentleman; acquired in the early 1980s.

708 709 BYZANTINE BRONZE ZOOMORPHIC BUCKLE PLATE 6th-9th century AD A cast buckle plate with hinge lugs to the forward edge, two pierced lugs to the underside; the plate with a large ropework circle with regardant beast within and two D-shaped panels above each with a bird, foliate border. 24 grams, 42 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition, loss to hinge lugs. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 From a Canadian collection; acquired before 1980.

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710 BYZANTINE BRONZE FIGURAL BUCKLE 5th-9th century AD A cast tongue-shaped buckle-plate with articulating loop and tongue; the plate with high-relief motif of hare and hounds within a geometric border; knop to the rear with pierced lug beneath and another at the forward edge. 29 grams, 77 mm (3"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 From a Canadian collection; acquired before 1980.

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711 BYZANTINE BRONZE OIL LAMP WITH HEART-SHAPED PLATE 5th-8th century AD A hollow-cast piriform oil lamp with volute scrolls to the nozzle and flange to the rim; strap handle and heart-shaped reflector plate to the rear. 140 grams, 97 mm (3 ¾"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

712 BYZANTINE BRONZE OIL LAMP WITH CRUCIFORM HANDLE 5th-8th century AD 713

A hollow-cast piriform oil lamp with flared base, extended nozzle with scooped end, loop handle to the rear with cruciform thumb-post, hinge lugs above the hole. 210 grams, 14 cm (5 ½"). Fair condition, some wear. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

713 BYZANTINE BRONZE OIL LAMP 5th-9th century AD A hollow-cast oil lamp with volute scrolls to the nozzle, basal ring, loop handle and reflector plate with openwork foliate design. 509 grams, 18 cm (7 ¼"). Fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

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714 BYZANTINE TINNED COPPER INCENSE BURNER BASE 6th-10th century AD A sheet bronze openwork incense burner base with horizontal rows of openwork decoration, scrolls and chevrons to the sides, crosses and a rosette to the base. 137 grams, 13.5 cm (5 ¼"). Fine condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,220 - 1,830 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

715 BYZANTINE BRONZE INCENSE BURNER BASE 5th-9th century AD A cast base, hemispherical in profile with flange rim and flared base, openwork palmette designs to the sides. 839 grams, 17.5 cm (7"). Fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 715

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716 BYZANTINE BRONZE BREAD STAMP GROUP 5th-8th century AD A mixed group of cast bread stamps comprising: a rectangle with chevrons to the sides, three chevrons inside; a pair of shoes, four letters inside; a heart, omega inside, loop to rear; a disc, three letters inside; a crescent, two chevrons inside. 116 grams total, 29-47 mm (1 - 1 ¾"). Fine condition. [5] £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

717 BYZANTINE BRONZE BREAD STAMP GROUP 5th-8th century AD

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A mixed group of cast bread stamps comprising: one D-shaped, three letters inside; one discoid, loop to the reverse, anchor and two letters inside; one discoid, omega inside; one bird-shaped, two letters inside; one an openwork palmette. 116 grams total, 30-48 mm (1 ¼ - 2"). Fine condition. [5] £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

718 z BYZANTINE BRONZE TRADE WEIGHT GROUP 5th-10th century AD A mixed group of trade weights comprising: three barrel-shaped; one small biconical; one polyhedral with ring-and-dot to each face; one discoid with recessed faces, Greek letters and cross to one face; five square in plan, three with incised Greek letter to one face. 260 grams total, 13-26 mm (½ - 1"). Fine condition. [11] £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380

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Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

719 BYZANTINE LEAD MIRROR GROUP 7th-10th century AD A group of two cast hand-held mirrors with concentric circles and hatching to the reverse. 90 grams total, 98-103 mm (3 ¾"). Fair condition. [2, No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 Private collection formed in the 1990s.

720 z BYZANTINE IRON KEY GROUP 6th-12th century AD A mixed group of iron keys, three with integral ring and wards at rightangles, two with free-running suspension rings. 462 grams total, 4.5-15 cm (1 ¾ - 5 ¾"). Fair condition. [5, No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

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721 BYZANTINE CRYSTAL MINIATURE SITULA 6th-9th century AD A carved crystal vessel in the shape of a thumb with raised rim, flat rectangular panel to the base, pierced bulb above with suspension loop. 39 grams, 52 mm (2"). Fine condition. £3,000 - 4,000 EUR 3,550 - 4,740 USD 4,580 - 6,100 From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

722 BYZANTINE CERAMIC OIL LAMP WITH SAINTS PETER AND PAUL 5th-8th century AD A hollow-cast oil lamp with extended nozzle and flange handle to the rear; the discus with outer band of chevrons, crosses and leaves, the inner panel with two nimbate figures of St. Peter with key held to the chest and St. Paul with sword held point-downward. 122 grams, 12.5 cm (5"). Fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

723 BYZANTINE JUDAICA CERAMIC OIL LAMP WITH MENORAH 6th-10th century AD A creamware terracotta oil lamp with extended nozzle, stub handle to the rear with Jewish menorah motif, rosette to the underside. 56 grams, 10.5 cm (4"). Fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1970.

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724 z BYZANTINE CERAMIC CREAM-GLAZED BOWL 12th century AD A terracotta bowl with carinated profile and flange rim, cream glaze to the inner face with central red spiral. 495 grams, 20 cm (8"). Fair condition, some marine encrustation, loss to rim. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980, from a shipwreck.

725 z BYZANTINE GLAZED CERAMIC BOWL 12th century AD A terracotta discoid bowl with irregular flange rim and flat base, grey and black pigment to the interior. 350 grams, 17 cm (6 ¾"). Fine condition, small chip to rim. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 723

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726 z BYZANTINE CERAMIC CREAM-GLAZED BOWL 12th century AD A terracotta bowl with funicular profile and flange rim, cream glaze to the inner face with central cream trefoil and surrounding band with vertical strokes. 693 grams, 23 cm (9"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980, from a shipwreck.

727 z BYZANTINE GLAZED CERAMIC BOWL 12th century AD A terracotta bowl with carinated profile and broad flange rim, ochre glaze to the inner face with central red spiral and three red leaf motifs. 538 grams, 20.5 cm (8"). Fair condition, some marine encrustation to base, part of rim absent. £250 - 350 EUR 300 - 410 USD 380 - 530

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Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980, from a shipwreck.

728 BYZANTINE BONE ARTICULATED DOLL 8th-12th century AD A carved two-part doll comprising: the body with belt to the waist and flared skirt below with incised hatching, two pairs of holes to the shoulders; the head with long neck, elaborate piled hairstyle, two pairs of holes to the upper neck. 116 grams, 60-151 mm (2 ¼ - 6"). Fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

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729 z BYZANTINE BONE GOBLET 6th-10th century AD A turned miniature goblet with pedestal base and tubular container. 66 grams, 63 mm (2 ½"). Fair condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 Property of a London collector.

730 BYZANTINE BONE FIGURAL APPLIQUÉ 7th-10th century AD A carved bone appliqué of a bearded man in loose robe, advancing left with right arm raised and left hand holding a club; slight curvature in the vertical plane. 12.2 grams, 61 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition, with some surface loss. £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

731 BYZANTINE IVORY DICE AND GAMING BOARD GROUP 6th-10th century AD A mixed group of bone gaming items comprising: a dice with ringand-dot spots, opposed pairs totalling seven; a plate with incised ring-and-dot patterns, a quincunx of larger motifs and cross potent of smaller ones. 28 grams total, 16-77 mm (½ - 3"). Fine condition. [2] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1970.

732 732 BYZANTINE DECORATED CERAMIC 'GREEK FIRE' HAND GRENADE Circa 10th century AD A hollow vessel, biconical in shape, intended to be filled with explosive liquid and a wick, and used as a hand grenade; the body decorated with a circumferential band of ring-and-dot motifs with vertical slashes; knop finial below, wide circular rim enclosing the narrow mouth. 775 grams, 13.5 cm (5 ¼"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Private collection, Cambridgeshire, UK; acquired prior to 2000.

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733 733 ANGLO-SAXON BRONZE BURIAL GOODS SET 6th century AD A group of costume items from a burial comprising: two T-shaped girdle-hangers with beast-head terminals; two cruciform brooches each with a single knop above the headplate, carinated bow, footplate formed as a horse-head; a finger ring with flat-section hoop, discoid bezel with punched bowtie motifs and incised ring-and-dots; in a wooden display case. 547 grams including 'antique' case, 24 cm (9 ½"). Fine condition. [5] £900 - 1,200 EUR 1,070 - 1,420 USD 1,370 - 1,830 From a Norfolk excavation in the late 19th century; property of a Nottingham gentleman by descent.

734 SAXON GOLD COIN PENDANT 6th-7th century AD

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A pendant made by attaching a ribbed loop to a coin with on one face legend '+HEVDELENVS M[..]E' (for 'moneta') with S transposed, around a ropework band; to the rear a stylised bust with legend 'METTI[...]IVETATI' for 'mettis civitatis', the city of Metz. 1.51 grams, 17 mm (¾"). Extremely fine condition. £2,000 - 3,000 EUR 2,370 - 3,550 USD 3,050 - 4,580 From an important Cambridgeshire collection.

735 VIKING GOLD RING WITH PUNCHED PELLETED TRIANGLES 9th-11th century AD A sheet metal ring, lozengiform with ends recurved and wound about each other, the outer face with punched decoration of a triangle with a pellet in each angle. 3.27 grams, 19 mm overall, 16.62 mm internal diameter (approximate size British L ½, USA 6, Europe 12.34, Japan 12) (¾"). Very fine condition. £1,800 - 2,400 EUR 2,130 - 2,840 USD 2,750 - 3,660 From a European collection; acquired in the UK in 2006; previously in an American collection.

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736 SAXON SILVER RADIATE-HEADED BOW BROOCH WITH GARNETS 6th-7th century AD A cast bow brooch with D-shaped headplate, carinated bow and lozengiform footplate with beast-head terminal; the headplate, bow and footplate with scroll detailing, the radiating knops with transverse collar, three with inset cabochon garnets; similar garnets to the edges of the footplate and junction of the lappets above the finial; pin-lugs and catchplate to the reverse. 39 grams, 11 cm (4 ¼"). Very fine condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,220 - 1,830 Property of an Essex gentleman.

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737 VIKING GOLD FINGER RING 9th-11th century AD A penannular ring formed from two expanding rods twisted around their own lengths. 11 grams, 27 mm overall, 19.56 mm internal diameter (approximate size British T, USA 9 ½, Europe 21.26, Japan 20) (1"). Fine condition. £1,250 - 1,750 EUR 1,480 - 2,070 USD 1,910 - 2,670 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

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738 MEROVINGIAN GOLD AND GARNET BRACELET LINK PAIR 6th-7th century AD A matched pair of gold plaques, each with central conical garnet cabochon and flanking garnet cloisons, gold granule to the apex of the cone; a loop to each of the shorter edges. 8.86 grams total, 27 mm (1"). Fine condition, two garnets cracked. [2] £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,220 - 1,830 Property of a London collector, acquired early 1990s.

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739 SAXON GOLD HERENNIA ETRUSCILLA AUREUS COIN PENDANT 5th-6th century AD Coin struck 250-251 AD, Rome mint, wife of Trajan Decius. Obv: HER ETRVSCILLA AVG legend with diademed and draped bust right. Rev: PVDICITIA AVG legend with Pudicitia seated left, drawing veil from face and holding transverse sceptre; much later converted to a pendant by the addition of a ribbed loop above the portrait. Coin: Cf. Sear 9489; RIC 59a. 4.91 grams, 25 mm (1"). Fine condition. The aureus worn but rare. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,420 - 2,130 USD 1,830 - 2,750 Private collection 1950s; thence by descent.

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740 VIKING GOLD SCUTIFORM PENDANT 8th century AD A sheet gold repoussé disc with five large bosses in a quincunx, pellet border and punched triangles with pellets to the angles; rolled loop above. 2.31 grams, 25 mm (1"). Fine condition, small crack to rim. £600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,070 USD 920 - 1,370 From an old European collection.

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741 SAXON GOLD FILIGREE PENDANT 11th century AD A bifacial triangular sheet with twisted filigree borders and central band, scrolled filigree and granule detailing to each face, suspension loop above. 3.34 grams, 25 mm (1"). Fine condition, repaired. £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610 From an important Mayfair, London, collection; acquired in the 1990s.

741

742 VIKING SILVER BRACELET GROUP 8th-11th century AD A mixed group of two silver arm-rings comprising: one of elliptical section, clubbed ends; one round-section, penannular. 69 grams total, 60-71 mm (2 ¼ - 2 ¾"). Fine condition. [2] £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610 Property of an Essex gentleman; ex Dixon Noonan Webb, 2007.

743 SAXON SILVER BANGLES TERMINALS 6th-10th century AD

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A group of two penannular bracelets, each round-section with flattened terminals, punched dot detailing. 52 grams, total, 68-71 mm (2 ¾"). Fine condition. [2] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 743 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

744 SAXON SILVER TWISTED BEZEL RING 6th-9th century AD A hoop of two wires with twisted spiral bezel and coils to the shoulders. 1.95 grams,19 mm overall, 17.36 mm internal diameter (approximate size British N½, USA 7, Europe 14.51, Japan 14) (¾"). Very fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310

744

From a European collection, acquired in the 1970s.

745 VIKING SILVER BEAD BRACELET 10th-11th century AD A square-section bracelet with coiled ends and two biconical silver beads. 11 grams, 48 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

745

UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

746 VIKING SILVER BANGLE 9th-11th century AD A round-section silver rod with the ends tapered and coiled over each other to form a continuous band. 17 grams, 56 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 746 Property of an Essex gentleman; ex Dixon Noonan Webb, 2007.

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747 VIKING SILVER FINGER RING 9th-11th century AD A round-section hoop with tapered ends coiled and wrapped around the hoop. 6.55 grams, 27 mm overall, 19.48 mm internal diameter (approximate size British T, USA 9 ½, Europe 21.26, Japan 20) (1"). Fine condition £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

748 VIKING SILVER BORRE STYLE BROOCH 10th century AD A domed discoid silver plate brooch with filigree border and ring of pellets, central cruciform motif in filigree with pelletted triangular panels; to the reverse, solder scar from the catchplate; pierced twice close to the edge for use as a pendant. 9.33 grams, 41 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. £2,000 - 3,000 EUR 2,370 - 3,550 USD 3,050 - 4,580 From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

749 VIKING SILVER GLASS ORB PENDANT 9th-11th century AD A glass sphere with cruciform sheet silver cage and securing tube, wire suspension loop. 9.63 grams, 35 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition, one strap broken. Rare. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

750 z MEROVINGIAN FRANKISH SILVER-GILT DISC BROOCH PAIR 6th-7th century AD A pair of silver-gilt disc brooches, each with central discoid garnet and four triangular forming a reserved cross; incised borders forming a square; pin-lug and catchplate to the reverse. 14 grams total, 26 mm (1"). Fine condition. [2] £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 Property of a London collector, acquired early 1990s.

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751 z SAXON SILVER-GILT EQUAL-ARM BROOCH PAIR WITH FOILBACKED GARNETS 6th-7th century AD A matched pair of equal-arm bow brooches, each terminating at both ends in three cells with foil-backed cloison garnets; pin-lug and catchplate to the reverse. Cf. Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period, Europe Without Borders, item V.3.7.1. 9.54 grams total, 41 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition, one garnet cracked. [2, No Reserve] £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 Property of a London collector, acquired early 1990s.

752 z VISIGOTHIC SILVER BOW BROOCH 5th-6th century AD A silver bow brooch with D-shaped headplate and triangular footplate, stud to the headplate attaching the pin-lugs, punched crescents to the bow, ropework border to the footplate with three holes and vertical pelletted band; pin-lugs and catchplate to the reverse. 8.24 grams, 60 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 90 - 140 Private collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; formed in the 1980s.

753 z SAXON SILVER-GILT BOW BROOCH FRAGMENT 6th-7th century AD A silver-gilt bow brooch headplate, rectangular in plan with central geometric designs, border with inlaid niello zigzags, opposed triangle punchmarks and niello-inlaid zigzag border; the bow shallow with three raised ribs similarly decorated, fragment of the footplate continuing the niello-inlaid zigzag; pin-lugs and portion of ferrous pin to the reverse. 11 grams, 35 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. £240 - 400 EUR 280 - 470 USD 370 - 610 From a County Durham, UK, collection; acquired in the 1960s and thence by descent.


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754 OSTROGOTHIC SILVER-GILT BUCKLE WITH CRYSTAL LOOP AND GARNET CROSS 6th century AD A three-part buckle set comprising: a carved crystal loop, carinated in section; a slender tongue with piriform finial, square garnet cloison to the rear; an elliptical plate with four inset garnet quadrants; return strap to the underside with securing rivet, holes for two more rivets to the plate. 20 grams, 48 mm (2"). Fine condition. £2,000 - 3,000 EUR 2,370 - 3,550 USD 3,050 - 4,580 From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

755 SAXON SWABIAN SILVER-GILT BUCKLE WITH GOLD AND GARNET CLOISONS 5th century AD A three-part buckle comprising: an elliptical round-section loop; a tongue with expanded club-shaped rear, carinated in section, with the forward end curved; a plate with rear plaque, scaphoid garnet cloison with two domed rivets and piriform garnet in a gold cloison, three rivets to secure the plate to the strap, vertically ribbed long edges with gilding. Cf. Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period, Europe Without Borders items II.1.2, two buckles with similar club-shaped tongue from Laa an der Thaya, Austria, and fig.2 (p.104). 15 grams, 50 mm (2"). Fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220

754

755

From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

756 AVAR SILVER-GILT OPENWORK BUCKLE WITH GARNET 8th-9th century AD An openwork buckle plate with discoid frame and volute scroll, carinated in profile; kidney-shaped loop and carinated-profile tongue with rectangular garnet inset to the base; pierced behind the tongue and with pierced lug finial. 11 grams, 64 mm (2 ½"). Very fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220

756

From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

757 SAXON SILVER BUCKLE AND BELT END SUITE 6th century AD A delicate belt suite comprising: a three-part buckle set with kidneyshaped loop, carinated tongue and plate, waisted in plan with chamfered rear; a belt end with similar profile to the buckle-plate, hole for a single attachment rivet to the rear. 7.83 grams, 40-49 mm (1 ½ - 2"). Very fine condition. [2, No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230

757

From an important Mayfair, London collection, acquired 1990s.

758 KHAZAR SILVER GRIFFIN BELT MOUNT 7th-8th century AD A repoussé D-shaped mount with two attachment pins to the reverse; the design a regardant griffin within a pelletted border. 3.94 grams, 28 mm (1"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Property of an Essex gentleman.

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759 z ANGLO-SAXON SILVER ZOOMORPHIC STRAP END 9th century AD

765 z VIKING BRONZE DRAGON-HEADED PENDANT 9th-10th century AD

A convex-sided strap end of Class A2 with animal-head finial; the main decorative panel contains a design of Trewhiddle Style animal ornament and a squat animal-head terminal; notched and billetted edges, transverse split to the upper edge; securing rivet in place. 2.36 grams, 29 mm (1 ¼"). Very fine condition. £120 - 160 EUR 140 - 190 USD 180 - 240

A cast U-shaped pendant with integral suspension ring, dragon-head terminals and knops to the outer faces. 10 grams, 31 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

Private UK collection, by descent from the vendor's father, who formed his collection in the 1970s-1980s.

760 z ANGLO-SAXON SILVER TREWHIDDLE STYLE STRAP END 9th century AD A cast strap end of Type B1 with scrolled upper edge pierced to accept rivets, palmette and beast detail below with notched edges, rectangular panel and stylised beast-head terminal; one rivet remaining. 4.94 grams, 40 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. £160 - 240 EUR 190 - 280 USD 240 - 370 Private UK collection, by descent from the vendor's father, who formed his collection in the 1970s-1980s.

761 z VIKING SILVER TRADE INGOT 9th-11th century AD A rectangular-section ingot with rounded ends. 5.02 grams, 39 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 From a European collection, acquired in the 1970s.

762 z VIKING DECORATED BRONZE BRACELET 9th-11th century AD A flat-section penannular bracelet with bands of hatching and punched geometric ornament to the outer face. 72 grams, 64 mm (1 ½"). Extremely fine condition. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of an Essex gentleman.

763 z ANGLO-SAXON OR VIKING BRONZE RING WITH RING-ANDDOT DESIGN 9th century AD A sheet bronze finger ring with tapered ends coiled around each other, punched ring-and-dot motifs to the bezel. 1.16 grams, 19 mm overall, 17.96 mm internal diameter (approximate size British P, USA 7 ¾, Europe 16.45, Japan 15) (¾"). Very fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Found Little Snoring, Norfolk, UK, in 1989.

764 ANGLO-SCANDINAVIAN GILT-BRONZE MASK PENDANT 10th-11th century AD A gilt-bronze pendant with integral loop and convex piriform head, radiating hair and elaborately curled moustache. 3.06 grams, 25 mm (1"). Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 Found Kings Lynn, Norfolk, UK, in 1995.

Found Little Walsingham, Norfolk, UK, in the late 1980s.

766 ANGLO-SAXON GILT-BRONZE STAR SAUCER BROOCH 6th-7th century AD A cast saucer brooch with chip-carved star motif and central dome, ribbed bands outside and broad border; remains of pin-lug and catchplate to the reverse. 33 grams, 54 mm (2 ¼"). Very fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 Ex Miller collection; found Gloucestershire, UK.

767 z ANGLO-SAXON BRONZE NUMMULAR BROOCH WITH ROMAN COIN 8th-10th century AD A bronze disc brooch made from a gilded copy of a Roman follis of Constantine I, obverse with bust and reverse with two standing figures, beaded border; catchplate and pin-lugs to the reverse. 4.66 grams, 24 mm (1"). Fine condition, bust abraded. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

768 VIKING BRONZE BORRE STYLE PLATE BROOCH 10th century AD A cast plate brooch with high-relief interlace design in four arms around a central circular recess; pin-lug and remains of catchplate to the reverse; old accession number 88.53 inked to the reverse. 6.56 grams, 28 mm (1"). Extremely fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From an important Mayfair, London collection; acquired 1990s, cat no.566B.

769 ANGLO-SAXON BRONZE REGARDANT BEAST PLATE BROOCH 8th-9th century AD A cast plate brooch with reserved motif of a stylised beast with head reversed and tail erect, surrounded by a band of pellets; pin-lug and base of catchplate to the reverse with inked accession numbers 88.260, 566 and 192. 7.75 grams, 29 mm (1 ¼"). Extremely fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From an important Mayfair, London collection; acquired 1990s, cat no.566A.

770 ANGLO-SAXON GILT-BRONZE DOUBLE-HEADED SERPENT BROOCH 6th-7th century AD A cast flat-section brooch formed as an s-curved serpent with head to each end, herringbone pattern to the body, large pellet eyes; remains of pin-lug and catchplate to the reverse. 3.71 grams, 23 mm (1"). Fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 Found West Sussex, UK.

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771 VIKING BRONZE BIRD BROOCH 9th-10th century AD A cast brooch in the form of a bird standing on a branch with projecting wing and comb, bulb to the tail; catchplate to the reverse. 8.65 grams, 36 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 From a Lancashire collection.

772 ANGLO-SAXON GILT-BRONZE DISC-ON-BOW BROOCH 6th century AD

764

766

768

769

770

771

A gilt bronze bow-brooch with rectangular headplate, three silver collars for cloison cells, punched arch ornament; the bow with flat discoid panel to the centre; the footplate lozengiform with three silverrimmed cloisons across the centre and larger to the finial, bird-head lappets to the shoulders; catchplate to the reverse. 25 grams, 57 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition, disc and garnets absent. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Found Kent, UK.

773 ANGLO-SAXON BRONZE RADIATE-HEADED BOW BROOCH 6th-7th century AD A cast bow brooch with D-shaped head, shallow bow and parallelside footplate and beast-head finial; running scroll ornament to the upper face, five beast-head knops to the headplate; pin-lugs and catchplate to the reverse. 46 grams, 10 cm (3 ¾"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From an old Wiltshire collection, thence by descent.

774 z FRANKISH BRONZE RADIATE-HEADED BROOCH 6th century AD A cast bow brooch with D-shaped headplate and three radiating lobes, shallow bow, lozengiform footplate with ribbed collar and discoid finial; pin, spring and catchplate to the reverse. 7.65 grams, 48 mm (2"). Fine condition. £40 - 60 EUR 50 - 70 USD 60 - 90 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

775 ANGLO-SAXON BRONZE CRUCIFORM BROOCH 6th century AD A cast cruciform bow brooch with half-round knops to the headplate and central inset, broad carinated bow, footplate with lappets and horse-head terminal, ferrous remains of pin to the reverse. 63 grams, 12 cm (4 ¾"). Fine condition. £450 - 650 EUR 530 - 770 USD 690 - 990

772

773

Found Icklingham, Suffolk, UK in 1933.

776 ANGLO-SAXON ENAMELLED GILT BRONZE DISC BROOCH 11th century AD A delicate gilt brooch comprising a discoid cell with enamel fill, turquoise five-pointed star and dark blue surround; to the border, six discoid lugs each with a dark blue cloison; pin-lug and catchplate to the reverse. 4.45 grams, 24 mm (1"). Fine condition, one cloison absent. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 From a Somerset collection.

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777 z VIKING BALTIC STYLE BRONZE PENANNULAR BROOCH 12th-14th century AD A small penannular brooch formed from a twisted rod with recurved beast-head finials, round-section coiled about the hoop. 23 grams, 38 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

778 z VIKING BALTIC BRONZE BROOCH GROUP 10th-12th century AD 779

A mixed group of brooches comprising: one penannular with twisted hoop, scrolled terminals, coiled round-section pin; three annular, slightly domed, stamped geometric motifs, each with a flat-section pin. 56 grams total, 41-57 mm (1 ½ - 2 ¼"). Fine condition. [4, No Reserve] £100 - 200 EUR 120 - 240 USD 150 - 310 From an Essex collection.

779 FRANKISH GOLD AND BRONZE BUCKLE WITH CABOCHON Late 5th century AD

780

A three-part buckle set comprising: a round-section annular bronze loop; a D-section bronze tongue; a kidney-shaped gold buckle plate with bronze reverse, panels of triangular and lozengiform granulation, central red glass cabochon in gold collar with filigree surround. 9.39 grams, 33 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 From a German private collection; acquired before 1990.

780 SAXON SWABIAN BRONZE BUCKLE WITH GOLD AND GARNET CLOISON 5th century AD A three-part buckle set comprising: a round-section bronze loop; a Dsection bronze tongue with clubbed rear; a D-shaped bronze plate with gold cells to the upper face, garnet cloisons in two bands with hexagons to the centre; three attachment pins. Cf. Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period, Europe Without Borders, item II.1.2. 26 grams, 40 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition, three garnets cracked. £600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,070 USD 920 - 1,370 From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

781

781 GOTHIC BRONZE BUCKLE WITH CLUBBED TONGUE Later 6th-7th century AD A two-piece cast buckle set comprising c-shaped loop and clubbed tongue; the loop dished to the underside, two panels of zoomorphic ornament to the upper face; the tongue with clubbed shank and curved forward end, panels of similar ornament to the upper faces. Cf. Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period, Europe Without Borders, item I.33.11.3. 91 grams, 63 mm (2 ½"). Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 From a German private collection; acquired before 1990.

782 SAXON PERIOD OSTROGOTHIC BRONZE BIRD BUCKLE WITH GARNETS 6th century AD

782

A miniature buckle with D-shaped round-section loop and triangular tongue; the plate rectangular with inset garnet cloison and bird-head extension to the rear with garnet cabochon eye. 9.12 grams, 38 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 Property of a London collector, acquired before 1980.

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783 FRANKISH SILVERED-BRONZE BUCKLE WITH INLAID GARNET CLOISONS Late 6th century AD A three-piece buckle set comprising: a round-section loop tapering toward the rear; a clubbed D-section tongue; an elliptical plate with two large knop-headed rivets and hole for a third, inset garnet cloison cross to the face with patterned foils behind. Cf. Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period, Europe Without Borders, item VII.29.1 from the Marne region. 41 grams, 50 mm (2"). Fine condition, garnets scored. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920

783

From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

784 VISIGOTHIC GILT-BRONZE BUCKLE WITH CLOISON 6th century AD A three-part buckle set comprising: an elliptical loop, flat in section and dished in profile, with vertical panels to the outer face; a clubbed tongue with D-section block to the rear, curved forward edge; a rectangular plaque with central green glass cross and disc, green glass surround, holes for three rivets. Cf. Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period, Europe Without Borders, item IX.3.1. 41 grams, 57 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,220 - 1,830

784

From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

785 VISIGOTHIC GILT-BRONZE BUCKLE WITH GARNET AND GLASS CLOISONS Early 6th century AD A three-piece buckle set comprising: a carinated-section loop; a narrow tongue with beast-head finial and ribbed block to the rear, inset cabochon-garnet eyes, six incised spokes to the rear; a rectangular hollow plate with central blue glass lozengiform cloison, four heart-shaped garnet cloisons and six garnet pellet cloisons and three dome-headed rivets. Cf. Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period, Europe Without Borders, item IX.3 from Badajoz, Spain. 43 grams, 59 mm (2 ½"). Fine condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,220 - 1,830

785

From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

786 MEROVINGIAN BRONZE CLOISON BUCKLE 6th century AD A rectangular bronze buckle with narrow loop and waisted tongue; the face of the plate with central discoid red-glass cloison and flanking panels of red and white glass. 42 grams, 53 mm (2"). Fine condition, one panel cracked. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

786

From a Canadian collection; acquired before 1980.

787 SAXON GOTHIC GILT-BRONZE BUCKLE WITH GARNET CLOISON 5th century AD A three-part buckle set comprising: a round-section loop; a tapering tongue with recess to the underside; an elliptical plate with inset garnet cloison, three rivets to the edge. Cf. Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period, Europe Without Borders, item I.8.12. 17 grams, 41 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760

787

From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

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788 VISIGOTHIC GILT-BRONZE BUCKLE WITH CLOISON 5th-6th century AD A three-part buckle set comprising: a round-section loop; a D-section tongue, slightly curved; a rectangular plate with raised cells, central green glass cloison and garnets surrounding, three dome-headed rivets to secure. Cf. Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period, Europe Without Borders, item IX.1.3 from Badajoz, Spain. 28 grams, 47 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition, garnets chipped. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

788

789 HIBERNO-NORSE BRONZE ENAMELLED BUCKLE PLATE WITH BIRD HEADS 9th-11th century AD A miniature buckle plate, rectangular with elliptical void and hole above for the tongue; the upper edge notched; the void flanked by two birds' heads and a geometric panel below with enamel infill; three pierced lugs to the reverse. 6.46 grams, 25 mm (1"). Fine condition. Excessively rare. £2,000 - 3,000 EUR 2,370 - 3,550 USD 3,050 - 4,580 From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

790 MEROVINGIAN BRONZE GARNET-INLAID BELT PLATE 6th-7th century AD 789

A plaque with discoid and rectangular elements, two c-shaped garnets and a piriform blue glass centre above two opposed Dshaped garnet panels with flanking cells (contents absent) and pin to the rear edge; integral flat-section loop to the underside of the disc. 6.25 grams, 31 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 Property of a London collector, acquired before 1980.

791 z MEROVINGIAN BRONZE GARNET-INLAID BUCKLE AND BYZANTINE BUCKLE GROUP 6th-8th century AD

790

A mixed group of bronze buckles comprising: a large rectangular giltbronze buckle with thick round-section loop, inlaid 'swastika' design to the plate in yellow and green glass with irregular cleft garnet cloisons surrounding, outer band of triangular glass inserts; a small discoid plate with integral loop, ribbed tongue acanthus-leaf design in high relief, two pierced lugs to the reverse; a long plate with facing bust in a discoid panel and two smaller all in a ropework border, hinged loop with frontal recess, two pierced lugs to the reverse. 99 grams total, 49-64 mm (2 - 2 ½"). Mainly fine condition, garnet-inlaid buckle repaired. [3, No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a Canadian collection; acquired before 1980.

792 ANGLO-SAXON GILT-BRONZE MOUNT WITH SILVERED BOSSES 7th-8th century AD

792

104

A discoid mount with lip to the perimeter, design of three silvered discs with four interstitial bosses, three holes for attachment pins. 12 grams, 28 mm (1"). Fine condition, gilding largely intact. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 Found Dragonby, Lincolnshire, UK, in 1987.


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793 z VIKING BRONZE HOWLING-WOLF STIRRUP MOUNT 11th century AD A cast stirrup mount of Class A Type 11 with suspension loop above, rear ledge and two circular piercings at the lower edge. Cf. Williams, D. Late Saxon Stirrup-Strap Mounts, fig.42. 38 grams, 51 mm (2"). Fine condition, the front stripped and conserved. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Private UK collection, by descent from the vendor's father, who formed his collection in the 1970s-1980s. Part of this collection was previously sold at Bonham's Antiquities sale 17855, 6 October 2010, Lot 199; and in TimeLine Auction's June 2011 sale.

794 ANGLO-SAXON GILT-BRONZE MOUNT WITH GARNETS 6th century AD A cast rectangular mount with four attachment studs to the reverse; the upper face with gilt panel of four Style I zoomorphs arranged symmetrically around a central cell divided to hold two cloison garnets. 12 grams, 25 mm (1"). Fine condition. £900 - 1,200 EUR 1,070 - 1,420 USD 1,370 - 1,830

794

Found Saxmundham, Suffolk, UK, in the late 1990s.

795 VIKING BRONZE BRIDLE-STRAP JUNCTION MOUNT 11th century AD A cast mount comprising a rectangular suspension loop with Dsection shank and stylised face below, two flanking arms each with a zoomorphic face, one terminating in a wolf's head and the other in a bird's head; small loops below the terminals. 29 grams, 63 mm (2 ½"). Fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 Found Bardney, Lincolnshire, UK, in the early 1990s.

796 ANGLO-SAXON GILT-BRONZE ANIMAL MOUNT 9th-11th century AD

795

A gilt-bronze mount in the form of a standing beast with tilted head; lug to the reverse. Published in Hammond, B. British Artefacts volume 3, Late Saxon, Late Viking and Norman, item 1.6-u. 6.10 grams, 28 mm (1"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £70 - 90 EUR 80 - 110 USD 110 - 140 Ex Edward Fletcher collection, Surrey, UK.

797 z ANGLO-SAXON BRONZE MOUNT WITH QUATREFOIL PANEL 11th century AD A flat-section discoid mount with five repousse bosses, punched-point quatrefoil and lozenge motifs. 3.02 grams, 30 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310

796

Found Saxby, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, UK in 1990.

798 VIKING BRONZE REPOUSSÉ BELT PLATES ON LEATHER 10th-11th century AD A pair of repoussé plaques, each decorated with a standing horse within a billetted field, on the original leather backing; Baltic workmanship. 6.29 grams, 57 mm (2 ¼"). Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 Property of an Essex Gentleman.

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799 ANGLO-SAXON GILT-BRONZE ENAMELLED PANEL 6th century AD

799

WRIST

CLASP

WITH

A cast wrist clasp of Hines's 'Barrington Type' with double-ridged coils to the outer edges of the plaque, spigots to the rear; hooked plate to the underside and rectangular enamel-filled panel at the forward edge. Cf. Hines, J. Clasps-Hektespenner-Agraffen, fig.129, p.68. 7.46 grams, 36 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. Rare. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Found Saxmundham, Suffolk, UK, in 1981.

800 ANGLO-SAXON GILT-BRONZE WRIST CLASP 6th century AD 800

A cast wrist-clasp section with Style I ornament, median panel with face, two attachment holes close to the rear edge. 7.11 grams, 40 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition, loop absent. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Found Sleighford, Lincolnshire, UK, in the mid 1990s.

801 ANGLO-SAXON BRONZE RAVEN-HEAD TERMINAL 6th-7th century AD 801

A cast flat-section mount in the form of a Style I profile head with raven-head extension, ring-and-dot eye and bilinear beak detail. 3.12 grams, 24 mm (1"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Found near Lincoln, Lincolnshire, UK in 1978.

802 VIKING DECORATED BRONZE SWORD-HANGER SUITE 9th-11th century AD

802

A cast disc with central boss, band of pellet decoration and notches to the outer edge, three elliptical slots each with a loop, flared in plan with raised scaphoid panel, punched-point border and tremellopattern edge, securing rivets. 38 grams, 10.5 cm (4"). Extremely fine condition. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of an Essex Gentleman.

803 MEROVINGIAN GILT-BRONZE SCABBARD FITTING WITH GARNET 6th century AD 803

A cast 'propeller' mount with domed central section ornamented with radiating billetted lines and central cloison garnet; to the reverse an old accession label number 91.432. 9.60 grams, 35 mm (1 ¼"). Very fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380 From an important Mayfair, London collection; acquired 1991, inventory no.91.432.

804 ANGLO-SAXON GILT-BRONZE PIN HEAD WITH PENDANT LOOP 6th-8th century AD

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A flat-section cruciform dress-pin finial composed from four lobes, each with a stepped linear design; pierced centrally and to the lower lobe, a suspension loop added subsequently to convert it to a pendant. 6.21 grams, 42 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition, worn. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Found Corby, Nottinghamshire, UK in 1998.

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805 ANGLO-SAXON BRONZE OPENWORK BOWL MOUNT WITH BIRD-HEAD 6th-7th century AD A cast mount, ovoid in plan with central void, three crescentic lobes to the sides and lower edge, curved hook above; the lower lobe slotted; the hook D-section with ribbed panel above, shaped as a bird's head; the main panel with intersecting peltoid motifs, running La Tène spirals to the sides, 'swastika' motif at the bottom; traces of red and yellow enamel. 24 grams, 82 mm (3 ¼"). Fine condition. Rare. £700 - 1,000 EUR 830 - 1,180 USD 1,070 - 1,530 Ex Beard collection, found Cambridgeshire, UK.

805 806 ANGLO-SAXON BRONZE LYRE TUNING KEY 6th-11th century AD A cast tuning-key with square-section mouth, tapering body, balustered neck, openwork head formed as two zoomorphs arched, suspension loop above. 23 grams, 56 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition. Extremely rare. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 Found Saxby, Lincolnshire, UK, in 1985. The Anglo-Saxon lyre was a sixstringed instrument made in very thin wood, probably tuned to the pentatonic scale.

807 VIKING BRONZE FIRESTEEL 11th-12th century AD A cast firesteel with bifacial open recurved bar, two rosettes with birdheads above, pierced lower bar and iron insert. See a similar item from Gotland in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. 27 grams, 61 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

806

Found Lincolnshire, UK.

808 VIKING IRON BREMEN-STYLE HELMET 8th-9th century AD A substantial iron helmet formed with a vertical band to the brow, with two flat bands across the skull and triangular plates behind; the bands with domed rivets in pairs across the skull, single around the brim; several additional rivets and rivet-holes to the rim for attachment of liner and cheek-plates; the band slightly ovoid in plan; the rim of the brow-band rolled. 820 grams, 22 cm (8 ½"). Fair condition, small puncture above rim. £4,000 - 6,000 EUR 4,740 - 7,110 USD 6,100 - 9,160

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From an old European collection. The helmet is similar in manufacture to the examples from Bremen (Germany) and Groningen (Netherlands) but lacks the prominent rivets usual for that type.

809 z VIKING BONE THREE-PLATE COMB 9th-11th century AD A small one-sided comb formed from three plates rivetted together; the handle D-shaped with incised ring-and-dot motifs to the faces, the median plate cut into teeth. 18 grams, 56 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition. £250 - 350 EUR 300 - 410 USD 380 - 530 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

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811

MONUMENTAL CHINESE CAVE STALACTITES A stalactite, which takes its name from the from the Greek stalasso, (), "to drip", and meaning "that which drips") is a type of speleothem (secondary mineral) that hangs from the ceiling of limestone caves. It is a type of dripstone. The corresponding formation on the floor of the cave is known as a stalagmite. Stalactites are formed by the deposition of calcium carbonate and other minerals, which is precipitated from mineralised water solutions. Limestone is the chief form of calcium carbonate rock which is dissolved by water that contains carbon dioxide, forming a calcium bicarbonate solution in underground caverns.

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810 A finely-formed, long, and relatively thin stalactite, showing excellent development and multiple layering of deposition. In excess of 250 kg, 225 x 70 cm (88 ½ x 27 ½"). Very fine condition, rare and desirable, museum quality. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 811 A large and unusual stalactite showing unusual pointed terminii, and slightly coloured by mineralisation in the natural groundwater from which it formed. In excess of 250 kg, 229 x 68 cm (90 x 26 ½"). Very fine condition, rare and unusual, museum quality. £700 - 1,100 EUR 830 - 1,300 USD 1,070 - 1,680 812 An unusually large, spectacular stalagmite of calcium carbonate, showing multiple layers and segments of drip-stone formation. In excess of 250 kg, 225 x 70 cm (88 ½ x 27 ½"). Very fine condition, rare and desirable, museum quality. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,220 - 1,830


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813 PURBECK LARGE POLISHED FOSSIL TREE SECTION Jurassic era, 140 million years BP A section of a large in diameter, well preserved fossil tree, polished both sides and displaying the original bark, growth rings and structures in great detail. 13 kg , 46 cm (18"). Extremely fine condition. A historic specimen. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Ex Dr M.G.Weller collection; bequest from Henry Dewey; gift of Alfred Russell Wallace about 1900; collected by Wallace at Lulworth Cove Forest beds, Dorset, 1885-1894. Alfred Russell Wallace (1823-1913) was a famous British naturalist who travelled extensively in the Amazon rainforest and the Malay archipelago and whose own theory of evolution through natural selection prompted Charles Darwin, through their correspondence, to publish his Origin of Species in 1859; the grave marker for Wallace consists of a large section of fossil tree trunk sited at Broadstone, Dorset and is appropriate for his interest in the Purbeck limestones, which he visited many times in the 1880s and 1890s(including with the American palaeontologist Lester F. Ward in 1894) to study and collect fossil tree samples; Henry Dewey was Director of the British Geological Survey at the time and his synoptic catalogue of specimens from this site only lists Wallace as his source of material.

814 SIKHOTE ALIN METORITE

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A coarse octahedrite class IIB iron meteorite from a witnessed fall in the former USSR, showing exceptional ablation forms and surface preservation. 99 grams, 43 mm (1 ¾"). Exceptionally fine condition. [No Reserve] £60 - 80 EUR 70 - 90 USD 90 - 120 From an important West Country collection. Sikhote-Alin is an iron meteorite that fell on February, 13, 1947 on the Sikhote-Alin Mountains in eastern Siberia. Though large iron meteorite falls had been witnessed previously and fragments recovered, never before in recorded history had a fall of this magnitude been observed. An estimated 70 tonnes of material survived the fiery passage through the atmosphere and reached the Earth. The strewn field for this meteorite covered an elliptical area of about 1.3 km2 (0.50 sq mi). Some of the fragments made impact craters, the largest of which was about 26 m (85 ft) across and 6 m (20 ft) deep. Fragments of the meteorite were also driven into the surrounding trees. The Soviet Union issued a stamp for the 10th anniversary of the Sikhote-Alin meteorite shower and this reproduces a painting by P. J. Medvedev, a Soviet artist who witnessed the fall: he was sitting in his window starting a sketch when the fireball appeared, so he immediately began drawing what he saw.

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815 † GROUP OF CUT SPINEL 'BLACK DIAMONDS' A group of six brilliant-cut black spinels, largest 3.0 carats. See Bonewitz, R, Smithsonian Guide to Gemstones. 17.55 carats total, 7.83-9.59 mm (5/16 - 3/8"). Very fine condition. Good standard of cutting. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

815

Spinel is an oxide mineral, general formula (Mg,Fe)(Al,Cr)2O4, black spinel tending to opaque and iron-rich, sometimes sold as 'black diamond'.

816 † GROUP OF CUT SPINEL 'BLACK DIAMONDS' A group of six brilliant-cut black spinels, largest stone 6.7 carats. See Bonewitz, R, Smithsonian Guide to Gemstones. 31.40 carats total, 9.81-13.04 mm (3/8 - 9/16"). Very fine condition. Good standard of cutting. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Spinel is an oxide mineral, general formula (Mg,Fe)(Al,Cr)2O4, black tending to be opaque and iron-rich, sometimes sold as 'black diamond'.

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817 817 † GROUP OF CUT SPINEL 'BLACK DIAMONDS'

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A group of four brilliant-cut black spinels, the largest 8.1 carats. See Bonewitz, R, Smithsonian Guide to Gemstones. 27.05 carats total, 12.41-13.39 mm (7/16 - ½"). Very fine condition. Good standard of cutting. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Spinel is an oxide mineral, general formula (Mg,Fe)(Al,Cr)2O4, the black spinel tending to be opaque and iron-rich, sometimes sold as 'black diamond'.

818 † GROUP OF CUT TOURMALINE STONES A group of 69 faceted Afghan medium to dark green tourmalines, a mixture of cuts and shapes, including square, rectangular, round, and oval. See Bonewitz, R, Smithsonian Guide to Gemstones. 122.1 carats total, 4.33-24.60 mm (3/16 - 1"). Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Good standard of cutting.

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819 † GROUP OF CUT TOURMALINE STONES A group of 25 faceted Afghan medium green tourmalines, a mixture of cuts and shapes, including rectangular, round, and oval. See Bonewitz, R. Smithsonian Guide to Gemstones. 61.75 carats total, 4.69-13.89 mm (3/16 - 9/16"). Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Lively stones, good standard of cutting.

820 † GROUP OF CUT TOURMALINE STONES A group of 22 faceted Afghan dark green tourmalines, square or rectangular cuts, largest stone 8.7 carats. Bonewitz, R, Smithsonian Guide to Gemstones. 98.8 carats total, 4.33-14.79 mm (3/16 - 9/16"). Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Good standard of cutting; stones have deep-cut pavilions.

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