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


New Business Premises For TimeLine

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 21 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

CEO Brett Hammond Heads of Departments Antiquities: Brett Hammond Coins: Christopher Wren Collectibles: Shaun Evans

Viewing & Champagne Reception Wednesday 19 June 6 pm to 8 pm

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)

Auction Friday 21 June 10 am

Auctioneer Robin Baker FRNS

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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 Friday 21 June 9 am to 10 am

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: 25

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Auction: Friday 21 June 2013 at 10 am Antiquities: Cylinder Seal Collection - Part 2 Near Eastern & Islamic China, Far East & India Arms & Armour Christian Stone Age, Bronze Age & Celtic Iron Age Medieval Post Medieval

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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

Sale Dates:

Last Date For Entries:

8th June 2013 - eAuction

24th May 2013

20th June 2013 - Coins

16th May 2013

21st June 2013 - Antiquities

16th May 2013

6th July 2013 - eAuction

21st June 2013

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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Live Bidding Wherever you are in the world, be sure not to miss your favourite lots! You can participate in our auctions easily and securely, from your home or office, by bidding live on the internet. All you need to do is register in advance with liveauctioneers.com or the-saleroom.com. Using either of these websites, you can: • See the progress of the auctions, following the bidding lot by lot. • Watch live footage from the auction in progress, and, on the-saleroom.com, listen to the auctioneer’s voice streamed live. • Bid live in real-time, as though you were in the room. • Log on and bid at any time – you don’t need to be logged in at the start of the auction. • Stay informed of hammer prices and bid increments, and view prices in a range of currencies.

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.


21 June 2013

Antiquities An Important Collection of Cylinder Seals (Part 2)

Lots 821 - 843

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Lots no. 821 to 843 form part of a single collection of cylinder seals which were examined in the 1980s by the late Professor Lambert of Birmingham University and most are accompanied by Professor Lambert’s own detailed notes; the collection has recently been reviewed by Dr. Ronald Bonewitz.

TimeLine Auctions 821 OLD BABYLONIAN CYLINDER SEAL BEARING THE OWNER'S NAME, WITH LAMMA GODDESS AND INSCRIPTION 1900-1700 BC A green stone cylinder seal depicting a Lamma goddess in horned tiara and flounced robe raising both hands and a god with a mace wearing a brimmed hat and short clothes, inscribed with name of the seal's owner, Ahi-shagish son of Ya'uzum, servant of (the god) Ninshubur. Accompanied by an old scholarly note, typed and signed by W.G. Lambert, late Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham, 1970-1993, and by a museum-quality impression of the seal's design. 10 grams, 28 mm (1 1/8"). Very fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 From an important collection of Classical and Near Eastern seals formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; the property of a London gentleman, cat. no.26372/70. Ahi-shagish is a Babylonian name; Ya'uzum is an Amorite name. Lamma goddesses were goddesses of intercession and protection.

822 OLD BABYLONIAN HAEMATITE SEAL WITH SUN GOD AND HIS WIFE 1900-1600 BC

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A haematite cylinder seal depicting Adad, the god of the storm, in a long robe holding up forked lightning, with his foot resting on a bull; facing him is a figure holding a human head; one line of inscription reads 'Shamash, Aya' (the sun god and his wife); an additional inscription repeats 'Shamash'. Accompanied by an old scholarly note, typed and signed by W.G. Lambert, late Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham, 1970-1993, and by a museum-quality impression of the seal's design. 17 grams,14 mm (½"). Extremely fine condition. £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 530 - 760 From an important collection of Classical and Near Eastern seals formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; the property of a London gentleman, cat. no.26378/04.

823 OLD BABYLONIAN SEAL WITH GODDESSES NINGAL AND LAMMA, AND OWNER'S NAME 1900-1600 BC 822

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A black stone cylinder seal depicting the goddess Ningal in horned tiara and flounced robe, one foot on the back of a small animal, and holding a lunar crescent in one hand and a weapon with a long haft; facing her a worshipper offers a kid, a Lamma goddess in the background, a lunar crescent is in the sky with the words vessel and ball-staff, with the owner is named as Nur - Alammush, servant of (the goddess) Nin-si'anna. Accompanied by an old scholarly note, typed and signed by W.G. Lambert, late Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham, 1970-1993, and by a museum-quality impression of the seal's design. 8.35 grams, 25 mm (1"). Very fine condition. Rare. £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 530 - 760 From an important collection of Classical and Near Eastern seals formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; the property of a London gentleman, cat. no.26376/76.

824 LATE BABYLONIAN ROCK CRYSTAL CYLINDER SEAL WITH APPROACHING SCORPION 600-350 BC A rock crystal cylinder seal depicting a scorpion with wings, approaching on top and to each side, design wheel-cut. Accompanied by an old scholarly note, typed and signed by W.G. Lambert, late Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham, 1970-1993, and by a museum-quality impression of the seal's design. 5.60 grams, 25 mm (1"). Extremely fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 824

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From an important collection of Classical and Near Eastern seals formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; the property of a London gentleman, cat. no.26386/15.


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825 NEO-BABYLONIAN AGATE CYLINDER SEAL WITH WINGED BULL AND GRIFFIN-MONSTER 1100-800 BC An agate cylinder seal depicting a winged bull and griffin-monster: the bull is pursued by the griffin, having the body of a lion, a brush tail, wings, and the head of a bird of prey. Accompanied by an old scholarly note, typed and signed by W.G. Lambert, late Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham, 1970-1993, and by a museum-quality impression of the seal's design. 5.62 grams, 29 mm (1 1/8"). Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760

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From an important collection of Classical and Near Eastern seals formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; the property of a London gentleman, cat. no.26384/03.

826 BABYLONIAN LAPIS LAZULI CYLINDER SEAL WITH GOD AND MYTHICAL ANIMALS 1000-800 BC A lapis lazuli cylinder seal depicting a standing god with four wings and a beard, wearing a long robe, holding off a rearing horned animal with his left hand and a griffin with his right. Accompanied by an old scholarly note, typed and signed by W.G. Lambert, late Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham, 1970-1993, and by a museum-quality impression of the seal's design. 8.65 grams, 27 mm (1 1/8"). Fine condition, worn, but with design visible. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From an important collection of Classical and Near Eastern seals formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; the property of a London gentleman, cat. no.26383/74.

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827 EARLY DYNASTIC CYLINDER SEAL WITH HERO, LIONS AND EAGLE Mesopotamia, Early Dynastic III, 2500-2400 BC A white marble cylinder seal horizontally divided; the upper half depicting a kneeling hero wearing a double belt and holding up by the hind legs a long-horned goat or sheep in each hand, while two rearing crossed lions threaten; a sword acts as a filler; the lower half depicting a heraldic eagle with spread wings gripping a recumbent horned animal in each talon, and a scorpion terminal. Accompanied by an old scholarly note, typed and signed by W.G. Lambert, late Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham, 1970-1993, and by a museum-quality impression of the seal's design. 6.83 grams, 26 mm (1 1/16"). Extremely fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220

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From an important collection of Classical and Near Eastern seals formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; the property of a London gentleman, cat. no.26385/110.

829 828 MESOPOTAMIAN SEAL WITH SUMERIAN IMDUGUD BIRD 2300-2000 BC A fossil shell cylinder seal depicting the Sumerian Imdugud bird in heraldic pose, gripping a horned animal in each talon, rhombs above, a base line below. Accompanied by an old scholarly note, typed and signed by W.G. Lambert, late Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham, 1970-1993, and by a museum-quality impression of the seal's design. 18 grams, 39 mm (1 9/16"). Fine condition. Rare. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From an important collection of Classical and Near Eastern seals formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; the property of a London gentleman, cat. no.26379/303.

829 WESTERN IRANIAN CYLINDER SEAL WITH SCORPIONS 1200-900 BC A yellow composition seal retaining some turquoise glaze, consisting of a band of criss-cross at each end, and a central band filled with a frieze of four scorpions. Accompanied by an old scholarly note, typed and signed by W.G. Lambert, late Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham, 1970-1993, and by a museum-quality impression of the seal's design. 8.64 grams, 38 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. Lambert notes this seal as rare, possibly unique. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From an important collection of Classical and Near Eastern seals formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; the property of a London gentleman, cat. no.26382/71.

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831 AKKADIAN CYLINDER SEAL WITH PRESENTATION SCENE 2400-2200 BC

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A black stone cylinder seal depicting the god of subterranean waters, Enki/Ea, seated, wearing tiara and robe, with four other gods making presentations to him, all dressed in horned tiaras and long robes, a combined lunar crescent and solar disc in the sky. Accompanied by an old scholarly note, typed and signed by W.G. Lambert, late Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham, 1970-1993, and by a museum-quality impression of the seal's design. 41 grams, 41 mm (1 5/8"). Very fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 From an important collection of Classical and Near Eastern seals formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; the property of a London gentleman, cat. no.26371/73.

832 AKKADIAN CYLINDER SEAL WITH PRESENTATION SCENE 2400-2200 BC 831

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A black stone cylinder seal depicting a presentation scene wherein the seated god of subterranean waters, Enki/Ea, greets three gods wearing horned tiaras and long robes, a star-spade symbol between the last two, a crescent in the sky, and a tall shrub terminal (there is additional description in Professor Lambert's notes). Accompanied by an old scholarly note, typed and signed by W.G. Lambert, late Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham, 1970-1993, and by a museum-quality impression of the seal's design . 43 grams, 38 mm (1 ½"). Very fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 From an important collection of Classical and Near Eastern seals formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; the property of a London gentleman, cat. no.26368/74.

833 AKKADIAN CYLINDER SEAL 2300-2200 BC

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A limestone cylinder seal depicting a standing god facing right confronting a standing horned quadruped, a central pillar and standing god facing right confronting a standing bull which is being attacked by a lion. By repute seen by W.G. Lambert, late Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham, 1970-1993, and accompanied by a museum-quality impression of the seal's design. 71 grams, 48 mm (1 7/8"). Fine condition, worn but readable. £250 - 400 EUR 300 - 470 USD 380 - 610 From an important collection of Classical and Near Eastern seals formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; the property of a London gentleman, cat. no.26389/212.

834 830 AKKADIAN CYLINDER SEAL WITH JUDGMENT SCENE 2300-2200 BC

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834 AKKADIAN CYLINDER SEAL WITH CONTEST SCENE Sumerian Early Dynastic III, 2500-2400 BC

A cylinder seal made from a fossil shell, depicting the water-god Enki, long robe and tiara, water and fishes coming from his shoulders, before him servants holding a bird-man, Venus in the sky. Accompanied by an old scholarly note, typed and signed by W.G. Lambert, late Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham, 1970-1993, and by a museum-quality impression of the seal's design. 25 grams, 34 mm (1 1/3"). Very fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920

A white limestone cylinder seal depicting a contest between two crossed lionesses attacking a horned animal, while at the left a human-faced bull is attacking one of the horned animals as a feline also attacks, with a fourth quadruped attacking on the far right. Accompanied by an old scholarly note, typed and signed by W.G. Lambert, late Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham, 1970-1993, and by a museum-quality impression of the seal's design. 55 grams, 42 mm (1 5/8"). Very fine condition. £250 - 400 EUR 300 - 470 USD 380 - 610

From an important collection of Classical and Near Eastern seals formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; the property of a London gentleman, cat. no.26369/304.

From an important collection of Classical and Near Eastern seals formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; the property of a London gentleman, cat. no.26373/04.


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835 AKKADIAN CYLINDER SEAL WITH GODS 2300-2200 BC A black stone cylinder seal depicting a god, right, at an altar; on the opposite side another god in serpentine form makes an offering, the figures separated by a ladder-like form and a spade-star, with stars in sky. By repute seen by W.G. Lambert, late Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham, 1970-1993, and accompanied by a museum-quality impression of the seal's design. 31 grams, 34 mm (1 1/3"). Extremely fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920

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From an important collection of Classical and Near Eastern seals formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; the property of a London gentleman, cat. no.26388/211.

836 AKKADIAN CYLINDER SEAL WITH HORNED ANIMALS AND LIONS 2300-2200 BC A white marble cylinder seal depicting five animals on their hind legs with two crossed lions biting their necks with a third lion joining. Accompanied by an old scholarly note, typed and signed by W.G. Lambert, late Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham, 1970-1993, and by a museum-quality impression of the seal's design. 15 grams, 30 mm (1 3/16"). Very fine condition. £250 - 350 EUR 300 - 410 USD 380 - 530

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From an important collection of Classical and Near Eastern seals formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; the property of a London gentleman, cat. no.26377/312.

837 837 AKKADIAN CYLINDER SEAL WITH WINGED STORM GOD ADAD 2300-2200 BC A black stone cylinder seal depicting the storm-god Adad holding a whip and standing on the back of a monster with a lion's body, wings, the front claws of an eagle, a brush tail, facing a standing god holding a mace at his waist, and two standing fighting gods. Accompanied by an old scholarly note, hand written and signed by W.G. Lambert, late Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham, 1970-1993, and by a museum-quality impression of the seal's design. 42 grams, 40 mm (1 5/8"). Very fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920

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From an important collection of Classical and Near Eastern seals formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; the property of a London gentleman, cat. no.2638¼.1.

838 AKKADIAN CYLINDER SEAL WITH CONTESTANT SCENE 2300-2200 BC A marble cylinder seal depicting two heroes grappling with two buffaloes, and bearing the name of the seal owner: Lu-Iananne (Man of Venus), singer. Accompanied by an old scholarly note, typed and signed by W.G. Lambert, late Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham, 1970-1993, and by a museum-quality impression of the seal's design. 18 grams, 31 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition, chipped. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 From an important collection of Classical and Near Eastern seals formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; the property of a London gentleman, cat. no.26370/311.

839 839 AKKADIAN CYLINDER SEAL WITH CONTEST SCENE 2300-2200 BC A white marble cylinder seal depicting a hero succouring two horned animals as a lion attacks each as a human-headed quadruped is trying to deflect one lion. Accompanied by an old scholarly note, typed and signed by W.G. Lambert, late Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham, 1970-1993, and by a museum-quality impression of the seal's design. 5.35 grams, 21 mm (7/8"). Very fine condition. Rare. £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 530 - 760 From an important collection of Classical and Near Eastern seals formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; the property of a London gentleman, cat. no.26375/320.

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842 NEAR EASTERN CYLINDER SEAL 2nd millennium BC

A green stone cylinder seal depicting a nude hero grappling with a lion, behind him a standard, and a standing figure holding a curved sword. Accompanied by an old scholarly note, typed and signed by W.G. Lambert, late Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham, 1970-1993, and by a museum-quality impression of the seal's design. 8.01 grams, 25 mm (1"). Very fine condition. Rare. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920

A limestone cylinder seal depicting two groups of two facing seated figures, with a cross-shaped group of dots between each pair of figures, the pairs separated by a cross-shaped group of dots. By repute seen by W.G. Lambert, late Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham, 1970-1993, and accompanied by a museum-quality impression of the seal's design. 45 grams, 30 mm (1 3/16"). Very fine condition. £250 - 400 EUR 300 - 470 USD 380 - 610

From an important collection of Classical and Near Eastern seals formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; the property of a London gentleman, cat. no.26374/13.

From an important collection of Classical and Near Eastern seals formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; the property of a London gentleman, cat. no.26390/213.

841 SUMERIAN SEAL WITH SUMERIAN IMDUGUD BIRD AND ANIMALS Trans-Tigridian, 2500-2300 BC

843 JEMDET NASR TYPE STAMP SEAL Southern Iraq or south-western Iran, circa 3000 BC

A fossil shell cylinder seal divided into two registers; the upper register depicts an Imdugud-bird gripping the rumps of two horned animals and two small crosses as a terminal; the lower register depicts two pairs of confronting scorpions. Accompanied by an old scholarly note, typed and signed by W.G. Lambert, late Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham, 1970-1993, and by a museum-quality impression of the seal's design. 27 grams, 41 mm (1 5/8"). Fine condition. Rare. £300 - 500 UR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760

An oval stone stamp seal with a flat face and a slightly domed back depicting four small, springing, long-tailed animals in a rough circle, pierced lengthwise (Professor Lambert notes the seal as a good example of its kind, with the design cut first by drilling and then by gouging). Accompanied by an old scholarly note, typed and signed by W.G. Lambert, late Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham, 1970-1993, and by a museum-quality impression of the seal's design. 26 grams, 47 mm (1 7/8"). Very fine condition, one small chip. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

From an important collection of Classical and Near Eastern seals formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; the property of a London gentleman, cat. no.26380/02.

From an important collection of Classical and Near Eastern seals formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; the property of a London gentleman, cat. no.26387/1.9.


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Antiquities - Near Eastern

844 z NEAR EASTERN LAPIS LAZULI AND GOLD BEAD NECKLACE 1st millennium AD A restrung necklace of gold and stone beads of various dates comprising: oblate, spherical, cylindrical etc, featuring a single bicone and more recent granulated silver bead at centre, no clasp. 88 grams, 82 cm (32 ¼"). Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 From a Middlesex collection; acquired in the 1970s.

845 NEAR EASTERN GOLD, LAPIS LAZULI AND FAUX CRYSTAL AMULET NECKLACE 1st millennium AD and later A short rethreaded necklace of oval lapis lazuli beads, small Bactrian style gold beads, and twelve matching Islamic faux crystal amulets in the shapes of scroll holders; fitted with a modern ethnic style clasp. 61 grams, 44 cm (17 ¼"). Fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 From a Middlesex collection; acquired in the 1970s.

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846 NEAR EASTERN GOLD, CARNELIAN AND CRYSTAL NECKLACE 1st millennium AD and later A restrung necklace featuring clear faceted cornerless cube crystal beads, small filigree decorated gold beads, with small truncated bicone cornelian beads between; fitted with a modern handmade clasp. 88 grams, 56 cm (22"). Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 From a Middlesex collection; acquired in the 1970s.

847 NEAR EASTERN GOLD, GARNET AND FAUX CRYSTAL NECKLACE 1st millennium AD and later A rethreaded short necklace featuring matching Islamic faux crystal amulets in the shapes of scroll holders, with spherical garnet beads and small gold beads between; fitted with a modern clasp. 84 grams, 42 cm (16 ½"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a Middlesex collection; acquired in the 1970s.

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848 z NEAR EASTERN CRYSTAL BEAD NECKLACE 1st millennium AD A undated threaded assortment of interesting crystal quartz and glass beads including drop shapes, without clasp. 96 grams, 56 cm (22"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a Middlesex collection; acquired in the 1970s.

849 z PERSIAN FACETED AMETHYST BEAD NECKLACE 1st millennium AD or later An ornately carved spherical graduated amethyst bead necklace; fitted with a handmade gold clasp. 59 grams, 56 cm (22"). Fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 From an important Mayfair, London, collection; acquired in the 1990s.

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850 SCYTHIAN GOLD HEAD PLAQUE WITH DROP PENDANTS 5th century BC A sheet gold repoussé pendant in the form of a facing mask, with band to the brow and attached arc; to the lower edge, four lanceolate pendants suspended on gold wires; to the upper edge, a gold sphere, pierced for suspension; mounted on stand. 38 grams, 81 mm including stand. (3 ¼"). Fine condition. £600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,070 USD 920 - 1,370 Ex TimeLine Auctions sale, 4th October 2012, lot 1463; formerly the property of a Mayfair gentleman, acquired 1980s.

851 SCYTHIAN GOLD DOG APPLIQUÉ Circa 6th century BC

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A sheet gold repoussé mount in the form of a running dog, convex in section; two attachment loops to the reverse and old accession number '86.57.1'. 0.47 grams, 22 mm (¾"). Fine condition, one foreleg absent. £250 - 350 EUR 300 - 410 USD 380 - 530 From an important Mayfair, London, collection; acquired 1986.

852 SCYTHIAN GOLD GORYTOS MOUNT Circa 6th century BC

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A finely-made gold repoussé plaque, D-shaped with ropework border, piriform motifs flanking a keyhole to form a stylised face; three piercings for attachment. 1.43 grams, 28 mm (1"). Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From an important North London collection; acquired before 1980.

853 BACTRIAN GOLD HAIR PIN WITH LAPIS LAZULI TERMINAL 2200-1700 BC 852

853 A tapering hair pin with crescentic upper end supporting a carved lapis lazuli bird. 14 grams, 10.5 cm (4"). Fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1970.

854 CENTRAL ASIAN SILVER REPOUSSÉ FOOTED CUP 8th century AD or later A sheet silver cup with fluted bowl and tapering foot with flange base; to the outer face of the bowl, four panels with with bird motifs and two larger with flowers; the inner centre domed with central rosette surrounded by a ring of pellets and trefoils. 22 grams, 68 mm (2 ½"). fair condition, rim slightly deformed, crack to bowl. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380 From a Surrey collection; acquired in the 1980s.

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855 HITTITE BRONZE STAG FIGURINE 2nd millennium BC A cast figurine of a stag standing on all four legs, prominent antlers above the head. 71 grams, 68 mm (2 ½"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Ex German collection.

856 SYRO-HITTITE BRONZE BULL FIGURINE GROUP 1180-700 BC A mixed group of cast miniature bull figures. 64 grams total, 36-49 mm (1 ¼ - 2"). Fine condition, one with one horn absent. [3] £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380 857 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

857 ELAMITE BRONZE FIGURINE Bronze Age, 2800-550 BC A cast female figurine with left hand to the midriff, right hand raised; the breasts and facial features carefully modelled, hair in vertical braids. 146 grams, 91 mm (3 ½"). Fine condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,220 - 1,830 From an important London collection.

858 ELAMITE BRONZE AXEHEAD Bronze Age, 2800-550 BC

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A cast tubular socket with collar and scooped upper edge, scroll to rear; the blade asymmetric, convex with hooked upper end. 279 grams, 12 cm (4 ¾"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a private collection, Cologne, Germany; acquired before 2000.

859 LURISTAN BRONZE DOUBLE AXEHEAD Bronze Age, 1250-650 BC A tapering socket with ribbed collar to the mouth, one vertical asymmetric blade with flanges to the upper and lower edges, one similar horizontal; running scroll to the upper socket, loop to the rear. 342 grams, 18 cm (7"). Very fine condition. £550 - 850 EUR 650 - 1,010 USD 840 - 1,300 From a private collection, Cologne, Germany; acquired before 2000.

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860 LURISTAN BRONZE DOUBLE-HEADED AXE Bronze Age, 3300-1300 BC A cast axehead, scaphoid in plan, with central hole and two convex blades. 626 grams, 17 cm (6 ¾"). Fine condition, blades chipped. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 860

From a private collection, Cologne, Germany; acquired before 2000.

861 LURISTAN BRONZE ZOOMORPHIC AXEHEAD Bronze Age, 1250-650 BC A cast axehead with tubular socket and asymmetric blade, the socket with beast-head detail. 252 grams, 11 cm (4 ¼"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Acquired on the London art market in the early 1990s.

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862 LURISTAN BRONZE AXEHEAD Bronze Age, 1250-650 BC A cast axehead with scooped socket and triangular extension to the rear; the blade gently curved with straight edge. 230 grams, 11 cm (4 ¼"). Fine condition, socket repaired. [No Reserve] £60 - 80 EUR 70 - 90 USD 90 - 120 From a Kent collection.

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863 LURISTAN BRONZE AXEHEAD Bronze Age, 3300-1300 BC A cast tubular socket with broad crescentic blade and four ribs developing to conical spikes to the reverse. 404 grams, 24 cm (9 ½"). Fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 From a private collection, Cologne, Germany; acquired before 2000.

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864 LURISTAN BRONZE AXEHEAD WITH ENGRAVING Bronze Age, 1250-650 BC A cast axehead with socket and asymmetric blade; the socket ribbed with four spikes to the reverse, integral arrow design to each face and incised ornamental motifs, a bird in flight to one face and palm tree with two birds to the other. 311 grams, 22 cm (8 ½"). Very fine condition. Rare. £550 - 850 EUR 650 - 1,010 USD 840 - 1,300 From a private collection, Cologne, Germany; acquired before 2000.

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865 LURISTAN BRONZE ZOOMORPHIC AXEHEAD Bronze Age, 1250-650 BC A cast axehead with elliptical-section socket and straight-edged blade, zoomorphic detailing to the socket. 176 grams, 10.5 cm (4"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Acquired on the London art market in the early 1990s.

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866 867 866 LURISTAN BRONZE AXEHEAD Bronze Age, 1250-650 BC A cast axehead with flared blade and tubular socket, two spikes to the rear; the socket with thickened collar to the upper edge, triangular extension to the lower. 318 grams, 13 cm (5"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Acquired on the London art market in the early 1990s.

867 LURISTAN BRONZE ZOOMORPHIC AXEHEAD Bronze Age, 1250-650 BC A cast axehead with tubular socket and asymmetric blade, the socket with beast-head detail. 240 grams, 10 cm (3 ¾"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

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Acquired on the London art market in the early 1990s.

868 LURISTAN BRONZE ADZE WITH BOAR-HEADS Bronze Age, 3300-1300 BC A cast tubular socket with spatulate blade, incised geometric bands to the rear and chevrons to the blade; to the socket four ropework bands each terminating in a boar's head spike. 423 grams, 17 cm (6 ¾"). Fine condition. £600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,070 USD 920 - 1,370 From a private collection, Cologne, Germany; acquired before 2000.

869 LURISTAN BRONZE ZOOMORPHIC HORSE BIT Bronze Age, 1250-650 BC 869 A cast horse bit assemblage comprising a square-section bar with reversed scrolled ends, and two flat-cast horse-shaped plates with rings through the ends. 371 grams, 19 cm (7 ½"). Fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 Acquired on the London art market in the early 1990s.

870 LURISTAN BRONZE PIN GROUP Bronze Age, 1250-650 BC A mixed group of three dress pins, each with zoomorphic terminal. 88 grams, 14-21 cm (5 ½ - 8 ¼"). Fine condition. [3, No Reserve] £90 - 120 EUR 110 - 140 USD 140 - 180 From a Kent collection.

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871 LURISTAN BRONZE WHETSTONE Bronze Age, 1250-650 BC A cast bronze round-section socket with openwork ibex head to the upper end, collared recurved horns and beard beneath the chin, forelegs modelled in high relief to the underside; the whetstone a finegrained stone bar rectangular in section. 173 grams, 20 cm (7 ¾"). Fine condition, wear to horns. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760

871

Acquired on the London art market in the early 1990s.

872 NEAR EASTERN BRONZE BULL AND FARMER FIGURE Early 3rd millennium BC A cast mount comprising an annular base with an advancing ox and a farmer with seed-basket. For a similar example see The George Ortiz collection, Royal Academy catalogue no.14. 306 grams, 90 mm (3 ½"). Fine condition. Rare. £200 - 400 EUR 240 - 470 USD 310 - 610

872

UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

873 PERM KAMA BRONZE FIGURAL PLAQUE 1st millennium BC A cast plaque, convex to the underside, with openwork design of a standing female figure with oversized head, a dog beneath the feet, eagle above the head; attachment loops to the reverse. 179 grams, 16.5 cm (6 ½"). Fair condition, cracked. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,000 - 1,500 USD 1,520 - 2,290 Russian private collection, formed in the 1950s.

874 PERM KAMA BRONZE LIZARD PLAQUE 1st millennium BC

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A tongue-shaped cast openwork plaque depicting a lizard in plane, elliptical panels to the hips; convex to the underside with attachment loop. 63 grams, 83 mm (3 ¼"). Fine condition, cracked at rim. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380 Russian private collection, formed in the 1950s.

875 PERM KAMA BRONZE DRAGON-HEAD FINIAL 1st millennium BC

875

A hollow-cast terminal with tubular socket and collar to the mouth, formed as a dragon-head with piriform eyes and rounded snout; four holes for attachment. 114 grams, 74 cm (3"). Fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380 Russian private collection, formed in the 1950s.

876 PERM KAMA BRONZE VOTIVE CLAW MOUNT 1st millennium BC

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A cast model claw, hollow to the underside, with five fingers segmented towards the upper end; integral suspension loop to the underside. 104 grams, 81 mm (3 ¼"). Fine condition. £150 - 250 UR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380 Russian private collection, formed in the 1950s.


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877 PERM KAMA BRONZE BIRD-HEADED MAN MOUNT 1st millennium BC A cast plaque in the shape of a bird in flight with ribbed detailing to the wings and tail, a man's face on the chest; hollow to the reverse, suspension loop to the underside and two small piercings to the wings. 41 grams, 56 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380 Russian private collection, formed in the 1950s.

878 SOUTH ARABIAN BRONZE INSCRIPTION Yemen, 5th-2nd century BC

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A cast bifacial rectangular weight with seated figure to one face and reserved text to the other. 38 grams, 33 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

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From an important Mayfair, London, collection; acquired in the 1990s.

879 OLD BABYLONIAN CERAMIC CUNEIFORM TABLET 2100-2000 BC A baked clay tablet with impressed cuneiform text to three faces. 57 grams, 46 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition, small chip to one face, some cracking. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380 Ex Steinberg collection; acquired London in the 1960s.

880 OLD BABYLONIAN CUNEIFORM TABLET GROUP Ur III Period, circa 2050 BC

880

A group of two Sumerian clay tablets comprising: a receipt for forty small birds from one vendor and eleven from another, dated to the 'year the city of Shashrum was destroyed'; a tablet in an almost complete envelope comprising a receipt by Abbashagga for goods from Stu-ena with visible impressions of a cylinder seal on most faces of the envelope. 59 grams total, 29-39 mm (1 ¼ - 1 ½"). Fine condition. [2, No Reserve] £100 - 200 EUR 120 - 240 USD 150 - 310 Ex Steinberg collection; acquired London in the 1960s.

881 OLD BABYLONIAN CUNEIFORM TABLET Circa 1800 BC A baked clay tablet with Old Babylonian text comprising a school practice text addressed to Zikir-ilishu, with old explanatory note. 68 grams, 66 mm (2 ½"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Ex Steinberg collection; acquired London in the 1960s.

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882 BABYLONIAN CUNEIFORM TABLET WITH TRANSCRIPTION AND NOTE Circa 1700 BC A baked clay tablet with Old Babylonian text comprising a contract for an interest-bearing silver loan for ten (?) shekels of silver, dated to the year in which a certain temple was built. 55 grams, 58 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Ex Steinberg collection; acquired London in the 1960s.

883 OLD BABYLONIAN CUNEIFORM TABLET Circa 1150 BC A baked clay tablet with impressed cuneiform text to two faces in Akkadian concerning a loan and its repayment; with old handwritten note. 123 grams, 93 mm (3 ¾"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 884

Ex Steinberg collection; acquired London in the 1960s.

884 OLD BABYLONIAN CERAMIC CUNEIFORM TABLET Circa 1052 BC A baked clay rectangular tablet with cuneiform text to the two broad faces recording the sale of an implement (perhaps a yoke); dated to the 17th year of Adad-apla-iddina (circa 1052 BC) with reference to a prior arrangement in the reign of his predecessor Marduk-shapikzeri; supplied with scholarly note signed by the late Professor W.G. Lambert. 242 grams, 90 mm (3 ½"). Fine condition, small chip to one corner. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 Property of a London collector; acquired before 1960.

885 ASSYRIAN CERAMIC CUNEIFORM TEMPLE CONE Lagash, 934-609 BC

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A truncated ceramic cone with domed top, incised cuneiform text in columns to the sides. 200 grams, 79 mm (3"). Fine condition. £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610 Ex Steinberg collection; acquired in the late 1960s.


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886 BACTRIAN BLACK AND WHITE BEAD SHORT NECKLACE 1st millennium AD or later A short necklace of fifteen black and white fusiform glass beads, with four flat drop-shaped pendants; fitted with a modern clasp. 27 grams total, 39 cm (15 ¼"). Fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

887 SUMERIAN AMULET GROUP 2nd millennium BC A mixed group of carved amuletic pendants comprising: one in crystal, a ribbed tube with knop to the rear; one in steatite, D-shaped in section with ribbed sides, intaglio face to the underside; one a duck's head with knop below; one a bifacial rectangular plaque with ropework border, four recesses to each face. 18 grams total, 11-28 mm (¼ - 1"). Fine condition. [4] £250 - 400 EUR 300 - 470 USD 380 - 610

886

UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

888 NEO-BABYLONIAN COLLECTION 1000-700 BC

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A mixed group of stamp and cylinder seals comprising: seven cylinder seals with standing figure motifs; a bronze stamp seal; six stamp seals with figural motifs; a glazed composition scaraboid. 97 grams total, 13-27 mm (½ - 1"). Fine condition, some worn. [15] £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

889 MESOPOTAMIAN STONE ANIMAL STAMP SEAL 4th millennium BC

887

A plano-convex stone seal, pierced transversely, with intaglio design of an advancing ibex. 19 grams, 39 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition, chipped. [No Reserve] £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 120 Property of a London collector, acquired 1970-1980.

890 MESOPOTAMIAN BASALT 'COCCINELLIDA' STAMP SEAL 1st millennium BC or later A carved plano-convex steatite bead in the shape of a ladybird with segmented wing-cases and engraved spots; to the underside an intaglio rosette design. 30 grams, 28 mm (1"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a Swiss collection.

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891 MESOPOTAMIAN SEAL COLLECTION 2nd-1st millennium BC A mixed group of stone stamp seals comprising: one square in plan, motifs of two animals and a claw; one plano-convex, zoomorph motifs; two plano-convex, two zoomorph motifs; one elliptical standing figure motif. 76 grams total, 24-36 mm (1 - 1 ¼"). Fine condition. [5] £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610 Ex Campbell collection, acquired 1970s.

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892 MITANNIAN STONE CYLINDER SEAL 1500-1300 BC A black stone cylinder seal with a frieze of birds and a seated figure. 2.49 grams, 17 mm (¾"). Fine condition, repaired. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Ex Campbell collection, formed in the 1970s-1980s.

893 z ASSYRIAN STONE CYLINDER SEAL GROUP 1000-600 BC

892

A mixed group of stone cylinder seals comprising: one a frieze of two figures and an altar; one a seated figure with sword in his raised hand, column and attendant to the rear and two robed figures before; one a kneeling winged man and sphinx; one two robed figures one winged; supplied with ceramic casts. 24 grams total, 21-25 mm (¾ 1"). Fine condition. [4, No Reserve] £100 - 200 EUR 120 - 240 USD 150 - 310 From a London collection; acquired in the 1970s.

894 URUK ALABASTER FIGURAL SEAL 3rd millennium BC

894

A carved plano-convex alabaster seal with transverse suspension hole and central recess surrounded by drilled animal figures. 57 grams, 46 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition, slightly scarred dome. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 From an important Mayfair collection.

895 AKKADIAN STONE CYLINDER SEAL 2300-2200 BC

895

A carved black stone cylinder seal depicting a seated figure with one arm raised to a sun-disc faced by a standing figure in a segmented robe, a third figure behind facing two standing dogs. 13 grams, 25 mm (1"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Ex Campbell collection, formed in the 1970s-1980s.

896 JEMDET NASR STONE SEAL MATRIX 3rd millennium BC A discoid bifacial seal matrix with pierced suspension lug; intaglio bovine motif to one face and opposed winged figures to the other. 25 grams, 42 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition, worn. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 Property of a lady; acquired in the late 1970s on the London art market.

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897 897 URUK STONE SEAL MATRIX GROUP 3rd millennium BC A mixed group of carved stone stamp seal matrices of serpentine and limestone comprising: four plano-convex with geometric motifs; one rectangular with slightly domed upper face, geometric motif; one annular, frieze of animals. 124 grams total, 17-50 mm (¾ - 2"). Fine condition. [6] £550 - 850 EUR 650 - 1,010 USD 840 - 1,300 Ex Campbell collection, acquired 1970s.

898 898 NEAR EASTERN STONE CYLINDER SEAL 2nd millennium BC An oblate pale stone cylinder seal with scenes of two fighting quadrupeds and a warrior with spear and bow, plants and sun in the field. 1.48 grams, 18 mm (¾"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Ex Campbell collection, formed in the 1970s-1980s.

899 NEAR EASTERN CRYSTAL CYLINDER SEAL 2nd millennium BC

899

A carved cylinder seal with scenes of two ibexes rearing and a plant between, a third rearing ibex and juvenile beneath a starburst, probably provincial workmanship. 6.98 grams, 23 mm (1"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Ex Campbell collection formed in the 1970s-1980s.

900 SASSANIAN SEAL COLLECTION 224-651 AD A mixed group of stamp seals in carnelian and crystal comprising: one with bird motif; one with seated figure; one with standing figure; six with zoomorphic motif; one blank; ten with geometric motifs. 61 grams total, 10-23 mm (¼ -1"). Fine condition, one chipped. [20] £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 Formerly the property of a Mayfair gentleman, acquired 1980s.

900

901 SASSANIAN STONE STAMP SEAL MATRIX 224-651 AD An annular seal matrix with central intaglio with an anthropomorphic figure, flanked by processions of zoomorphs. 16 grams, 25 mm (1"). Fine condition, chipped to rims. [No Reserve] £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 120

901

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

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902 NEO ASSYRIAN CHALCEDONY STAMP SEAL 934-609 BC A carved conical stamp seal with rounded top, pierced for suspension, the underside carved with an intaglio scene of a standing figure and a crescent on a stand. 6.36 grams, 21 mm (¾"). Fine condition, chipped. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 902 From an important Mayfair, London, collection; acquired in the 1990s.

903 PHOENICIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION FACE 3rd-2nd century BC A convex face plaque in white glazed composition with black eyes, brow-line and neck-line, pierced at the ears. 29 grams, 53 mm (2"). Fine condition, ears absent. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 Property of a London collector, acquired 1970-1980.

903

904 SYRO-HITTITE STYLE CERAMIC FERTILITY FIGURE 1180-700 BC A flat-section figurine depicting a female with arms extended; the eyes, navel and breasts formed with round recesses; the midriff with stippled chevron motifs, the headdress pierced. 82 grams, 18.5 cm (7 ¼"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Acquired from Pars Antiques in the 1980s.

905 CANAANITE CERAMIC SEATED FIGURINE Levant, 1st millennium BC A ceramic female figurine, seated with the hands on the midriff, series of green pellets to the shoulders and chest; the facial features exaggerated; mounted on a custom-made stand. 230 grams including stand, 12.5 cm (5"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of a Middlesex gentleman; acquired in the 1970s.

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906 SOUTH ARABIAN INCISED CERAMIC DISH Circa 2nd century AD A broad terracotta bowl with black surfaces, flared base; incised ornament to the outer face, chevrons, zigzags and hatched panels above a band of rosettes, hatching below. 333 grams, 19 cm (7 ½"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 From a Canadian collection; acquired before 1980.

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907 908 907 NEAR EASTERN PAINTED VESSEL WITH BULL 1st millennium BC A globular pot with low foot and rolled rim, raised circumferential band to the shoulder; painted frieze of bulls and vegetation to the equator, running foliage above. 1.1 kg, 20 cm (8"). Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 Property of a London gentleman; acquired 1985-1995.

908 NEAR EASTERN CERAMIC PAINTED VESSEL GROUP 2nd-1st millennium BC A mixed group of Iranian terracotta vessels comprising: a bulbous vase with maroon painted animal ornament to the shoulder; a low bowl with similar ornament; a flat-bottomed cup with similar ornament; a carinated cup with maroon painted geometric ornament. 468 grams total, 9-10 cm (3 ½ - 4"). Fine condition. [4, No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

909

From a Canadian collection; acquired before 1980.

909 NEAR EASTERN INCISED CERAMIC STORAGE VESSEL 2nd-1st millennium BC A broad biconical terracotta jar with tall neck and rolled rim; to the equator a band of rilled decoration, to the shoulder overlapping arcs of burnished lines and running chevron to the neck. 1.3 kg, 21 cm (8 ¼"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a Canadian collection; acquired before 1980.

910 TRANS-JORDAN CERAMIC JAR WITH LEDGE HANDLES Circa 3000 BC A large globular pottery storage jar with a flat base and two D-shaped ledge handles to the equator. 2 kg, 28 cm (11"). Very fine condition, a superb example. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920

910

Formerly exhibited at the Millennia Exhibition, 181 Piccadilly, London W1 in 2000.

911 HOLY LAND CERAMIC BOWL 3rd millennium BC A large terracotta bowl with globular body, decorated with raised pellet ornament beneath the rim. 1.7 kg, 28 cm (11"). Fine condition. £240 - 340 EUR 280 - 400 USD 370 - 520 Formerly exhibited at the Millennia Exhibition, 181 Piccadilly, London W1 in 2000.

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912 HOLY LAND CERAMIC JAR WITH TWO HANDLES 3rd millennium BC A terracotta jar, globular in profile with small bottom and two loop handles, flared rim with a band of impressed points. 485 grams, 16.5 cm (6 ½"). Fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380 Formerly exhibited at the Millennia Exhibition, 181 Piccadilly, London W1 in 2000.

913 HOLY LAND CERAMIC JAR WITH LOOPS AND HANDLES 3rd millennium BC 912

A terracotta jar, globular in profile with two ledge handles to the sides, short neck with everted rim, four loops to the shoulder, bands of impressed point decoration to the rim and shoulder. 857 grams, 21 cm (8 ¼"). Fine condition. £250 - 400 EUR 300 - 470 USD 380 - 610 Formerly exhibited at the Millennia Exhibition, 181 Piccadilly, London W1 in 2000.

914 MESOPOTAMIAN CALCITE DECORATIVE POMMEL 2nd millennium BC A carved pommel with addorsed heads and central piercing to accept the tang; each head carved with aquiline features; one head with inserted glass eyes, the others absent; drilled sockets to the upper surfaces (for hair inserts); old accession number '95.6' to the underside. 24 grams, 43 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition. Very rare. £3,000 - 4,000 EUR 3,550 - 4,740 USD 4,580 - 6,100 913

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915 MESOPOTAMIAN STONE HEDGEHOG FIGURINE Early 1st millennium BC A plano-convex carved figurine of a hedgehog with segmented body, triangular face with large ears. 39 grams, 44 mm (2 ¾"). Fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 Property of a lady; acquired in the late 1970s on the London art market.

916 MESOPOTAMIAN STONE BRECCIA POT 5th-4th millennium BC

915

A carved breccia pot, globular with rounded bottom, thick everted rim. 716 grams, 10 cm (3 ¾"). Fine condition, some restoration. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 Ex Lord McAlpine collection.

917 MESOPOTAMIAN STONE EPIGRAPHIC BOWL 1st millennium BC A carved stone bowl, conical in profile with high-relief scene of a warrior with a bird and another attacked by a snake and two quadrupeds, square panel of cuneiform text between. 200 grams, 10.5 cm (4"). Fine condition, repaired; portion of rim absent. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

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Ex Victor Gulotta Collection; formerly in a 1950s collection.

918 BACTRIAN GREEN PORPHYRY BOWL 2nd millennium BC A carved conical bowl in green porphyry [porphyritic rhyolite] with broad base, central recess to the inner face, chamfered rim. 2.5 kg, 23.5 cm (9 ¼"). Fine condition, repair to rim. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 From a Middlesex collection.

917

919 z BACTRIAN BLACK STONE WIG MINIATURE 2nd millennium BC A carved discoid hairpiece element from an idol, concave to the underside, with incised hair detail above. 14 grams, 27 mm (1"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 From an important Mayfair, London, collection; acquired in the 1990s.

918

920 BACTRIAN BASALT DISH 2nd millennium BC A carved dish in black basalt, shallow with rounded bottom. 1.2 kg, 21 cm (8 ¼"). Fine condition, abraded. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a Middlesex collection; acquired in the 1970s.

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921 BACTRIAN ALABASTER STORAGE VESSEL 2200-1700 BC A carved globular storage jar with thickened rim. 2.6 kg, 16 cm (6 ¼"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a Canadian collection; acquired before 1980.

922 BACTRIAN ALABASTER BOWL 2200-1700 BC 921

A globular bowl with undercut inner void, narrow flat base. 2.2 kg, 19 cm (7 ½"). Fine condition, some scarring to outer surface. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a Canadian collection; acquired before 1980.

923 BACTRIAN ALABASTER VESSEL 2200-1700 BC A carved alabastron with piriform body, flat base and everted rim. 1.5 kg, 16.5 cm (6 ½"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a Canadian collection; acquired before 1980.

922 924 NEAR EASTERN ALABASTER HANGING VESSEL 1st millennium BC A carved vase, elliptical in plan with everted rim and two projecting lugs to the shoulder, pierced vertically; two circumferential incised bands to the shoulder and running chevrons to the lower body. 592 grams, 13 cm (5"). Fine condition, rim chipped. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 From a Canadian collection; acquired before 1980.

925 NEAR EASTERN ALABASTER MINIATURE VESSEL GROUP 2nd-1st millennium BC

923

A mixed group of alabaster vessels from Jordan, comprising: three low jars with chamfered shoulder; a globular pot with everted rim and pedestal foot; an alabastron with collar to the rim. 1 kg total, 5.5-15 cm (2 ¼ - 6"). Fine condition, rim of pot chipped. [5, No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a Canadian collection; acquired before 1980.

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926 SOUTH ARABIAN ALABASTER HEAD 8th BC-3rd century AD A carved alabaster head, elliptical in section and with a flat top; the features stern, the eyes with recesses to accept inserts. 734 grams, 10 cm (3 ¾"). Fair condition, repaired. £600 - 800 EUR 710 - 950 USD 920 - 1,220 Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1975.

926 927 SYRIAN STONE ALTAR PIECE 2nd millennium BC A carved stone altar with ram-head post and trough behind, discoid recesses to the lower neck; the horns carved in openwork. 5.2 kg, 22 cm (8 ½"). Fine condition, one ear absent. £2,400 - 3,400 EUR 2,840 - 4,030 USD 3,660 - 5,190 Property of a lady; ex Klara Scott of Willesden, UK; acquired in the 1960s on the London art market.

928 z ANATOLIAN MARBLE MEDICINE-GRINDER 1st millennium BC

927

A carved marble pestle, round-section with rounded underside, short arm with transverse grooves to the outer edge. 37 grams, 47 mm (1 ¾"). 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.

929 z ANATOLIAN STONE CUP 5th-3rd millennium BC A carved Neolithic stone cup with pedestal base, four raised lugs to the rim and pierced lug to the shoulder. 130 grams, 91 mm (3 ½"). Fine condition, base chipped. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

930 IRANIAN STONE RAM FIGURINE Late 1st millennium BC A carved globular figurine of a ram with exaggerated curved horns. 734 grams, 10 cm (3 ¾"). Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1970.

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931 z NEAR EASTERN MINIATURE STONE VESSEL GROUP 2nd-1st millennium BC A mixed group of carved stone vessels comprising: a small bulbous marble vessel with everted rim; one similar limestone with inscribed sunbursts to the rim; a hemispherical serpentine dish with hole close to the rim; an alabaster jug with South Arabian inscription to the shoulder; a low conical serpentine jar with lozengiform rim; an alabaster jar with lid. 680 grams total, 35-83 mm (1 ¼ - 3 ¼"). Mainly fine condition. [6, No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a Canadian collection; acquired before 1980.

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932 UMAYYAD MARBLE WATER BASIN Spain, 10th-11th century AD A carved marble water basin, octagonal in plan with scooped recess beneath the rim, circular recess with drainage hole; the outer faces each with a carved foliage panel, one with animal-head spout. 27 kg, 32 cm (12 ½"). Fine condition. Rare. £8,000 - 10,000 EUR 9,480 - 11,840 USD 12,210 - 15,260 From an English collection, by gift from Jan Adler in 1980; by bequest from the Eric Adler collection, Brighton, UK, in the 1950s. Basins of this type may have been used to contain water used for ritual cleansing before prayers, or in a Maristan (foundation hospital). They may also have served an ornamental purpose, decorating gardens and courtyards. The vessel would have been filled from a fountain and placed prominently, raised on a pedestal. During the reigns of Abd-al Rahman III (who ruled as prince from 912 and caliph between 929961) and his son Al-Hakam II (caliph between 961-976), the caliphate of Cordoba, in al-Andalus (Islamic Spain) enjoyed a period of prosperity and relative peace. Cordoba's magnificent Great Mosque was expanded during this period, and the Madinat Al-Zahra ('Beautiful Town') - a lavish palace and the hub of government and commerce - was constructed, famed for its intricate architecture and superb public artworks. The quality of stonework at Madinat Al-Zahra is particularly noteworthy, and, in its intricacy, the design of this basin is reminiscent of some of Al-Zahra's finest surviving architectural sculpture. The crispness and near-symmetry of the design likewise recalls contemporary work in ivory, particularly the famed ivory boxes of the period.

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933 ISLAMIC GOLD AND SILVER EPIGRAPHIC FINGER RING 16th century AD A round-section silver hoop with integral octagonal bezel; five gold leaf-shaped mounts to the hoop and gold claws to the sides of the bezel; the upper face with black inlaid scrolled border and intaglio text. 15 grams, 27 mm overall, 19.5 mm internal diameter (approximate size British T, USA 9 ½, Europe 21.26, Japan 20) (1"). Fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310

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From an important Mayfair, London, collection; acquired in the 1990s.

934 ISLAMIC SILVER NIELLO FINGER RING 15th-16th century AD A D-section hoop with pad to the underside, scrolled panels at the shoulders, rectangular bezel with niello scrolled border and central panel with punched points. 11 grams, 26 mm overall, 20.61 mm internal diameter (approximate size British V ½, USA 10 ¾, Europe 24.91, Japan 24) (1"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

934

From an important Mayfair, London, collection; acquired in the 1990s.

935 OTTOMAN SILVER FINGER RING 16th century AD A flat-section hoop, slightly gussetted, and discoid bezel with radiating outer border, rosette and central quatrefoil. 7.04 grams, 23 mm overall, 20.71 mm internal diameter (approximate size British W, USA 11, Europe 25.0, Japan 24) (1"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

935

UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

936 SELJUK SILVER CALLIGRAPHIC SEAL MATRIX RING 11th-14th century AD A cast carinated hoop with pad to the underside, shoulders expanding to the vesica-shaped bezel with reserved calligraphic panel. 5.36 grams, 21 mm overall, 17.06 mm internal diameter (approximate size British N, USA 6 ½, Europe 13.72, Japan 13) (¾"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

936

Property of a London collector, acquired early 1990s.

937 ISLAMIC SILVER-GILT BIRD SEAL MATRIX 19th century AD A stamp seal matrix in the form of a standing bird with projecting triangular wings, ring-and-dot eye, loop above the head; the seal conical with design of a standing bird with pellets, prominent comb to the head. 5.0 grams, 27 mm (1"). Fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310

937

Property of a London collector, acquired before 1980.

938 ISLAMIC CARNELIAN INTAGLIO WITH INSCRIPTION 17th-18th century AD A flat-section rectangular intaglio with chamfered corners, incised text to the upper face in four lines with rosette beneath. 1.13 grams, 13 mm (½"). Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760

938

From a Middlesex collection; acquired in the 1970s.

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939 SELJUK BRONZE DECORATED ARCHER'S THUMB RING 11th-14th century AD A cast thumb ring with lateral pads and triangular extension decorated with incised scrolled linear designs and central lozenge. 14 grams, 43 mm overall, 24.5 mm internal diameter (approximate size British Z+6 ½, USA 15 ½, Europe 37.0, Japan 35) (1 ¼"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £70 - 90 EUR 80 - 110 USD 110 - 140

939

Ex Morris collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; acquired in the 1990s.

940 SELJUK BRONZE ROOSTER FIGURINE 12th-13th century AD A cast figurine of a standing rooster with spread feet, flat-section tail. raised pellet eyes; incised feather detail to the neck and wings. 52 grams, 43 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 From a Lancashire collection; found Cumbria, UK.

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941 941 SELJUK BRONZE LION MOUNT 11th-14th century AD A plano-convex cast mount with triangular ears, pinched muzzle and three recesses beneath. 39 grams, 30 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 From a central London collection.

942 SELJUK BRONZE LION FIGURINE 11th-14th century AD 942

An openwork cast figurine of an advancing lion with tail wrapped around the rear leg, fur texture to the back, flanks and head. 90 grams, 62 mm (2 ½"). Fine condition, part of base absent, worn. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 Ex German collection.

943 SELJUK BRONZE LION-HEADED FINIAL 11th-14th century AD A cast finial, hollow to the underside, with stylised lion's head, Dshaped with elliptical ears, pierced vertically. 65 grams, 47 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380 943 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

944 OTTOMAN BRONZE COLLECTION 14th-17th century AD

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A mixed group of cast smoking pipe bowls comprising: two with rosette plaque, ribbed surface, loop beneath the collar; one with thimble-shaped ribbed bowl, plain tube, loop; one similar with bellshaped bowl and facetted mouth; one in ceramic composition with ribbed detailing. 60 grams total, 34-36 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. [5, No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a Surrey collection; formed in the 1970s.

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945 ISLAMIC BRONZE TRIPLE-NOZZLE OIL LAMP 12th-13th century AD A hollow-cast bronze oil lamp with central reservoir and three nozzles each with leaf-shaped flanged rim, hinged lid above; openwork pendant plaque beneath one nozzle. 193 grams, 15 cm (6"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

946 FATIMID BRONZE OIL LAMP 10th-12th century AD

945

A hollow-cast piriform oil lamp with four short legs, integral collar to the nozzle with bird above, tubular neck with flange to the rim and strap handle to the rear; North African workmanship. 454 grams, 16 cm (6 ¼"). Fine condition, neck cracked. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

947 ABBASID BRONZE OIL LAMP HOLDER 750-1258 AD

946

A cast lamp holder of shallow hexafoil form with three round-section legs, loop handle and thumb-post to the rear. 201 grams, 13 cm (5"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 From a Middlesex collection; acquired in the 1970s.

948 ISLAMIC CUT GLASS BOWL 9th-10th century AD A black glass bowl with bands of wheel-cut depressions to the surface, concentric bands to the rim. 255 grams, 95 mm (3 ¾"). Fine condition, repaired. Rare. £1,600 - 2,000 EUR 1,900 - 2,370 USD 2,440 - 3,050

947

From a London collection.

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949 ABBASID MOULDED AND PAINTED GLASS FOOTED CUP 750-1258 AD A pale blue glass cup with raised ornament comprising a guilloche band and hatched chevrons above a hatched band with reserved leaves and tendrils and a band of lozenges; with nine, lobed feet. 132 grams, 11 cm (4 ¼"). Fine condition, repaired. Rare. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,180 - 1,780 USD 1,530 - 2,290 From a Middlesex collection.

950 ISLAMIC GREEN GLASS EWER 17th century AD

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951

A glass vessel of piriform profile with recurved trail handle and scurved spout, the body with pontil base and latticework effect to the surface. 232 grams, 16 cm (6 ¼"). Fine condition. £250 - 350 EUR 300 - 410 USD 380 - 530 From a London collection.

951 FATIMID CUT GLASS VESSEL 10th-12th century AD A cut-glass miniature bottle with square-section body and hexagonalsection neck; some iridescence to the surface. 32 grams, 55 mm (2 ¼"). Fair condition, chipped. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of a London collector, acquired early 1960s.

952 FATIMID GLASS ROUNDEL 10th-12th century AD

952

A plano-convex roundel with moulded hexafoil design to the flat face. 58 grams, 69 mm (2 ¾"). Fine condition, repaired. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 Property of a London collector, acquired 1970-1980.

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953 ABBASID TURQUOISE GLAZED BOWL 750-1258 AD A broad ceramic bowl with carinated profile and pedestal foot, turquoise glazed with dark blue linear and scroll motifs to the inner face. 1.2 kg, 28 cm (11"). Fine condition, glaze chipped at rim. £900 - 1,300 EUR 1,070 - 1,540 USD 1,370 - 1,980 Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1975.

954 FATIMID GREEN-GLAZED CERAMIC JUG 10th-12th century AD A ceramic jug, possibly fritware, biconical in profile with flared base and slightly funicular neck, single strap handle to the side; the neck, handle and shoulder with bands of black geometric ornament. 254 grams, 11.5 cm (4 ½"). Fine condition, minor chipping at base. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 From a Canadian collection; acquired before 1980.

955 955 NISHAPUR GLAZED CERAMIC BOWL 11th-12th century AD A conical cream-glazed bowl with hatched triangles to the outer face, bands of Kufic calligraphic text to the interior with guilloche patterns, hatched panels and central knot on a hatched field. 849 grams, 32 cm (12 ½"). Fine condition. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,180 - 1,780 USD 1,530 - 2,290 Ex Ashkar collection, acquired in the 1960s.

956 KASHAN CERAMIC BLUE-GLAZED BOWL 11th-13th century AD A broad blue-glazed bowl with flared foot, black painted vertical lines to the outer face, similar to the inner face, with central roundel depicting scrolled vegetation. 1.2 kg, 27 cm (10 ½"). Fine condition; some surface abrasion. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a Middlesex collection.

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957 PERSIAN GLAZED BOWL 12th-13th century AD

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A cream-glazed bowl with low basal ring and everted rim; the design a wolf attacking an ibex amid vegetation executed in brown, olive and green. 800 grams, 26 cm (10 ¼"). Good condition, repaired. £250 - 350 EUR 300 - 410 USD 380 - 530 Property of a London gentleman; acquired 1985-1995.

958 ISLAMIC CERAMIC GLAZED VASE 12th century AD A ceramic vase with basal ring, deep shoulder and rolled rim; part glazed in black with green vertical lines to the body and neck, guilloche to the shoulder. 463 grams, 17 cm (6 ½"). Fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 From a Middlesex collection.

958

959 ISLAMIC CERAMIC BROWN-GLAZED CALLIGRAPHIC BOWL 12th century AD A conical bowl with narrow foot, the inner face with bands of key motifs in black and white and median band of calligraphic text in black, brown and white 'Bism Allah Al Rahman Al Raheem', meaning 'In the name of God, the most gracious and compassionate'. 947 grams, 30.5 cm (12"). Fine condition, abrasions to rim, chip to glaze. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 From a Middlesex collection.

960 ISLAMIC INCISED CERAMIC VESSEL GROUP Circa 12th century AD 959

A mixed group of ceramic vessels comprising: a vase with narrow neck, everted rim, incised chevron pattern in two bands to the shoulder; a jar with wide neck, three bands of incised geometric ornament; a jar with everted rim, pointed foot, three bands of incised geometric ornament; a miniature jar with everted rim and flared foot, incised geometric ornament; a miniature tripod vessel with loop handles (one absent) incised geometric ornament. 1 kg total, 8.5-15 cm (3 ¼ - 5 ¾"). Mainly fine condition. [5, No Reserve] £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 From a Canadian collection; acquired before 1980.

960

961 ISLAMIC TURQUOISE GLAZED VESSEL 12th-13th century AD A ceramic vessel, piriform in profile with turquoise glazed surface; the body facetted with black and white outlining, each with a red spiral motif; a band of black text to the shoulder, tree motif to the neck; the mouth funicular with flat rim. 664 grams, 24.5 cm (9 ½"). Fine condition, chipped rim; neck repaired. £600 - 800 EUR 710 - 950 USD 920 - 1,220 From a London collection; acquired in the 1980s.

961

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962 962 CHINESE CERAMIC GREEN-GLAZED PROCESSIONAL FIGURE GROUP Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644 AD

963 CHINESE CERAMIC BLUE-GLAZED PROCESSIONAL FIGURE GROUP Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644 AD

A processional group of green-glazed and painted figures comprising: four horsemen with separate heads, each on a rectangular base, each with a drum, trumpet, cymbals and gong; five standing robed attendants, four with one hand raised and cupped to hold a carrying pole, one with trumpet raised to the mouth; a tall sedan-type canopied chair with open front, the sides pierced to receive pole lashings and with a separate seated Court official; the chair with thermoluminescence certificate. Laboratory Ralf Kotalla Gmbh, Hagerloch, Germany thermoluminescence certificate no. 03G151012. 9.9 kg total, horseman: 28 cm (11"). Fine condition. Rare as a complete group. [10] £1,500 - 2,000 EUR 1,780 - 2,370 USD 2,290 - 3,050

A mixed processional group of figurines from a miniature procession comprising: two horsemen on rectangular bases in riding coats, each holding a blue-glazed vessel to his chest, the heads separate castings; twelve blue-glazed cloaked standing figures each holding an animal representing the twelve signs of the zodiac. 8.4 kg total, height of rider: 31 cm (12 ¼"). Fine condition, some minor restoration. Rare as a complete group. [14] £1,500 - 2,000 EUR 1,780 - 2,370 USD 2,290 - 3,050

From an old Spanish collection; acquired before 1990.

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964 CHINESE TINNED BRONZE MIRROR WITH FIGURAL SCENE Tang Dynasty, 618-906 AD A cast-bronze disc mirror with one tinned and polished surface; to the reverse, a central pierced lug within a scene depicting figures, animals and a tree beside a riverbank with fish in the water. 427 grams, 15 cm (6"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

964

Ex McQuinley collection, acquired before 2000.

965 CHINESE BRONZE FIGURAL MIRROR WITH BALL-PLAYERS Tang Dynasty, 618-906 AD A cast-bronze disc mirror with one tinned and polished surface; to the reverse, a central pierced lug within a scene of robed figures playing ball in a walled garden. 440 grams, 15 cm (5 ¾"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Ex McQuinley collection, acquired before 2000.

965

966 CHINESE TINNED BRONZE MIRROR WITH FRUIT, MONKEYS AND BIRDS Tang Dynasty, 618-906 AD A small cast-bronze disc mirror with one tinned and polished surface; to the reverse, a central pierced zoomorphic lug within concentric bands of scrolled foliage with fruit, monkeys and birds. 769 grams, 13 cm (5"). Fine condition, with surface deposits. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Ex McQuinley collection, acquired before 2000.

966 967 CHINESE TINNED BRONZE MIRROR WITH MUSICIANS AND BIRDS Tang Dynasty, 618-906 AD A cast-bronze disc mirror with one tinned and polished surface; to the reverse, a central pierced lug with a scene of musicians amid birds, a tree and flowers. 435 grams, 15 cm (6"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Ex McQuinley collection, acquired before 2000.

968 CHINESE TINNED BRONZE MIRROR WITH DRAGONS AND MYTHICAL BEASTS Tang Dynasty, 618-906 AD

967

A small cast-bronze disc mirror with one tinned and polished surface; to the reverse, a central pierced ribbed lug within a band of scrolled foliage with dragons and mythical beasts. 225 grams, 12 cm (4 ¾"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Ex McQuinley collection, acquired before 2000.

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969 CHINESE TINNED BRONZE MIRROR WITH DOGS AND GRAPES Tang Dynasty, 618-906 AD A small cast-bronze disc mirror with one tinned and polished surface; to the reverse, a central pierced lug within concentric bands of scrolled foliage with running dogs, epigraphic band to the exterior. 304 grams, 12.5 cm (5"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Ex McQuinley collection, acquired before 2000.

971

970 CHINESE TINNED BRONZE MIRROR WITH FRUIT AND MONKEYS Tang Dynasty, 618-906 AD A small cast-bronze disc mirror with one tinned and polished surface; to the reverse, a central pierced zoomorphic lug within a band of scrolled foliage with fruit and monkeys. 205 grams, 11.5 cm (4 ½"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Ex McQuinley collection, acquired before 2000.

971 CHINESE BAN CHIANG BRONZE EWER Early 1st millennium AD A cast ewer with pedestal foot, carinated shoulder, conical neck and flared rim; the handle round-section and s-curved with rosette finial. 646 grams, 23 cm (9"). Fine condition. £250 - 350 EUR 300 - 410 USD 380 - 530 From a Gloucestershire collection.

972 FAR EASTERN THAI BRONZE HEAD OF BUDDHA 18th-19th century AD A cast head of the Buddha with angular features, eyelids closed, elongated earlobes with slots, pelletted cap with conical upper and five-pointed ushnisa, symbol of ultimate wisdom; mounted on a custom-made stand. 3.8 kg, 42 cm (16 ½"). Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 972

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973 CHINESE CERAMIC WALKING HORSE FIGURINE Tang Dynasty, 618-906 AD A finely modelled ceramic horse figurine with integral saddle in black, saddlecloth in pale ochre, painted details to the face, black mane, red to the nostrils to mouth, black detailing to the legs, tail modelled bound. 6.5 kg, 53 cm (9 ¾"). Fine condition. £3,000 - 4,000 EUR 3,550 - 4,740 USD 4,580 - 6,100 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

974 CHINESE CERAMIC HORSE AND RIDER FIGURINE Tang Dynasty, 618-906 AD A horse and rider with white slip and applied orange and brown pigments; the horse standing four-square upon an integral rectangular base with moulded saddle and applied trappings; rider wearing full length robes and tall cap; facial pigment remaining. 2.5 kg, 35 cm (14"). Fine condition, some restoration. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,180 - 1,780 USD 1,530 - 2,290 UK art market, acquired prior to 1985.

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975 CHINESE CERAMIC CAPARISONED HORSE FIGURINE Northern Qi Dynasty, 550-577 AD

976 CHINESE CERAMIC MINIATURE FARM WITH PIG Han Dynasty, 206 BC-220 AD

A finely modelled horse on a rectangular base with flared saddle and saddle blanket, decorative halter and crupper, plumed bridle; red pigment remaining on the saddle, plume, bridle and halter; hollow to the underside. 1.8 kg, 30 cm (11 ¾"). Fine condition, tail restored. £1,800 - 2,400 EUR 2,130 - 2,840 USD 2,750 - 3,660

A model farm comprising a pig-pen and sty and separately cast sow with litter; accompanied by a detailed thermoluminescence report issued by Laboratory Ralf Kotalla Gmbh, Haigerloch, Germany. 3.2 kg, 21 cm (8 ¼"). Fine condition. [2] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

From the Cheuk family collection; acquired before 1990.

From an old Spanish collection; acquired before 1990.

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977 CHINESE CERAMIC GROTESQUE FIGURAL PLAQUE Han Dynasty, 206 BC-220 AD A grotesque head with bulbous eyes and nose, flanged upper lip and protruding teeth, ears and jowls on a subrectangular rear plate; circular holes to the nostrils and upper head. 3.2 kg, 23 cm (9"). Fair condition; restored. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a Gloucestershire collection.

978 CHINESE GLAZED CERAMIC HORSE AND GROOM FIGURINE GROUP Tang Dynasty, 618-906 AD A ceramic figurine group comprising: a standing horse on a rectangular base, the neck arched and head tilted, saddle and saddlecloth modelled to the back; a standing groom on a rectangular base with left arm raised, riding coat open to the waist; horse and groom finely modelled with restrained use of coral-pink, turquoise and black pigment; accompanied by a detailed thermoluminescence report issued by Laboratory Ralf Kotalla Gmbh, Haigerloch, Germany. 3.9 kg total, 26-33 cm (10 ¼ - 13"). Fine condition; one ear restored. [2] £1,500 - 2,000 EUR 1,780 - 2,370 USD 2,290 - 3,050 977 From an old Spanish collection; acquired before 1990.

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980 979 CHINESE CERAMIC GREEN-GLAZED PROCESSIONAL HORSE Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644 AD A part-glazed caparisoned horse figurine on a rectangular base with saddle in ochre glaze, saddle-cloth and reins in green; hollow to the underside. 1.2 kg, 24 cm (9 ½"). Fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380 From an old Spanish collection; acquired before 1990.

980 CHINESE CERAMIC GLAZED HORSE AND RIDER Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644 AD 981 A part-glazed horse-and-rider figurine on a rectangular base; the horse standing with tail curled to one side; the saddle, reins and harness green-glazed with ochre detailing; the rider in long riding coat with fish-tailed bow case and quiver to his left hip, the tunic ochreglazed and coat green-glazed, left arm raised and hand modelled open; the head a separate casting, with painted features and red hat; the horse hollow to the underside. 2.7 kg, 40 cm (15 ¾"). Fine condition. £600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,070 USD 920 - 1,370 From an old Spanish collection; acquired before 1990.

981 CHINESE CERAMIC HORSE FIGURINE Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644 AD A modelled figurine of a standing horse on a rectangular base, with saddle, saddle cloth and bridle; the mane, tail, hooves and eyes ornamented in brown, saddle cloth in maroon, bridle and saddle in green. 2 kg, 27.5 cm (10 ¾"). Fine condition. £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 530 - 760 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

982 CHINESE CERAMIC PART-GLAZED COURTLY LADY FIGURINE Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644 AD

982

A tall part-glazed figurine of a standing lady cradling a hare in her arms; the jacket in green with coral-pink collar and cuffs, the hare and robe ochre-glazed; the head a separate casting with finely painted facial details, pink headband; supplied with a thermoluminescence certificate issued by QED Laboratoire in Aix-en-Provence, France. 3.8 kg, 54 cm (21 ¼"). Fine condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,220 - 1,830 From an old Spanish collection; acquired before 1990.

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983 CHINESE CERAMIC VOTIVE CHAIR Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644 AD A fabricated ceramic votive chair with openwork detail, green glaze to the arms and base, orange to the upper back and central plaque to the base. 2.5 kg, 28 cm (11"). Fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 From a Gloucestershire collection.

984 CHINESE NEOLITHIC CERAMIC PAINTED JAR 3rd millennium BC 985 A tall jar with conical lower body, domed upper body, broad neck and flared rim; two horizontal bands of painted chevrons with triangles in the upper and annulets in the lower band; two loop handles to the equator. 3.2 kg, 34 cm (13 ¼"). Fine condition, chip to rim. £250 - 400 EUR 300 - 470 USD 380 - 610 From the Cheuk family collection; acquired before 1990.

985 CHINESE CERAMIC WHITEWARE JAR Tang Dynasty, 618-906 AD A tall ceramic whiteware vase of piriform profile with short neck and rolled rim, part-glazed. 2.3 kg, 29 cm (11 ½"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From the Cheuk family collection; acquired before 1990.

986 CHINESE CERAMIC WHITEWARE VASE WITH LOOPS Tang Dynasty, 618-906 AD

986

A tall piriform part-glazed whiteware jar with flat base and rolled rim, four loops to the shoulder. 3.2 kg, 27 cm (10 ½"). Fine condition, base chipped. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From the Cheuk family collection; acquired before 1990.

987 SOUTH EAST ASIAN CERAMIC LIME POT 16th-17th century AD A globular lime pot with strap handle and collared base, radiating vertical ribs above the base, small round aperture above; blue-painted designs on the handle, shoulder and body. 2 kg, 21 cm (8 ¼"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a Gloucestershire collection.

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988 SOUTH EAST ASIAN CERAMIC LIME POT 16th-17th century AD A globular lime pot with strap handle and collared base, radiating vertical ribs above the base, small round aperture above; traces of blue-painted design. 2.3 kg, 22 cm (8 ½"). Fair condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a Gloucestershire collection.

989 CHINESE CERAMIC RAM VESSEL 19th century AD

988

A hollow vessel in the Shang/Chou style, formed as the addorsed foreparts of two rams with central tube between; the body and ram's chests decorated with scroll and boss designs painted in red and blue; the tube with grotesque faces and raised lobes. 9 kg, 45 cm (17 ¾"). Fair condition, restored. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 Property of a London collector, acquired early 1990s.

990 CHINESE CERAMIC RAM VESSEL Northern Wei Dynasty, 386-534 AD A hollow terracotta vessel in the form of a ram with legs folded beneath the body, curved horns to the rear of the head and tubular hole behind; painted details in black and ochre; tail hollow forming a spout. 3.8 kg, 38 cm (15"). Fine condition. £450 - 650 EUR 530 - 770 USD 690 - 990 From the Cheuk family collection; acquired before 1990.

991 CHINESE POLYCHROME PAINTED BRICK OF A CAMEL AND RIDER Northern Wei Dynasty, 386-534 AD A cast ceramic tile with design modelled in the half-round of a walking camel with rider in loose clothing, ochre and cream pigment to the surface. 9.4 kg, 32 cm (12 ½"). Fine condition; some abrasion. £250 - 350 EUR 300 - 410 USD 380 - 530 From an old Spanish collection; acquired before 1990.

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992 CHINESE CERAMIC BRICK WITH DRUMMER Northern Wei Dynasty, 386-534 AD A rectangular architectural facing brick with high-relief figure of a standing drummer in loose robes and cap. 3.3 kg, 39 cm (15 ¼"). Fair condition; repaired. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380

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From an old Spanish collection; acquired before 1990.

993 CHINESE WATERCOLOUR PAINTING OF A CROW 20th century AD A watercolour painting on paper-backed silk depicting a crow on a branch with columns of calligraphic text, mounted on a wooden rod; attributed to Xu Beihong. 606 grams, 234 x 67 cm total, painting 103.5 x 50 cm (40 ¾ x 19 ½"). Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 From a Canadian collection; formerly from Beijing, China.

994 CHINESE WATERCOLOUR PAINTING OF FLOWERS 20th century AD A watercolour painting on paper-backed silk depicting a peony with a spray of flowers, block of calligraphic text to the left margin; attributed to Zhang Daqian. 57 grams, 77 x 44 cm total, painting 65 x 37 cm (25 ½ x 14 ½"). Fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920

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From a Canadian collection; formerly from Beijing, China.

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995 CHINESE WATERCOLOUR LANDSCAPE PAINTING 20th century AD A watercolour painting on paper-backed silk depicting a landscape of a river in a gorge, column of calligraphic text to the right margin; attributed to Wu Hufan. 133 grams, 118 x 63.5 cm total, painting 89 x 48 cm (35 x 19"). Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 From a Canadian collection; formerly from Beijing, China.

996 CHINESE WATERCOLOUR PAINTING OF LOTUS BLOSSOM 20th century AD A watercolour painting on paper-backed silk depicting a lotus blossom branch with column of calligraphic text and red seal imprint, mounted on a wooden rod; attributed to Xu Beihong. 491 grams, 210 cm total (83"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a Canadian collection; formerly from Beijing, China.

997 CHINESE WATERCOLOUR PAINTING OF FLOWERS AND INSECTS 20th century AD

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A watercolour painting on paper-backed silk depicting flowers and insects, column of calligraphic text to the left margin, mounted on a rod; attributed to Wang Xuetao and Shi Shuqing. 377 grams, 201 x 44 cm total, painting 87 x 38 cm including text and backing (34 x 15"). Fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 From a Canadian collection; formerly from Beijing, China.

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999 998 CHINESE WATERCOLOUR PAINTING OF DRAGONFLY AND LOTUS POD 20th century AD A watercolour painting on paper-backed silk depicting a lotus pod and dragonfly, column of calligraphic text to the left margin; attributed to Qi Baishi. 38 grams, 46 x 43.5 total, painting 33.5 x 34 cm (13 ¼ x 13 ½"). Fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920

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From a Canadian collection; formerly from Beijing, China.

999 CHINESE CALLIGRAPHIC PAINTING 20th century AD A watercolour block of calligraphic text mounted on a wooden rod, one finial missing; attributed to Wu Hufan. 462 grams, 183 x 50 cm total, painting 66 x 36 cm (26 x 14 ¼"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a Canadian collection; formerly from Beijing, China.

1000 CHINESE WATERCOLOUR LANDSCAPE PAINTING 20th century AD A watercolour painting on paper depicting a landscape with two figures under a pine tree, block of calligraphic text to the left margin; mounted on a wooden rod; attributed to Wu Huayuan. 692 grams, 225 x 70 cm total, painting 119 x 51 cm (47 x 20"). Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 From a Canadian collection; formerly from Beijing, China.

1001 CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY PAINTING 20th century AD A watercolour block of calligraphic text mounted on a wooden rod; attributed to Fan Zeng. 514 grams, 215 x 56 cm total, painting 97 x 51 cm (20 x 38"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a Canadian collection; formerly from Beijing, China.

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1002 GANDHARAN LARGE STONE HEAD 5th-7th century AD A carved steatite head with finely modelled hair and facial features; mounted on a custom-made stand. 18 kg, 49 cm including stand (19 ¼"). Fine condition, small chip to nose. £2,400 - 3,200 EUR 2,840 - 3,790 USD 3,660 - 4,880 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

1003 GANDHARAN SCHIST BODHISATTVA HEAD 2nd-4th century AD A carved head of a bodhisattva with hair dressed in a top-knot and elongated earlobes, neat moustache; mounted on a custom-made display stand. 10.7 kg, 39 cm including stand (15 ¼"). Fine condition. £1,500 - 2,000 EUR 1,780 - 2,370 USD 2,290 - 3,050 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

1004 GANDHARAN SCHIST BUDDHA HEAD 2nd-4th century AD A carved schist male head with finely modelled features, long ears, neatly dressed hair held in a pelletted band with rosettes above the temples; mounted on a custom-made display stand. 9.4 kg, 39 cm including stand (15 ¼"). Fine condition. £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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1005 GANDHARAN SCHIST FIGURAL FRIEZE FRAGMENT 2nd-3rd century AD

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A carved steatite processional frieze fragment depicting three figures in a light cart drawn by two rams, with a robed figure holding a cup standing in front; behind and above these a second tier of standing figures, each with a cup or staff; foliage to the left border and above the cart. 3.1 kg, 24 cm (9 ½"). Fine condition. £700 - 900 EUR 830 - 1,070 USD 1,070 - 1,370 Property of a London collector, acquired early 1990s

1006 GANDHARAN SCHIST SEATED BODHISATTVA STATUETTE 2nd-4th century AD A finely carved sculpture of a male bodhisattva, nimbate and seated in the lotus position; to the head, a curled hairstyle with topknot; the face serene, eyes lowered in meditation; cloth mantle around the shoulders; the right hand raised to the chest; the pedestal with lotus blossom detail; mounted on a custom-made stand. 5.6 kg, 35 cm including stand (13 ¾"). Fine condition. £750 - 1,000 EUR 890 - 1,180 USD 1,140 - 1,530 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

1007 1007 GANDHARAN SCHIST FRIEZE WITH ELEPHANT 1st-3rd century AD A carved frieze section depicting a doorway and crenellated wall, an elephant emerging from the interior with one foot on the threshold; a handler in loose dhoti gripping the elephant's tusk, standing with right arm raised; a second figure behind, in a similar garment; mounted on a custom-made display stand. 8.2 kg, 33 cm including stand (13"). Fine condition. £550 - 850 EUR 650 - 1,010 USD 840 - 1,300 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

1008 GANDHARAN STONE EROTIC FRIEZE FRAGMENT 1st-3rd century AD A carved schist frieze fragment depicting a bearded male reclining with a kneeling female, holding a cup in his right hand; behind the male a dog with extended tongue; above the pair a leafy branch; with a custom-made display stand. 4.7 kg, 38 cm including stand (15"). Fine condition, repaired. £450 - 650 EUR 530 - 770 USD 690 - 990 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

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1009 1009 GANDHARAN STONE FRIEZE FRAGMENT 2nd-4th century AD A fragment of carved steatite frieze depicting a procession of figures in tunics supporting a rope with tasselled collars, moulded base and pediment. 6.3 kg, 35 cm (13 ¾"). Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

1010 INDIAN GOLD DAGGER SCABBARD FITTING SUITE 17th-18th century AD A suite of fittings for a dagger and its scabbard comprising: a tubular pommel cap with filigree ropework, repousse floral motifs; an elliptical-section scabbard throat with billetted border, reeded edges and floral motif; a triangular chape with reeded strip to the mouth. 27 grams total, 29-64 mm (1 ¼ - 2 ½"). Very fine condition. £2,500 - 3,500 EUR 2,960 - 4,150 USD 3,810 - 5,340 From a London collection.

1011 INDIAN SINDH SILVER TRIBAL TORC 1st millennium AD An expanding penannular neck-ring with recurved ends, finials formed as hollow cones. 142 grams, 19 cm (7 ½"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From an old European collection.

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1012 INDIAN MOGHUL BRONZE ASTROLABE 19th century AD An astrolabe with an elaborate openwork movable upper plate decorated with scrolled foliage and calligraphic script; transverse calibrated bar with numerals; the securing pin with knop handle and chain; the lower movable plate inscribed with geometric calibration lines; the base plate with central recess and inscribed border, Dshaped extension and suspension ring; the reverse inscribed in quarters; inset turquoise cabochons to the upper face and a single garnet to the suspension plate. 2.6 kg, 31 cm (12 ¼"). Fine condition. £500 - 700 EUR 590 - 830 USD 760 - 1,070 Property of a London gentleman; acquired 1985-1995.

1013 INDUS VALLEY CERAMIC PAINTED BOWL 3300-1300 BC A buff ceramic bowl with black rim, green c-shaped motifs to the outer face. 85 grams, 87 mm (3 ½"). Very fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 From the collection of the late David Gee; acquired before 2000.

1012 1014 INDUS VALLEY CERAMIC PAINTED JAR WITH GEOMETRIC DESIGN 3300-1300 BC A buff ceramic jar, the lower part conical and unpainted, the upper hemispherical, with a bichrome pattern of concentric interlocking linear designs. 399 grams, 15 cm (5 ¾"). Fine condition, chip to rim. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 From the collection of the late David Gee; acquired before 2000.

1015 z INDUS VALLEY PAINTED JAR WITH PEPAL LEAF DESIGN 3300-1300 BC

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A buff ceramic jar, funicular in profile with panels of stylised pepal leaves in black. 166 grams, 10.5 cm (4"). Very fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 From the collection of the late David Gee; acquired before 2000.

1016 z INDUS VALLEY PAINTED STORAGE VESSEL 3300-1300 BC A large broad jar in terracotta, globular in profile with short neck and flared rim; the neck with painted red band, the shoulder with circumferential bands of dotted chevrons and pellets. 2.2 kg, 25 cm (9 ¾"). Fine condition, repair to rim. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 Private collection, Cambridgeshire, UK; acquired prior to 2000.

1017 INDIAN PAINTING OF TIPU SULTAN 20th century AD A framed portrait on fabric depicting Tipu Sultan (20 November 1750 - 4 May 1799) in a fine robe, seated on a couch with string of pearls to the chest and sword on a baldric; signed Mahnder Singh, after the portrait of Tipu Sultan once owned by Richard Colley Wellsley, now in the British Library. 4.7 kg, 81 cm including frame (31 ¾"). Fine condition. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,180 - 1,780 USD 1,530 - 2,290 Acquired on the London art market in the early 1990s.

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1018 GREEK BRONZE ILLYRIAN HELMET Circa 6th century BC A sheet-bronze Illyrian-style helmet with two parallel ribs to the bowl, rectangular facial aperture, narrow flange to the rear; a series of punched annulets to the border of the aperture and cheek-plates; small hole to the brow. 837 grams, 27 cm (10 ½"). Fine condition, some restoration. £8,000 - 12,000 EUR 9,480 - 14,210 USD 12,210 - 18,310 Ex Hermann-Historica, Munich; formerly in an old German collection.

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1019 GREEK BRONZE SWORD BLADE 1250-650 BC A cast bronze sword blade, tapering and lanceolate in plan with flat central rib, the tang flat-section with rivet-hole. 311 grams, 47 cm (18 ½"). Fine condition, tang absent. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380 From a private collection, Cologne, Germany; acquired before 2000.

1020 AMLASH BRONZE SWORD BLADE 1200-1100 BC An Amlash Type 2 long leaf-shaped blade with rectangular-section midrib and vestigial flat tang; two rivet holes to the shoulder. Cf. Khorasani, M.M. Arms and Armour from Iran - The Bronze Age to the End of the Qajar Period, Tuebingen, 2006 item 283. 249 grams, 41.5 cm (16 ¼"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a private collection, Cologne, Germany; acquired before 2000.

1021 z BRONZE AGE EUROPEAN BRONZE BLADE GROUP 1200-800 BC A mixed group of bronze dagger blades comprising: one lozengesection, four rivet-holes to the shoulder; one leaf-shaped, flat-section, hole to tang; one leaf-shaped, slender, flanges to the tang; one curved, rounded shoulder; one curved, bulb terminal, edge to inner face. Four with dealers' documentation. 219 grams total, 13-23 cm (5 - 9"). Mainly fine condition. [5, No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 From a Scottish collection.

1022 z ROMAN IRON SPATHA SWORD BLADE 3rd-4th century AD A hand-forged iron sword blade with flat-section tang, narrow shoulders and long, slightly waisted section above the point; bent and laterally twisted before deposition. 630 grams, about 70 cm before folding (27 ½"). Fair condition, as found. £600 - 800 EUR 710 - 950 USD 920 - 1,220 From a West Country collection; believed found in Spain.

1023 z GREEK IRON SWORD WITH FULLER 11th-8th century BC A hand-forged sword blade, triangular with a median raised midrib divided by a fuller; flat-section tang. 253 grams, 35 cm (13 ¾"). Fine uncleaned 'as found' condition. Rare. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a private collection, Cologne, Germany; acquired before 2000.

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1024 CHINESE BRONZE SHORT SWORD Han Dynasty, 206 BC-220 AD

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A cast bronze short sword with central midrib to the waisted blade; elliptical guard, two transverse discoid collars to the grip and large discoid pommel above. 907 grams, 53 cm (21"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 From a Kent collection; acquired in the 1990s.

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1025 CHINESE BRONZE SHORT SWORD Han Dynasty, 206 BC-220 AD

1027 LURISTAN BRONZE SHORT SWORD 1250-650 BC

A bronze sword with tapered ribbed blade and lozenge guard above; the grip columnar, the pommel discoid with concavity to upper face. 672 grams, 55.5 cm (21 ¾"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

A cast sword with flat-section triangular blade with thick median rib; the guard formed as a crescentic rib to each face at the shoulder; the grip and integral pommel peltoid with flanges to the edges for insertion of organic components. 359 grams, 54 cm (21 ½"). Fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920

Ex McQuinley collection, acquired before 2000.

1026 CHINESE BRONZE SHORT SWORD Han Dynasty, 206 BC-220 AD A bronze sword with tapered ribbed blade and lozenge guard above; the grip columnar, the pommel discoid with concavity to upper face. 667 grams, 54.5 cm (21 ½"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Ex McQuinley collection, acquired before 2000.

Acquired on the London art market in the early 1990s.

1028 LURISTAN BRONZE SHORT SWORD 1250-650 BC A cast bronze sword of composite construction; the blade triangular and narrow with flat median ribbed panel; the grip round-section with four collars, the pommel T-shaped with lobe extensions to the sides, curved with large knops to the upper edges. 644 grams, 53 cm (20 ¾"). Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 Acquired on the London art market in the early 1990s.

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1029 MEDIEVAL IRON QUILLON DAGGER 15th century AD

1035 LURISTAN BRONZE DAGGER 1250-650 BC

An iron parrying dagger with lozenge-section blade, drooping quillons with scrolled ends, flat-section tang and globular pommel. 217 grams, 36.5 cm (14 ½"). Fine condition, as excavated. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

A cast dagger with narrow, parallel-sided blade, lenticular in section, the grip long with a spatulate end, flanges to the edges to accept organic inserts. 73 grams, 29 cm (11 ½"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

Found near York, Yorkshire, UK in 2013.

Acquired on the London art market in the early 1990s.

1030 LURISTAN BRONZE DAGGER Circa 1000 BC

1036 LURISTAN BRONZE DAGGER 1250-650 BC

A triangular-bladed dagger with square shoulders and midrib to the blade; narrow hilt cast with lateral flanges for an organic inset grip on both faces; the pommel a pelta-shaped cage. See Khorasani, M.M. Arms and Armour from Iran - The Bronze Age to the End of the Qajar Period, Tuebingen, 2006 p.53. 359 grams, 41 cm (16"). Fine condition. £500 - 700 EUR 590 - 830 USD 760 - 1,070

A cast dagger with leaf-shaped blade, the grip with integral peltoid pommel, lateral flanges to each face to accept an organic insert. 85 grams, 26 cm (10 ¼"). Fine condition, edge chipped. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

From a private collection, Cologne, Germany; acquired before 2000.

1031 LURISTAN BRONZE DAGGER 1250-650 BC A cast dagger with tapering blade, crescentic guard, round-section grip with collar and two rows of studs, domed discoid pommel. 217 grams, 29.5 cm (11 ½"). Fine condition, blade re-attached. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Acquired on the London art market in the early 1990s.

1032 LURISTAN BRONZE DAGGER 1250-650 BC A cast dagger with leaf-shaped blade, the grip and integral peltoid pommel with lateral flanges to accept organic inserts for the grip. 100 grams, 31 cm (12 ¼"). Fine condition, some curvature. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

Acquired on the London art market in the early 1990s.

1037 LURISTAN BRONZE DAGGER 1250-650 BC A cast dagger with leaf-shaped blade, round-section hilt and scaphoid pommel; three raised ribs to the grip and four elliptical recesses; midrib to the blade and ovoid raised rib to the guard. 95 grams, 22 cm (8 ½"). Fine condition, tip absent. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380 Acquired on the London art market in the early 1990s.

1038 LURISTAN BRONZE DAGGER 1250-650 BC A cast dagger with triangular blade, elliptical in section, and doublewaisted grip; the pommel formed as two crescentic lobes and knop finials flanges to the lower grip to accept organic inserts. 260 grams, 35 cm (13 ¾"). Fair condition, tip absent, blade crimped. £250 - 350 EUR 300 - 410 USD 380 - 530 From a private collection, Cologne, Germany; acquired before 2000.

Acquired on the London art market in the early 1990s.

1033 LURISTAN BRONZE DAGGER WITH FACE 1250-650 BC

1039 LURISTAN BRONZE DAGGER GROUP 1250-650 BC

A cast dagger with leaf-shaped elliptical-section blade, round-section handle with crescentic guard, pommel shaped as a stylised face with broad hat. 202 grams, 28 cm (11"). Fine condition. Rare. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760

A mixed group of daggers comprising: one with triangular blade, Tshaped bone scales to the hilt; one with triangular blade, midrib, elliptical-section guard, grip with integral pommel and recess to each face for an organic insert. Supplied with dealers' receipts. 465 grams total, 28-35 cm (11 - 13 ¾"). Fine condition. [2, No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

Acquired on the London art market in the early 1990s.

From a Scottish collection.

1034 LURISTAN BRONZE DAGGER 1250-650 BC

1040 z LURISTAN BRONZE BLADE AND DAGGER GROUP 1250-650 BC

A cast dagger with parallel-sided lenticular-section blade, rectangular guard, round-section grip with three sets of studs, discoid pommel. 146 grams, 26.5 cm (10 ½"). Fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380

A mixed group of bronze daggers comprising: a leaf-shaped blade with midrib, flat-section tang; a dagger with leaf-shaped blade, roundsection grip and disc finial with pierced lug to the rear; a narrow-bladed dagger with flanges to the edges of the grip, splayed finial. 320 grams total, 23-31.5 cm (9-12 ¼"). Fine condition. [3] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

Acquired on the London art market in the early 1990s.

Acquired on the London art market in the early 1990s.

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1041 z LURISTAN DAGGER BLADE GROUP 1250-650 BC

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A mixed group of cast dagger blades comprising: two triangular, straight shoulder, narrow point; four lozengiform in section, rounded shoulder, rounded tip. Five with dealers' documentation. 409 grams total, 20-25 cm (8 - 9 ¾"). Mainly fine condition. [6, No Reserve] £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 From a Scottish collection.

1042 LURISTAN BRONZE AXEHEAD 1250-650 BC A cast socket with hatched texture, three raised 'eye' motifs to the rear edge, asymmetric blade with raised fillet to the upper face. 393 grams, 93 mm (3 ¾"). Fine condition. £250 - 350 EUR 300 - 410 USD 380 - 530 Acquired on the London art market in the early 1990s.

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1043 LURISTAN BRONZE AXEHEAD 1250-650 BC A cast axehead with asymmetric flared blade, socket with crescentic mouths above and below, lobe to the rear. 327 grams, 15 cm (6"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Acquired on the London art market in the early 1990s.

1044 LURISTAN BRONZE AXEHEAD 1250-650 BC 1044

A cast axehead with ribbed socket and two blades, one coaxial with the socket, curved below the flat upper face, the other transverse and flared; mounted on a custom-made stand. 1.2 kg, 20.5 cm (8"). Fine condition, small chip to coaxial edge. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 Acquired on the London art market in the early 1990s.

1045 LURISTAN BRONZE MACE HEAD 1250-650 BC

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A cast tubular macehead with flanges to each end of the socket, vertical flanges to the bulb. 250 grams, 11 cm (4 ¼"). Fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380 Acquired on the London art market in the early 1990s.

1046 MEDIEVAL BRONZE MACEHEAD 12th-13th century AD A cast tubular macehead with rim to the mouth, four main lozengiform flanges and rows of smaller flanges above and below. 141 grams, 31 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Found Sheffield, UK.

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1047 LURISTAN BRONZE ZOOMORPHIC SPIKE 1250-650 BC A cast socket with zoomorphic mouth detail, reinforced plate to the rear and rectangular-section spike. 350 grams, 20.5 cm (8"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Acquired on the London art market in the early 1990s.

1048 LURISTAN BRONZE MACEHEAD 1250-650 BC

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A cast tubular macehead with flanges to the sockets, nine flanges to the bulb; two holes for attachment. 367 grams, 16 cm (6 ¼"). Fine condition. £250 - 350 EUR 300 - 410 USD 380 - 530 From a private collection, Cologne, Germany; acquired before 2000.

1049 LURISTAN BRONZE MACEHEAD 1250-650 BC A cast tubular macehead with offset flanges to the bulb; collars to the openings. 332 grams, 10 cm (3 ¾"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

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Acquired on the London art market in the early 1990s.

1050 LURISTAN BRONZE CUDGEL 3300-1300 BC A cast tubular cudgel with flanged rim, integral collars and herringbone-textured upper section. 594 grams, 23.5 cm (9 ¼"). Fine condition. £250 - 350 EUR 300 - 410 USD 380 - 530 From a private collection, Cologne, Germany; acquired before 2000.

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1051 LURISTAN BRONZE SPEARHEAD 1250-650 BC A cast bronze Type 1 spearhead with long ovate blade, round-section shank developing from the midrib, flared below developing to a square-section tang with right-angled turn at the lower end. 414 grams, 51 cm (20"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Acquired on the London art market in the early 1990s.

1052 LURISTAN BRONZE SPEARHEAD 1250-650 BC A cast spearhead with lozenge-section triangular blade, squaresection tang to the centre; the tang bent to one side, ending in a bossed stud. 198 grams, 45 cm (17 ¾"). Fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380 From a private collection, Cologne, Germany; acquired before 2000.

1053 AFSHARID IRON LANCEHEAD 1736-1796 AD A hand-forged iron zubin or throwing-spear with lozenge-section willow-leaf blade, two balustered collars and expanding socket. Cf. Khorasani, M.M. Arms and Armour from Iran. The Bronze Age to the End of the Qajar Period, item 303, a zubin of similar construction. 718 grams, 51 cm (20"). Fine condition, socket chipped. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 Acquired on the London art market in the early 1990s.

1054 MEDIEVAL IRON BROAD AXEHEAD 17th-18th century AD

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A hand-forged iron axehead with swept blade and D-shaped socket with flat rear, the form commonly adopted for executions early in the French Revolution. 3.3 kg, 37 cm (14 ½"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

1055 z MEDIEVAL IRON ARROWHEAD GROUP WITH DISPLAY CASE 14th-15th century AD A mixed group of iron arrowheads, each with socket to receive the shaft and with broad, heavily barbed heads; two with twisted shafts; offered with a glazed display case. 180 grams total, 9-11.5 cm (3 1/3 - 4 ½"). Very fine condition; two professionally conserved. [4, No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230

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Property of a gentleman; exhibited as part of the 'Beckett's Blood Exhibition', Canterbury, Kent and elsewhere. These items, with the other lots accompanying, were shown as part of a year-long public exhibition in Canterbury telling the story of Thomas Beckett, the circumstances of his murder, and of the pilgrimages to his shrine (see: thecanterburypilgrim.com). The exhibition was featured on BBC television and travelled throughout the UK. The items are now being sold following the final closure of the exhibition.


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1056 z ROMAN LEAD 'LEN' EPIGRAPHIC SLINGSHOT 1st century BC A cast lentoid shot, round in section, with reserved text 'LEN' to one face for Lentulus, a Roman statesman. Cf. Seaby, p.114 item 5a. 74 grams, 44 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £50 - 70 EUR 60 - 80 USD 80 - 110 Property of a Middlesex gentleman; acquired in the early 1980s. Publius Cornelius Lentulus, nicknamed 'Spinther' after a contemporary actor, came from an ancient Roman patrician family of the Cornelia clan. He received great favour under Julius Caesar, but supported the rival Pompeius Magnus and fell from favour on that account. Brutus issued coins with the legend LENTVLVS SPINT to commemorate the assistance he received from Lentulus.

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1057 MEDIEVAL IRON HAND CANNON WITH MAKER'S MARK 15th century AD A cast hand-cannon of octagonal section with flared base, touch-hole and pan above and stamped heater-shield maker's mark. 13.5 kg, 27 cm (10 ½"). Fine condition, some scoring. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Private collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; formed in the 1980s.

1058 MEDIEVAL IRON HAND CANNON 15th century AD

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A cast hand-cannon of octagonal section with flared base, touch-hole above. 10.3 kg, 25 cm (9 ¾"). Fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 Private collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; formed in the 1980s.

1059 BYZANTINE CERAMIC DECORATED 'GREEK FIRE' HAND GRENADE Circa 10th century AD A hollow ceramic vessel, biconical in shape, intended to be filled with explosive liquid and a wick, and used as a hand grenade; the body decorated with black vertical bands one a field of stamped rosettes; wide circular rim enclosing the narrow mouth. 714 grams, 15 cm (6"). Fine condition, chipped. £170 - 270 EUR 200 - 320 USD 260 - 410

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UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

1060 BYZANTINE DECORATED 'GREEK FIRE' HAND GRENADE 9th-11th century AD A large hollow ceramic vessel with domed top and conical base intended to be filled with explosive liquid and a wick, and used as a hand grenade; the body decorated with a circumferential ring of cruciform stamps and another to the lid; a wide circular rim enclosing the narrow mouth. 710 grams, 16 cm (6 ¼"). Very fine condition, repaired. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230

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Property of a London collector, acquired early 1990s

1061 BYZANTINE DECORATED 'GREEK FIRE' HAND GRENADE 9th-11th century AD A hollow ceramic 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 ring with s-shaped stamped motifs; the upper end with a wide circular rim enclosing the narrow mouth. 549 grams, 14 cm (5 ½"). Fine condition, chipped at rim. £170 - 270 EUR 200 - 320 USD 260 - 410

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UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

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1062 GOLD GROSS WITH BAGUETTE CUT EMERALDS Probably Spanish, 18th century AD An important gold articulated cross set with Columbian emeralds, each of the three segments set with a central emerald-cut stone, with a total weight of approximately 1 carat; the upper and lower segments domed and the sides set with 6 emeralds each, with a total weight of approximately 1 carat; the floral ornamentation set with 20 small emeralds with an approximate total weight of ½ carat. 6.89 grams, 60 mm. (2 ½"). Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 From an important collection of Christian crosses, County Durham, UK. The emeralds in this cross are among the earliest imported into Europe from Columbia by the Spanish. Spain had the monopoly of emeralds mined in Columbia during the time this piece was made. It bears stylistic similarities to Spanish pieces of this period in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

1062

1063 GOLD CROSS WITH BUTTERFLY HANGER AND DIAMONDS Probably Spanish, 18th century AD An intricately made gold cross with butterfly-shaped hanger, set with diamonds; the hanger holding 10 diamonds with a total weight of approximately 1 carat; the cross holding 13 diamonds with a total weight of approximately 1 carat; the diamonds in Old European cuts; a modern pin attached to the reverse for wear as a brooch. 16 grams, 56 mm (2 ¼"). Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 From an important collection of Christian crosses, County Durham, UK. The Victoria and Albert Museum has a number of Spanish crosses in this general style from the same period (18th century). The cutting of the diamonds is characteristic of this time. It is also during this period that diamonds were discovered in Brazil and imported into Europe through Spain, the first discovery of the stones outside India.

1063

1064 GOLD CROSS PENDANT WITH GARNETS Probably Spanish, 18th century AD A gold filigree articulated cross set with five large rose-cut garnets of approximately one carat each, and nine smaller rose-cut garnets with a total weight of approximately one carat; the pear-shaped lower segment articulated. 12 grams, 57 mm (2 ¼"). Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 From an important collection of Christian crosses, County Durham, UK. Garnets of this colour and transparency in European jewellery of this period are usually from Bohemia, now part of the Czech Republic.

1064 1065 LARGE GOLD CROSS PENDANT WITH BAGUETTE-CUT DIAMONDS Probably Spanish, circa 1750 AD A gold cross set with five larger baguette-cut diamonds at the centre and the conical-domed ends of the arms, prong set; seven irregular cut diamonds in the arms, bezel set; the larger diamonds 'Old Mine Cut' stones, with an estimated weight of more than 1 carat. 20 grams, 74 mm (3"). Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 From an important collection of Christian crosses, County Durham, UK. The Victoria and Albert Museum has a number of Spanish crosses in this general style from the same period. The cutting of the diamonds is characteristic of this period. It is also during this time that diamonds were discovered in Brazil and imported into Europe through Spain, the first discovery of the stones outside of India.

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1066 GOLD AND SILVER CROSS PENDANT WITH DIAMONDS Probably Spanish, circa 1750 AD

1066

A silver-backed articulated gold cross, probably of Spanish origin, the ends of the arms domed and set with five 'Old European Cut' diamonds with an approximate total weight of ½ carat; four small, irregular cut diamonds set into the floral ornamentation, with a total weight of approximately 1/10 carat; the tear-drop shaped lower segment pivots. 9.17 grams, 42 mm. (1 ½"). Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From an important collection of Christian crosses, County Durham, UK. The Victoria and Albert Museum has a number of Spanish crosses in this general style from the same period. The cutting of the diamonds is characteristic of this period. It is also during this time that diamonds were discovered in Brazil and imported into Europe through Spain, the first discovery of the stone outside India.

1067 GOLD AND GARNET CROSS PENDANT 19th century AD

1067

An openwork cross formed from four large facetted garnets with eight smaller garnets around in a network of gold bars, the larger settings with filigree surrounds; below a pendant piriform garnet in a similar setting with smaller garnet beneath; clip to the reverse. 15 grams, 74 mm (3"). Very fine condition. £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610 From a Leicestershire collection.

1068 GOLD PATRIARCHAL CROSS BIFACIAL PENDANT 19th century AD A cast bifacial pendant in the form of the patriarchal cross, with faux filigree to each face and granules to the arms; suspension loop above. 2.74 grams, 29.5 mm (1 ¼"). Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610 Property of a Middlesex gentleman; acquired in the early 1980s.

1068

1069 GOLD RING WITH PELLET CROSS MOTIF 19th century AD A flat-section hoop with stepped shoulders, raised elliptical bezel with six punched pellets in a cruciform pattern. 5.42 grams, 23 mm overall, 19.15 mm internal diameter (approximate size British S, USA 9, Europe 20.0, Japan 19) (1"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 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.

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1070 SILVER PECTORAL CROSS 18th century AD A flat-section cruciform pendant with loop to the upper arm; incised ropework bands to the centre and arms on each face. 5.04 grams, 48 mm (2"). Fine condition, worn. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 From a Nottinghamshire, UK collection.

1071 SILVER RELIQUARY CROSS PENDANT 18th-19th century AD 1070

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1073

A cruciform pendant with corpus christi to one face, nimbate praying figure to the reverse, both with foliage surrounding; hollow construction, suspension loop above. 20 grams, 49 mm (2"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 From a Swiss collection.

1072 SILVER-GILT PENDANT CROSS 19th-20th century AD A small pendant cross with loop above, the face formed as a figure in high relief, wearing a long robe, three radiating strokes to each raised arm. 2.55 grams, 27 mm (1"). Fine condition, light wear. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Property of a London collector, acquired before 1980.

1073 MEDIEVAL SILVER CROSS PENDANT WITH IHC MONOGRAM 10th-14th century AD A flat-section cruciform pendant with expanding arms, central boss and pieced suspension hole; the lower arm with incised 'IHC' ligature; the cross possibly earlier. 4.43 grams, 35 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Property of a North Country gentleman.

1074 MEDIEVAL SILVER FLORID PECTORAL CROSS PENDANT 12th century AD

1074

A bifacial pendant comprising an ornate cross with foliate arms and bulb finials, with a central boss; above the upper bulb a three-ribbed suspension loop. 15 grams, 52 mm. (2"). Very fine condition. £180 - 240 EUR 210 - 280 USD 270 - 370 From an old English collection.

1075 CANADIAN SILVER TRADE CROSS 18th century AD A flat sheet metal cross with punched darts to the edge and annulets to the body, with soldered suspension loop and five gilded dished pendants to the arms and base. 15 grams, 99 mm (3 ¾"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Ex TimeLine Auctions sale, 23rd June 2011, lot 567; from an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970's and 1980's; the property of a City gentleman.

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1076 SILVER EPIGRAPHIC FINGER RING 18th century AD or earlier 1076

A ring with D-section hoop; the bezel engraved with the Jerusalem Cross inside a circle, around the Middle French inscription in Gothic letters ALLONS DIEU AYDE, 'Let us go on - may God help [us]'; the band inscibed ESPOIRE DE MOI SANS FYNE 'my hope without end'. 12 grams, 25 mm overall, 20.40 mm internal diameter (approximate size British V ½, USA 11, Europe 24.91, Japan 24). (1"). Fine condition, some wear. £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610 From a London collection.

1077

1077 MEDIEVAL SILVER PARCEL-GILT EPIGRAPHIC RING 10th-14th century AD A D-section hoop with hatched panels to the shoulders, octagonal flat bezel with intaglio design of vegetation with the Greek letters alpha, omega, nu and rho surrounding, text to the edge of the bezel. 7.26 grams, 23 mm overall, 18.65 mm internal diameter (approximate size British Q ½, USA 8 ½, Europe 18.62, Japan 18) (1"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From an important Mayfair, London, UK collection.

1078 1078 SILVER CROSS BOTONNY FINGER RING 19th century AD A silver finger ring with D-shaped flat-section hoop and elliptical bezel with cross botonny motif; scroll motifs to the shoulders. 7.77 grams, 22 mm overall, 17.87 mm internal diameter (approximate size British P, USA 7 ½, Europe 16.23, Japan 15) (¾"). Fine condition, worn with cut to one shoulder. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 Property of a London collector, acquired before 1980.

1079 SILVER 'AXION ESTIN' REPOUSSE OKLAD SHEET 17th-18th century AD A repousse modelled sheet oklad depicting Mary (as Theotokos) and child within an arch with hatched background, vinescroll above in each corner and cross patte within a discoid panel; the figures shown in sumptuous robes with crown and nimbus, flanking angels, elliptical panels with 'AXION' and 'ESTIN' above (it is truly meet), panel with 'IHS XRS' above the child, scroll with 'ASTRON' below with star; disc with 'MTR' to the left, theta and omega to the right; voids for the faces and at the shoulder. 23 grams, 20 cm (7 ¾"). Fair condition, split transversely, cracked. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 From a Durham private collection. Axion estin (It is truly meet), is a theotokion (hymn to Mary) chanted in the services of the Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches.

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1080 MEDIEVAL BRONZE CORPUS CHRISTI FIGURINE 14th-15th century AD A cast figurine of Christ crucified with bare torso and feet; the body and legs curved and head drooping to the right; pierced lug beneath the feet, hollow to the reverse, Spanish workmanship. 141 grams, 12 cm (4 ¾"). Fine condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,220 - 1,830 Private collection, Cambridgeshire, UK; acquired prior to 2000.

1081 BYZANTINE BRONZE 'VISITATION OF GABRIEL TO MARY WITH DOVE' FINGER RING 6th-10th century AD

1080

A flat-section hoop with segmented lower section supporting an elliptical bezel with intaglio design of Mary and an angel, dove above. 4.19 grams, 26 mm overall, 20.99 mm internal diameter (approximate size British W ½, USA 11 ¼, Europe 25.97, Japan 25) (1"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 From a Swiss collection.

1081

1082 MEDIEVAL BRONZE KNIFE HANDLE WITH NOBLEWOMEN 14th century AD A cast knife handle finial, tapering in profile with scrolled upper edge; to one face the incised design of a noblewoman in robe and wimple supporting a castle tower; to the other face a similar figure supporting a tilting helm. 9.35 grams, 34 mm (1 ¼"). Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From an important Mayfair, London collection; acquired 1986, inventory no.86.194, cat no.605.

1083 BYZANTINE BRONZE RELIQUARY COVER 5th-9th century AD

1082

A cast quatrefoil cover, concave to the underside, with hinge below and high relief figure of the Madonna with infant Jesus on her lap, flanked by figures. 42 grams, 67 mm (2 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.

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1084 BRASS HOLY WATER STOUP 17th century AD A brass stoup or vessel for holy water, the vessel D-shaped in section with concentric bands, conical foot and flared rim; above, an openwork plaque with elliptical panel, acanthus foliage surrounding and facing cherub above; the panel with profile bust and text; Nuremberg workmanship. 612 grams, 24 cm (9 ½"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a Dutch private collection; acquired in the 1970s.

1085 BRONZE THURIBLE WITH FIGURES 18th century AD A cast hemispherical vessel with flared foot, three pierced lugs above the rim; bands of scrolled foliage to the rim and base; to the lower body a frieze depicting the crucifixion, angels and various episodes from the life of Christ modelled in high relief; Madonna and child to the underside. 558 grams, 81 mm (3 ¼"). Fine condition. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,420 - 2,130 USD 1,830 - 2,750

1084

Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1970.

1086 BRONZE 'ST. SIMON STYLITES' PLAQUE 19th-20th century AD A plano-convex casting with facing bust of St. Simon Stylites to the flat face. 65 grams, 50 mm (2"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 From a Swiss collection.

1087 BRONZE BOOK MOUNT WITH ST. NICHOLAS 19th century AD A flat-section rectangular plaque with holes to the corners, decorated with the figure of a nimbate saint in a robe with a book in the crook of his left arm, small figures flanking the head and band of Greek text across the centre. 47 grams, 50 mm (2"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

1085

Private collection, Nottinghamshire, UK; acquired late 1980s-early 1990s.

1088 BRONZE LIMOGES SAINT ON LATER ENAMELLED PLAQUE 19th century AD A cast medieval figure of a saint standing in a long loosely-draped robe with coif, holding an arcaded casket in both hands, parcel-gilt; mounted on a later tongue-shaped plaque with blue-enamelled field, green, black and turquoise rosettes and other symbols; recessed to the underside, holes to the rim. 638 grams, 26.5 cm (10 ½"). Fine condition. £3,000 - 5,000 EUR 3,550 - 5,920 USD 4,580 - 7,630

1086

From a Dutch private collection; acquired in the 1970s.

1089 z BYZANTINE BRONZE AND SILVER CROSS PENDANT GROUP 5th-9th century AD A mixed group of cast cruciform pendants comprising: two with lobes to the ends of the arms; one with scrolled ends, ring-and-dot motifs; two with incised Greek text to one face. 26 grams total, 30-42 mm (1 ¼ - 1 ½"). Fine condition. [5] £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380 1087

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


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1090 BYZANTINE BRONZE PENDANT 5th-9th century AD

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A cast reliquary cross pendant with hinged loop above, high-relief nimbate figure to each face. 64 grams, 83 mm (3 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.

1091 BYZANTINE BRONZE PENDANT 6th-9th century AD

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1091

A cast cruciform pendant with hollow to the reverse and separate suspension loop; the face with incised crucifixion scene with Greek text above the arms. 74 grams, 11 cm (4 ¼"). 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.

1092 BYZANTINE BRONZE PENDANT 5th-9th century AD

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CROSS

A cast reliquary pendant formed from two convex plaques with crucifixion scene to one face, nimbate robed figure to the other beneath 'MHQ' text. 45 grams, 81 mm (3 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.

1093 BYZANTINE BRONZE PENDANT 5th-9th century AD

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CROSS

A cast bifacial reliquary pendant with incised design to each face; a nimbate robed figure to one and three busts to the other. 49 grams, 75 mm (3"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

1094 BYZANTINE BRONZE PENDANT 5th-9th century AD

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PECTORAL

CROSS

A cast bifacial reliquary cross pendant with incised figure to each face beneath a cross, hole to the centre of each. 54 grams, 82 mm (3 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.

1095 BYZANTINE BRONZE PENDANT 5th-9th century AD

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CROSS

A cast reliquary cross with suspension loop above, incised nimbate figure to one face and hatched panels to the reverse. 62 grams, 99 mm (3 ¾"). 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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1096 BYZANTINE BRONZE PENDANT 5th-9th century AD

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A cast reliquary cross pendant, incised nimbate figure to one face with 'NH' above, to the other incised Madonna and child, Greek text above. 73 grams, 82 mm (3 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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1096

1097 BYZANTINE BRONZE RELIQUARY EPIGRAPHIC PECTORAL CROSS PENDANT 12th-14th century AD A cast bifacial reliquary cross pendant, each face with incised Greek text. 15 grams, 49 mm (2"). 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.

1098 BYZANTINE BRONZE RELIQUARY CROSS 6th-10th century AD

1099 1098

A cast bifacial reliquary cross pendant with high-relief figure to each face, one with extended arms, the other with flexed arms and cross above the head. 17 grams, 56 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

1099 BYZANTINE BRONZE CROSS PENDANT GROUP 5th-9th century AD A group of two cast cruciform pendants comprising: one with ribbed collars and square central pad; one with bulb and collar finials, central rectangular plaque. 25 grams total, 53-62 mm (2 - 2 ½"). Fine condition. [2, 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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1100 BRONZE CROSS MOUNT 18th century AD or later A cast cruciform mount with two attachment lugs to the rear, the face with Christ crucified and plaque below with Greek text 'Khrisodon[..]'; possibly Russian workmanship. 123 grams, 12 cm (4 ¾"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Private collection, UK; acquired late 1990s.

1101 PEWTER ARMENIAN ALMS PLATE 19th century AD A discoid plate with raised central boss and chamfered rim; the boss surrounded by a punched wreath, depicting the Madonna and child with punched Cyrillic characters below. 590 grams, 33.5 cm (13 ¼"). Fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 1101

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1102 BYZANTINE ROCK CRYSTAL SEAL WITH CHI-RHO 5th-9th century AD A carved crystal stamp seal with square-section balustered body and pierced bulb finial; intaglio design to the underside of christogram with KE/RO between the arms. 8.28 grams, 31 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition, chipped. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,220 - 1,830 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970s and 1980s, the property of a City gentleman.

1103

1103 TERRACOTTA HEAD OF ST. ANTHON 18th-19th century AD A terracotta hollow head, finely modelled with ochre pigment, curled hair, inset glass eyes in white with black pupils. 390 grams, 13 cm (5"). Fine condition, restored. £2,000 - 3,000 EUR 2,370 - 3,550 USD 3,050 - 4,580 Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1970.

1104 NUBIAN COPTIC STONE OPENING SHRINE 18th-19th century AD A rectangular flat-section bifacial carved shrine with hatched faces; each face with two iconographic doors opening to reveal images (Mary and child, the crucifixion and standing figures with hands raised in blessing) to the recesses and rear of the doors; above, a tongueshaped extension with face and cruciform knop above. 296 grams, 13 cm (5 ¼"). Fine condition, one door chipped. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,180 - 1,780 USD 1,530 - 2,290 Property of a London collector, acquired 1970-1980.

1105 z BYZANTINE STONE CROSS PENDANT 5th-9th century AD

1104

A carved equal-armed cross pendant with transverse hole to one arm. 11 grams, 29 mm (1"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 120 Property of a European gentleman living in London; acquired in the UK before 1980.

1106 WOODEN SHRINE WITH SILVER PANELS 18th century AD or later A portable wooden shrine with Calvary scene in the D-shaped upper panel, scenes from the life of Jesus in silver panels to the lower body, inner and outer faces of the two doors and to the rear of the interior recess; pedestal base. 599 grams, 29 cm (11 ¼"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

1106

Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950's.

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1107 NACRE PENDANT WITH CONSTANTINE AND HELENA 19th century AD

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1108

A discoid flat-section carved pendant depicting two figures and a median cross; to the left a crowned female in loose robe, sceptre in the right hand, holding the cross with the left; to the right a bearded and crowned male, sceptre to the left hand holding the cross with the right; the cross with flared base and lozenge motifs; to the reverse an incised '8'. 12 grams, 44 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition. £600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,070 USD 920 - 1,370 From a German private collection; acquired before 1990.

1108 BONE CROSS PENDANT GROUP 19th century AD A group of two pendants comprising: one brass with applied bone fish plaque, cardinal points marked; one bone ovoid plaque with cruciform arrangement of drilled holes, incised whale motif beneath. 67 grams total, 5-14 cm (2 - 5 ½"). Fine condition. [2] £200 - 250 EUR 240 - 300 USD 310 - 380 From an important West Country collection.

1109 BONE INLAY GROUP 18th century AD

1109

A group of flat-section bone plaques comprising: a border of long sections with running foliage designs, square plaques to the corners; two large discoid plaques with quatrefoil motifs; five expanding-arm crosses with four plant motifs formed from scrolled leaves, curve stems and D-shaped plaques; mounted on a velvet display panel. 740 grams total, 47 cm including display panel (18 ½"). Mainly fine condition, some cracked. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1970.

1110 EGYPTIAN COPTIC TEXTILE PANEL 4th-8th century AD A woven cream textile with embroidered yellow decoration comprising a geometric panel above a human figure within an arch, the right hand raised in blessing; to the right a standing figure holding a staff. 14 grams, 27 cm (10 ½"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 1110 Ex Terence Eva collection, London, UK; formed in the 1970s-1980s.

1111 MEDIEVAL VELLUM PHILIP AUGUSTUS (PSALM 76) PSALTER LEAF 12th-13th century AD A leaf from a French psalter; the text including the opening of Psalm 76, executed in a single column of blackletter script with a large versal decorated in gold-leaf and blue ink; a column of scrolled ornament to the left in blue, with a human head in profile; each verse with a decorated capital in red or blue ink, or gold leaf; with geometric blocks in red, blue and gold to fill the short text lines; supplied in a custommade card mount with information on the reverse. 165 grams, 23 x 165 cm without mount (9 x 6 ½"). Very fine condition. £600 - 800 EUR 710 - 950 USD 920 - 1,220 Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1985. The leaf is from a psalter from the reign of King Philip Augustus (1179-1223 AD), executed in northern France, possibly near Noyons. The quality of the work indicates that it was probably commissioned by or for a member of the royal court.

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1112 CELTIBERIAN GOLD TORC WITH SPATULATE FINIALS 3rd-2nd century BC A large heavy gold penannular neck-ring formed from a square-section bar with flanges to the outer angles, twisted about its own axis; the faces of each flange with punched angled strokes and a band of smaller strokes at the inner edge; the direction of twist reversed about 13 cm from the right finial (as mounted); the finials spatulate, each with three incised tongue-shaped panels; mounted on a display board. 255 grams, 26.5 diameter without board (11 ½"). Fine condition, one break. Rare. £8,000 - 12,000 EUR 9,480 - 14,210 USD 12,210 - 18,310 From a German private collection; acquired before 1990.

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1113 IRON AGE CELTIC STEPPING HORSE FIGURINE 2nd century BC-1st century AD A cast figurine of a horse with one foreleg raised, pelletted collar to the neck, with custom-made stand. 46 grams, 58 mm including stand. (2 ¼"). Extremely fine condition. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,420 - 2,130 USD 1,830 - 2,750 Property of an Essex gentleman.

1114 IRON AGE CELTIC ENAMELLED BRONZE TRISKELE HORSEHARNESS MOUNT 1st century BC-1st century AD A flat-section bronze mount shaped as three comma elements with four discoid recesses filled with red enamel and each with two blueenamelled pellets, loop to the reverse. 31 grams, 47 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition. £600 - 800 EUR 710 - 950 USD 920 - 1,220 Found Sedgeford, Norfolk, UK, in the mid 1990s.

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1115 UPPER PALAEOLITHIC FLINT BLADE 30000-10000 BC

1120 NEOLITHIC POLISHED EPIDIORITE AXE 5000-3000 BC

A tapered flint blade with trapezoidal section and small area of cortex remaining, formed in a grey flint; with faded ink label penned by Boucher-des-Perthes (around 1840). 37 grams, 11 cm. (4 ¼"). Very fine and fresh condition. [No Reserve] £20 - 40 EUR 20 - 50 USD 30 - 60

A large pecked and polished axe with broad, convex cutting edge and narrow rounded butt; formed in a black epidiorite material. 736 grams, 19 cm (7 ½"). Very fine condition, with near perfect cutting edge. [No Reserve] £90 - 120 EUR 110 - 140 USD 140 - 180

Ex Dr. M. G. Weller collection; by bequest from Henry Dewey; gift of Sir Arthur Evans; formerly Boucher-des-Perthes (with label); found Abbeville Peat Deposits, France, about 1840.

Ex Dr. M. G. Weller collection; by bequest from Henry Dewey; gifted by Sir Arthur Evans; found Fonte de Gaume, Sergeac, France, 1886.

1116 MESOLITHIC LARGE FLINT BLADE 9000-4000 BC

1121 NEOLITHIC GRAND PRESSIGNY BLADE Circa 3000 BC

A long flint blade of triangular section, the striking platform and bulb of percussion present; in a coarse, pale grey flint; with inked findspot reference 'DARENTH WOOD KENT'. 156 grams, 18.5 cm (7 ¼"). Very fine condition. Scarce this size. [No Reserve] £30 - 50 EUR 40 - 60 USD 50 - 80

A large, triangular flake, struck from a 'livre-de-beurre' core with small area of original cortex present; formed in the classic yellowish Grand Pressigny chert; with inked date '1864' and paper label 'Grande Pressigny France'. 155 grams, 14 cm (5 ½"). Extremely fine condition. [No Reserve.] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180

Ex Dr. M. G. Weller collection; by bequest from Henry Dewey; formerly Hamilton Jenkins collection and Bernard Brion, Thoussencourt Musuem, Brittany, France; found Darenth Wood, Kent, about 1870.

1117 NEOLITHIC POLISHED STONE AXE 5000-3000 BC A pecked and part polished igneous stone axe, tapering to a narrow and square cutting edge; the butt rounded. 573 grams, 18 cm. (7"). Fine condition; minor usage flaking to edge. [No Reserve] £70 - 90 EUR 80 - 110 USD 110 - 140 Ex Dr. M. G. Weller collection; bequest of Henry Dewey; formerly Bernard Brion, Thoussencourt Museum, Brittany; found Dordogne region, France, about 1900.

1118 NEOLITHIC POLISHED STONE AXE 7000-3000 BC A small pecked and polished stone axe with slightly asymmetric convex cutting edge and rounded butt; the butt with some evidence of hammer use; formed in pale, igneous stone. 298 grams, 90 mm. (3 ½"). Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £70 - 90 EUR 80 - 110 USD 110 - 140 Ex Dr. M. G.Weller collection; by bequest from Henry Dewey; formerly Flinders Petrie; found Brittany, France, 19th century.

1119 NEOLITHIC POLISHED GRANITOID AXE 7000-3000 BC A small fully polished stone axe tapering from a narrow, rounded butt to a broad convex cutting edge; formed in a mottled pink-grey granite. 108 grams, 80 mm. (3 ¼"). Extremely fine condition. [No Reserve] £60 - 80 EUR 70 - 90 USD 90 - 120 Ex Dr. M. G. Weller collection; bequest of Henry Dewey; formerly Bernard Brion, Thoussencourt Museum, Brittany, France; found France, 19th century.

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1122 NEOLITHIC GRAND PRESSIGNY BLADE AND FLAKE GROUP Circa 3000 BC A mixed group comprising a tapering blade of trapezoidal section and a small triangular flake; both formed in the classic Grand Pressigny yellowish chert; the blade with old pencilled marking 'Pressigny' and the flake with '1864' date. 118 grams total, 70-120 mm (3 - 4 ¾"). Very fine condition. [2, No Reserve] £70 - 90 EUR 80 - 110 USD 110 - 140 Ex Dr. M. G. Weller collection; bequest of Henry Dewey; formerly Bernard Brion, Thoussencourt Museum, Brittany, France; found Grand Pressigny, 1864.

1123 BRONZE AGE FLINT BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD 2000-1500 BC A bifacial carefully knapped arrowhead from a thin flake, barbed and tanged. 3.07 grams, 36 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Found Norfolk, UK.

1124 PAPUA NEW GUINEA STONE WOODEN-HAFTED AXE 20th century AD A stone flat axehead mounted on a wooden haft with bark fibre and cane bindings. 957 grams, 56 cm (22 ¼"). Fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 Believed brought from Enga Province, Papua New Guinea in the 1950s by a Jesuit missionary working in the area.


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1125 NEOLITHIC VINCA CERAMIC VEHICLE GROUP 6th-5th millennium BC

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A group of two ceramic vehicles comprising: one rectangular in plan with pierced lugs to the front base and rear rim, goat-head emblem modelled in the round to the front rim, housings for four stub axles to the sides, incised hatching; one rectangular with scooped front edge, incised chevron motifs to the walls, seated figure clutching fruit, loop to the rim. 231 grams total, 83-95 mm (3 ¼ - 3 ¾"). Fine condition, one rim-loop absent. [2, No Reserve] £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 From a Canadian collection; acquired before 1980.

1126 BRONZE AGE GOLD PENANNULAR BRACELET 2nd millennium BC

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A bracelet formed from a single gold rod bent into a crescent. 13 grams, 57 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition. £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610 From the collection of Henry Mossop; found at Owmby, Lincolnshire, UK, in 1977.

1127 BRONZE AGE SEGMENTED BRACELET PAIR 9th-8th century BC A pair of central European bronze bangles, each formed from separate graduated rings with punched ring-and-dot motifs, ribbed segments and lozenges with punched pellets; old accession numbers 94.34.1 and 94.34.2 to the inner faces. 278 grams total, 67-73 mm (2 ¾ - 3"). Fine condition. [2] £220 - 320 EUR 260 - 380 USD 340 - 490 1127

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1128 BRONZE AGE BANGLE 1500-1200 BC A hollow-cast central European bronze bangle with balustered collars to the band, secured by a peg and socket with hole for a securing pin. 134 grams, 88 mm (3 ½"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 1128

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1129 BRONZE AGE DECORATED COILED ARMRING 1500-1200 BC A substantial central European coiled bronze armring of eleven spiral twists, with lengthwise raised ornamental rib; the final twist section of round section with ropework ornament. 181 grams, 10 cm (4"). Very fine condition £170 - 230 EUR 200 - 270 USD 260 - 350 Property of a gentleman, acquired in the 1970s-1980s and thence by descent.

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1130 BRONZE AGE COILED ARMRING 1500-1200 BC A substantial central European coiled bronze armring of fifteen spiral twists, with lengthwise raised ornamental rib. 208 grams, 14 cm (5 ½"). Very fine condition. £125 - 175 EUR 150 - 210 USD 190 - 270 Property of a gentleman, acquired in the 1970s-1980s and thence by descent.

1131 BRONZE AGE COILED CHILD'S ARMRING 1500-1200 BC A coiled central European bronze armring of seven spiral twists, the strip externally with central lengthwise raised ornamental rib. 34.75 grams, 55 mm (2 ¼"). Very fine condition. Rare. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Property of a gentleman, acquired in the 1970s-1980s and thence by descent.

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1132 BRONZE AGE TWIST DECORATED TORC WITH SCROLL TERMINALS 1500-1200 BC A central European bronze torc of square section with continuous twist ornament and plain section at each end; the terminals flattened and scrolled. 73 grams, 19 cm (7 ½"). Very fine condition. £170 - 230 EUR 200 - 270 USD 260 - 350 Property of a gentleman, acquired in the 1970s-1980s and thence by descent.

1133 BRONZE AGE TWIST DECORATED TORC WITH SCROLL TERMINALS 1500-1200 BC A central European bronze torc of square section with continuous twist ornament and plain section at each end; the terminals flattened and scrolled. 95 grams, 22 cm (8 ¾"). Good very fine condition. £250 - 350 EUR 300 - 410 USD 380 - 530 Property of a gentleman, acquired in the 1970s-1980s and thence by descent.

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1134 BRONZE AGE TWIST DECORATED TORC WITH SCROLL TERMINALS 1500-1200 BC A central European bronze torc of square section with continuous twist ornament and plain section at each end; the terminals flattened and scrolled. 66 grams,19 cm (7 ½"). Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of a gentleman, acquired in the 1970s-1980s and thence by descent.

1135 BRONZE AGE TWIST DECORATED TORC WITH SCROLL TERMINALS 1500-1200 BC A central European bronze torc of square section with continuous twist ornament and plain section at each end; the terminals flattened and scrolled. 73 grams, 18 cm (7"). Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of a gentleman, acquired in the 1970s-1980s and thence by descent.

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1136 BRONZE AGE SAW BLADE 1800-900 BC A double-edged bronze saw blade, tapering slightly at one end with single rivet hole for attachment of a handle; each side with a series of neatly cut backward-facing teeth at a pitch of six per inch. See Evans, John, The Ancient Bronze Implements, Weapons and Ornaments of Great Britain and Ireland, London, 1881, page 184, for discussion of European examples. 140 grams, 32 cm long. (12 ½"). Very fine condition. Extremely rare. [No Reserve] £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 Ex Dr. M. G. Weller collection; by bequest from Henry Dewey; gifted by Sir Arthur Evans (father of John Evans); found Moosendorfsen, Berne, Switzerland, 1881.

1137 BRONZE AGE DECORATED KNIFE BLADE 1400-900 BC A central European single-edged bronze knife with and angled back, the back ornamented with incised transverse lines; the blade itself ornamented with a line of arcs and pellets at the back and with additional parallel incised lines at centre; the slender tang pierced for the two rivets to hold bone or wood hilt scales. 65 grams, 20 cm (8"). Very fine condition. £170 - 230 EUR 200 - 270 USD 260 - 350 Property of a gentleman, acquired in the 1970s-1980s and thence by descent.

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1138 BRONZE AGE DECORATED PALSTAVE AXEHEAD Circa 1500 BC A large cast bronze palstave axehead with spatulate blade, rounded butt and bands of punched decoration to each face. 452 grams, 16.5 cm (6 ½"). Fine condition, edge chipped. Rare. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Found Cumbria, UK, in 2010.

1139 BRONZE AGE COPPER BOAT-SHAPED AXE Circa 2200 BC A large central European boat-shaped axe-hammer with transverse convex cutting edge and rectangular butt; with large perforation with upstands to receive a handle. 1.39 kg, 23 cm (9"). Very fine condition. Excessively rare. £1,600 - 2,400 EUR 1,900 - 2,840 USD 2,440 - 3,660

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1139 1140 z BRONZE AGE VOTIVE AXE GROUP 2400-1800 BC A mixed group of bronze miniature axeheads, looped and socketted, two with transverse ribs to the mouth, one with lateral lugs. 23 grams total, 19-27 mm (¾ - 1"). Fine condition. [3, No Reserve] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 90 - 140 Ex Edward Fletcher collection, Surrey, UK; found on various sites in South East England.

1141 BRONZE AGE HALSTATT CLOAK FASTENER 800-450 BC A cast multi-element bronze cloak fastener comprising two toggles (one pierced twice for attachment) with looped stems and vesica plates; linked with three flat rings and suspended from a mount of square form with two incurved sides, surmounted by a standing bird, the front face ornamented with cast curved lines and with a fixing loop to the reverse. 50 grams, 10 cm tall (4"). Extremely fine condition. Extremely rare. £470 - 680 EUR 560 - 810 USD 720 - 1,040

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Property of a gentleman, acquired in the 1970s-1980s and thence by descent.

1142 BRONZE AGE OPENWORK CLOAK FASTENER GROUP 1500-900 BC Group of three central European bronze cloak fasteners comprising: a simple ring form with square loop at side; a similar piece with T-bar projection and an openwork form of two concentric circles with attachment loop to each side. 49 grams total, 60-70 mm (2 ¼ - 2 ¾"). Very fine condition. [3] £170 - 230 EUR 200 - 270 USD 260 - 350 1142 Property of a gentleman, acquired in the 1970s-1980s and thence by descent.

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1143 BRONZE AGE OPENWORK CLOAK FASTENER GROUP 1500-900 BC Group of two central European bronze cloak fasteners comprising: a double ring type with ornamented link bar and an openwork form of two concentric cirles with an attachment loop and a T-bar at sides. 55 grams total, 85 mm (3 ¼"). Very fine condition [2] £125 - 175 EUR 150 - 210 USD 190 - 270 Property of a gentleman, acquired in the 1970s-1980s and thence by descent.

1144 BRONZE AGE OPENWORK CLOAK FASTENER GROUP 1500-900 BC Group of three central European bronze cloak fasteners comprising: a simple ring form with T-bar projection; a linked double ring with ornament at centre and an openwork type of three concentric circles with attachments to each side. 60 grams total, 65-90 mm (2 ½ - 3 ½"). Fine to very fine condition. [3] £170 - 230 EUR 200 - 270 USD 260 - 350 Property of a gentleman, acquired in the 1970s-1980s and thence by descent.

1145 BRONZE AGE LARGE CLOAK PIN 1500-900 BC A long central European bronze cloak pin, the head with a large disc terminal and three projecting collars each with incised ornament to the edges, the shaft with three incised bands of line ornament. 56 grams, 34 cm (13 ½"). Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of a gentleman, acquired in the 1970s-1980s and thence by descent.

1146 BRONZE AGE LARGE CLOAK PIN 1500-900 BC A long central European bronze cloak pin, the head with four graduated projecting collars, the shaft ornamented with bands of incised rings and chevrons. 68 grams, 30 cm (12"). Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of a gentleman, acquired in the 1970s-1980s and thence by descent.

1147 BRONZE AGE LARGE CLOAK PIN 1500-900 BC A central European bronze cloak pin of unusual form with spherical terminal, a projecting disc collar and a second collar of four mushroom-headed bosses. 45.58 grams, 20 cm (8"). Very fine condition. Rare form. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of a gentleman, acquired in the 1970s-1980s and thence by descent.

1148 BRONZE AGE LARGE CLOAK PIN 1500-900 BC A central European bronze cloak pin with small head and alternating bands of incised line and chevron ornament to the shaft. 13.85 grams, 20.5 cm (8"). Very fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Property of a gentleman, acquired in the 1970s-1980s and thence by descent.

1149 BRONZE AGE LARGE CLOAK PIN 1500-900 BC A central European bronze cloak pin with three projecting collars. 17.96 grams, 20 cm (8"). Very fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Property of a gentleman, acquired in the 1970s-1980s and thence by descent.

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1150 BRONZE AGE CLOAK PIN 1500-900 BC A slender central European bronze cloak pin having a thistle-head terminal with incised line ornament. 13 grams, 26 cm (10 ¼"). Very fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Property of a gentleman, acquired in the 1970s-1980s and thence by descent.

1151 BRONZE AGE CLOAK PIN 1500-900 BC A central European bronze cloak pin with biconical head with incised ornament, the shaft with alternating incised bands of line and chevron ornament. 20.45 grams, 22 cm (8 ½"). Very fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Property of a gentleman, acquired in the 1970s-1980s and thence by descent.

1152 BRONZE AGE CLOAK PIN 1500-900 BC A central European bronze cloak pin with disc terminal and bulbous collar, the shaft with twist ornament. 16.99 grams, 16 cm (6 ¼"). Fine condition, small chip to terminal. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Property of a gentleman, acquired in the 1970s-1980s and thence by descent.

1153 BRONZE AGE CLOAK PIN 1500-900 BC

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A central European bronze cloak pin with twist ornament to the shaft and a simple looped ring terminal. 15.50 grams, 20.5 cm (8"). Very fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Property of a gentleman, acquired in the 1970s-1980s and thence by descent.

1154 z BRONZE AGE CLOAK PIN GROUP 1500-900 BC A group of three central European bronze cloak pins comprising: a simple form with small domed head; the second with bulbous head with three collars with incised ornament and bands of incised chevron ornament to shaft; the third a small example with cruciform head and a small projecting collar. 31 grams total, 10-20 cm (4 - 8"). Fine condition. [3] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180

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Property of a gentleman, acquired in the 1970s-1980s and thence by descent.

1155 z BRONZE AGE CLOAK PIN AND NEEDLE GROUP 1500-900 BC A group of two central European bronze cloak pins comprising one of simple form with domed head and a smaller type with conical head and small piercing to shaft; with a curved needle having a neatly formed oval eye. 21.40 grams total, 11-19.5 cm (4 ¼ - 7 ½"). Fine condition. [3] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Property of a gentleman, acquired in the 1970s-1980s and thence by descent.

1156 BRONZE AGE SPECTACLE FASTENER PAIR 1500-900 BC A pair of central European one-piece coiled bronze wire 'spectacle' fasteners, each arm tightly coiled and with a central loop. 10.29, 11.02 grams, 50 mm (2"). Extremely fine condition. [2] £170 - 230 EUR 200 - 270 USD 260 - 350 Property of a gentleman, acquired in the 1970s-1980s and thence by descent.

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1157 CELTIC GOLD HAIR RING Circa 1500 BC A round-section hoop with convex lunate panel to one finial and three similar to the other. 3.13 grams, 17 mm (¾"). Fine condition. £250 - 400 EUR 300 - 470 USD 380 - 610 1157

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1158 CELTIC GOLD RING WITH FILIGREE BEZEL 3rd century BC-1st century AD A round-section gold hoop with elliptical bezel ornamented with spiral filigree fillets and pellets, central pellet with filigree collar. 2.99 grams, 22 mm overall, 19.95 mm internal diameter (approximate size British U, USA 10, Europe 22.52, Japan 21) (¾"). Fine condition. £600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,070 USD 920 - 1,370 From a German private collection; acquired before 1990.

1158 1159 CELTIC GOLD PENDANT 3rd century BC-1st century AD A triangular pendant with sturdy suspension loop above. 2.62 grams, 26 mm (1"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

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1160 CELTIC SILVER BRACELET PAIR 2nd century BC-1st century AD A pair of round-section bracelets, each with expanded clubbed ends. 12 grams total, 44-45 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition. [2] £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380 From an old European collection.

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A cast mount in the form of a running lizard with splayed legs, round hole to the centre of the body. 1.95 grams, 19 mm (¾"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

1162 CELTIC BRONZE HORSE STATUETTE Central European, 4th-2nd century BC A cast figurine of a standing horse, with plaited tail, head erect; the eyes represented by a circular hole. 54 grams, 66 mm (2 ½"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Ex Morris collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; acquired in the 1990s.

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1163 CELTIC BRONZE BOAR STATUETTE 1st century BC-1st century AD A cast figurine of a standing boar with erect bristles and curled tail. 66 grams, 54 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Ex Morris collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; acquired in the 1990s.

1164 CELTIC BOAR FITTING 2nd century BC-1st century AD A cast lead mount in the form of a boar with long snout, pricked ears, recesses for eyes, curved back with bristle detailing to the upper edge; traces of an attachment point and ferrous stain to the underside. 99 grams, 82 mm (3 ¼"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

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From a Somerset collection.

1165 CELTIC BRONZE BULL STATUETTE 2nd century BC-1st century AD A cast bull statuette, standing with head erect, mouth open. 91 grams, 78 mm (3"). Fine condition. £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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1166 z ROMANO-CELTIC CHARIOT REIN GUIDE 1st century BC-1st century AD A cast bronze chariot fitting comprising a curved round-section rod with horse-head finial and collar to the upper end, two collars, stag's head and forelegs to the lower. 245 grams, 17 cm (6 ¾"). Fine condition. £180 - 240 EUR 210 - 280 USD 270 - 370 From an old Lancashire collection, formed in the 1980s-1990s; found Norfolk, UK.

1167 CELTIC BRONZE DRAGONESQUE BROOCH 1st century BC-1st century AD

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A cast bronze dragonesque brooch with irregular s-curved body, discoid lobe head with elliptical ear and nose; discoid lobe tail with elliptical fins; the body with central bulb and flanking flanges; the pin substantial, coiled around the neck. 19 grams, 59 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Found Yorkshire, UK.

1168 z CELTIC ENAMELLED BRONZE REVERSED-S DRAGONESQUE BROOCH 1st century BC-1st century AD A large cast dragonesque brooch with median La Tène style openwork trumpet panel and enamelled comma-shaped cells with blue enamel, pierced scrolls to the finial. 18 grams, 55 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition, pin and one finial absent. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230

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Found Retford, Nottinghamshire, UK, in 1997. The majority of dragonesque brooches are formed with S-curvature but the present example is formed in reverse.

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1169 CELTIBERIAN BRONZE FIGURAL BROOCH 3rd-2nd century BC A cast plate brooch formed as an advancing facing figure with extended arms, wearing a long robe; pin and catchplate to the reverse. 10 grams, 36 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

1170 CELTIC BRONZE LA TÈNE I TYPE FIBULA 4th-3rd century AD

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A delicate fibula fabricated from a round-section rod with integral spring, pin, bow and returned snake-headed foot; the bow with transverse hatched detail, the footplate with discoid bulb and knop finial. Cf. Hattatt, R. Ancient and Romano-British Brooches, item 5. 6.53 grams, 60 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 From an important Mayfair, London, collection; acquired in the 1990s; cat. No.1981.

1171 CELTIC BRONZE TOGGLE 1st century BC-1st century AD A cast fastener comprising a rectangular plate with punched triangular cells for enamel, L-shaped neck and expanding shank with triangular void to the end; inked accession numbers '2289' and '92.48' to the reverse. 13 mm, 39 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 From an important Mayfair, London, collection; acquired 1992, cat. no.463, accession numbers '2289' and '92.48'.

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1172 ROMANO-CELTIC BRONZE MIRROR HANDLE 2nd century BC-1st century AD A cast bronze handle, bifid with crescentic attachment and extension to the underside; the handle formed as two staves with knops, divided at the end; at the junction, a mask of Pan, bearded with coiled ram's horns extending along the crescent. 167 grams, 12.5 cm (5"). Fine condition. £250 - 350 EUR 300 - 410 USD 380 - 530 Ex Lord McAlpine collection.

1173 CELTIC BRONZE COSMETIC GRINDER AND FASTENER GROUP 2nd century BC-1st century AD 1173 A mixed group of cast artefacts comprising: a scaphoid cosmetic grinder base with loop to the rear; a cast toggle; a fastener with trapezoidal attachment plate, annular facing plate with convergent bulbs to the sides. 51 grams total, 28-59 mm (1 - 2 ¼"). Fine condition. [3, No Reserve] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 90 - 140 Found on various sites in Nottinghamshire, UK.

1174 CELTIC BRONZE PUNCH OR DIE 2nd century BC-1st century AD

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1175 CELTIC BRONZE SWORD HANGER 2nd century BC-1st century AD A cast openwork suspension fitting formed as a triple loop of carinated section with hinge and ferrous bar above. 25 grams, 51 mm (2"). Very fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 From an important Mayfair, London collection; acquired 1990s.

1176 CELTIC BRONZE ENAMELLED CHEEK PIECE 1st century BC-1st century AD

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A cast discoid stud with spigot to the reverse; the face with La Tène scroll and trumpet motifs filled with red enamel. 11 grams, 26 mm (1"). Fine condition, enamel complete but cracked. [No Reserve] £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 Found Worksop, Nottinghamshire, UK, in 2012.

1177 ROMANO-CELTIC BRONZE ENAMELLED SHIELD-SHAPED STUD 1st century BC-1st century AD

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A flat plaque of scrolled outline with central concentric rings and the surface a field of blue enamel with green to the outer and red to the inner ring; two attachment pins to the reverse; marked with old accession number '91.207' and '463/2 of 4'. 3.73 grams, 28 mm (1"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 From an important Mayfair, London, collection; acquired 1991.

1178 ROMANO-BRITISH CELTIC BRONZE 'TRUMPET WHORL' MOUNT 2nd century BC-1st century AD A massive cast openwork mount comprising four radiating trumpet motifs within a ring of trumpet motifs with interstitial scallops; four lobes to the centre and five holes. 436 grams, 14 cm (5 ½"). Fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920

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Property of a European gentleman living in the UK; formerly in a private collection formed in the 1990s.

1179 CELTIC BRONZE TREFOIL HEAD MOUNT 1st century BC-1st century AD A cast trefoil plaque with stylised human face to the centre, pierced below the chin; the face with ribbed hair, ring-and-dot eyes, transverse-band moustache and scaphoid mouth; remains of stud to the reverse. 30 grams, 45 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

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From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

1180 CELTIC ENAMELLED BRONZE BELT MOUNT 1st century BC-1st century AD A cast flat-section mount with central concentric enamelled roundels and four spirals to the ends; four attachment pins to the reverse. 6.14 grams, 27 mm (1"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 From an important Mayfair, London collection; acquired 1990s.

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1181 CELTIC BELT SLIDE AND FASTENER GROUP 2nd century AD-1st century AD

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A mixed group of cast bronze ornaments comprising: a belt-slide with 8-shaped plate, boss to the centre of each loop, staple to the reverse; a toggle with pierced triangular plaque, three hollow domed cells with a fourth above. 33 grams total, 38-46 mm (1 ½ - 1 ¾"). Fine condition. [2, No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Found Lincolnshire, UK.

1182 CELTIBERIAN PAINTED CERAMIC FOOTED CUP 3rd-2nd century BC A low, biconical cup with basal ring and broad neck, everted rim; the rim with a band of painted triangles; the body with a broad decorative band within concentric bands including a charging boar, two hunters with spears, bird with extended wing, a horse and armoured rider standing with his shield; palmettes and foliate scrolls in the field; concentric rings to the inner base. 92 grams, 80 mm (3 ¼"). Fine condition. £600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,070 USD 920 - 1,370 From the private collection of Brian North Lee, UK; acquired in the 1980s.

1183 CELTIBERIAN PAINTED CERAMIC FOOTED POT WITH INSCRIPTION 3rd-2nd century BC 1183

A bulbous jar with basal ring and narrow neck, everted rim with two small strap handles to the shoulder; the lower body and shoulder with concentric painted bands, the body with an opposed pair of stags and a group of three hinds, vegetation and motifs in the field; Greek text above one animal. 90 grams, 75 mm (3"). Fine condition, small crack to base. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,220 - 1,830 From the private collection of Brian North Lee, UK; acquired in the 1980s.

1184 CELTIBERIAN CERAMIC PAINTED JAR 3rd-2nd century BC A low, biconical jar with basal ring and narrow neck, thick everted rim with two small strap handles; the lower body with concentric painted bands, the neck with wave pattern and guilloche above; the body with a broad decorative band including opposed vegetation scrolls, geometric panels and figural panel with wave-pattern border, a bearded male and long-haired female supporting a leaf-shaped object, triskele and scrolls in the field. 104 grams, 76 mm (3"). Fine condition, repaired. £600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,070 USD 920 - 1,370 1184

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1185 MEDIEVAL NORMAN GOLD EPIGRAPHIC 'ROBERT DUX' FINGER RING 12th century AD or later A substantial, finely made finger ring with square-section D-shaped hoop, inturned shoulders and openwork bezel formed as a cross moline; to the underside of the hoop the text 'ROBERT' in capitals and along one face the text 'DVX'; attributed to Robert Curthose, Duke of Normandy, son of William I (the Conqueror) and brother of William II (Rufus); offered with fragments of a Henry II 'Tealby' penny (broken) issued at the Canterbury mint, found with the ring at the time of its discovery. The cross moline appears as a charge and emblem in medieval heraldry and also appears as the reverse central design on the early pennies of Stephen; the lettering forms, of Roman capitals with serifs is typical of the those seen on English coinage of Henry I and later. Published: Hammond B. British Artefacts - Volume 3 - Late Saxon, Late Viking & Norman, p.59, item 1.7.-f. 17 grams, 25 mm overall, 18.80 mm internal diameter (approximate size British R, USA 8 ¾, Europe 19.0, Japan 18) (1"). Very fine condition. £5,000 - 8,000 EUR 5,920 - 9,480 USD 7,630 - 12,210 From a Hampshire collection; disclaimed under Treasure Act, reference: 2006 T626; found Buriton, Hampshire, UK in 2006. The ring was widely reported in the press at the time of its discovery (e.g. The News (Portsmouth), November

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17, 2011 and elsewhere). The ring was formerly on display at the Goldsmiths' Company's London premises (Goldsmiths' Hall) in the exhibition 'Gold: Power and Allure' during June and July 2012, timed to coincide with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. It was disclaimed by the crown as the British Museum could not securely date it, as 'the general shape and design has no pre-1706 parallels'. Accompanied by a copy of a newspaper, with article entitled 'Treasure hunter's greatest find to go on royal display'; another entitled 'Breaking fresh ground to dig up this country's past'; and another entitled 'Does ring found in field date back to Norman conquest?'; plus various original letters and other documentation from The Goldsmiths' Company regarding the loan of the Robert, Duke of Normandy ring; and correspondence from the British Museum.

1186 MEDIEVAL GOLD RING WITH SAPPHIRE AND EMERALDS 14th-15th century AD A flat-section hoop with hatched bands to the shoulders, discoid bezel with chamfered sides, large cabochon sapphire to the centre and four satellite emeralds in cloisons surrounding. 2.11 grams, 24 mm overall, 17.45 mm internal diameter (approximate size British O, USA 7, Europe 14.98, Japan 14) (1"). Very fine condition. Extremely rare and desirable. £5,000 - 8,000 EUR 5,920 - 9,480 USD 7,630 - 12,210 From the Davies family collection; by descent from Lady Hanworth.


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1187 MEDIEVAL GILT BRONZE ENAMELLED 'JOHN L'ESTRANGE' HERALDIC BANNERET 13th century AD A lozengiform bronze banneret with loop to one angle, the field in red enamel with two lions passant gardant in silver to each face; the arms blazoned 'gules two lions passant gardant argent' are associated with 'John L'Estrange'. 32 grams, 57 mm (2 ¼"). Extremely fine condition. Excessively rare. £2,000 - 3,000 EUR 2,370 - 3,550 USD 3,050 - 4,580

1187

Ex Beard collection, found Shropshire, UK. In the Dering Roll of heraldry of 1270 AD, these arms are attributed to John L'Estrange (c. 1253-1309), later 1st Lord of Knockin, associated with Ruyton Castle, Shropshire, and involved in defence against the perennial raiding along the Welsh Marches.

1188 MEDIEVAL GILT-BRONZE BANNERET WITH WHITE HART 14th-15th century AD A rectangular banneret with tubular extension to one long edge; to each face a white enamelled hart facing towards the tube. 43 grams, 44 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 Ex Beard collection, found Cambridgeshire, UK. The white hart was an emblem favoured by Richard II and worn publicly at the Smithfield tournament of 1390, associated with his mother Joan of Kent.

1188

1189 MEDIEVAL ENAMELLED BRONZE 'PARAY-LE-MONIAL' HERALDIC HORSE HARNESS PENDANT 13th-14th century AD A cast heater-shaped pendant with pierced lug above; the gilded field with blue enamelled peacock and green enamelled foliage, two red enamelled rosettes; the blazon 'Or a peacock in his pride azure, beaked and membered gules' is used by the town of Paray-le-Monial in Burgundy, near the city of Lyon. 13 grams, 48 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 Property of an Essex gentleman; found Cambridgeshire, UK.

1190 MEDIEVAL ENAMELLED BRONZE 'MULTON HERALDIC HORSE HARNESS PENDANT 13th-14th century AD

1189 FAMILY'

A cast pendant in the form of a heater shield with red enamel squares and a blue enamel cross overall, representing the arms of the Multon family (checky or and gules) with a cross azure for difference; pierced suspension lug above. 9.12 grams, 39 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Found Thetford, Norfolk, UK. The arms of Sir Thomas de Moltone are described as 'chekere de or e de goules' in the Roll of Arms of Edward II. The cross would have been added later as a mark of difference for a successor. A baron of this name rose to prominence under King John. The Multon family was based in the area of Spalding, Lincolnshire.

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1191 MEDIEVAL NORMAN GOLD RING WITH BLUE GLASS CABOCHON 11th-12th century AD

1191

A hollow D-section hoop with a zoomorphic face to each shoulder, discoid bezel with blue glass cabochon; inked accession number 543 to the inner face. 2.31 grams, 24 mm overall, 18.81 mm internal diameter (approximate size British R, USA 8 ¾, Europe 19.0, Japan 18) (1"). Fine condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,220 - 1,830 From a German private collection; acquired in the 1980s.

1192 MEDIEVAL GOLD BISHOP'S RING WITH SAPPHIRE 14th century AD A D-section hoop expanding to a pyramidal bezel with inset sapphire cabochon; English workmanship. 4.44 grams, 24 mm (1"). Fine condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,220 - 1,830 Private collection, Nottinghamshire, UK; acquired late 1980s-early 1990s.

1192 1193 MEDIEVAL GOLD BISHOP'S STIRRUP RING WITH GARNET 14th century AD A large finger ring with flat-section hoop expanding to deep shoulders and pyramidal bezel with inset garnet cabochon. 1.62 grams, 22 mm overall, 17.29 mm internal diameter (approximate size British N ½, USA 6 ¾, Europe 14.35, Japan 13) (¾"). Fine condition. £700 - 900 EUR 830 - 1,070 USD 1,070 - 1,370 Private collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; formed in the 1980s.

1193

1194

1194 MEDIEVAL GOLD AND EMERALD RING WITH DECORATED SHOULDERS 13th century AD A flat-section hoop with raised decorative panels to the shoulders formed as tendrils with textured triangular panels, small green glass or emerald cabochon to the bezel; accompanied by a copy of a letter from the British Museum and a printout of the Portable Antiquities Scheme museum report. Recorded under reference KENT-68B2B7. 1.12 grams, 22 mm overall, 19.51 mm internal diameter (approximate size British T, USA 9 ½, Europe 21.26, Japan 20) (¾"). Very fine condition. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,420 - 2,130 USD 1,830 - 2,750 Found Chilham, Kent, UK, in 1996; disclaimed under the Treasure Act 1996: 2012 T369.

1195 MEDIEVAL GOLD RING WITH MOSS AGATE CABOCHON 13th century AD A round-section hoop supporting a hexagonal bezel with inset cabochon agate and pellets to the face. 2.53 grams, 23 mm overall, 17.10 mm internal diameter (approximate size British N, USA 6 ½, Europe 13.72, Japan 13) (1"). Fine condition. £700 - 1,000 EUR 830 - 1,180 USD 1,070 - 1,530 1195

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From a German private collection; acquired before 1990.


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1196 MEDIEVAL GOLD CABOCHON 12th century AD

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BISHOP'S

RING

WITH

AMETHYST

A large flat-section hoop with ribbed exterior supporting a pyramidal bezel with incised geometric motifs, inset cabochon amethyst to the centre. 8.73 grams, 29 mm overall, 20.67 mm internal diameter (approximate size British V ½, USA 11, Europe 24.97, Japan 24) (1 ¼"). Very fine condition. £2,500 - 3,500 EUR 2,960 - 4,150 USD 3,810 - 5,340

1196

From a German private collection; acquired before 1990.

1197 MEDIEVAL GOLD RING WITH GLASS CABOCHON 16th century AD A triangular-section hoop supporting a carinated discoid bezel with glass cabochon inset. 1.78 grams, 24 mm overall, 17.22 mm internal diameter (approximate size British N, USA 6 ¾, Europe 14.0, Japan 13) (1"). Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760

1197

From a German private collection; acquired before 1990.

1198 MEDIEVAL GOLD INSCRIBED POSY RING 13th-14th century AD A rectangular-section finger ring with plain outer face, enigmatically inscribed to the inner face 'hEhEchGohvAmiEVAmVehANS:' in Lombardic script. 1.92 grams, 19 mm overall, 16.87 mm internal diameter (approximate size British M, USA 6 ¼, Europe 13.0, Japan 12) (¾"). Very fine condition. Rare. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,220 - 1,830 From a County Durham collection.

1198

1199 MEDIEVAL GOLD TWISTED WREATH RING 15th-16th century AD A D-section hoop formed as alternating plain and textured panels imitating a wreath. 2.45 grams, 19 mm overall, 15.39 mm internal diameter (approximate size British I ½, USA 4 ½, Europe 8.16, Japan 8) (¾"). Very fine condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,220 - 1,830 Private collection 1950s; thence by descent.

1199 1200 MEDIEVAL GOLD DECORATED RING BROOCH 14th century AD An annular brooch with round-section ring and short tongue with granulated collar at the base. 0.57 grams, 10 mm (¼"). Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 Ex Dawes collection, Sheffield, UK.

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1201 MEDIEVAL ITALIAN RENAISSANCE GOLD FILIGREE PIN 16th century AD or later A gold dress or hair pin with a fine, narrow shaft; the head formed as a granulated dome above a tapering sleeve of granulation; from the base of the dome six projections meeting at the upper edge of the sleeve. 2.76 grams, 67 mm (2 ¾"). Very fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 Ex TimeLine Auctions, London, December 2010 lot 595; Gorny & Mosch, Munich, December 2006, lot 632.

1202 MEDIEVAL GOLD STRAP END 13th-15th century AD

1201

1202

A delicate openwork bifacial strap end formed as a heart-shaped panel with recurved horns below, three-bar folded panel below this; secured with three rivets. 1.12 grams, 25 mm (1"). Fine condition, one section absent. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 From an important Mayfair, London, UK collection.

1203 MEDIEVAL NORMAN ENAMELLED GOLD FLEUR-DE-LIS INLAY PANEL 12th-14th century AD A triangular panel with slightly scooped edges ornamented with a fleur-de-lis motif in champ-levé blue, white and green enamel. 0.79 grams, 15 mm (½"). Extremely fine condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,220 - 1,830 1203

Property of a gentleman; acquired on the UK art market.

1204 MEDIEVAL PARCEL-GILT SILVER MEDICINE SPOON 14th-15th century AD A spoon with gilded inner face to the bowl, round-section shaft developing to a square-section upper with collar and knop terminal. 14 grams, 14.5 cm (5 ¾"). Fine condition. £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

1204 1205 MEDIEVAL SILVER-GILT BUCKLE AND BELT END SUITE 14th century AD A silver-gilt buckle and belt-end set comprising: a hollow rectangular panel with hinged, carinated-section buckle with trefoil lugs and median stylised face, the tongue rectangular in section, the plate with addorsed geese flanking a discoid plaque, running scrolls and central rosette; the tongue-shaped belt end similarly constructed and decorated; both with small holes for attachment rivets. Cf. Egan, G. & Pritchard, F. Dress Accessories 1150-1450, item 314. 64 grams total, 85-120 mm (3 ¼ - 4 ¾"). Very fine condition. [2] £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,220 - 1,830 From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

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1206 MEDIEVAL SILVER INSCRIBED RING BROOCH 13th-14th century AD A silver ring brooch with gussetted outer edge and ropework border, triangular pin with stepped end; inscribed to the upper face '+au boe dias li uui alls', perhaps for 'au bon dieu...' and incised 'VIIII' to the underside. Published: Bailey, G. Buttons and Fasteners 500 BC to AD 1840, p.107, fig.3.23. 3.49 grams, 19 mm (¾"). Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

1206

Found Grantham & District Search Club Rally, Marston, Lincolnshire, 1996.

1207 MEDIEVAL SILVER CHAIN RING BROOCH 14th century AD A delicate annular brooch, the hoop formed as a chain and the pin a flat-section triangular plate coiled at the broad end. 0.87 grams, 19 mm (¾"). Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230

1207

Ex Danford collection, Norfolk, UK.

1208 MEDIEVAL SILVER RING BROOCH COLLECTION 13th-14th century AD A mixed group of annular brooches comprising: one with faux-twist detail, pairs of punched dots; one with pelletted borders and undulating line to the pin; one plain, dished profile; one with segmented ring, leaf motifs. 13 grams total, 20-31 mm (¾ - 1 ¼"). Fine condition. [4, No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Ex Morris collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; acquired in the 1990s.

1209 MEDIEVAL SILVER-GILT EAGLE FINIAL 15th-16th century AD

1208

A cast silver-gilt bird figurine with punched-point feather detailing, head raised and wings spread. 2.08 grams, 17 mm (¾"). Fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 Private collection, Cambridgeshire, UK; acquired prior to 2000.

1210 MEDIEVAL SILVER ICONOGRAPHIC MOUNT 14th-15th century AD

1209

A miniature iconographic mount comprising a wreath of wire with two integral loops and a cast plaque depicting two nimbate robed figures embracing. 0.48 grams, 12 mm (½"). Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 From a Cambridgeshire collection; formerly in a European collection.

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1211 MEDIEVAL SILVER RING WITH NIELLO SCROLLS 10th-13th century AD

1211

A flat-section hoop with pad to the underside, and elliptical bezel; the pad with sunburst motif, the outer face of the hoop with running scroll design in niello, the bezel with interlace to the edge and niello-inlaid s-scroll to the upper face. 10 grams, 23 mm overall, 16.33 mm internal diameter (approximate size British L, USA 5 ¾, Europe 11.3, Japan 11) (1"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Property of a London collector, acquired early 1990s.

1212 MEDIEVAL SILVER LION SEAL MATRIX RING 14th-15th century AD

1212

A cast hoop of square section, the shoulders expanding to support a vesica-shaped bezel with intaglio motif of an advancing lion, a rectangular panel to each shoulder with incised herringbone pattern. 8.48 grams, 27 mm overall, 17.81 mm internal diameter (approximate size British O ½, USA 7 ½, Europe 16.0, Japan 15) (1"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Property of a London collector, acquired early 1990s.

1213 MEDIEVAL SILVER SEAL RING WITH GRIFFIN 14th-15th century AD

1213

A substantial seal ring, the hoop carinated in section with ribbed shoulders; the bezel a discoid plaque on a central stem, engraved with a standing griffin with scrolled tail, pellets in the field. 21 grams, 30 mm overall, 19.33 mm internal diameter (approximate size British S ½, USA 9 ¼, Europe 20.73, Japan 20) (1 ¼"). Fine condition, some wear. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of a London collector, acquired before 1980.

1214 MEDIEVAL SILVER SEAL MATRIX 14th-15th century AD A balustered conical seal matrix with D-section suspension loop, intaglio design to the underside of a fleur-de-lys with flanking leaves. 8.72 grams, 25 mm (1"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 1214

UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

1215 MEDIEVAL SILVER BIRD SEAL MATRIX PENDANT 8th-13th century AD A cast stamp-seal in the form of a standing bird with suspension loop above the head; the underside with intaglio design of standing figure with bird in the right hand, three pellets to the side. 6.09 grams, 30 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Property of a London collector, acquired early 1990s.

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1216 MEDIEVAL BRONZE SEAL RING WITH EAGLE 13th-14th century AD A D-section hoop with banded shoulders, discoid bezel with central spread-eagle motif surrounded by text 'SIGILVM SA[..]'. 1.44 grams, 20 mm overall, 17.92 mm internal diameter (approximate size British P, USA 7 ¾, Europe 16.23, Japan 15) (¾"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180

1216

From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

1217 MEDIEVAL BRONZE 'CROWNED R' SEAL MATRIX RING 15th-16th century AD A D-section hoop and discoid bezel with intaglio motif of a Lombardic capital 'R' with pellets and leaf. 6.23 grams, 27 mm overall, 21.93 mm internal diameter (approximate size British Z, USA 12 ½, Europe 28.99, Japan 27) (1"). Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180

1217

Property of a gentleman; found Suffolk, UK; recorded with the PAS under reference SF-B37E44.

1218 MEDIEVAL BRONZE LAMB OF GOD SEAL MATRIX RING 13th-14th century AD A cast round-section hoop with discoid bezel, intaglio design of an agnus dei with cross to its back, surrounded by the legend '+MARTINVS' in Lombardic script. 5.86 grams, 22 mm overall, 18.67 mm internal diameter (approximate size British Q ½, USA 8 ½, Europe 18.4, Japan 17) (¾"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230

1218

Private collection formed in the 1990s.

1219 MEDIEVAL BRONZE MANTICORE SEAL MATRIX 13th-14th century AD A rectangular mould with circular design of a manticore rampant with pelletted infill on a similar field with border of pellets. 59 grams, 35 mm (1 ¼"). Very fine condition. Rare. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

1219

Property of a gentleman; found Suffolk, UK and recorded with the PAS under reference SF-B22470. The mould may have been used for the creation of sheet gold or silver appliqués.

1220 MEDIEVAL BRONZE GOLDSMITH'S SEAL MATRIX 14th century AD A stamp seal with discoid head, hexagonal-section conical shank and pierced loop; the matrix design aprofile bust with cross before and surrounding text 'S'STEPH'[I]AVRIFABRI' i.e. sigillum Stephani Aurifabri 'seal of Stephen the goldsmith'. 6.66 grams, 19 mm (¾"). Very fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

1220

Property of a gentleman; found Suffolk, UK; recorded with PAS under reference SF-B3B7B6, found Clare, Suffolk.

1221 MEDIEVAL BRONZE SEAL MATRIX WITH CROWNED 'R' 13th-14th century AD A cast discoid seal matrix with central intaglio motif of 'R' with crown above, feathers to the sides; surrounding legend '*SVBSIV.PANNORVM'. 7.67 grams, 24 mm (1"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

1221

Found Nottinghamshire, UK.

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1222 MEDIEVAL BRONZE HEXAGONAL SEAL MATRIX 13th-14th century AD A stamp seal matrix with hexagonal-section shank, pierced knop and intaglio design of a rampant lion and band of text surrounding '*SVM LLEO FORTIS' (I am a strong lion). 7.28 grams, 19 mm (¾"). Fine condition; a scarce shape. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 Found Donnington, Shropshire, UK.

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1224 z MEDIEVAL LEAD VESICA SEAL MATRIX OF GALFRID FABRICIUS 13th-14th century AD A flat-section vesica-shaped seal matrix with central hammer motif, pellets and text to the border '+S'GALFRId.FAB' for 'Galfrid fabricius' (Geoffrey the smith). 11 grams, 37 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £40 - 60 EUR 50 - 70 USD 60 - 90 Found Essex, UK in 1994.

1223 MEDIEVAL BRONZE SEAL MATRIX GROUP 13th-14th century AD A mixed group of seal matrices comprising: one discoid with central rosette and surrounding legend; one vesica-shaped with central bird motif, legend 'CREDETE.C.HIX' to the border, loop to the reverse. 9.19 grams, 21-25 mm (¾ - 1"). Fine condition. [2, No Reserve] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Found Lincolnshire, UK in 2010.

1225 z MEDIEVAL LEAD SEAL GROUP 13th-15th century AD A group of four lead trade seals comprising: an example depicting a monogram of the initials P.A.D. and another depicting a large letter A with perimeter inscription (mounted together in a glazed display frame, with information); a third depicting a seated monarch (mounted on a card for display, with information) and the last depicting a complex monogrammatic 'merchant's mark' (unmounted). 890 grams total, 36 x 30 cm mounted, 30 x 22 cm framed (14 x 12, 12 x 8 ½"). Very fine condition. [4, No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Property of a gentleman; exhibited as part of the 'Beckett's Blood Exhibition', Canterbury, Kent and elsewhere. These items, with the other lots accompanying, were shown as part of a year-long public exhibition in Canterbury telling the story of Thomas Beckett and the circumstances of his murder and of the pilgrimages to his shrine (see: www.thecanterburypilgrim.com). The exhibition was featured on BBC television and travelled throughout the UK. The items are now being sold following the final closure of the exhibition.

1226 MEDIEVAL BRONZE ENAMELLED ARMORIAL DISH Late 14th-17th century AD A German gilt-bronze dish, the border with dark blue enamelled field and vinescroll motifs between roundels incorporating heater shields and the central roundel a pale blue quatrefoil with vinescroll and shield; the shields each with a different design, the central one a red cross on green and black quarters, the others red and gold bars, black and gold bars counterchanged, green bars over red and gold stripes, a gold cross on whie and black quarters, red bar overall, three white rings on a red field, a gold cross on a green field. 425 grams, 23 cm (9"). Fine condition, enamel chipped. £4,000 - 6,000 EUR 4,740 - 7,110 USD 6,100 - 9,160

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Aquired from an English collection in the early 1990s. The red shield with three white rings appears in the Hyghalmen Roll, a heraldic roll of arms of the later 15th century, for the family Neippurg or Neipburg.


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1227 MEDIEVAL BRONZE RING BROOCH WITH INLAID NIELLO INSCRIPTION 12th-13th century AD A flat-section ring brooch with dentilled edge, loop to the inner edge with pin attached, raised band with inlaid niello field and reserved engimatic text 'VATMAIOVNICISILTIO' with some letters retrograde. 6.68 grams, 33 mm (1 ¼"). Very fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 Found Cambridgeshire, UK in 1996.

1228 MEDIEVAL BRONZE INSCRIBED RING BROOCH 13th-14th century AD

1227

A large annular brooch with raised centre, inscribed between two inscribed lines: 'WERbWMEW?N?WE'. 25 grams, 60 mm (2 3/8"). Very fine condition. Rare. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From an important Mayfair, London collection; acquired 1990s.

1229 z MEDIEVAL BRONZE RING BROOCH GROUP 13th-14th century AD A group of three annular brooches, each with hexagonal outer profile, inner edge circular with raised lip, the band pierced with groups of circular holes, a raised peg at each exterior angle and domed boss on each side; flat-section pin. One recorded under reference Portable Aniquities Scheme (PAS) reference number: LON-5BC076. 105 grams total, 56-57 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition. [3, No Reserve] £90 - 120 EUR 110 - 140 USD 140 - 180 From an Essex collection.

1230 z MEDIEVAL MIXED BROOCHES AND BUCKLES GROUP 13th-15th century AD A mixed group of fourteen large and eight small annular brooches (in a glazed box) with eighty bronze buckles of various types (in two glazed boxes). 1.15 kg total, 19 x 19 cm (largest box) (7 ½ x 7 ½"). Fine and better condition. [102, No Reserve] £40 - 60 EUR 50 - 70 USD 60 - 90

1228

1232 MEDIEVAL BRONZE CORPUS CHRISTI FIGURINE 13th-15th century AD A cast figurine, hollow to the reverse, depicting Christ crucified with carefully draped loincloth, detailed hair and crown of thorns; pierced at the chest for attachment; with custom-made display stand. 178 grams, 15 cm including stand (5 ¾"). Fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 Property of an Essex Gentleman; found County Durham, UK.

Property of a gentleman; exhibited as part of the 'Beckett's Blood Exhibition', Canterbury, Kent and elsewhere. These items, with the other lots accompanying, were shown as part of a year-long public exhibition in Canterbury telling the story of Thomas Beckett and the circumstances of his murder and of the pilgrimages to his shrine (see: www.thecanterburypilgrim.com). The exhibition was featured on BBC television and travelled throughout the UK. The items are now being sold following the final closure of the exhibition.

1231 z MEDIEVAL BRONZE ARCHER'S RING 13th-15th century AD A bronze archer's ring with scrolled ornament to edges. 10.03 grams, 37 mm overall, 23.15 mm internal diameter (approximate size British Z+3, USA 14, Europe 32.76, Japan 31) (1 ½"). Very fine condition; excellent patination. [No Reserve] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 90 - 140 Property of a gentleman; exhibited as part of the 'Beckett's Blood Exhibition', Canterbury, Kent and elsewhere. This item, with the other lots accompanying, was shown as part of a year-long public exhibition in Canterbury telling the story of Thomas Beckett and the circumstances of his murder and of the pilgrimages to his shrine (see: www.thecanterburypilgrim.com). The exhibition was featured on BBC television and travelled throughout the UK. The items are now being sold following the final closure of the exhibition.

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1233 MEDIEVAL PAINTED FRESCO PANEL 15th century AD An Italian painted fresco fragment, transposed to a textile support, the subject of the design being the death of St. Francis; the scene composed with four standing figures in discussion surrounding the holy man whose expression is peaceful and serene. 115.5 x 87.5 cm (45"). Mounted and framed. Important and extremely rare. ÂŁ8,000 - 12,000 EUR 9,480 - 14,210 USD 12,210 - 18,310

100

Ex Choppin de Janvry & Associes, Paris auction, 4th June 2007, Lot 152; shown on the front cover of the catalogue; ex TimeLine Auctions, 16 December 2010, lot 630. Accompanied by export customs declaration approved by the Italian Ministerio per i Bene e le Attivita Culturali and certificate issued by the Alliance Science Art - Francine Maurer GMBH attesting that, notwithstanding some evidence for possible restoration, the pigments used are consistent with a 15th century date.


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1234 MEDIEVAL BRONZE WRITING-SAND SHAKER 16th century AD A two-part sand container, waisted and with ribs to the body; large flange to top and bottom; concentric rings to the underside of the lid and to the dished upper face with radiating holes. 182 grams, 71 mm (2 ¾"). Fine condition, some distortion to flanges. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

1235

Acquired from an English collection in the early 1990s.

1235 MEDIEVAL BRONZE SATYR FIGURINE 15th-16th century AD A cast figurine depicting an advancing satyr, bearded with large ears and facial features, the tail held in the right hand and looped over the left shoulder. 296 grams, 84 mm (3 ¼"). Fine condition, lower legs and part of tail absent. Rare. £1,500 - 1,800 EUR 1,780 - 2,130 USD 2,290 - 2,750 Property of a European gentleman living in the UK; formerly in a private collection formed in the 1990s.

1236 MEDIEVAL NORMAN REMOVABLE SPIKE 11th century AD

BRONZE

CANDLEHOLDER

WITH

A cast candleholder, discoid with raised rim, three short legs with lobe feet and flanking lugs at the rim; to the centre a hole to accept the tapering spike with discoid flange, lug to the underside. 236 grams, 12 cm (4 ¾"). Fine condition. Very rare. £1,500 - 2,000 EUR 1,780 - 2,370 USD 2,290 - 3,050

1236

From a German private collection; formerly in the J. Moore collection, UK; aquired prior to 1982.

1237 MEDIEVAL NORMAN GILT-BRONZE GRIFFIN MOUNT 12th century AD A cast discoid mount, convex in profile, with high relief figure of a griffin; scar from attachment peg to the reverse. Published: Hammond B. British Artefacts Volume 3 - Late Saxon, Late Viking & Norman, p.50, item 1.6-b. 4.70 grams, 19 mm (¾"). Fair condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

1237

Found Fakenham, Norfolk, UK, in the 1980s.

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1238 MEDIEVAL ANGLO-NORMAN PENDANT 11th-12th century AD

1238

BRONZE

ZOOMORPHIC

A cast flat-section zoomorphic terminal from a chatelaine in Romanesque style with scales to the neck, triangular avian face with transverse bar to the brow; pierced at the upper end and provided with a suspension ring. Cf. ivory beast-head in Winchester cathedral published in Backhouse, J., Turner, D.H. & Webster, L. The Golden Age of Anglo-Saxon Art: 966-1066, item 275. 16 grams, 41 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. £100 - 200 EUR 120 - 240 USD 150 - 310 From an Essex collection.

1239 MEDIEVAL NORMAN BRONZE HORSE LOCK 12th century AD

1239

A hollow cast lock case in the form of a horse with carefully modelled saddle and reins; Norman Sicilian workmanship. 32 grams, 46 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Found Fakenham, Norfolk, UK.

1240 MEDIEVAL NORMAN BRONZE DOG-LEAD SWIVEL 12th century AD

1240

A two-part cast swivel comprising two D-shaped loops with beasthead terminals and central swivel mechanism with ropework borders. 28 grams, 51 mm (2"). Very fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 Found Essex, UK in 1992.

1241 MEDIEVAL NORMAN BRONZE OPENWORK PENDANT WITH HORSE 12th century AD

1241

An openwork cast pendant with integral suspension loop, discoid frame surrounding a regardant rearing horse. Published: Hammond B. British Artefacts Volume 3 - Late Saxon, Late Viking & Norman, p.85, item 1.9.2-a. 5.37 grams, 32 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 Found Market Razen, Lincolnshire, UK, in the late 1980s.

1242 MEDIEVAL BRONZE ENAMELLED HORSE-HARNESS PENDANT 14th-15th century AD A cast hinged pendant and bar, the pendant a rosette with blue and red enamel to the petals, the bar with a knop to each end and quatrefoil above the hinge. 18 grams, 52 mm (2"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Found Warwickshire, UK, in the late 1980s.

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1243 MEDIEVAL BRONZE ENAMELLED QUATREFOIL HERALDIC 'HENRY DE PEMBRIDGE' HORSE-HARNESS PENDANT 13th-14th century AD A flat-section quatrefoil pendant with transverse suspension loop, the face with red enamelled foliate scroll surrounding a heater shield 'barry of six, azure and or, a bend gules', possibly the arms of Henry de Pembridge. 13 grams, 45 mm (1 ¾"). Very fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 Found Suffolk, UK. The arms may be those of Henry de Pembridge, a knight of Pembridge, Hertfordshire, who died about 1272 AD, or a younger family member (son or nephew) of the same name.

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1244 MEDIEVAL BRONZE ENAMELLED HORSE HARNESS PENDANT 14th-15th century AD A cast bronze heraldic pendant with transverse loop, formed as a quatrefoil with central red enamelled heater shield and three gilded lions passant gardant; enamelled foliate designs to the border. 13 grams, 42 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition, enamel chipped. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 From a Lancashire collection; found Cumbria, UK.

1244 1245 MEDIEVAL BRONZE ENAMELLED 'EARL OF HEREFORD' HERALDIC HORSE HARNESS PENDANT 14th century AD A cast lozengiform pendant with pierced lug above, the field in blue enamel with reserved motifs of three diagonal lines and six lions (blazoned azure, a bend coticed between six lions rampant or) the arms of Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford. 35 grams, 38 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Found Farnborough, Hampshire, UK. Humphrey (VII) de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford (1276 – 16 March 1322), was a powerful Anglo-Norman baron and one of the Ordainers who insisted that the king (Edward II) observed the provisions of Magna Carta. He died at the battle of Boroughbridge in 1322.

1246 MEDIEVAL BRONZE 'DE MONTACUTE' HERALDIC HORSE HARNESS PENDANT 13th-14th century AD

1245

QUATREFOIL

A cast harness pendant comprising a suspension mount and rivet to the reverse, a quatrefoil pendant with blue enamelled field and reserved griffin rampant motif. Cf. Saul, N. Fourteenth Century England, p.37ff. 17 grams, 45 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

1246

Found Huddersfield, Yorkshire, UK. The golden griffin on a blue field was associated with Simon de Montacute who fought under such a banner at the siege of Caerlaverock in 1300 AD, mentioned in the Roll of Arms.

1247 MEDIEVAL BRONZE ENAMELLED ROYAL HERALDIC HORSEHARNESS PENDANT 13th-early 14th century AD A cast pendant, heater-shaped with transverse loop above, three lions passant gardant reserved against a red enamelled field. 6.06 grams, 30 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180

1247

Found Suffolk, UK.

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1248 MEDIEVAL BRONZE ENAMELLED 'SIR WILLIAM DE VANS' HARNESS PENDANT 13th-14th century AD A cast harness pendant and hanger comprising a D-section bar with trefoil ends, traces of gilding, hinge below; attached a heater shield with a red escutcheon between six red birds, possibly the arms of Sir William de Vans. 17 grams, 53 mm (2"). Fine condition; hinge pin replaced. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 1248

From a Lancashire collection; found Cumbria, UK. The arms may be blazoned as 'an inescutcheon between six martlets gules'; the arms of Sir William de Vans are recorded as 'argent, an inescutcheon within an orle of martlets gules' in the printed version of 'A roll of arms of the reign of Edward the second' by Joseph Gwilt, published in 1829.

1249 MEDIEVAL BRONZE ENAMELLED HERALDIC HORSE HARNESS PENDANT 13th-15th century AD

1249

LOZENGE-SHAPED

A cast bronze heraldic pendant with transverse loop, formed as a lozenge with red enamel field, three reserved lions passant gardant. 8.77 grams, 44 mm (1 ¾"). Fair condition. [No Reserve] £50 - 70 EUR 60 - 80 USD 80 - 110 From a Kent collection; found Isle of Thanet, Kent, UK, in 1981.

1250 MEDIEVAL ENAMELLED BRONZE 'DE LINDSAY FAMILY' HERALDIC HORSE HARNESS PENDANT 14th-15th century AD

1250

A cast lozengiform pendant with pierced lug above; the surface divided quarterly with a blue field and gold fleur-de-lys alternating with a red field and gold eagle; the quartered arms denoting the union of two families and the lozenge the arms of a noblewoman; the fleurde-lys associated with the French royal family since the time of King Philippe II (1180-1214 AD) and the gold eagle on a red field with the de Limesy (or de Lindsay) family. 13 grams, 50 mm (2"). Fine condition £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of an Essex gentleman; found Worksop, UK.

1251 MEDIEVAL BRONZE ENAMELLED 'DRAGON HERALDIC HORSE HARNESS PENDANT 14th century AD

1251

PASSANT'

A cast quatrefoil harness pendant with pierced lug suspension, the field in dark blue enamel with reserved motif of a dragon passant. 12 grams, 38 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Found Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

1252 MEDIEVAL ENAMELLED HARNESS PENDANT 12th-13th century AD

1252

BRONZE

HERALDIC

HORSE

A rectangular bronze pendant with loop above, the surface with incised lattice surrounding a circular recess with blue enamel infill, central motif of two lions passant gardant on a red heater shield. 14 grams, 40 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Found Wymondham, near Norwich, Norfolk, UK in the early 1990s. The royal arms of England comprised two lions on a red field until 1198 AD.

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ENAMELLED

HERALDIC

HORSE

A cast quatrefoil horse harness pendant with suspension loop, the surface in red enamel with reserved design of a lion passant within a border of trefoils. 13 grams, 41 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Private collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; formed in the 1980s.

1253 1254 MEDIEVAL BRONZE HARNESS PENDANT GROUP 14th-16th century AD A mixed group of bronze items comprising: a harness pendant with hanger (traces of gilding); a gilded heater shield harness pendant with hanger; a bell harness pendant with hanger (bell damaged); a scallop shell harness pendant; a cruciform harness pendant; a rosette harness pendant; a hemispherical harness pendant and a harness mount (with traces of gilding). 80 grams total, 30-60 mm (1 ¼ - 2 ¼"). Generally fine condition. [8, No Reserve] £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 120 Property of a gentleman; exhibited as part of the 'Beckett's Blood Exhibition', Canterbury, Kent and elsewhere. These items, with the other lots accompanying, were shown as part of a year-long public exhibition in Canterbury telling the story of Thomas Beckett and the circumstances of his murder and of the pilgrimages to his shrine (see: www.thecanterburypilgrim.com). The exhibition was featured on BBC television and also travelled throughout the UK. The items are now being sold following the final closure of the exhibition.

1255 MEDIEVAL BRONZE 'SIR ROBERT DE TIBETOT' HERALDIC STUD 13th-14th century AD

1254

A cast mount formed as a silvered heater shield with incised saltire engrailed device, the arms of Sir Robert de Tibetot. 11 grams, 29 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 London collection; acquired in the 1950s. Sir Robert de Tibetot of Nettlestead (Suffolk) was born in 1228 at Wymondham, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England and died on 22nd May 1298, Nettlestead, Bosmere, Suffolk. His descendant of the same name (1340-1372) was created Baron Tibetot. Tibetot is a Norman spelling of the English place-name 'Tiptoft'. This blazon appears in the Camden Roll, St George's Roll and Charles' Roll.

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1256 MEDIEVAL ENAMELLED BRONZE 'ROBERT DE COLVILLE' HERALDIC STUD 13th-14th century AD A cast stud with reserved lion rampant against a blue enamelled field, the arms attributed to Robert de Colville in the Dering Roll; spigot to the reverse. 3.68 grams, 18 mm (¾"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Found Worksop, Nottinghamshire, UK in 2013. The Dering Roll is the oldest parchment roll recording heraldic achievements, dating from around 1270. Sir Robert de Colville (or Cauville) died in 1403.

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1257 MEDIEVAL BRONZE ENAMELLED HERALDIC HORSE HARNESS STUD 13th-14th century AD

1259

'BARDULF

FAMILY'

A substantial bronze harness stud, heater-shaped with a squaresection spigot to the rear; the shield with three white cinquefoils reserved against a blue enamel field, a heraldic design used by the Bardulf/Bardolph family. 15 grams, 31 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 Found near Haverhill, Suffolk, UK. The blue field with three cinquefoils was used by several members of the Bardulf family, the flowers being displayed in different colours. In the Roll of Arms of Edward II, the arms with white cinquefoils are attributed to Sir Thomas Bardulf who was made a Knight of the Bath in 1306.

1258 MEDIEVAL BRONZE 'LORD MULTON' HERALDIC STUD 13th-14th century AD A cast stud in the form of a heater shield with square cells with enamel fill, stud to the reverse; blazoned 'chequy, gules and or', associated in the Roll of Arms of Edward II with Sir Thomas de Multon. 5.46 grams, 19 mm (¾"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 120 Found Nottinghamshire, UK. Thomas de Multon was born about 1281, and later became Lord Multon of Gilsland, Cumberland, England (died 1313-1314).

1259 MEDIEVAL BRONZE HERALDIC 'INGLEBY FAMILY' ROUNDEL 14th-15th century AD

1260 1261 MEDIEVAL BRONZE STAG-HEAD HERALDIC MOUNT 14th-15th century AD A cast mount featuring the head and neck of the heraldic 'collared stag' device modelled in the round with broad brow, elliptical ears, three-tine antlers and gently recessed mouth and nostrils; above the eyes and on the brow a triangle of pointed decoration, with further pointing to the chest above a band of hatched texturing; hatching also applied to the front of the antlers and edges of the ears; the surface gilded, with only traces remaining; to the reverse of the casting the stub of a square-section attachment peg; on a custom-made stand. See Foster, J. The Dictionary of Heraldry, Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees, reprinted London, 1989. 112 grams, 11 cm (4 ¼"). Very fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 Property of an Essex gentleman. The small number of antler tines suggests that the animal may be a 'brocket' or young stag. The buck's head was used as a charge by some English families with deer-based surnames such as the Hartwells of Essex.

A discoid plaque with traces of gilding and projecting spike to the reverse; the face with raised rim, pelletted band and six-pointed radiant star on a hatched field representing the arms granted to John de Ingleby of Ripley Castle in Yorkshire before his death in 1375 and being: 'sable au estoile of six points argent'; later charges of the family included the boar's head and both these elements were famously also used as badges by Richard III. 17 grams, 54 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition, some loss to rim. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 From an old Bedfordshire collection; found South Yorkshire, UK.

1260 MEDIEVAL BRONZE ROUNDEL WITH BEAST-HEAD MOTIF 12th-13th century AD A sheet bronze roundel with reserved profile beast-head on a textured field, with open jaws, scaphoid eye, triangular ears. 6.70 grams, 37 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Found Bishop's Stortford, UK.

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1262 MEDIEVAL GILT-BRONZE ARMORIAL HARNESS MOUNT 14th-15th century AD

'BISHOPSDALE

1267

FAMILY'

A cast flat-section discoid mount with four attachment loops to the edge, central heraldic heater shield with arms 'bendy of eight' with plain bands and ermine. 2.61 grams, 18 mm (¾"). Fine condition, worn. [No Reserve] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270

1265 MEDIEVAL BRONZE DECORATED BUCKLE 13th-14th century AD A cast buckle with integral plate, the edges with broad scoops and the face with punched-point bands and round hole; the loop with lobes to the outer edge, notched design to the face; the loop a coiled spike; three rivets in situ, two with roves to the reverse. 9.37 grams, 45 mm (1 ¾"). Extremely fine condition. [No Reserve] £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 120 Property of an Essex gentleman.

From an Essex collection. The arms are 'bendy of eight' which is unusual in English heraldry. The arms of the Bishopsdale family are 'bendy of eight or and gules'; the arms of the Awbrey family are 'bendy of eight ermine and gules'.

1263 MEDIEVAL GILT-BRONZE HARNESS LINK 13th-15th century AD A rectangular mount with void to the centre, slots to the four sides each with a c-shaped link; the corners facetted. 17 grams, 39 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition. [No Reserve.] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 From a Swiss collection.

1264 MEDIEVAL BRONZE MOUNTED KNIGHT 12th-13th century AD

LIMOGES

BUCKLE

PLATE

WITH

A rectangular buckle plate with recurved plaque to the forward edge, two large holes to the rear edge; the frame enclosing a champ-levé design of a knight on horseback with kite shield and drawn sword; some incised detail to the horse's head and rump, traces of blue and green enamel to the cells; line of tremello ornament to the forward edge. 18 grams, 36 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 Acquired from an English collection in the early 1990s.

1266 MEDIEVAL GILT-BRONZE DECORATIVE FITTING 13th-14th century AD A cast quatrefoil mount with central void and border of discoid recesses, elliptical recesses to the corners; four attachment lugs to the reverse with old accession label 91.412. 3.05 grams, 26 mm (1"). Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 From an important Mayfair, London collection; acquired 1991, inventory no.91.412, cat no.584.

1267 MEDIEVAL BRONZE ANIMAL-HEADED STRAP END 13th century AD A decorative belt or strap end comprising a flat slot with hatching to the upper face, a lozengiform panel with similar decoration and a beast-head with fur texture to the brow and muzzle, knop terminal below. 8.96 grams, 50 mm (2"). Extremely fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Property of a Cambridgeshire gentleman; acquired in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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1268 NORMAN BRONZE STRAP MOUNT WITH BEAST HEAD TERMINAL 12th century AD A flat-section cast mount with rectangular loop and D-shaped plate with beast-head below; the plate modelled as the body and limbs of the beast with central hole, and the beast-head terminal pierced transversely. 8.34 grams, 41 mm (1 ½"). Extremely fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Property of an Essex gentleman.

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1269 MEDIEVAL BRONZE MOUNT WITH FEMALE FIGURE 14th-15th century AD A rectangular cast mount, slightly convex with a mounting pin to each corner; the design a standing female in a loose robe with left hand raised holding a pellet, right hand clutching the robe. 25 grams, 44 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

1270

1270 MEDIEVAL ROMANESQUE MOUNT 12th-13th century AD

GILT-BRONZE

OPENWORK

A cast domed mount with openwork motif of an advancing bird within the circular frame with recurved neck, the head placed over the back; feather detailing to the neck and tail; attachment peg to the reverse; old accession number 94.131. 1.76 grams, 26 mm (1"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From an important Mayfair collection; acquired in 1994.

1271 MEDIEVAL BRONZE KNIGHT BOOK MOUNT 16th century AD 1271 A cast mount in the form of an armoured and cloaked knight, hands raised in prayer, his sword at his left hip, bareheaded; pierced in two places for attachment. 29 grams, 51 mm (2"). Fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 Ex Beard collection, found Cambridgeshire, UK.

1272 MEDIEVAL BRONZE LION BOOK MOUNT 13th-15th century AD

1272

A cast concave mount in the form of a lion couchant gardant with tail looped around the loins; holes for attachment to the nose and hip. 12 grams, 32 mm (1 ¼"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 Found Cotswolds, UK, in 2010.

1273 MEDIEVAL BRONZE HERALDIC SWORD-BELT HANGER 13th-15th century AD

1273

A cast bronze sword hanger comprising a rectangular slot and thick penannular bar with heater shield motif, vertical bar with beast-head finial; the shield with incised cross design. 28 grams, 62 mm (2 ½"). Fine condition, some distortion. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Found near Lincoln, UK, in 2008.

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1274 MEDIEVAL BRONZE FIGURAL PURSE HANGER 13th-14th century AD A cast belt mount with loop below and clip to the rear, convex figure of a hooded and robed ecclesiastic. 25 grams, 60 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 Found Castle Acre, Norfolk, UK.

1275 MEDIEVAL BRONZE COIN TUMBREL 13th-15th century AD

1274

A two-part coin tumbrel comprising a vertical stand, hollow to the reverse with running lozenge motif, and a pivoted arm. 26 grams, 89 mm (3 ½"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Property of an Essex gentleman; found near Tadcaster, Yorkshire, UK.

1276 MEDIEVAL IRON COPPER-INLAID KEY 15th-16th century AD

1275

A substantial iron key with openwork discoid handle with quatrefoil motif, rectangular suspension loop and cuboid block all with copper inlay; the shank tubular with wards and bit to the forward edge. 23 grams, 63 mm (2 ½"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Property of a Cambridgeshire gentleman; acquired in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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1277 MEDIEVAL IRON POMMEL WITH SILVERED LION FACES Late 15th century AD A tubular 'Type R' pommel with four lateral bulb extensions, each with a silvered lion's face to the apex; rectangular slot to the underside to accept the tang. Cf. Oakeshott, E. Records of the Medieval Sword, item XXI.3 a Type R variant. 197 grams, 62 mm (2 ½"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Ex Beard collection, found Cambridgeshire, UK.

1278 MEDIEVAL LEAD ALEXANDER III PAPAL BULLA SEAL 1159-1181 AD 1277 A lead bulla seal of Pope Alexander III depicting Saints Peter and Paul to one side and inscribed ALEX / ANDER / PP III to the other in three lines; appears to have been deliberately compressed at sides. 48 grams, 35 mm diameter. (1 ¼"). Fine condition, slightly deformed at sides. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 Property of a gentleman; exhibited as part of the 'Beckett's Blood Exhibition', Canterbury, Kent and elsewhere. This item, with the other lots accompanying, was shown as part of a year-long public exhibition in Canterbury telling the story of Thomas Beckett and the circumstances of his murder and of the pilgrimages to his shrine (see: www.thecanterburypilgrim.com). The exhibition was featured on BBC television and travelled throughout the UK. The items are now being sold following the final closure of the exhibition.

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1279 MEDIEVAL LEAD CLEMENT III PAPAL BULLA 12th century AD

1280 MEDIEVAL LEAD GREGORY VIIII PAPAL BULLA 13th century AD

A discoid papal bulla with two bearded faces to one face, 'SPA.S[..]' above; to the other, 'CL[.]/MENS/PP III'. 37 grams, 39 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition, worn. [No Reserve] £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 120

A discoid papal bulla with two bearded faces to one face, 'SPA.SPE' above; to the other, 'GRE/GORIVS/PP. VIIII'. 52 grams, 38 mm (1 ½"). Very fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380

Found Nottinghamshire, UK. Pope Clement III was born in 1130 and died 20 March 1191. His birth-name was Paulino Scolari. He was elected Pope on 19 December 1187 and reigned until his death.

Found Corby, Northamptonshire, UK. Pope Gregory IX was born circa 1145 and died 22 August 1241. His birth-name was Ugolino di Conti, and he was Pope from 19 March 1227 until his death. He is known for instituting the Papal Inquisition, a mechanism that severely punished people accused of heresy.

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1281 MEDIEVAL BUST OF ST THOMAS BECKETT PILGRIM BADGE 15th century AD A lead-alloy pilgrim badge in the shape of the bust of Thomas Beckett with chasuble and mitre, showing the archbishop wearing the richly decorated mitre and amice; the bust showing the sideburns, a drooping moustache and lentoid eyes and pupils, pinched nose and pursed mouth; the mitre with decorative pellets and roundels; the shoulders with ornamented collar and garments; the head convex in section. See Mitchiner M. Medieval Pilgrim & Secular Badges, p.155158. 12.37 grams, 56 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition, found in two pieces. Very rare. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

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Found Long Clawson, Leicestershire, UK. Thomas Beckett, archbishop of Canterbury from 1162, was murdered in 1170 AD at the behest of King Henry II. Soon after his death, a popular cult emerged and Beckett became the symbol of the conflict between temporal and spiritual rulers at a time when European monarchs were struggling to affirm their sovereignty over the Church. Accounts of miracles at the sanctuary of Christ Church Cathedral in Canterbury began to circulate, and Becket's tomb quickly became a popular pilgrimage destination. His growing renown led to his canonization little more than two years after his death, officially endorsing popular practice and belief. Pilgrims could buy mementos at the shrine, including badges such as this one, which spread the saint's fame through much of northern Europe.


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1282 MEDIEVAL PEWTER FLYING FISH PILGRIM'S BADGE 13th-14th century AD A flat section badge in the form of a fish with forked tail and hatched body, two spread wings with pellet detailing; attachment pegs to the reverse. 1.44 grams, 25 mm (1"). Very fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 Property of an Essex gentleman; formerly in a Dutch collection.

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1283 MEDIEVAL BRONZE PILGRIM'S BADGE 15th-16th century AD A small cast bronze badge or mount depicting a robed saint holding a long cross in left hand, the right hand raised in blessing. 1.84 grams, 25 mm (1"). Good condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 Property of a gentleman; exhibited as part of the 'Beckett's Blood Exhibition', Canterbury, Kent and elsewhere. These items, with the other Lots accompanying, were shown as part of a year-long public Exhibition in Canterbury telling the story of Thomas Beckett and the circumstances of his murder and of the Pilgrimages to his shrine (see: www.thecanterburypilgrim.com). The Exhibition was featured on BBC television and travelled throughout the UK. The items are now being sold following the final closure of the exhibition.

1284 MEDIEVAL LEAD PILGRIM'S FLASK 13th-15th century AD

1284

A hollow-cast discoid flask with concentric rings to each face, tubular neck with collars. 187 grams, 95 mm (3 ¾"). Fair condition, cracked. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 From a central London collection.

1285 MEDIEVAL LEAD PILGRIM'S AMPULLA 13th-15th century AD A hollow-cast ampulla in the form of an amphora, piriform with two loop handles to the neck. 24 grams, 48 mm (2"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 From a central London collection.

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1286 MEDIEVAL LEAD PILGRIM'S AMPULLAE GROUP 13th-15th century AD A group of cast lead ampullae comprising: one depicting a crown and shield (Walsingham); one with 'T' motif (Thomas Beckett); one with Maltese cross and shield motifs; one with shield motif; one with fleurde-lis motif; three with eight-leaved rosette motifs (one fragmentary) and one plain; in glazed box. 497 grams total, 11.5 x 10.5 cm (box) (4 ½ x 4 ¼"). Generally fine condition; some minor damage. [9, No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of a gentleman; exhibited as part of the 'Beckett's Blood Exhibition', Canterbury, Kent and elsewhere. These items, with the other lots accompanying, were shown as part of a year-long public exhibition in Canterbury telling the story of Thomas Beckett and the circumstances of his murder and of the pilgrimages to his shrine (see: www.thecanterburypilgrim.com). The exhibition was featured on BBC television and travelled throughout the UK. The items are now being sold following the final closure of the exhibition.

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1287 z MEDIEVAL LEAD PILGRIM'S AMPULLAE GROUP 14th century AD

1290 MEDIEVAL PEWTER ROYAL FIGURAL MOUNT 12th-13th century AD

A group of cast pilgrim's ampullae comprising: an example in the shape of a scallop shell (Bromholm), another depicting a crown (Walsingham) and three plain examples (one damaged at top); all mounted on a card for display, with information. 355 grams total, 35 x 25 cm (as mounted). (13 ¾ x 10"). Very fine condition. [5] £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380

A cast mount depicting a crowned and cloaked figure, modelled in the half-round; the figure seated with right hand on one knee, left hand at the chest; beneath the seat, a triangular spigot. 27 grams, 56 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760

Property of a gentleman; exhibited as part of the 'Beckett's Blood Exhibition', Canterbury, Kent and elsewhere. These items, with the other lots accompanying, were shown as part of a year-long public exhibition in Canterbury telling the story of Thomas Beckett and the circumstances of his murder and of the pilgrimages to his shrine (see: www.thecanterburypilgrim.com). The exhibition was featured on BBC television and travelled throughout the UK. The items are now being sold following the final closure of the exhibition.

1288 z MEDIEVAL PILGRIM'S BELL GROUP 14th-15th century AD Two cast lead pilgrim bells; the smaller with pyramidal base elements depicting feathers, with suspension loop; the larger with four facing heads, 8.23, 24.64 grams, 25 and 28 mm. (1 and 1 ¼"). Fine condition. [2, No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 Property of a gentleman; exhibited as part of the 'Beckett's Blood Exhibition', Canterbury, Kent and elsewhere. These items, with the other Lots accompanying, were shown as part of a year-long public Exhibition in Canterbury telling the story of Thomas Beckett and the circumstances of his murder and of the pilgrimages to his shrine (see: thecanterburypilgrim.com). The Exhibition was featured on BBC television and travelled throughout the UK. The items are now being sold following the final closure of the exhibition.

1289 MEDIEVAL LEAD MINIATURE PITCHER 13th-14th century AD A miniature lead pitcher with strap handle to the rear; the body with hatched and plain panels. Cf. Egan, G. Toys, Trinkets and Trifles, item 8.126. 75 grams, 44 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

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Acquired from an English collection in the early 1990s.

1291 z MEDIEVAL MIXED ARTEFACTS AND COINS GROUP 14th-19th century AD A mixed group comprising: four silver long cross pennies (13th century, set in 'wax' circles); a 13th century lead vesica seal reading S HATERD WALTRVS (with twenty-four impressions, in a wooden 'chest' box); a group of seven cast lead medieval tokens showing various designs; a medieval French jeton and a copper coin; four finger rings and thirteen mixed items (some fragmentary). 640 grams total, 17.5 x 11 cm (chest) (7 x 4 ¼"). Mixed condition; some fine. [31, No Reserve] £40 - 60 EUR 50 - 70 USD 60 - 90 Property of a gentleman; exhibited as part of the 'Beckett's Blood Exhibition', Canterbury, Kent and elsewhere. These items, with the other lots accompanying, were shown as part of a year-long public exhibition in Canterbury telling the story of Thomas Beckett and the circumstances of his murder and of the pilgrimages to his shrine (see: www.thecanterburypilgrim.com). The exhibition was featured on BBC television and travelled throughout the UK. The items are now being sold following the final closure of the exhibition.

1292 z MEDIEVAL MIXED ARTEFACTS GROUP 13th-15th century AD A mixed group of items comprising: two large annular brooches, a 'stirrup ring' brooch, a bronze button, four bronze buckles, a scallop shell mount, pair of clothing fasteners, small lead pilgrim's sewn badge, a bronze pin and a silver long cross 13th century penny of Canterbury mint (mounted together for display, with information); two small pewter pilgrim badges, one of a hand, a copy of a Thomas Beckett bust badge, a copy of a Thomas Beckett shrine badge and a bronze mount depicting a saint giving a blessing (all mounted for display, with information); an annular brooch, plain lead cross pendant and a mount (mounted together for display); a piece of a woollen cloth 'skull cap' (mounted for display); a section of rivetted


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leather strap and a lead figure (in glazed box); a group of 15 bronze mounts (in glazed box); two annular brooches with 3 other items, an electrotype of a large vesica Canterbury seal impression showing the murder of Beckett (in glazed box), with two other composition medieval seal impressions. 1.47 kg total, 40 x 36 cm (largest mount) (15 ¾ x 14"). Very fine condition. [48, No Reserve] £40 - 60 EUR 50 - 70 USD 60 - 90 Property of a gentleman; exhibited as part of the 'Beckett's Blood Exhibition', Canterbury, Kent and elsewhere. These items, with the other lots accompanying, were shown as part of a year-long public exhibition in Canterbury telling the story of Thomas Beckett and the circumstances of his murder and of the pilgrimages to his shrine (see: www.thecanterburypilgrim.com). The exhibition was featured on BBC television and travelled throughout the UK. The items are now being sold following the final closure of the exhibition.

1293 z MEDIEVAL MIXED CROSS AND MOUNT GROUP WITH CASE 13th-19th century AD A mixed group of lead and bronze crosses, cross pendants and cruciform mounts, including four modern copies in pewter, in glazed box. 255 grams total, 13 x 10.5 cm (box) (5 x 4 ¼"). Fine condition. [13, No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180

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Property of a gentleman; exhibited as part of the 'Beckett's Blood Exhibition', Canterbury, Kent and elsewhere. These items, with the other lots accompanying, were shown as part of a year-long public exhibition in Canterbury telling the story of Thomas Beckett and the circumstances of his murder and of the pilgrimages to his shrine (see: www.thecanterburypilgrim.com). The exhibition was featured on BBC television and travelled throughout the UK. The items are now being sold following the final closure of the exhibition.

1294 z MEDIEVAL BRONZE PENDANT CROSS GROUP 10th-14th century AD A mixed group of crosses and cross pendants including: a large bronze Byzantine cross with enamelled roundel; a bifacial bronze Byzantine reliquary cross; two small bronze cross pendants and eight medieval cast lead pilgrim crosses, some ornamented; all mounted for display, with descriptions. 570 grams total, mount 41 x 36 cm (16 x 14"). Very fine condition. [13] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Property of a gentleman; exhibited as part of the 'Beckett's Blood Exhibition', Canterbury, Kent and elsewhere. These items, with the other lots accompanying, were shown as part of a year-long public exhibition in Canterbury telling the story of Thomas Beckett and the circumstances of his murder and of the pilgrimages to his shrine (see: www.thecanterburypilgrim.com). The exhibition was featured on BBC television and travelled throughout the UK. The items are now being sold following the final closure of the exhibition.

1295 MEDIEVAL VELLUM BOOK OF HOURS MANUSCRIPT PAGE Circa 1490 AD A manuscript page from a Book of Hours with Latin text in angular lettre-bâtarde script with decorated versals and left border of acanthus foliage and tendrils in brown, blue, green and gold; Rouen workmanship. 1.91 grams, 16 cm (6 ¼"). Fine condition. £180 - 240 EUR 210 - 280 USD 270 - 370 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

1296 1296 MEDIEVAL VELLUM PSALTER MANUSCRIPT PAGE 12th-13th century AD A manuscript page with blackletter text, blue versals outlined in red and gold-leaf versals outlined in blue, with blocks of decorative scrolls to complete the lines; larger gold-leaf capital 'D' with blue inked frame; the text an excerpt from Psalm 45, attributed to a northern French scriptorium of King Philip Augustus (1179-1223 AD); mounted in a card frame. 168 grams, 35.5 x 28 cm including frame (14 x 11"). Fine condition. £900 - 1,300 EUR 1,070 - 1,540 USD 1,370 - 1,980 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

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1297 LIMITED EDITION ILLUSTRATED FOLIOS OF CHAUCER'S CANTERBURY TALES Published in parts, 1983-1986 with illustrations by Charles Mozley A special limited edition publication of eight of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales commissioned by John Deuss, an American of Dutch ancestry, and intended to be issued leading up to the commemoration of the 600th anniversay of Chaucer's death in 1990. The Tales are presented in four folios of unbound sheets (59 x 84 cm sheets, folded once) each printed on one side only; each folio holding two Tales, each Tale with an illustrated wrapper (being The Prologue, The Wife of Bath's Tale, The Merchant's Tale, The Shipman's Tale, The Summoner's Tale, The Clerk's Tale, The Miller's Tale and The Reeve's Tale). The texts on English hand-made paper taken from the Neville Coghill translations and almost all pages, with letterpress and filmset text, are lavishly illustrated with about 250 original lithograph drawings, many full or double page, by the late Charles Mozley (19141991), the well-known English artist and illustrator, prepared over a ten-year period (the lithographic plates were destroyed after printing each Tale) and published in parts; each folio signed by the artist and numbered (these here all numbered 130); with the original cardboard storage box and an illustrated retail sales brochure (offering copies

at £1,400 per set). Folio 1, Prologue (double fp./title; 3-58), Wife of Bath (title; 3-76 [1983]); Folio 2, Miller (fp./title; 1-60 [1984]), Reeve (fp.; 2-30); Folio 3, Merchant (fp./title; 3-76 [1985]), Shipman (fp,; 236); Folio 4, Summoner (fp./title; 3-80), Clerk (double fp./title; 2-80, end [1986]). 25 Kg total, 59 x 42 cm (folio size). (23 ¼ x 16 ½"). As published, minor marks to folio exteriors; internally as new. Number 130 of only 256 sets extant (of 1,000 originally printed). [4] £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 Property of a gentleman; published at Westerham (Folio 1) and by Pennington Fine Lithographers, London, 1983-1986. This ambitious project was the largest book illustration commission undertaken by Charles Mozley and he devoted ten years to it; sadly, he died before the entire collection of Canterbury Tales could be finished. The eight Tales produced are lavish editions with many fullsheet and full-page lithographic illustrations and with most text pages including smaller images. All of the images evoke the atmosphere and much of the bawdiness of medieval life, pilgrimage, and of Chaucer's verse.The disastrous loss of about three quarters of the entire printing is described in the accompanying sales brochure, resulting in the survival of only 256 full sets of the 1,000 originally printed (one set has been lodged with the British Library, London, and some are believed to have been presented to other institutions). Mozley's technique was to draw directly onto the lithographic films and his illustrations show his masterful characterisations.

1298 MEDIEVAL STAINED GLASS 'HEAD OF A FEMALE SAINT' LEADED PANEL Circa 1520 AD A small stained glass and leaded panel with sanguine and black vitreous colours, formed of three separate pieces; delicately painted head of a young female mourning saint, possibly a Mary at the Tomb, her head tilted, resting in her hand, with eyes closed, and wearing a white headcloth. 159 grams, 18.5 cm tall (7 ¼"). Fine condition, the main pane cracked. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 Ex Canadian collection; formerly from Michael Acezat, Paris (1878-1944, collection sold 1969). Michael Acezat operated a highly distinguished glass restoration workshop specialising in the stained glass of many French cathedrals during the early 20th century; he acquired a large collection of fragments (such as this example), including many items from 19th century restorers, which were sold by his descendants in Paris in 1969.

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1299 MEDIEVAL CRYSTAL SKULL PENDANT 15th-16th century AD A carved skull pendant with silver rod in the vertical piercing, knop finial below and openwork collar above with loop and ring. 60 grams, 57 mm (2 ¼"). Fine condition. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,180 - 1,780 USD 1,530 - 2,290 Ex Herman Historica, Germany.

1300 PRE-COLUMBIAN CHIMÚ CERAMIC VESSEL 1000-1470 AD A ceramic vessel with flat base and globular body, elliptical in plan, tubular neck; the upper body with four panels with reserved designs of figures in bird costume. 770 grams, 23 cm (9"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460

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From an old Spanish collection; acquired before 1990. The Chimú built a capital at Chan Chan, just north of Trujillo. Chan Chan is the largest pre-Columbian city in Peru, covering about 20 sq km, and is estimated to have housed about 50,000 people. Gone, for the most part, is the technique of painting pots. Instead, they were fired by a simpler method than that used by the Moche, producing the typical blackware seen in many Chimú pottery collections. Despite its poorer quality, this pottery still shows us life in the Chimú kingdom. Although the quality of the ceramics declined, metallurgy developed and various alloys, including bronze, were worked. The Chimú were also exceptionally fine goldsmiths. It is as an urban society that the Chimú are best remembered. Their huge capital contained approximately 10,000 dwellings of varying quality and importance. Buildings were decorated with friezes, the designs moulded into the mud walls, and the more important areas were layered with precious metals. There were storage bins for food and other products from their empire, which stretched along the coast from the Gulf of Guayaquil to Chancay. There were huge walk-in wells, canals, workshops and temples. The royal dead were buried in mounds with a wealth of funerary offerings. The Chimú had a highly organised society - it must have been to have built and supported a city such as Chan Chan. Chimor was conquered by the Incas 50 years before the arrival of the Spanish, so there were plenty of survivors from pre-Inca times to dictate the particulars of daily life before the conquest by Inca Tupac Inca Yupanqui. Chimor grew out of the remnants of the Moche culture.

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Lots 1301 - 1323 are property of a Somerset collector. Electrotypes were generally produced in the Victorian era and are exact copies formed by electro-deposition of a thin layer of metal (usually copper) and then lead filled to the reverse to give strength.

1301 BRISTOL CITY 1569 SEAL AND COUNTERSEAL MATRIX 19th century AD A pair of electrotypes of seal and counterseal matrices, the seal depicting the city gate with herald and NISI DOMINVS CVSTODIERIL CIVITATEM BRVSTRA VIGILAT QVI CVSTODIL EAM 1569 and counterseal with City arms with unicorn supporters and SIGILLVM COMMVNE MAIORIS ET COMMVNITATIS CIVITATIS BRISTOLLI A DOMINI 1569. 740 grams total, 10.5 cm (4"). Extremely fine condition. [2, No Reserve] £30 - 50 EUR 40 - 60 USD 50 - 80 1301

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1302 BRISTOL SEAL AND COUNTERSEAL MATRICES 19th century AD

1305 WORCESTER SEAL AND COUNTERSEAL MATRIX 19th century AD

Electrotypes of seal and counterseal of Bristol (for 1831) pair with lugs comprising the seal depicting arms with SIG COM DEC ET CAPIT BRISTOL RESTITUT ANNO DOM MDCCCXXXI with counterseal depicting Henry VII seated under a canopy with ANNO REGIS HENRICI OCTAVO XXXIV ANNO GRACIE MDXLII. 452 grams total,11 cm. (4 ¼"). Extremely fine condition. [2, No Reserve] £30 - 50 EUR 40 - 60 USD 50 - 80

Electrotypes of medieval Worcester seal matrix pair comprising: a seal depicting bishop and churchmen beneath arches with S COMMVNE CATHEDRELIS ECCG APLOR PET ET PAVLI ET SCI SWITHI WIRICA; with counterseal depicting king and bishops beneath arches with FACTVM ANNO GRIE M CC NON AGES NO ET ANNO REGNI REGIS EDWARDI XXII. 690 grams total, 90 mm (3 ½"). Extremely fine condition. [2, No Reserve] £40 - 60 EUR 50 - 70 USD 60 - 90

Property of a Somerset collector. Electrotypes were generally produced in the Victorian era and are exact copies formed by electro-deposition of a thin layer of metal (usually copper) and then lead filled to the reverse to give strength.

1303 z CANTERBURY SEAL MATRIX GROUP 19th century AD Electrotypes of seal matrices comprising: an oval seal depicting an angel with arms and SIGILLVM VICARII GENERALIS D GVIILEMI ARCHIEPISCOPI CANTVARIENSI; a vesica seal depicting a standing female figure with SIGILLVM COLLEGII REGNALIS CANTABRIG 1675; a vesica seal depicting a mitre and arms with SIGILLVM VICARII GENERALIS ARCHIEPISCOPI CANTVRIENSIS and a small oval personal seal of Matthew Parker (1505-1575) depicting arms with initials M. P. 366 grams total, 28- 80 mm (1 - 3"). Extremely fine condition. [4, No Reserve] £30 - 50 EUR 40 - 60 USD 50 - 80 1304 z CHESTER, DURHAM AND WORCESTER ELECTROTYPE SEAL MATRIX GROUP 19th century AD A mixed group of electrotypes of seal matrices comprising: a vesica seal of Richard Brindley Hone (1805-1881) of Worcester cathedral depicting arms with THE SEAL OF RICHARD BRINDLEY HONE M A ARCHDEACON OF WORCESTER 1849; a round seal of Durham depicting seated Christ with SIGIL CAPITVLI DVNELM CATHED ECCLESIE CRISTI ET BTE M VIRGIS; a round seal of Chester depicting the city gate with lion and wheatsheaves above and SIGILLVM COMVNE MAIORIS ET CIVIVM CIVITATIS CESTRIE and an oval seal of the John the Baptist Hospital, Chester depicting figures and emblems with SIGILL HOSPITAL SANCT IOHAN BAPT CESTR. 733 grams total, 70-90 mm (2 ¾ - 3 ½"). Extremely fine condition. [4, No Reserve] £30 - 50 EUR 40 - 60 USD 50 - 80

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1306 z SIR THOMAS MORE ELECTROTYPE SEAL MATRIX AND OTHERS 19th century AD Electrotypes of medieval seal matrices including: a small seal of Sir Thomas More depicting arms (CATHOLICO CHRISTIANO); a seal of Hartlebury depicting a church (SIGILL PECULIARIS IURISNIS ECCLESIASTICAE DE HARTLEBVRY); a seal of the Commonwealth of England (1649-1660) depicting the co-joined arms of England and Ireland (THE SEAL OF THE PARLIAMENT AND THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND); a seal depicting a crowned lion (S SECRETV CIVITATIS DE RODE M COO[-]CIA DE MOTE) and a seal depicting a tree and boar (IACTA PANEM TVVM SVPER AQVAS). 468 grams total, 26-81 mm (¾ - 3 ¾"). Extremely fine condition. [5, No Reserve] £50 - 70 EUR 60 - 80 USD 80 - 110

1307 HENRIETTA MARIA SEAL AND COUNTERSEAL MATRIX 19th century AD Electrotypes of seal matrices for Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles II, the seal depicting Henrietta standing beneath a canopy with arms to each side and HENRETTA MARIA DEI GRATIAE ANGLIS SCOTIA FRAVNCIAE ET HIBERNIAE REGINAE, the counterseal depicting arms with angel and lion supporters and HENRETTA MARIAE DEI GRATIA ANGILAE SCOTIAE FRAVNCIAE ET HIBERNIAE REGINAE. 619 grams total, 10 cm (4"). Extremely fine condition. [2, No Reserve] £40 - 60 EUR 50 - 70 USD 60 - 90


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1310 z ECCLESIASTICAL SEAL GROUP 19th century AD Electrotype of ecclesiastical vesica seal impressions depicting biblical figures and churchmen; with three circular examples depicting heraldic arms. 462 grams total, 48-60 mm (2 - 2 ½"). Very fine condition. [14, No Reserve] £50 - 70 EUR 60 - 80 USD 80 - 110 1307

1311 z ECCLESIASTICAL SEAL MATRIX GROUP 19th century AD Electrotypes of medieval ecclesiastical seal impressions including examples depicting biblical figures and churchmen; some of the original impressions partial; with two circular examples, one depicting the bust and emblems of King Edward I. 482 grams total, 45 - 72 mm (1 ¾ - 2 ¾"). Very fine condition. [14, No Reserve] £50 - 70 EUR 60 - 80 USD 80 - 110

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1308 MARY 1685 SEAL MATRIX 19th century AD An electrotype of a royal seal matrix depicting the Queen standing beneath a canopy, with arms to each side and MARIA DEI GRA MAG BRITANNIAE FRAN ET HIBERNIAE REGINA 1685 legend. 662 grams, 11.5 cm (4 ½"). Extremely fine condition. [No Reserve] £30 - 50 EUR 40 - 60 USD 50 - 80

1309 QUEEN ANNE ROYAL SEAL AND COUNTERSEAL MATRICES 19th century AD Electrotype of the seal matrices of the royal seal of Queen Anne (1702-1704) from the sixth year of her reign comprising: the seal depicting Anne seated (as Britannia) with shield and spear, crown and emblems for England and Scotland before, with BRITANNIA ANNO REGNI ANNAE REGINAE SEXTO legend and the counterseal depicting the royal arms in garter with lion and unicorn supporters and emblems below, within an oak wreath. 3.51 kg, 15.5 cm diameter (6 "). Extremely fine condition, lightly toned. [2, No Reserve] £50 - 70 EUR 60 - 80 USD 80 - 110

1312 z VESICA SEAL MATRIX GROUP 19th century AD Electrotypes of medieval vesica seal matrices including: a seal depicting staff with hands holding sword and crozier (S COMMVNE DE FFORYATEMONACHOR); a seal of Chichester depicting a bird with lis and sun (SIGILLVM CIVIVM CICESTRIE); a seal depicting Christ with angels and arms (SIGILLVM GAR[-]I AIN EBV WACESIS); a seal of Osbert depicting a cross (SIGILLVM OSBERTI DE NLTVNE); two small seals of Gilbert depicting a hippocampus (SIGIL GILEBERT I DE HVLPOTE); a seal depicting catherine wheel, crescent moon and symbols (SIGIL ALAV[---]IE[-]M GADIC); a seal depicting standing king (SIGILLVM LICEUICARN VICARIE AQUILONAR); a small seal depicting a hand holding staff with star and crescent moon; a seal with large oval ancient intaglio at centre; a seal depicting churchmen and a small seal with ancient intaglio at centre (ROB'TI SIGNVNIT SIGNANTIS [-] DIGNV). 449 grams total, 26-61 mm (1 - 2 ¼"). Extremely fine condition. [12, No Reserve] £70 - 90 EUR 80 - 110 USD 110 - 140 1313 z VESICA SEAL MATRIX GROUP 19th century AD Electrotypes of medieval vesica seals variously depicting a cross, a church, biblical figures and churchmen. 418 grams total, 43-77 mm (1 ¾ - 3"). Extremely fine condition. [8, No Reserve] £50 - 70 EUR 60 - 80 USD 80 - 110 1314 z PERSONAL SEAL MATRIX GROUP 19th century AD Electrotypes of small medieval oval and circular personal seal matrices comprising: an oval seal with ancient intaglio gemstone inset with SIGILL SECRETI; an oval seal with ancient intaglio gemstone inset with inscription; an oval seal with ancient intaglio gemstone inset and arms with inscription; an oval seal depicting a bird with ASEETTECAIVEASCENDECALVE; an octagonal seal depicting a profile bust with S CRISTINE ALMARICI; an oval seal depicting a double-headed eagle with inscription; a circular seal depicting two facing profile busts with S CRISTIN DI SPROTEOR; an oval seal depicting a female bust with IL Y RESTERA TANT QVE IE VIVRAY;

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an oval seal depicting a stooping man with SECRETVM SIMONIS, with eight further examples (one duplicated). 156 grams total, 14-25 mm (½ - 1"). Extremely fine condition. [17, No Reserve] £90 - 120 EUR 110 - 140 USD 140 - 180 1315 z PERSONAL SEAL MATRIX GROUP 19th century AD Electrotypes of medieval personal seal matrices including: an oval seal with ancient intaglio gemstone inset and S WILLI DE LAMENVILL; a similar seal with L E C T A A T E E3 E; two examples of an octagonal seal with ancient intaglio gemstone inset with CHRISTINE AMLMARICI; an oval seal depicting a boar with P PERGVIS; an oval seal depicting a cockerel with AMICE CHRISTI IOHANNES; with ten other similar examples. 168 grams total, 16-32 mm (½ - 1 ¼"). Extremely fine condition. [16, No Reserve] £40 - 60 EUR 50 - 70 USD 60 - 90 1316 z PERSONAL SEAL MATRICES GROUP 19th century AD Electrotypes of medieval circular seal matrices including: one depicting crowned arms within garter (HONI SOIT QVI MAL Y PENSE); one depicting crowned arms (IOHAN MELCHIOR MVLLER); one depicting arms with crest and swords (GVILLAVME ALMANI SR DE RECLOVD); one depicting arms (G M PYNSENVAA); one depicting arms (no inscription); with three further examples depicting arms (black letter inscriptions) and the last with ancient intaglio at centre. 486 grams total, 35-47 mm diameter (1 ½ - 2"). Extremely fine condition. [9, No Reserve] £70 - 90 EUR 80 - 110 USD 110 - 140 1317 z PERSONAL SEAL MATRIX GROUP 19th century AD Electrotypes of medieval personal seal matrices depicting arms; circular and oval types, some with inscriptions. 143 grams total, 1727 mm (½ - 1"). Extremely fine condition. [11, No Reserve] £40 - 60 EUR 50 - 70 USD 60 - 90 1318 z CIRCULAR SEAL MATRIX GROUP 19th century AD Electrotypes of medieval circular seal matrices, one depicting a view of a church, five depicting personal arms, three depicting biblical figures or churchmen and the last depicting the bust of an English king, with emblems. 358 grams total, 34-40 mm (1 ¼ - 1 ½"). Extremely fine condition. [10, No Reserve] £70 - 90 EUR 80 - 110 USD 110 - 140 1319 z SEAL MATRIX GROUP 19th century AD Electrotypes of medieval seal matrices and impressions depicting biblical figures and churchmen; with four circular or oval types, one depicting a mounted knight. 532 grams total, 40-70 mm (1 ½ - 2 ¾"). Very fine condition. [15, No Reserve] £50 - 70 EUR 60 - 80 USD 80 - 110 1320 z SEAL MATRIX GROUP 19th century AD Electrotypes of medieval seal matrices comprising: a circular seal with four lugs depicting the English arms with SIGILL EDWARDI REGIS ANGL APVD KERNERDYN; a circular seal depicting arms

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with SIGILL PETRI LENBAR ARMIG MORROY REGIS ARMORVM; an oval Cambridge University Sidney Sussex college seal depicting an animal and wavy sun with SIGILL COMMVN COLLEGII DOMINAE FRANCIS SYDNEY SVSSEX; four oval seals, two depicting arms, one Mary and Christ and the last a profile bust; and two circular seals depicting arms. 525 grams total, 30-68 mm (1 ¼ - 3"). Extremely fine condition. [9, No Reserve] £40 - 60 EUR 50 - 70 USD 60 - 90 1321 z SEAL MATRIX GROUP 19th century AD Electrotypes of medieval seal matrices comprising: a circular seal of Hubert de Burgo depicting heater arms and SIGILL HVBERTI DE BVRGO; a circular seal of Robert depicting a wicker pannier with S ROBTI PANNERE WESMONSI; a circular seal of Oliver depicting heater arms with SECRETVM OLIVERI DE PVNCHARDVII; a circular seal of Walter depicting heater arms with SECRETVM [ ] WALTERI; a circular seal of William with suspension loop depicting heater arms with SIGILLVM WILLI DE HOBRVG; a sexfoil seal depicting a tonsured figure with GOTTRANSIE GILLVM DVRGEVE; a vesica seal with suspension loop of Alice depicting a standing figure with SIGILLVM ALIS DE COLEVILE; an oval seal with large cameo inset and SI[ ] WID[ ]INES; an oval seal depicting a horseman fighting a wolf with SIGILLVM [ ]ARDI DE CODNERE and a circular seal depicting three shields with SIGILIE DE GRAH[ ]ISSOHO. 417 grams total, 33-52 mm (1 ¼ - 2"). Extremely fine condition. [10, No Reserve] £50 - 70 EUR 60 - 80 USD 80 - 110 1322 z SEAL MATRIX GROUP 19th century AD Electrotypes and lead casts of medieval seal impressions including: seal of the commune of St Mary at Kelco depicting Mary and Jesus below Gothic arch (SIGILLVM CONMVNE STE MARIE DE KELCO); seal of Elizabeth of Secorc depicting a lady riding (S ELYZABETH DOMINE DE SECORC); Winchester cokete seal depicting the standing king with arms (S COKETE REGALIS [-]IS DE WIN); seal depicting a city gate (SIGILLUM COMMVNE CITIVIS WIGOR[-]IE); seal depicting two seated figures (HOC SIGIL FACTEM EST ANNO DCIMO RICARDI REGIS ANGLOR); seal depicting a ship (SIGILLVM COMVNITATIS DE CORNEMVI[-]A); seal depicting a ship (SIGILLVM COM[--]VNE DE LAPO[-]ER; seal depicting Mary and Jesus under Gothic arch (STAVMFORD BVRGENSES VIRGO FVNDVNT TIRIPREGES); vesica seal depicting four standing figures (LEONARDVS EPS MOTVLANVS); vesica seal depicting two standing figures under Gothic arches (GA PETRIZANVS ARCHIPRE MVTINEN). 882 grams total, 55-78 mm (2 ¼ - 3"). Very fine condition. [10, No Reserve] £50 - 70 EUR 60 - 80 USD 80 - 110 1323 z MEDAL, BADGE AND OTHER ITEM GROUP 19th century AD A mixed group of electrotypes and other items comprising: a uniface badge of the Company of Distillers depicting arms and COMPANY OF DISTILLERS OF LONDON 1852; a bronzed lead cast medallion for Lorenzo de Medici (Il Magnifico) , after the original by Florentino depicting a profile bust and a figure reclining beneath a tree with MAGNVS LAVRENTIVS DI MEDICES and TVTELA PATRIE FLORENTIN; seven electrotype uniface medals; an oval electrotype seal matrix depicting a profile bust with HIERONYMVS FERRARIENSIS ORD PREC DE [ ]; two uniface badges; three miscellaneous items; a 1935 George V silver jubilee medal for Luton Sports Meeting; a medal for the 1886 Colonial and Indian Exhibition; a Spain 8 maradevis coin of Isabel II, dated 1847; an Austria 4 kreuzer coin of Franz Joseph I, dated 1860 and a later 'Celtic' style cross pendant. 1.05 Kg total, 19-105 mm (¾ - 4"). Generally, extremely fine condition; coins about fine. [16, No Reserve] £40 - 60 EUR 50 - 70 USD 60 - 90


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1324 BRONZE STRIDING BULL FIGURINE Italian or Flemish, early 17th century AD A cast advancing bull with head tilted and tail lifted, one foreleg raised, after a work by Giambologna; mounted on a socle display base. 941 grams, 12 cm including base. (5"). Fine condition. ÂŁ1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,420 - 2,130 USD 1,830 - 2,750 Ex Herman Historica, Germany. Giambologna was the nickname of Jean Boulogne (1529 - 13 August 1608). He was a sculptor, known for his marble and bronze statuary in a late Renaissance style.

1325 CERAMIC LIDDED STEIN 16th century AD A tall white ceramic drinking vessel with white metal hinged lid; the body with three figural panels and strap handle to the rear; to each panel a lozenge with winged female holding a cup, scroll above with legend 'VNKVISCH' (unchaste), bull behind; masks, profile figures, winged figures and foliage to the corners, 'HH' at the bottom of the lozenge; maker's mark to the underside of the lid. See Klinge, Ekkart, German Stoneware, p.32-37, for similar examples; accompanied by an email about this piece from Hetjens-Museum Dusseldorf. 935 grams, 28 cm (11"). Fine condition, chipped to base and rim. ÂŁ2,000 - 3,000 EUR 2,370 - 3,550 USD 3,050 - 4,580 From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

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1326 GOLD ZODIAC RING 17th century AD A flat-section hoop with filigree ropework bands to the edges, median band of twelve filigree zodiacal signs. Possibly Indian workmanship. 3.71 grams, 21 mm overall, 17.53 mm internal diameter (approximate size British O, USA 7 ¼, Europe 15.0, Japan 14) (¾"). Fine condition. £600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,070 USD 920 - 1,370 From a German private collection; acquired before 1990.

1327 GOLD ENGRAVED RING WITH CABOCHON 18th century AD

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A gold finger ring with incised scroll motif to the D-section hoop; the bezel a rectangular cell enclosing a peridot, with incised scrolls to the walls and underside; possibly restored from contemporary parts. 5.4 grams, 25 mm overall, 17.56 mm internal diameter (approximate size British O, USA 7 ¼, Europe 14.51, Japan 14) (1"). Fine condition. £500 - 700 EUR 590 - 830 USD 760 - 1,070 From a London collection.

1328 GOLD RING WITH CLASSICAL STYLE CARNELIAN INTAGLIO Late 18th century AD A D-section hoop with split shoulders and openwork bezel holding an elliptical intaglio with finely carved female bust with wreath to the brow. 9.34 grams, 26 mm overall, 18.59 mm internal diameter (approximate size British Q ½, USA 8 ½, Europe 18.40, Japan 17) (1"). Fine condition. £350 - 550 EUR 410 - 650 USD 530 - 840

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From a German private collection; acquired before 1990.

1329 ENAMELLED GOLD AND WHITE STONE RING 18th-19th century AD A D-section hoop expanding to an integral bezel with black enamelled scroll motifs, cluster of eight smaller and one larger facetted white stones. 11 grams, 33 mm overall, 23.42 mm internal diameter (approximate size British Z+3 ½, USA 14 ¼, Europe 33.42, Japan 32) (1 ¼"). Very fine condition. £600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,070 USD 920 - 1,370 From a private Swiss family collection, Geneva; property of a lady living in London by descent.

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1330 GEORGIAN TURQUOISE & DIAMOND FINGER RING 18th century AD

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A plain flat-section gold hoop with bifid shoulders, convex silver bezel formed as a silver cinquefoil with diamond inserts, central turquoise cabochon. 1.82 grams, 23 mm overall, 18.18 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 Suffolk collection.

1331 GOLD 'IN THE MY CHOYCE I DO REJOYCE' POSY RING 18th Century AD A plain gold D-section hoop, inscribed to the inner face in an italic hand 'In the my choyce I do rejoyce' followed by a stamped 'e' maker's mark. 6.11 grams 23 mm overall, 19.05 mm internal diameter (approximate size British S, USA 9, Europe 20.0, Japan 19) (¾"). Very fine condition, heavy large wearable size. £600 - 800 EUR 710 - 950 USD 920 - 1,220 Ex Mason collection; Lancashire, UK.

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1332 GOLD 'AS GOD DECREED SO WE AGREED' POSY RING 18th century AD A gold finger ring with flat-section hoop, chamfered to the inner edges; to the inner face the text in a seriffed italic hand 'As god decreed so we agreed' followed by a crow's foot mark, with long 's'; the ring in high quality gold and carefully manufactured. This inscription is recorded by Evans J. English Posies and Posy Rings (1931) as in use from 1596 to at least 1735. 5.03 grams, 21 mm overall, 17.50 mm internal diameter (approximate size British O, USA 7, Europe 14.98, Japan 14) (¾"). Very fine condition, wearable size. £600 - 800 EUR 710 - 950 USD 920 - 1,220 Found Stoke Ash, Suffolk, UK 2011; declared under the Treasure Act (2011 T631), and subsequently returned to the finder. Accompanied by relevant documentation from the British Museum. Recorded under the Portable Antiquities Scheme with reference number SF-B18C24.

1332 1333 GOLD 'AS GOD DECREED SO WE AGREED' POSY RING 18th century AD A D-section hoop with plain outer face, inscribed in an italic hand to the inner face 'As God decreed so we agreed' with maker's marks after. 6.45 grams, 22 mm overall, 18.65 mm internal diameter (approximate size British Q ½, USA 8 ½, Europe 18.62, Japan 18) (¾"). Very fine condition, large wearable man's size. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,220 - 1,830 Property of a Middlesex gentleman; acquired in the early 1980s.

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1334 GOLD 'I LYKE YR CHANCE' POSY RING 18th century AD A plain D-section finger ring with inscription to the inner face in seriffed capitals 'I * LYKE * YR * CHANCE' with the 'R' superscript to the 'Y'. 1.36 grams, 16.10 mm overall, 14.61 mm internal diameter (approximate size British G ½, USA 3 ½, Europe 5.55, Japan 5) (½"). Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760

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Property of a Norfolk collector.

1335 GOLD 'WHEN THIS YOU SEE REMEMBER ME' POSY RING 18th century AD A D-section hoop, plain to the exterior, with text to the inner face in an italic hand 'When this you see remember me'. 3.05 grams, 21 mm overall, 18.38 mm internal diameter (approximate size British Q, USA 8 ¼, Europe 17.77, Japan 17) (¾"). Fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220

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Ex Beard collection.

1336 GOLD DECORATED 'FAYTHEFULNES I DO PROFES' POSY RING 18th century AD A gold barrel-shaped hoop with incised ropework borders and panels to the median band; to the inner face the text in seriffed capitals '+FAYTHEFVLNES. I DO.PROFES' with 'HE' ligature. 4.89 grams, 21 mm overall, 17.68 mm internal diameter (approximate size British O ½, USA 7 ¼, Europe 15.61, Japan 15) (¾"). Fine condition. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,420 - 2,130 USD 1,830 - 2,750

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Ex Beard collection.

1337 GOLD 'THE SIGHT OF THEE WELL PLAESETH MEE' POSY RING 18th century AD A plain D-section hoop with text to the inner face in an italic hand 'The sight of thee well plaeseth mee' and maker's mark of capital 'M' in a square, '7' behind. 2.14 grams, 21 mm overall, 18.55 mm internal diameter (approximate size British Q ½, USA 8 ¼, Europe 18.12, Japan 17) (¾"). Very fine condition, large wearable size. £750 - 1,000 EUR 890 - 1,180 USD 1,140 - 1,530 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

1337 1338 GOLD 'GOD DID DECREE OUR UNITIE' POSY RING 18th century AD A large D-section hoop with plain outer face, inscription to the inner face in an italic hand 'God did decree our unitie' and maker's mark 'V.C.' behind. 7.19 grams, 24 mm overall, 19.62 mm internal diameter (approximate size British T, USA 9 ¾, Europe 21.67, Japan 20) (1"). Very fine condition, a large heavy wearable man's size. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,220 - 1,830 From a private collection, Essex, UK.

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1339 GOLD DECORATED 'THOUGH LITLE ACCEPT IT' POSY RING 18th century AD

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A delicate gold finger ring with quatrefoil motifs to the outer face of the hoop, engraved to the inner face in an italic hand 'Though litle accept it'. 1.28 grams, 16 mm overall, 14.44 mm internal diameter (approximate size British G, USA 3 ½, Europe 5.4, Japan 5) (½"). Fine condition, repaired. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 Private collection, Nottinghamshire, UK; acquired late 1980s-early 1990s.

1340 GOLD 'FOR THEE I MORNE, AS ONE FORLORNE' MOURNING RING 18th century AD

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A D-section hoop with rilled detail to the edges, inscribed to the inner face in an italic hand 'For thee I morne, as one forlorne'. 1.27 grams, 18 mm overall, 16.68 mm internal diameter (approximate size British L ½, USA 6, Europe 12.34, Japan 12) (¾"). Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 Property of a Middlesex gentleman; acquired in the early 1980s.

1341 GOLD BLACK-ENAMELLED MOURNING RING Dated 1729

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A D-section hoop with running foliage and floral motifs and a stylised skull on a black-enamelled field; to the inner face the legend in fine italic script 'TJ ob 8 aug 1729'. Recorded with the PAS under reference SOM-518A85. 4.70 grams, 20 mm overall, 16.92 mm internal diameter (approximate size British M ½, USA 6 ½, Europe 13.16, Japan 12) (¾"). Fine condition. £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610 From a private Somerset collection; found Chewton Mendip, Somerset, UK in 2010; accompanied by a print out of the Portable Antiquities Scheme museum report and images.

1342 GOLD MEMORIAL RING 19th century AD A flat gold band with black enamelled exterior borders framing reserved Gothic script 'In Memory. DF.'; to the inner face, in a fine italic hand 'Edw.Wakley Gray 19 Mar 1816' and hallmarks. 3.38 grams, 18 mm overall, 16.66 mm internal diameter (approximate size British L ½, USA 6, Europe 12.34, Japan 12) (¾"). Fine condition, abraded. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a Suffolk collection.

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1343 GOLD PENDANT WITH DIAMONDS 19th century AD A gold pendant comprising a triangular plaque with central table-cut diamond chip above a trefoil leaf, segmented with similar diamond chip and openwork hexafoil below with diamond chip insert; gold chain to the ends of the triangle; assay mark to the clasp and stamped 'RJ' and '375' to the reverse. 2.93 grams, 40 cm (15 ¾"). Fine condition. £180 - 240 EUR 210 - 280 USD 270 - 370 From a noble Russian family by descent.

1344 SILVER 'I LOVE IN HARTE' POSY RING 18th century AD

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A barrel-shaped hoop with plain outer face, to the inner the text 'I LOVE IN HARTE' in seriffed capitals. 3.50 grams, 21 mm overall, 18.04 mm internal diameter (approximate size British P, USA 7 ¾, Europe 16.55, Japan 16) (¾"). Fine condition, large wearable size, some wear. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Property of a Suffolk gentleman.

1345 SILVER HERALDIC FINGER RING 19th-20th century AD 1344 An Eastern Mediterranian ring with D-section hoop with scooped Dshaped shoulders and elliptical bezel; inscribed scroll detail to the shoulders, intaglio design to the bezel of a tilting helm with rampant lion crest, canted heater shield with textured fess. 13 grams, 24 mm overall, 18.44 mm internal diameter (approximate size British Q, USA 8 ¼, Europe 18.0, Japan 17) (1"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 From an important Mayfair, London, UK, collection.

1346 SILVER MOUSE AND MAN FIGURAL RING 19th century AD A cast flat-section hoop developing on one side to the figure of a mouse with outstretched forepaws and on the other to a man in doublet and hose with cap. 8.64 grams, 30 mm overall, 20.24 mm internal diameter (approximate size British U ½, USA 10 ½, Europe 23.59, Japan 22) (1 ¼"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180

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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.

1347 SILVER-GILT FINGER RING 18th century AD

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A broad hoop with ribs to the border, median raised section with incised chevron and foliate ornament; gilded to the borders. 2.96 grams, 21 mm overall, 18.16 mm internal diameter (approximate size British P ½, USA 7 ¾, Europe 17.0, Japan 16) (¾"). Fine condition, light abrasion to the median section. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 120 - 180 From a Lancashire collection.

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1348 GEORGIAN SILVER 'JW' HERALDIC SEAL MATRIX 18th century AD A cast seal matrix with octagonal-section shank, collar and suspension loop with knop above; the face discoid with intaglio design of a heater shield and helmet with elaborate wreath, star crest above the helmet and script monogram 'JW' to the shield. 5.26 grams, 19 mm (¾"). Very fine condition. £180 - 240 EUR 210 - 280 USD 270 - 370

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Ex Groves collection.

1349 GEORGIAN SILVER SHIPPING MERCHANT'S SEAL MATRIX 17th century AD A stamp seal matrix, discoid with hexagonal-section shank, trefoil handle and knop finial; to the underside an intaglio motif of a threemasted barque under sail. 3.93 grams, 25 mm (1"). Very fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 230 - 310 From a Bedfordshire, UK, collection.

1349 1350 TUDOR SILVER-GILT DRESS OR HAIR PIN 16th century AD A dress pin with tapering shaft and spherical hollow head ornamented with filigree and granulation. 3.42 grams, 71 mm (2 ¾"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 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.

1351 SILVER-GILT PIN WITH LION FINIAL 19th century AD A dress pin with tapering shaft and ribbed gilt collar, above this a miniature figure of a lion with gilt mane, crouching with the right forepaw extended, slight bevel to the inner face of the paw. 19 grams, 12 cm (4 ¾"). Very fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 230 - 380 Property of a London collector, acquired before 1980. The bevel and the pose of the figure suggest that it may once have held a sword or banner, now absent.

1352 TUDOR PERIOD SILVER BODKIN 16th century AD

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A slender rectangular-section bodkin with rectangular slot, piriform finial with round hole and hemispherical cell above. 12 grams, 14 cm (5 ½"). Fine condition, minor abrasions. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Property of a Lancashire gentleman; formerly in an old Swiss collection.

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1353 RENAISSANCE SILVER CRAYFISH FIGURINE Late 16th century AD A lifesize silver crayfish model with textured body, detailed articulation to the legs and body; enamel traces remaining. 81 grams, 74 mm (3"). Fine condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,220 - 1,830 Ex Herman Historica, Germany.

1354 SILVER THIMBLE WITH INITIALS Circa 1650 AD A delicate domed thimble with roundel texturing to the sidewall and top; a large rococo panel to the sidewall with pseudo-heraldic supporters and mural crown above, the initials 'MT' executed in punched-point. 3.37 grams, 17 mm (¾"). Fine condition, some wear. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 From a Lancashire collection.

1354

1355 SILVER-GILT SPOON WITH VANITY FIGURAL TERMINAL Dated 1715 AD A Dutch spoon with broad bowl, triangular-section handle and figural finial; the junction of bowl and shaft ornamented with volute scrolls; the finial a standing figure of a robed lady with a mirror in her right hand; the underside of the bowl inscribed in a fine italic hand 'Ao. 1715 Is Gebooren [....] Reyni cos.' and two maker's marks: a mullet and an anchor. 39 grams, 17 cm (6 ¾"). Fine condition, small crack to forward edge. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a Dutch private collection; acquired in the 1970s.

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1356 SILVER 'WILLIAM WOLLASCOTT' HAWKING VERVEL 1604-1637 AD

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A small hunting vervel, annular with a slot to the inner edge, inscribed to one face in a dense italic hand 'Willia[m] +Wollascott* of Shinfelde' and to the other '*near Readinge +in barcke'. 0.54 grams, 12 mm (½"). Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 Found Micheldever, Hampshire, UK, 2012 (Treasure Act T290-2012) with supporting documentation.

1357 SILVER HAWKING OR BOSUN'S WHISTLE 16th-17th century AD

1357

A silver whistle formed as a flared tube with rolled mouthpiece and a small cell-set turquoise, a hollow heart-shaped bulb and applied Sscrolled ropework handle, suspension ring below; the surface ornamented with light hatching. 2.27 grams, 40 mm (1 ½"). Very fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 610 - 920 Property of a North Country gentleman.

1358 GILT ENAMELLED 'LACEY' HERALDIC PLAQUE 17th century AD A rectangular bifacial plaque with frame and glazed inserts, loop above; to one face an enamelled design of a cardinal's heraldic arms in gilt on a red field; to the other face a heater shield with griffin supporters, ducal crown, three ducal helmets (crested with a demieagle, lion rampant and armoured arm with mace respectively), the shield with chequy chief, quartered arms with inescutcheon and scroll with motto 'MERITIS AVGENTVR HONORES'; this motto and the demi-eagle crest are associated with the Lacey (de Lacey) family, possibly Spanish workmanship. 41 grams, 84 mm (3 ¼"). Fine condition, one panel cracked. £300 - 500 EUR 360 - 590 USD 460 - 760 Ex Beard collection.

1359 GILT-BRONZE GROTESQUE MASK MOUNT 17th century AD A cast mount, hollow to the reverse, in the form of a long grotesque mask with scowling brow, with long pointed ears. 5.89 grams, 27 mm (1"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Acquired from an English collection in the early 1990s.

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1360 1360 BRONZE EROTIC PIPE TAMPER 19th century AD 1361 A Victorian erotic pipe tamper in the general form of an Egyptian shabti figurine, the female figure semi-nude, with a winged phallus below. 41 grams, 79 mm (3 ¼"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 120 Found County Durham, UK.

1361 LEAD HORN BOOK 16th-17th century AD A flat-section rectangular cast lead hornbook with heater shield motif to one face, specimen alphabet to the reverse with pellets before; the lines of text laid out as ABCDE / FGHIKLM / NOPQRS / TVWXY / and lower line with fillers and reversed 'Z'. 17 grams, 38 mm (1 ½"). Fine condition, creased, some wear. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Found Newark, UK in 1999. Occasional reversed letters are a noted feature of early hornbooks which were cast as an alternative means of production to the printed paper slip pasted onto a wooden base with a transparent horn layer above.

1362 LEAD EPIGRAPHIC HORNBOOK 17th-18th century AD

1362

A cast flat-section rectangular plaque with heart-shaped handle below; to one face a raised alphabet in capitals, to the other raised pellets and numerals. 14 grams, 52 mm (2"). Fine condition, characters worn. [No Reserve] £50 - 70 EUR 60 - 80 USD 80 - 110 Ex Edward Fletcher collection, Surrey, UK.

1363 LEAD ALCHEMICAL PLAQUE 16th-17th century AD A sheet lead page from a grimoire engraved to one face with a cabbalistic sefirot symbol formed with discs bearing zodiac and other symbols, punched roundels and points; two holes to one edge. 146 grams, 12 cm (4 ¾"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985; found near Kenilworth, Warwickshire, UK. It is conjectured that the purpose of the page is to provide instructions for an alchemical potion. The page lacks text but the punched roundels and points indicate the proportions of the various ingredients to be used; the ingredients are indicated by the astrological and other symbols (aqua vitae, sulphur, oil, etc.).

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1364 IRON AXEHEAD WITH MAKER'S MARK GROUP 17th-18th century AD A group of two hand-forged axeheads comprising: one with scooped upper face, punchmarks include a disc with crossed hammers and CGN below, four crescents and nine pellets; one with flared blade, bifid plate to the rear, punchmarks include three rosettes and triangular stamp with dentilled edge enclosing EP. 2.1 kg total, 14-17 cm (5 ½ - 6 ¾"). Fine condition. [2, No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 From an old Wolfsberg collection, Germany.

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1365 TUDOR IMPRESSED CLAY TILE 16th century AD A ceramic tile, rectangular in plan, with raised lozenge borders enclosing fleurs-de-lis and an opposed pair of armoured knights with scimitars. 915 grams, 15 cm (5 ¾"). Fine condition, one corner abraded. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 150 - 230 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950s.

1366 CERAMIC STORAGE AMPHORA North Africa, 19th century AD A buffware vessel with globular body, low pedestal base, tall neck with two strap handles, bands of rouletted slash texture to the shoulder and neck. 1.1 kg, 25 cm (9 ¾"). Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 180 - 270 Found Horsham, West Sussex, UK.

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1367 GEOFFREY CHAUCER STAINED GLASS PANEL 20th century AD A lead framed stained glass panel with suspension loops at upper corners depicting a finely drawn portrait of Geoffrey Chaucer (13401400 AD), author of The Canterbury Tales, a series of stories told by fictional pilgrims on their journey from London to Canterbury; the central portrait roundel possibly older and perhaps re-used from a window setting. 3.32 Kg, 36x53 cm (14 x 21"). Fine condition, some glass segments cracked. [No Reserve] £70 - 90 EUR 80 - 110 USD 110 - 140 Property of a gentleman; exhibited as part of the 'Beckett's Blood Exhibition', Canterbury, Kent and elsewhere. This item, with the other lots accompanying, was shown as part of a year-long public exhibition in Canterbury telling the story of Thomas Beckett and the circumstances of his murder and of the pilgrimages to his shrine (see: www.thecanterburypilgrim.com). The exhibition was featured on BBC television and travelled throughout the UK. The items are now being sold following the final closure of the exhibition.

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1368 NORTH AMERICAN BONE PENDANT 19th century AD A carved pendant comprising a D-shaped panel with one facing and two profile heads to the central recess, pierced lug above and trapezoidal extensions. 34 grams, 10 cm (3 ¾"). Fine condition, loss to one edge. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Private collection, UK; acquired late 1990s.

1369 WOODEN MINIATURE COFFIN 16th century AD A carved miniature coffin with rotating lid hollow to the underside; the coffin and lid 19th century in date, lined with fabric; inside, a cast white metal openwork skeleton with foliage surround and scroll above the skull with the legend 'THE HANGED MAN'. 31 grams total, 69 mm (2 ¾"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 UR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From an important Dutch collection; acquired before 1985.

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1370 GOLD RING WITH DIAMOND CLUSTER 20th century AD An openwork yellow metal (82.5% gold by XRF analysis = 20 karat) diamond cluster ring, mounting a central diamond surrounded by eight smaller diamonds, estimated total weight 0.40 carats. 7.76 grams, 29.20 mm (1 1/8"). Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 Probably of Eastern origin.

1371 GOLD GARTER BROOCH 19th century AD 1370 An annular brooch with pelletted outer border formed as a garter with square buckle and expanded end looped over the band; the surface with stamped texture and the band crimped, pin and catchplate absent. 2.54 grams, 27 mm (1"). Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 360 USD 310 - 460 From a Lancashire collection.

1372 z 9CT GOLD ALBERT WATCH CHAIN 19th century AD A watch chain with sprung clasp to one end, ring and bar to the other bearing the maker's mark 'G.W.D.Co.' and '9 .375'. 32 grams, 41 cm (16 ¼"). Fine condition, clasp damaged. £300 - 400 EUR 360 - 470 USD 460 - 610 From a Leicestershire collection.

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1373 FRENCH SILVER ERMINE PENDANT 19th century AD A cruciform silver openwork pendant with foliate suspension loop; the pendant formed in scrolled foliage with profile figure of a running greyhound beneath a ducal-style coronet. 5.84 grams, 44 mm (1 ¾"). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £90 - 120 EUR 110 - 140 USD 140 - 180 From an Essex collection.

1374 VICTORIAN CORAL BRACELET 19th century AD

1373

An articulated bracelet of coral panels with central element of an elliptical panel with domed pellets surrounding, panel with carved female bust with dressed hair, floral spray to the brow; white metal fittings. 27 grams, 18 cm (7"). Fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 760 - 1,220 Property of a London collector, acquired early 1980s.

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Volumes 1,2 & 3 by our CEO Brett Hammond British Artefacts Volume 1 – Early Anglo-Saxon by Brett Hammond The early Anglo-Saxon period is the Cinderella of English history sandwiched as it is between the more “glamorous” late Roman and mid-Saxon periods. However, the years covered by this work saw huge changes in the social structures, settlement patterns, political ideology, language and religion in lowland Britain. The main evidence for the material culture for the period comes from finds of metalwork and the objects covered in British Artefacts make it an ideal reference work for detectorists, archaeologists, museum staff, collectors and anyone with a serious interest in the early Anglo-Saxon years. The book contains 20 maps showing the distribution throughout Britain of various classes of objects and has 240 beautiful illustrations. The contents show the breadth of coverage of the title: Intro to the Series, Glossary, Intro to the Early Anglo-Saxon Period, Advice for Collectors, Valuations, Runes, Advice for Finders, Outline of the Early Anglo-Saxon Period, Art styles, Artefacts production & distribution, Ceramic production and Metal Artefacts. The “Metal Artefacts” covered include: Brooches, Buckles & Belt Fittings, Clasps, Weapons & Fittings, Bowls & Vessels, Pendants, Belt Rings, Bracelets & Arm-rings, Chatelaines, Latch-lifters & GirdleHangers, Keys, Combs, Earrings, Finger-rings, Harness & Bridle Mounts, Neck-rings, Padlocks, Pins, Purse Mounts & Fire-steels, Pyxides, Spoons, Spurs, Tags, Metallic Threads, Toilet Sets, Tools and Weaving Equipment. The Non-Metallic Artefacts include Amber, Antler, Bone, Ceramics, Gemstones, Glassware, Horn, Ivory and Stone. A4, 132 pages, 16.50, ISBN 978 1 897738 351 Quote from Celtic coin dealer Chris Rudd. “Thank you very much indeed for sending me a copy of British Artefacts Vol. 1. Like all Brett Hammond enterprises, this book exudes quality – quality research, quality writing, quality illustration, quality production. It is a magnificent book – a work of Early Anglo-Saxon art and a work of art in its own right. This is more than an authoritative reference book; it is a compulsive and pleasurable read for anyone remotely interested in the period. Well done, Brett!”

British Artefacts Volume 2 – Middle Saxon & Viking by Brett Hammond The first volume in the series dealt with the early material from the Adventus Saxonum through to the middle of the 7th century when the process of conversion to Christianity was underway. This second volume covers the Middle Saxon material, including the impact that the Vikings had on Anglo-Saxon life during the period of the Great Army, the resistance of King Alfred, the Danelaw and its reconquest by Edward the Elder, the Kingdom of York and the formation of England under King Athelstan. The chapter headings sum up the contents: The Middle Saxon & Viking Period; Runes & Roman Script; Artefact Production & Distribution; Art Styles; Advice for Collectors; Advice for Finders; Metal Artefacts – including brooches, buckles, strap ends, fasteners & tags, pendants, mounts, rings & bracelets, weapons & fittings, ecclesiastical & liturgical items, gaming pieces, weights, keys, tools & utensils; Non-Metallic Artefacts; Anglo Saxon & Viking Burials; Middle Saxon & Viking Kingdoms – all lavishly illustrated with nearly 400 beautiful colour pictures and maps. The book is laid out logically with preliminary discussions of the history, and of manufacturing and distribution as well as advice for collectors and finders; there follows a brief outline of the scripts, Roman and runic, Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian. The art styles are discussed in some detail, then follow the metal artefacts by type, followed by the non-metallic material such as glass, amber, bone and horn. The burial traditions – inhumation and cremation, Viking and Anglo-Saxon – are handled succinctly in a few pages with typical grave plans. Scandinavian settlement is dealt with as well as the Middle Saxon and Viking kingdoms. Finally the summary data for the images are tabulated, followed by a glossary, bibliography and index. The book covers the subject brilliantly, offers a great breadth of material and manages to spring a few surprises – it includes a unique gold finger ring bearing the name Cynefrid, a gilded Irish mount and some spectacular swords. A4, 148 pages, £16.50 ISBN 1 897738 382

British Artefacts Volume 3 – LATE SAXON, LATE VIKING & NORMAN by Brett Hammond In this significant book, Brett Hammond builds on the success of the previous volumes, illustrating the social, military, economic and religious developments in the Late Saxon, Late Viking and Normanperiods with well chosen artefacts of many types photographed to bring out their beauty and charm. Volume 3 covers Late Saxon, Late Viking and Norman finds from circe 950-1150AD, comprehensively encompassing Mammen style, Winchester style, Ringerike style, Romanesque style and Urnes stule, with succinct one-line summaries telling you what to look for when seeking the characteristics of those art styles on your finds. No matter what a day’s searching puts into your finds bag - plate brooches, zoomorphic brooches, penannualr brooches, annular brooches, buckles, belt fittings, strap ends, fasteners, tags, pins, pendants, rings, arm-rings, bracelets, swords, axes, spears, knives, daggers, scabbard fittings, maces, helmets, armour, stirrup mounts, stirrups, spurs, gaming pieces, weights, seal matrices or lead seals.

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Terms & Conditions General TimeLine Auctions Ltd acts as agent for the seller only. The sale shall be conducted by the Auctioneer nominated by TimeLine Auctions Ltd. The Auctioneer shall have sole discretion as to the conduct of any sale and his decision shall be final in all matters. TimeLine Auctions Ltd reserve the right to refuse entry, decline bids or to expel any person from any sale, at their sole discretion. Catalogue Protocols: Dating: In the printed catalogue and on the TimeLine Auctions Ltd website, a variety of expressions may be used to describe an opinion of the date(s) of origin attributed to lots offered at auction. An unqualified statement e.g. ‘6th century AD’ means that in our opinion the lot dates from the 6th century AD. The phrase ‘Probably 6th century AD’ means that in our opinion the lot dates from the 6th century AD but it is possible that it may be dated differently. The phrase ‘Possibly 6th century AD’ means that in our opinion the lot may date to the 6th century AD but there is a strong element of uncertainty in this attribution. The terms ‘After the Antique’ or ‘Style’ or 'Undated' mean that the lot may be of recent origin, replicating an ancient style or design for decorative purposes. Except when otherwise specified, when no date is offered, the lot may be of mixed dates (e.g. Iron Age, Roman and Medieval items offered together in a single lot) or in our opinion the lot may be of recent origin. Condition: expressions and wording relating to the condition are used to briefly describe our opinions of the lots and will not fully list minor blemishes, small repairs or slight restorations. Bidders are strongly advised to view all lots and to fully satsify themselves before bidding.

Sellers All Goods submitted to TimeLine Auctions Ltd for sale by public auction will be lotted and catalogued at the discretion of TimeLine Auctions Ltd. Standard Rate is 18% of the Hammer Price Inclusive. Special Commission Rates may be applied for individual items of significant value or for collections, at the sole discretion of TimeLine Auctions Ltd. Storage Charges: Daily or such other charges for storage of Goods submitted for public auction may be levied, at the discretion of TimeLine Auctions Ltd. Such charges may include for collection of Goods from the Seller’s home/premises, if appropriate. Insurance Charges: Daily or such other charges for insuring Seller’s Goods may be levied at the discretion of TimeLine Auctions Ltd. Such insurances and liability shall commence from the date of receipt of any Goods and shall expire at the time the hammer falls and will be limited in value to the amount of any reserve or to the amount of the low Estimate, as relevant. Loss and Damage Insurance: This is charged at 1.5% of the Lot’s hammer price, if sold; if unsold, 1.5% of the low estimate. Unless otherwise agreed in writing between you and us, we accept responsibility to you, through our commercial insurance policy, for any damage to or loss or destruction of the Lot. This applies for the time that the Lot is in our custody, howsoever caused (but excluding damage, loss or destruction caused directly or indirectly by terrorism, war or natural disaster), providing that you pay the Loss and Damage Insurance fee described above in consideration for us accepting such responsibility. Claims will be limited to the amount of any reserve or to the Hammer Price (if sold), less any selling commission (sold or unsold as applicable), other costs and VAT deductable. Other Charges: Special charges for any unusual research, special imaging, testing, consultation with external specialists, conservation, cleaning or other services in connection with any aspect that is considered necessary for the proper presentation of any Goods offered for sale will be levied at the discretion of TimeLine Auctions Ltd but the need for such services and costs will be advised in advance. Value Added Tax: Where applicable, Value Added Tax at the prevailing rate(s) will be applied to all of the Selling Commission and other Charges due from the Seller. Sellers resident outside of the United Kingdom or European Union should note that Import VAT may be payable at the time of importation to the United Kingdom on a valuation basis, with adjustment made after the auction, based upon the final Hammer Price(s). Reserves: The Seller may set a Reserve Price, being the Minimum Hammer Price that the Goods may be sold for, at the discretion of TimeLine Auctions Ltd. At the Auctioneer's discretion, Lots may be sold for one bid increment below the Reserve Price. Estimates: The setting of Estimates shall be at the discretion of TimeLine Auctions Ltd and the amount of any Estimate shall not be taken as being indicative of the true Value of any Goods. Unsold Lots: In the event of any Lot being Unsold, no Selling Commission shall be payable unless that Lot is subject to a Reserve when a Selling Commission Rate of 5% of the Reserve sum, plus VAT, shall be payable. Charges for Storage, Insurance, or Other Services may be payable in all instances, at the discretion of TimeLine Auctions Ltd. Sellers are responsible for insuring any Lots that remain Unsold, from the time the Hammer falls and must make arrangements for collection of the Unsold Goods immediately after the auction ends. Additional costs for delivery of Unsold Goods to the Seller may be applied, at the discretion of TimeLine Auctions Ltd. Withdrawn Lots: In the event that a Seller withdraws any lot after the catalogue has gone to print, an 'unsold fee' of 5% of the low estimate or reserve sum (whichever is higher) plus VAT will always be payable. TimeLine Auctions Ltd reserves the right to withdraw any item from sale at any time if any question arises as to

TimeLine Auctions authenticity, ownership or any other matter that might impede a successful sale (in which circumstance no 'unsold fee' shall be payable). Void Sales: In the event of any dispute, TimeLine Auctions Ltd shall hold the sale Void pending resolution and no monies shall be paid over until the dispute is finalised. The Seller shall be liable for the return of any monies paid over by TimeLine Auctions in the event of a dispute raised by the Buyer being upheld. Payments: Payments to Sellers will normally be made within 30 days of the date of the sale, subject to payment having been received from the Buyer(s) and subject to no dispute having been notified by any Buyer(s). Payments are made by cheque in pounds sterling, sent to the Seller's registered address by Royal Mail. Acceptance of Selling Terms: By submitting any Goods for sale by auction, the Seller is deemed to accept all of the Terms and Conditions of Sale and to warrant that he/she is the legal and beneficial owner of all of the Goods. The Seller agrees to fully indemnify TimeLine Auctions Ltd against any claims.

Buyers/Bidders Caveat Emptor: The Buyer must fully satisfy himself as to the description, genuineness, condition or value of any Lot(s) and shall not rely upon the Catalogue, images or upon any statement made by TimeLine Auctions Ltd regarding any Lot. TimeLine Auctions Ltd act solely as agent for the Seller and all matters pertaining to the sale of any Lot are matters between the Seller and Buyer. Estimate Guide Prices and Reserves: Estimate ranges are provided for general information only and are given in Pounds Sterling (£), with approximate equivalents in Euros and US Dollars. Hammer prices realised may fall outside the ranges indicated. The low estimate is normally the Vendor's reserve. Lots to be sold without Reserve are so noted. Bidder Registration: All persons intending to bid at any auction, whether in person or by Absentee Bid, shall Register their personal details with TimeLine Auctions Ltd prior to bidding. Buyers may be asked to provide an acceptable form of proof of identity and proof of address. TimeLine Auctions Ltd reserves the absolute right to refuse to register any Bidder or to refuse any Bid at their sole discretion and without stating any reason. Bidders may register in advance of the date of any auction or on the day of the sale. Agents: All bidders shall be deemed to be acting as principal in their bidding and shall be personally accountable for all bid amounts, premiums, VAT, and any other costs. Should any bidder wish to appoint an agent to bid on their behalf, this must be authorised by TimeLine Auctions Ltd in advance of the sale and a deposit may be required. Any such arrangements shall be subject to normal registration requirements in addition. Bidder Numbers: All Bidders attending the Sale will be allocated a Bidder Number which must be shown to the Auctioneer at the time of bidding and when the Hammer falls. Buyers are at all times responsible for their Bidder Number Paddle. Absentee Bids: Although it is best for Bidders to attend the sale and to make their Bids in person, at the request of a Registered Bidder, TimeLine Auctions Ltd will exercise bids on behalf of any Bidder who is unable to attend the Sale. Instructions to Bid must be in writing and stipulate the Lot Number(s) and Maximum amount of the Bid(s). Bids to ‘buy’ will not be accepted. The Auctioneer will execute Absentee Bids at his/her discretion depending upon competing bids from the floor or elsewhere. In the event that two or more Absentee Bids of the same amount are received, then the one first received will have priority. All Bids will be made at the lowest level possible. There is no charge for this Service but Timeline Auctions Ltd will accept no liability for errors or for failing to make any Bid. All Absentee bids must be received by no later than the time stipulated before the sale, and their receipt be acknowledged by TimeLine Auctions Ltd. Internet Bidding: Live on-line bidding arrangements are available. Prospective bidders must register with the service provider directly before the sale. A separate charge is payable for this facility. TimeLine Auctions Ltd shall not be responsible for any technical or other failure that might result in bids not being received. Telephone Bidding: For Lots with a lower estimate in excess of £400, telephone bidding arrangements may be available to serious bidders only, at the discretion of TimeLine Auctions Ltd and subject to prior arrangement. Telephone facilities are limited and prospective bidders who wish to use this service are strongly advised to confirm the arragement well in advance of the sale. In no case will telephone facilities be granted within twenty-four hours of the start time of the Sale. It is an absolute condition for provision of telephone bidding facilities that the bidder agrees that a bid at the low estimate figure will be executed irrespective of whether a telephone call is successfully placed during the Sale. Telephone bidders are required to give a minimum of twenty-four hours notice prior to the start time of any Sale to cancel their arrangement or a bid will be executed on their behalf at the low estimate. TimeLine Auctions Ltd shall not be responsible for any technical or other failures that might result in bids not being received. Conduct of the Sale: The Auctioneer shall conduct the sale entirely at his discretion for all matters and his decision shall be final and binding on all participants at the sale. The Auctioneer may execute Bids on behalf of absent Bidders or on behalf of Vendors up to the amount of any Reserve. Bidding shall be in Pounds Sterling (£) only, at the discretion of the Auctioneer but shall generally be in increments as set out below: From £0 to £100 - in increments of £5 From £100 to £500 - in increments £20 From £500 to £1,000 - in increments of £50 From £1,000 to £5,000 - in increments of £200

From £5,000 - in minimum increments of £500 or at Auctioneer's discretion The Buyer shall pay the Buyer’s Premium in addition to the Hammer Price on all lots purchased. The Buyer’s Premium Rate shall be 21% Inclusive. Liability for Goods: The Buyer is fully responsible for all Goods purchased, from the time the Hammer falls and must make their own provision for full insurance cover, including while in transit or storage. TimeLine Auctions Ltd does not insure goods after the hammer falls or while being shipped and the Buyer must make arrangements for cover for loss or damage howsoever caused. Any Goods not collected from the Sale venue on the day of Sale will be removed by TimeLine Auctions Ltd to a place of storage, at their discretion. Storage Charges may become payable for uncollected Goods. Unless noted in the Catalogue as being for ‘collection only’, shipping costs may be quoted and must be paid, together with all sums due, before Goods will be released. Collection of Goods: Most Lots will be present at the Sale venue and may be collected immediately after the Hammer falls, on full payment being made. Certain Lots, by virtue of size or other difficulty, may not be present at the Sale venue and any Buyer will be required to make prompt arrangements for collection from a storage location designated by TimeLine Auctions Ltd. Shipping costs are in no cirumstances refundable. Shipping Insurance: By prior arrangement we are able to offer shipping insurance for purchased lots, through our commercial insurance policy, at a fee of 5% of the hammer price plus VAT, with a fixed excess of £200. In all other cases, responsibility for insuring purchases in transit rests solely with the Buyer. Storage: Buyers should note that all lots are moved into storage seven days after the issue of invoices for any sale and TimeLine Auctions Ltd reserves the right to make an initial transfer charge of £10.00 plus VAT per lot with a storage charge of £3.00 plus VAT per day per lot stored. Invoices: Invoices will be issued at the Sale venue or, for those not attending, shortly afterwards. Payment in full is required and funds must be fully cleared before any Goods may be collected or shipped. Payment: All payments are to be made in Pounds Sterling (£) and become due at the time the Hammer falls. Settlement of Invoices is required within 7 days of the date of the Sale. Interest, at 5% above the prevailing Lloyds TSB bank base rate, will be payable for late payment. TimeLine Auctions Ltd will accept payment by any of the following methods: Cash in Pounds Sterling – up to a maximum of £7,000 at any one Sale; Pounds Sterling (£) Cheque on UK bank – Goods will only be released upon clearance; Debit Card – to any amount - a 3% administrative fee will be applied on the total balance; Credit Card – to any amount – a 3% administrative fee will be applied on the total balance; Bank Transfer - to any amount - £10 bank charges must be added to invoice total; Charge cards (such as American Express), Paypal and similar systems, drafts, counter cheques, cheques drawn on foreign banks or in currencies other than Pounds Sterling will not be accepted. Overseas Import Regulations: Compliance with overseas Customs Regulations, import tariffs, taxes, restrictions or other matters of the country where the Buyer resides are the sole responsibility of the Buyer. Buyers resident in the USA should note that restrictions on importation of cultural goods are in force for items originating from the modern geographical areas of China, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Cambodia/Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq/Iran and South America. This list is not intended to be complete and other restrictions may apply or residents of other countries may be affected. Residents in Canada should note that items transiting through the USA are similarly restricted. The buyer is solely responsible for compliance with import criteria and TimeLine Auctions Ltd will not be responsible for any delays or other action arising from any Customs Import procedures. Buyers must note that all provenance/origin information held by TimeLine Auctions Ltd is provided by the Seller, is given fully in the Catalogue and that no additional information will be available. Value Added Tax: Value Added Tax at the prevailing rate(s)is payable on shipping costs or on any other charges made by TimeLine Auctions Ltd and is invoiced. Where indicated by † in the Catalogue, VAT will be payable at 20% on Hammer Price and buyer's premium. Disputes: In the event of any dispute, the Buyer must notify TimeLine Auctions Ltd immediately, but in no case later than fourteen days after the date of the Sale, in writing and stipulating fully the ground for such dispute. During the progress of any dispute, Timeline Auctions Ltd shall hold any and all monies paid by the Buyer until such time as the matter is finalised. In cases where deliberate forgery is alleged, any such claim shall be subject to review by TimeLine Auctions Ltd who may consult such experts as they deem appropriate. The responsibility for proof of forgery shall rest with the Buyer but disagreement between experts or the inability of an expert to express a definite opinion shall not be sufficient grounds. All disputes shall be resolved in accordance with English law. No claim will be considered unless the item is first returned to TimeLine Auctions Ltd in the same condition as at the time of sale. Acceptance of Buying/Bidding Terms: Any person bidding at any sale is deemed to have read and accepted these Terms in full and undertakes to fully indemnify TimeLine Auctions Ltd against any claims.


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