Auction Catalogue 18 March 2011 - Antiquities

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COINS & ANTIQUITIES Friday 18 March 2011 The Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury Way London WC1A 2TH


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Antiquities Afternoon Session

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Egyptian Lots 400 - 436


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400 Egyptian 26th Dynasty Horus Figurine Circa 664-525 BC, Saite Period. A cast bronze figurine depicting a naked Horus wearing the double crown of upper and lower Egypt; the posture seated with the left hand positioned to rest on the arm of the throne; the right hand raised to the chin; a pendant around the neck;

the feet attached to a square base. Copper-alloy, 110 grams, 101 mm. Extremely fine condition, lustrous patination. ÂŁ3,000 - 4,000 EUR 3,550 - 4,730 USD 4,800 - 6,400 From an old English collection.

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401 Egyptian Osiris Statuette Circa 664-332 BC, Late Period. A large cast bronze of Osiris wearing the atef crown and false plaited beard, carrying the symbolic crook and flail. Copper-alloy, 270 grams, 153 mm. Fine condition, single repair across middle. £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 560 - 800 Bought on the London art market in the 1980’s.

402 Egyptian Bronze and Alabaster Eye Mount Circa 2181 - 2040 BC, First Intermediate Period. A large, bronze mount, s-shaped in plan, in the form of an eye with alabaster ‘eyeball’ insert; supplied with a custom-made display stand. Copper-alloy and alabaster, 16.7 grams, 65 mm. Very fine condition. £250 - 350 EUR 300 - 410 USD 400 - 560 From an old English collection. The wedjat was one of the celestial eyes of the god Horus, representing the sun and moon.

403 Egyptian Green Glazed Shabti Figurine Circa 945-715 BC, 22nd-23rd Dynasty. A glazed powdered quartz composite figurine of typical form with ceremonial headdress and false beard, the arms crossed on the chest, the hands holding a hoe and adze with a seed bag over the left shoulder, remains of black detailing to the rear. Faience, 100 grams, 135 mm including stand. Fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 From an old English collection.

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404 Egyptian 26th Dynasty Glazed Composition Shabti Figurine Circa 664-525 BC, 26th Dynasty, Saite Period. A large figurine of typical form with ceremonial headdress and false beard, the arms crossed on the chest, the hands holding a hoe and adze with a seed bag over the left shoulder, the lower body impressed with eight rows of hieroglyphic text. Faience, 150 grams, 172 mm. Fine almost unnoticeable crack across legs, otherwise good very fine condition. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,420 - 2,130 USD 1,920 - 2,880 From an old English collection.

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405 Egyptian Inscribed Composition Shabti Circa 664-343 BC, 26th-27th Dynasty. A large shabti figurine in pale green fabric; the carefully sculpted face with long, narrow beard and nemes headdress; the figure bears hieroglyphic text along his body front and rear from chest to feet denoting HOR EM HEB, son of ANKH PA SHERET; supplied with custom-made stand. Faience, 43.5 grams, 109 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 640 - 960 From an old English collection.

406 Egyptian 22nd-23rd Dynasty Shabti Figurine Circa 935-730 BC, Third Intermediate Period. A pale green glazed powdered quartz composite shabti, details added in black, with frontal column of hieroglyphic text. Faience, 100 grams, 115 mm. Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 From an old English collection.

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407 Egyptian 26th Dynasty Shabti Figurine Circa 664 BC-525 BC, Saite Period. A large well modelled pale green glazed powdered quartz composite mummiform shabti, with good facial features, carrying implements. Faience, 70 grams, 120 mm. Very fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 240 - 400 From an old English collection.

408 Egyptian 26th Dynasty Shabti Figurine Circa 664 BC-525 BC, Saite Period. A large well modelled pale green glazed powdered quartz composite shabti, with sharp facial features, carrying implements. Faience, 40 grams, 113 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 From an old English collection.

409 Egyptian 26th Dynasty Shabti Figurines 664 BC-525 BC, Saite Period. Three well modelled pale green glazed powdered quartz composite shabtis, each carrying implements. Faience, 60 grams, 88 - 96 mm. Fine condition with no repairs. [3] £180 - 240 EUR 210 - 280 USD 290 - 380

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410 Egyptian 26th Dynasty Shabti Figurines 664 BC-525 BC, Saite Period. Three well modelled pale green glazed powdered quartz composite shabtis, each carrying implements. Faience, 60 grams, 87 - 90 mm. Fine condition with no repairs. [3] £180 - 240 EUR 210 - 280 USD 290 - 380 From an old English collection.

411 Egyptian 30th Dynasty Shabti Figurine Circa 380-30 BC, Ptolemaic Period. A large bichrome blue glazed powdered quartz composite shabti, mummiform, holding a pick and hoe, tripartite wig and false beard. Faience, 60 grams, 116 mm. Fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 From an old English collection.

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413 412 Egyptian Thoth Amulet Figurine Circa 664-332 BC, Late Period. A dark green amulet in the form of the ibis-headed god, Thoth, shown with left leg advanced and arms straight; pierced for suspension behind the shoulders; supplied with custom-made wooden base. Faience, 5.29 grams including base, 40.4 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £90 - 120 EUR 110 - 140 USD 140 - 190 From an old English collection.

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413 Egyptian Group of Glass Amulets Circa 525-343 BC, Late Dynastic Period. A mixed group of polychrome glass amulets comprising: a pair of birds in dark blue with white and yellow marbling, pierced; a dark blue heart with yellow and pale blue strata, pierced; a dark blue globular vessel with quatrefoil rim edged in red-brown. Glass, 20 grams total, 21 - 40 mm. Very fine condition. [3] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 Ex Filk collection, collected in the 1950’s.

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414 Egyptian Group of Blue and Brown Composition Amulets Circa 664-332 BC, Late Period. A mixed group of six glazed powdered quartz composite amulets; including Ptaichos, udjat eye, sow, Taweret, heart and pyramid cap. Faience, 11.86 grams total, 13.33 - 35.43 mm. Fine condition. [6] £120 - 160 EUR 140 - 190 USD 190 - 260 From an old English collection.

415 Egyptian Group of Blue and Grey Composition Amulets Circa 664-332 BC, Late Period. A mixed group of six glazed powdered quartz composite amulets; including two udjat eyes, Shu, sarcophagus lid, scarab and a standing figure with white crown of upper Egypt. Faience, 6.63 grams total, 12.19 - 27.85 mm. Fine condition. [6] £120 - 160 EUR 140 - 190 USD 190 - 260 From an old English collection.

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416 Egyptian Group of Blue and Black Composition Amulets Circa 664-332 BC, Late Period. A mixed group of six glazed powdered quartz composite amulets; including Ptaichos, udjat eye, Shu, Taweret and Anubis. Faience, 11.89 grams total, 14.30 - 34.29 mm. Fine condition. [6] £120 - 160 EUR 140 - 190 USD 190 - 260 From an old English collection.

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417 Egyptian Group of Blue and White Composition Amulets Circa 664-332 BC, Late Period. A mixed group of six glazed powdered quartz composite amulets; including Bes, udjat eye, plumed headress, heart, sow and wadj papyrus staff. Faience, 8.44 grams total, 12.30 - 30.56 mm. Fine condition. [6] £120 - 160 EUR 140 - 190 USD 190 - 260


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419 418 z Egyptian Group of Blue, Green and Glazed Cream Composition Amulets Circa 664-332 BC, Late Period. A mixed group of amulets comprising: a glazed pale blue amulet of Anubis; a glazed green amulet of Bes; a glazed cream amulet of Anubis; a glazed cream scarab. Faience, 11.8 grams, Bes amulet 31.7 mm. Amulets large but repaired, scarab complete and in very fine condition. [4] £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 130

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419 Egyptian Group of Large Composition Amulets Circa 664-332 BC, Late Period. A mixed group of glazed powdered quartz composite amulets including: including Shu, a large Ptah and a very large djed pillar. Faience, 30 grams total, 30 - 82 mm. Fine condition, repaired. [3] £240 - 300 EUR 280 - 350 USD 380 - 480 From an old English collection.

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420 Egyptian Group of Large Composition Amulets Circa 664-332 BC, Late Period. A mixed group of glazed powdered quartz composite amulets including: Isis with Horus, Ptah, wadj and Taweret. Faience, 50 grams total, 27 - 42 mm. Several fine, the rest with parts missing, but large. [9] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 From an old English collection.

421 Egyptian Composition Scarab Seal Circa 1550-1295 BC, 18th Dynasty. A cream ceramic scarab seal with banded waisting; on the reverse three bands of design; pierced for suspension. Faience, 4.17 grams, 22.8 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 Ex Aston collection.

422 Egyptian Banded Agate Scarab Circa 1,200 BC. A carved scarab beetle; the carapace and mouth parts delicately worked; the underside plain; supplied with a custommade stand. Agate, 6.92 grams, 23.7 mm. Extremely fine condition. £250 - 400 EUR 300 - 470 USD 400 - 640

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423 Egyptian Group of Composition and Carnelian Scarabs A mixed group of five carved scarabs comprising: a translucent orange stone with plain underside; two green-brown faience with hieroglyphs beneath; two small white ceramic with hieroglyphs beneath. Composition and carnelian, 4.79 grams total, 9-14 mm. Very fine condition, complete. [5] £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 240 - 400 Ex Bonham’s, London.

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425 424 Egyptian Group of Composition Scarabs A mixed group of scarabs comprising: a large green faience with hieroglyphs beneath; a grey-green faience with incised design of an advancing figure with sun-disc; four cream-white faience with texts beneath; pierced for suspension. Faience, 5.52 grams total, 10-17 mm. Very fine condition, complete. [6] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 Ex Bonham’s, London.

425 Egyptian Group of Glazed Composition Scarabs Circa 2050-500 BC, Middle Kingdom - Late Period. A group of six glazed powdered quartz composite scarabs engraved with geometric designs and hieroglyphs, one with a human-headed lion. Faience, 9.77 grams total, 8.56 - 20.53 mm. Fine condition, two chipped. [6] £120 - 160 EUR 140 - 190 USD 190 - 260 From an old English collection.

426 Egyptian New Kingdom Faience Bead Necklace Circa 1550-1070 BC, New Kingdom. A necklace created from an assemblage of cylindrical cream, turquoise and red glazed powdered quartz composite mummy beads, with interstitial groups of white, coral, turquoise, cream, orange and brown disc beads. See Dubin. L.S. The History of Beads from 30.000 BC to the Present; Andrews, C. Amulets of Ancient Egypt. Faience, 7.40 grams, 72 cm (29 inch). Very fine condition. £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 130 Property of a Lady.

427 Egyptian Old Kingdom Marble Maceheads Circa 3rd millennium BC. A group of piriform cream marble maceheads, pierced vertically. Marble, 835 grams total, 41 - 61 mm high. Very fine condition. [4] £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 240 - 400 426

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From a deceased estate. This type replaced the disc macehead of the Naqada II period of pre-dynastic Upper Egypt.


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428 Egyptian Ram-Headed Deity Figurine Circa 1st century AD. A carved marble figurine depicting a male deity with a ram’s head and human body of muscular build; the right hand grasping the genitals; the left arm bent, the legs straight. Marble, 340 grams, 147 mm. Fine condition, hands and feet lost in antiquity. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 800 - 1,280 Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s.

429 Egyptian Baboons with Sundisk Circa 900 BC. A carved figurine comprising a rectangular base with a cream-yellow lentoid-section disc placed centrally in a slot; on each side a carved baboon standing erect, with arms raised palmdownwards; supplied with custom-made display stand. Stone, 25.2 grams, 47 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 560 - 800 From the private collection of Dr. John Winnie. Traditionally in Egyptian culture, the baboon was the first animal to greet the rising sun.

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430 Egyptian New Kingdom Limestone Relief Fragment Circa 1550-1070 BC, New Kingdom. Carved in low relief with kneeling figure, mounted on a custom stand. Limestone, 495 grams, 130 mm high including stand. Fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 Property of a Gentleman.

431 Egyptian Alabaster Jar Circa 3000 BC, Old Kingdom. A globular jar with sharply everted rim, bulbous body and small, flat base; worked internally to a smooth finish. Alabaster, 260 grams, diameter 71.3 mm. Some loss to the rim, otherwise very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 From an old English collection.

432 Egyptian Alabaster Bowl Circa 3000 BC, Old Kingdom. A conical bowl with narrow, rounded rim and broad, flat base. Alabaster, 490 grams, rim 119 mm diameter. Very fine condition, some chipping to the rim. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 From an old English collection.

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433 433 Egyptian Speckled Breccia Jar Circa 3,100-2,700 BC, Early Dynastic Period. A carved jar in speckled beige-orange breccia with narrow base, convex sides, flat shoulders and rounded rim. Stone, 885 grams, 89 mm. Very fine condition, slight grazing to rim. £650 - 800 EUR 770 - 950 USD 1,040 - 1,280

434 Egyptian Blue Faience Jar Circa 305-30 BC, Ptolemaic Period. A wide-mouthed squat jar in blue glazed frit or faience with two pierced-lug handles and four groups of three piriform lobes on the shoulders with black detailing. Faience, 415 grams, 134 mm. Fine condition, minor damage, cracked. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800

Previously in the collection of Dr. I.B; Germany, acquired in London in the 1980’s.

Ex Bonhams, 26 October 2007, lot 57; acquired from a London dealer in 1992.

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435 Egyptian Glass Bird Pendants Circa 525-30 BC, Late Dynastic - Ptolemaic Period. A group of seven pale blue glass bird pendants with black, white and yellow detailing, pierced through the chest for suspension. Glass, 8.20 grams, largest 27.5 mm. Very fine condition. Extremely rare. [7] £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800 Ex Hirsch Auction House, Munich, lot 1928, with case and old auction ticket. One large and six small birds implies a mother and her chicks.

436 Egyptian Wooden Djed Pillar Circa 900 BC. A carved wooden statue of the djed pillar; the base concave-sided, the crest ribbed and with transverse collars; traces of green and white pigmentation; on the reverse a supporting column; supplied with a custom-made base. Wood, 53 grams including base, 128 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 640 - 960 From the private collection of Mr M.G; London, U.K; acquired in Western Europe in the 1990’s. The djed pillar was an important funerary amulet providing stability and support to the spine.

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437 Parthian Gold Filigree and Garnet Earrings Circa 2nd century BC-1st century AD. A pair of conical pendant earrings comprising a pair of hinged semicircular loops attached to four facing plates (a disc cloison; a filigree disc with heart-shaped cloisons; a lozengiform cloison; a small disc surmounted by lanceolate cloisons) above the domed lid of the conical pendant with six ovoid cloisons on the outer faces, with interstitial disc cloisons above, descending to a spherical finial; all cloisons set with cut garnets (one lost in antiquity) and executed in pelleted filigree ropework. Gold and garnet, 31.5 grams total, 59.7 mm. Very fine condition. Rare. [2] ÂŁ4,500 - 6,000 EUR 5,320 - 7,090 USD 7,190 - 9,590 From a deceased estate. The Parthians were an Iranian people who entered history with the conquests of Alexander the Great.

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438 Parthian Gold Filigree Earrings Circa 2nd century BC-2nd century AD. A pair of fabricated gold earrings comprising a square-section c-shaped shank covered in beaded filigree with granules and filigree collars; below this, attached by a filigree loop, an expanding hollow rectangular-section frame with filigree edging and granule points with filigree collets; below this a finial comprising three hemispheres with granule pyramids at the base, and a fourth below. Gold, 3.69 grams, 26.6 mm; 4.03 grams, 26.2 mm. Extremely fine condition. [2] £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800 From an old English collection.

439 Greek Thracian Gold Earrings Circa 2nd century BC. A pair of gold lunulate earrings comprising a fine wire loop attached to a crescentic panel with filigree border. Gold, 2.43 grams total, 28 mm. Extremely fine condition. [2] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 From an old English collection.

440 Greek Hellenistic Gold Hair Pin Circa 4th-2nd century BC. A gold dress pin comprising a fine roundsection pointed shaft topped with a gold granule; an openwork filigree disc with scroll and granule detailing and central spherical red (carnelian?) bead; a pair of filigree volute scrolls beneath the disc. Gold, 3.33 grams, 70.0 mm. Extremely fine condition. £600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,060 USD 960 - 1,440 From an old English collection.

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441 Greek Alexander The Great Finger Ring Circa 4th century BC. A silver-gilt finger ring comprising a D-section hoop with rosette on the lower face and incised banding equidistantly between this and the discoid bezel with raised bust of Alexander, facing right, wearing a lion-head cowl; incised radiating lines on the reverse. Silver-gilt, 15.1 grams, 27.79 mm overall (Approximate size British T 1/2, USA 10, Europe 22.0, Japan 21). Extremely fine condition, gilding substantially complete, wearable. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 800 - 1,280 Ex Aston collection.

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442 Greek Incuse Chimaera Ring Circa 3rd-1st century BC. A silver-gilt finger ring comprising a roundsection hoop; the bezel a disc with incuse design showing a chimaera with raised foreleg and looped tail, standing on an ear of corn; the legend PAN surrounding. Silver-gilt, 10.04 grams, 24.62 mm overall (Approximate size British S, USA 9 1/4, Europe 20.0, Japan 19). Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. £250 - 400 EUR 300 - 470 USD 400 - 640 Ex Aston collection.

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443 Greek Larissan Horse Finger Ring Circa 450-350 BC. A cast silver-gilt finger ring comprising a roundsection hoop rising to an elliptcal, waisted bezel with an incuse figure of a prancing horse with raised forelegs and tail. See Higgins, R.A. Greek and Roman Jewellery. Silver-gilt, 20.8 grams, 26.5 mm overall (Approximate size British W, USA 11 1/4, Europe 25.6, Japan 24). Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 800 - 1,280 Ex Aston collection. The horse was the symbol of Thessaly, where the city of Larissa is situated, and appears on many early coins of the region.

444 Thracian Silver Inscribed Lotus Phiale Circa 5th-4th century BC. A repoussé moulded lotus bowl or phiale of exquisite workmanship, its central omphalos domed internally and the wide rim flared and rolled, with inverted base, inscribed externally in punched-point Greek characters with the name KOTYOS, and with traces of gilding externally. Cf. The Rogozen Treasure Publishing House of the Bulgarian Acadamy of Sciences, page 160, no. 53. Silver, 125 grams, 160 mm diameter. Extremely fine condition. £2,500 - 3,000 EUR 2,960 - 3,550 USD 4,000 - 4,800 From an old English collection.

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445 Italic Griffin and Herakles Vessel Handle Circa 5th-4th century BC. A large cast copper-alloy handle, its lower oval attachment plate in the form of a mask of Herakles wearing a lion-skin cap over his head; the face with creased brow and curling beard, the stem-shaped handle with a repeat chevron pattern, the upper attachment plate in the form of a griffin head with raised paws; supplied with custom-made display stand. See H. Rolland, Bronzes

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Antiques de Haute Provence, 294, for a very similar style of ewer handle. Copper-alloy, 375 grams, 22 cm without stand. Extremely fine condition, complete. ÂŁ1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,180 - 1,770 USD 1,600 - 2,400 Ex Bonhams, sale 17822, lot 175.

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446 Greek Bronze Female Statuette Circa 5th-3rd century BC. A hollow-cast copper-alloy figurine depicting a youthful female in a loose robe, her left arm at her side and right arm bent across her chest, her hair drawn up in a spiral on top of her head, a neck-ring and pendant worn prominently at her throat. Copper-alloy, 415 grams, 191 mm. Very fine condition, complete. ÂŁ800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,280 - 1,920 From an old English collection.

447 Greek Advancing Male Statuette Circa 580 BC. A cast statuette of a nude male with long hair, his left arm raised and fingers extended, his pose advancing with left leg extended; supplied with a custom-made stand. Copper-alloy, 115 grams total, 101 mm high including stand. Very fine condition, separately cast right arm lost in antiquity. ÂŁ2,000 - 3,000 EUR 2,360 - 3,550 USD 3,200 - 4,800 From a deceased estate. The figure may have been intended to represent an athlete in the Olympiad.

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448 Greek Lucanian Infantry Helmet Circa 5th-4th century BC. A repoussé bronze helmet of the classic Lucanian type with hinged cheek-pieces; the skull with carinated dome and repoussé band detailing over the brow; short leaf-shaped nasal with thick rim; scrolled rear neck-guard with rolled edge; Dshaped cheek-plates with inverted edges. Copper-alloy, 1 kg, 31 cm.

Very fine condition, some restoration. Very rare. £10,000 - 14,000 EUR 11,820 - 16,550 USD 15,990 - 22,380 From an old English collection. The Lucanian helmet type was widely used in Greece and southern Italy in the 5th century BC.

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449 Greek Sword Blade with Horned Grip Circa 1000 BC. A flat-section lanceolate bronze blade with central rib extending to form the tang; from the shoulders emerge two securing flanges. Copper-alloy, 270 grams, 43.5 cm. Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 From an old English collection.

450 Greek Sword Blade with Blood Ridges Circa 1,000 BC. A cast bronze sword blade, lanceolate in plan, with short, flat tang; on the central section of the blade a series of convergent raised ribs; towards the tip a median bulb. See Muscarella, O.W. Bronze and Iron. Ancient Near Eastern Artefacts in the Metroplitan Museum of Art. Copper-alloy, 350 grams, 46 cm. Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480

451 451 Greek Tanged Sword Circa 550-330 BC. A cast bronze sword blade of rounded lozenge section; the tang round-section with flattened upper end; the shoulders thick and flared. See Khorasani, M.M. Arms and Armour from Iran. The Bronze Age to the End of the Qajar Period. Copperalloy, 680 grams, 597 mm. Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 From an old English collection.

452 Greek Group of Socketted Arrowheads Circa 4th century AD. A group of cast bronze arrowheads, mainly triangular-section with three blades and socketted; some socketted, convex-sided and leaf-shaped. Copper-alloy, 70 grams, 20-30 mm. Fine condition. [50] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290 Found at Argentium, Sicily. From an old English collection.

From an old English collection. The function of the ridges is principally to reduce suction and thus allow the blade to be withdrawn speedily.

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453 453 Greek Snake Type Bracelet Circa 200-100 BC. Formed of two layers of sheet gold with elaborate applied floral decoration within the central panel; a separate smaller rectangular panel with filigree ornament at either end from which emerge two entwined snakes, indicated by chasing and punching, their heads triangular with annulet eyes. Gold, 17,2 grams, 170 mm. Extremely fine condition. Extremely rare. £3,000 - 4,000 EUR 4,160 - 4,760 USD 5,650 - 6,460 Property of a Gentleman. Purchased from a London gallery in 1973. Probably made in Egypt. The imagery of entwined snakes emphasises religion and ritual of this time.

454 Paleo-Mycenean Dome-Based Pyxis Circa 16th century BC. A ceramic vessel comprising a domed base, globular body and narrow neck with slightly everted rim; on the shoulders, two pierced lugs for suspension; concentric red bands on the body. Ceramic, 220 grams, 90 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 From an old English collection.

455 Greek Attic Footed Kylix Circa 4th century BC. A footed kylix with handles and deep bowl glazed black, decorated with a circle with central pellet; foot body and rim enlivened with black banded decoration. Ceramic, 280 grams, 10.5 cm high. Fine condition, crack to one handle. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800

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456 Greek Attic Red-Figure Oinochoe Circa 4th century BC. The decoration enlivened with added white slip, showing a battle between an Arimasp rider wearing typical ‘oriental’ patterned dress and Phrygian cap over her long hair, holding a spear in her right hand, her horse standing on the plumed helmet of her enemy; the warrior wearing a chlamys and cap, with shield held in his left hand, and a spear in his right; rosette in the field, strokes at the shoulder with ovolo below, large palmette design under the handle which supports a mascaroon on either side of the base of the channel spout. Ceramic, 485 grams, 30 cm high. Extremely fine condition, with some calcite deposits still remaining. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 800 - 1,280 Ex Aston collection.

457 Greek Hellenistic Lekythos Circa 4th-3rd century BC. A squat lekythos enlivened with bands of crimson and black slip, of bulbous form with narrow neck, wide rim and slightly incurved base. Terracotta, 165 grams, 11.8 cm high. Extremely fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 457

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Ex Aston collection, bought from a Cologne dealer in 1986. The lekythos was used for pouring perfume oil.


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458 Greek Corinthian Aryballos Circa 600 BC. A finely decorated aryballos enlivened with added crimson, black and white slip, with incision, showing four animals: a pair of confronted lions, and a ram facing a swan, with rosettes and other objects in the field; a radiating pattern on the upper and lower

body, and the rim. Ceramic, 90 grams, 8.5 cm. Extremely fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 640 - 960 Ex Aston collection, ex Riddett’s Auctions, Bournemouth 1983.

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459 Greek Apulian Red-Figure Bell Krater Circa 4th century BC. Magna Graecia. A well-painted red-figure ware bell krater with restrained use of white slip detailing; laurel motif encircling rim; meander motif along groundline; tongues around handles; palmette complex beneath either handle. Side A: showing the figure of a satyr moving to the left, holding a situla in his left hand and a torch in his right, turning back to face a maenad, draped in a chiton, her hair dressed in a kekryphalos, a thyrsus held in her left arm, holding a timpanum in her right hand. Side B: showing two confronting draped male figures either side of an altar: the one on the left holding a phiale, the one on the right holding a staff. Ceramic, 2.2 kg, 28 cm high. Extremely fine condition, without restoration or repair. ÂŁ2,000 - 2,500 EUR 2,360 - 2,960 USD 3,200 - 4,000 Property of a Lady.

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460 Greek Apulian Red-Figure Oinochoe Circa 4th century BC. South Italian. A large black glazed oinochoe with trefoil mouth and high double ridged handle, enlivened with ochre and white slip; decorated with a lady of fashion, her hair dressed in a kekryphalos and radiate stephane, wearing drop earrings and necklace; palmettes either side; the vessel set on a base with stepped foot. Ceramic, 520 grams, 29 cm high. Very fine condition. ÂŁ600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,060 USD 960 - 1,440 Ex Akenhurst collection.

461 Greek Apulian Red-Figure Kantharos Circa 4th century BC. Enlivened with ochre and white slip, showing on both sides, the head of a lady of fashion, her hair dressed in a kekryphalos and radiate stephane, wearing drop earrings, her face flanked on either side by stylised Ionic colums, objects in the field; the vessel with arching strap handles, set on a tall stemmed base with central ridge and stepped foot. Ceramic, 65 grams, 91.76 mm high. Very fine condition. ÂŁ250 - 400 EUR 300 - 470 USD 400 - 640 From an old English collection.

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462 Greek Large Apulian Red-Figure Lekanis Circa 4th century BC. The decoration enlivened with restrained use of white and ochre slip; the lid showing on Side A: a lady of fashion, her hair dressed in a kekryphalos, wearing drop earrings and necklace, seated right, head turned to the left over an altar, a mirror in her left hand; on Side B: a draped male figure seated right, holding a cista in his left hand; sash, altar and implements in the field; the top

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of the handle with a rosette design; a band of wave pattern on the lid rim, vertical strokes around the base. Ceramic, 1.7 kg, 34 cm wide. Good fine condition. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,180 - 1,770 USD 1,600 - 2,400 Purchased from a London gallery in the 1980’s.


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463 Greek Apulian Red-Figure Kantharos Circa 4th century BC. Enlivened with ochre and white slip, showing on both sides, the head of a lady of fashion, her hair dressed in a kekryphalos and radiate stephane, wearing drop earrings and necklace, her face flanked by stylised Ionic columns, the vessel with tall strap handles and everted rim, set on a tall stemmed base with central ridge and stepped foot. Ceramic, 545 grams, 23.5 cm high. Very fine condition. £600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,060 USD 960 - 1,440 Property of a Lady. A kantharos or cantharus is a type of Greek pottery used for drinking.

464 Greek Apulian Red-Figure Lekanis Circa 4th century BC. The lid showing the profile heads of two ladies of fashion, both wearing elaborate headgear with curls falling over their ears; palmettes between the heads; the top of the handle a rosette; a band of vertical bars on the lid rim. Ceramic, 175 grams, 86 mm high. Very fine, complete and undamaged. £250 - 350 EUR 300 - 410 USD 400 - 560 From an old English collection.

465 Greek Apulian Figural Painted Epichyses Circa 350 BC. An Apulian Gnathian ware epichyses enlivened with crimson, ochre and white slip; with rays on the neck, the shoulder showing a lady of fashion lying, adorned with a necklace and drop earrings, holding a phiale in her left hand, and foliate sprigs in the field; palmette at the base of the handle, and grape vine on the cotton reel body. Ceramic, 200 grams, 170 mm. Extremely fine condition, with no restoration or repair. £750 - 900 EUR 890 - 1,060 USD 1,200 - 1,440 Ex Suvanna collection, Sussex. Acquired 1970’s.

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466 Greek Apulian Black-Glazed Plate Circa 4th century BC. Magna Graecia, South-eastern Italy. A large Apulian black-glazed plate on a circular base, enlivened with ochre and white decoration: a lady of fashion with elaborate headdress and

necklace, a rosette before, surrounded by concentric bands of geometric motifs. Ceramic, 720 grams, 260 mm across. Small firing crack to base, otherwise very fine condition without damage or repair. £600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,060 USD 960 - 1,440 Ex Suvanna collection, Sussex. Acquired 1970’s.

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467 Greek Apulian Aryballos Circa 4th century BC. Southern Italian. A finely decorated aryballos, enlivened with crimson and brown slip; a lattice pattern on the body, with bands of slip above and below. Ceramic, 70 grams, 11.5 cm high. Chip to underside of rim, otherwise extremely fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480

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468 Greek Apulian Black-Glazed Owl Skyphos Circa 4th century BC. Magna Graecia, South-eastern Italy. An Apulian skyphos in black glaze with two looped handles and stepped foot, decorated in red ochre with a facing owl amid vegetation on both faces. Ceramic, 115 grams, 136 mm wide. Some restoration but in very fine condition, complete. £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 560 - 800 From an old English collection.

469 Greek Apulian Xenon Ware Black-Glazed Skyphos, Oinochoe and Kantharoid Krater Circa 4th century BC. Southern Italian. A mixed group of three miniatures embellished in ochre slip: a skyphos and a trefoil-lipped oinochoe decorated with bars and chevrons; a kantharoid krater with scroll decoration on one side, chevrons on the other. Ceramic, 110 grams total, 47 - 61 mm high. Very fine, complete without repairs. [3] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 Ex Suvanna collection, Sussex. Acquired 1970’s.

470 Greek Apulian Geometric Painted Prochous Circa late 4th century BC. Enlivened with crimson, ochre and white slip; the bulbous body decorated with a crimson band with horizontal white, crimson and ochre leaves either side separated with pellets and a flower in centre; further bands of pellet decoration either side, ovolo and pellet decoration below within thin double ochre bands; the neck decorated with white and ochre bars, ovolo above also within thin double ochre bands. Ceramic, 160 grams, 210 mm. Extremely fine condition, without restoration or repair. £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 560 - 800 Ex Suvanna collection, Sussex. Acquired 1970’s.

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471 Greek Gnathian Ware Painted Skyphos Circa late 4th century BC. Enlivened with crimson and white slip bands, rows of dots and chevrons in ochre; a single crimson band with a row of white dots either side on the reverse side. Ceramic, 130 grams, 89.46 mm high. Good very fine condition. £140 - 180 EUR 170 - 210 USD 220 - 290 From an old English collection.

472 Greek Gnathian Ware Black-Glazed Thistle Mug Circa 4th century BC, South-eastern Italy. A black glazed thistle-mug enlivened with crimson, black, ochre and white slip decoration on the neck; white meander above a crimson band; above a band of ochre dots, two incised bands either side of a white wavey line, and white ovolo under the rim; the foot stepped. Ceramic, 200 grams, 12.3 cm high. Good very fine condition, complete. £140 - 180 EUR 170 - 210 USD 220 - 290 From an old English collection.

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473 Greek Daunian Jar Circa 8th-6th century BC. A large ceramic jar in a cream fabric comprising a globular body and funnel rim; around the equator, two loop handles and two vertical bars; on the body, concentric rings; on the shoulder, rectangular frames with geometric designs; within the rim, radiating lines. Ceramic, 1.7 kg, 21 cm. Very fine condition, complete. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 From an old English collection.

474 Greek Daunian ‘Swastika’ Olla Circa 5th-3rd century BC. A large Italic vessel with flared rim and high strap handle, decorated with geometric designs in crimson and brown, a swastika on the upper body. Ceramic, 1.1 kg, 23.5 cm high. Very fine condition. £250 - 400 EUR 300 - 470 USD 400 - 640 From an old English collection.

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475 Greek Daunian Funnel Krater Circa 5th century BC. An Italic Native Ware funnel krater with spherical body and two loop handles with a flared rim, decorated with banded crimson and black geometric designs. Ceramic, 445 grams, 13.2 cm high. Very fine condition. ÂŁ200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 From an old English collection.

476 Greek Daunian Funnel Skyphos Circa 3rd century BC. An elegant Italic Native Ware skyphos with conical body and two loop handles attached to the flared rim, with bands of crimson and black, palmettes decorating the upper body. Ceramic, 180 grams, 11.5 cm high. Very fine condition. ÂŁ150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 240 - 320 From an old English collection.

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477 Greek Cypriot Pot Circa 1600-1050 BC. A globular ceramic vessel with concentric bands of black and red decoration on a cream background; the rim vertical; the base conical. Ceramic, 1.7 kg, 17 cm at the rim. Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 Ex Cambell collection 1970’s, ex Alex Szolin.

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478 Greek Ceramic Vessels Circa 850-700 BC. A pair of Greek ceramic vessels comprising: a terracotta bowl with moulded egg-and-reel decoration around the equator and eight palmettes rising from the basal ring, with traces of surface coloration; a shallow skyphos with round-section D-shaped handles attached below the rim, and wide basal ring, with much of the original red-brown slip remaining. Ceramic, bowl: 140 grams, 108 mm at rim; skyphos: 95 grams, 97 mm at rim. Very fine condition, slight crack to rim of the bowl. [2] £180 - 240 EUR 210 - 280 USD 290 - 380 Ex Pullen collection.

479 Greek Cypriot Bichrome Ware Vessel Circa 750-600 BC. A bichrome globular vessel featuring a conical neck with roundel motifs; the rim stepped; the body globular with concentric bands on the shoulders and a band of roundels at the equator; the basal ring shallow and handles with painted bands. See Pietila-Castren et al. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Finland. Ceramic, 2.2 kg, 35 cm. Very fine condition. £700 - 900 EUR 830 - 1,060 USD 1,120 - 1,440 From an old English collection.

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480 Greek Hellenistic Figural Plaque Circa 323-146 BC. A translucent stone plaque, possibly amethystine quartz, elliptical in plan, with carved decoration in the form of the head of Zeus, with reserved hair and beard in grey-white cortex. Stone, 19 grams, 37 mm. Very fine condition, pierced beneath the chin. £250 - 400 EUR 300 - 470 USD 400 - 640 Ex Filk collection, collected in the 1950’s.

481 Cycladic Carved Figurine Circa 3rd millennium BC. A carved stone figurine in the form of a male with slender neck, triangular torso, arms folded across the chest, loincloth and legs placed together; supplied with custom-made stand. Stone, 100 grams including base, 95 mm. Fine condition, some loss. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800 481 Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s. Cycladic figurines are mainly found in funerary contexts where they may have been used in male and female burial rituals.

482 Greek Terracotta Female Tanagra Figurine Circa 4th-3rd century BC. A moulded hollow figurine depicting a female with hair drawn up at the back of the head, in a loosely fitting robe held together by her left hand at waist level and her right at her chest; one foot emerges from beneath the folds of the skirt; with a rectangular aperture in the figurine’s back. Terracotta, 130 grams, 15.5 cm. Extremely fine condition, slight loss to upper surface of the foot. £250 - 350 EUR 300 - 410 USD 400 - 560 Ex Pullen collection. Tanagra figurines are a mould-cast type of Greek terracotta statuette, produced from the later fourth century BC, in the Boeotian town of Tanagra. Aside from deities, the favoured subjects were females clothed in everyday costume.

483 z Greek and Early Roman Terracotta Heads Circa 1st century BC-1st century AD. A mixed group of fourteen hollow terracotta faces and heads, many from Tanagra figurines. Ceramic, 345 grams, largest 77 mm. Fine. [14] £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 240 - 320 From an old English collection.

484 Greek and Roman Oil Lamp Group Circa 1st century BC-1st century AD. A mixed group of ceramic oil lamps comprising: three in beige fabric with radiating linear decoration on the discus; one beige with roundel quincunx on the base; one in orange-red fabric with cross-in-circle on the base; two beige with plain discus and nozzle; one grey-tan with spatulate nozzle. Rosenthal, R. & Sivan, R. Ancient Lamps in the Schloessinger Collection. Ceramic, 405 grams total, 69 - 94 mm. Fine condition, complete. [8] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290 From an old English collection.

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485 Roman Gold, Jet and Carnelian Bead Bracelet Circa 2nd century AD. A delicate bracelet comprising gold wire looped rods and seven biconical hexagonal-section jet and carnelian beads. Gold, jet and carnelian, 3.34 grams, 220 mm length. Very fine condition, some cracking and loss to the beads. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 240 - 320 From an old English collection.

486 Roman Gold Fish-Headed Hair Pin Circa 3rd-5th century AD. A substantial hollow-cast gold dress pin with straight shaft and finial in the shape of a fish with lateral scales and annular eye. Gold, 2.41 grams, 82.10 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480

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487 Roman Gold Garnet Drop Earrings Circa 2nd century AD. A pair of gold earrings comprising a filigree plate with cabochon garnet at the centre and wire loop; a trefoilheaded wire rod dependent with pierced garnet finial. Gold and garnet, 4.40 grams, 39 mm. Very fine condition, complete. [2] £220 - 280 EUR 260 - 330 USD 350 - 450

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488 Roman Gold Cameo Earring Circa 2nd century AD. A gold earring comprising a wire loop attached to a cloison with wreathed border; in the cloison a cameo of a female face in three-quarters view. Gold, 2.10 grams, 18.3 mm. Very fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 240 - 400 From an old English collection.

489 Roman Gold Disc and Carnelian Earrings Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A pair of gold earrings comprising a ropework band developing to a wire hook and loop closure; on the band a convex disc and ribbed collet for a carnelian cloison. Gold, 4.60 grams total, 29 mm overall. Very fine condition. [2] £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800 From an old English collection.

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490 Roman Gold Scaphoid Earrings Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A pair of earrings comprising a wire hoop and free-running pendant column with filigree collars at both ends above a hollow scaphoid finial. See Higgins, R.A. Greek and Roman Jewellery. Gold, 2.47 grams total, 32.45/32.88 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. [2] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 From a deceased estate.

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491 Roman Gold Cloison Earrings Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A pair of earrings formed with a gold wire suspension hook with terminal loop; above, a discoid gold cloison setting for a cylindrical garnet; from the loop hangs a rod with filigree collars and pearlescent pale blue glass beads. Gold, garnet and glass, 3.74 grams total, 32 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. [2] £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800 From an old English collection.

492 Roman Gold Openwork Earrings with Pendants Circa 3rd century AD. A pair of plate earrings formed with a convex segmented plate with lunate piercings on the outer edge forming petals; in the centre an opalescent glass bead mounted transversely on a wire; at the lower edge, a bar with loops from which hang three rods with green glass beads; the suspension loop mounted on a cross-strap on the reverse. Cf. Rusova Spokoska, mc 52a, p.124. Gold, 4.14 grams total, 32.23/31.70 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. [2] £300 - 400 EUR 350 - 470 USD 480 - 640

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493 Roman Gold Pendant Earring Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A gold earring comprising a thick wire hoop with twisted loop finial; attached to this a gold cloison with conical garnet, four bulbs set around the perimeter and two wire loops for attachment of wire pendants and remains of six more. Gold and garnet, 2.59 grams, 23.6 mm. Very fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290

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Found Ludford, Lincolnshire, England, 1975.

494 Roman Gold Earrings Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A pair of earrings comprising a gold wire hoop with decorative spiral detail above the catch from which depends a free-running wire rod with blue glass bead. See Higgins, R.A. Greek and Roman Jewellery. Gold, 2.31 grams total, 31.03/31.53 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. [2] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 Property of a Lady.

495 Roman Gold Filigree Earrings Circa 1st-3rd century AD. A pair of earrings comprising a wire loop and convex dish with central granule and filigree ropework border; below, a pair of loops from which hang wire rods with annular glass blue and white beads above a neat finial twist. Cf. Christies New York sale, December 2009, lot 437. Gold, 4.60 grams, 39 mm. Extremely fine condition, wearable. [2] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480

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496 Roman Gold Hoop-and-Spokes Earrings Circa 2nd century AD. A pair of hoop earrings with hook-and-eye fastening, with four of an original five rods radiating from the lower edge, each with a bulb at the upper end and terminating in a neat twist. Gold, 2.84 grams total, 27.50 mm overall. Fine condition. Scarce. [2] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 495

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497 Roman Gold Earrings Circa 1st-3rd century AD. A pair of earrings comprising a gold wire loop and convex decorative disc with granule apex and double filigree rim. See Higgins, R.A. Greek and Roman Jewellery and cf. Christie’s New York, December 2009, lot 437. Gold, 2.12 grams total, 17.94/18.17 mm. Extremely fine condition. [2] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 From an old English collection.

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498 Roman Gold and Emerald Necklace Circa 3rd-4th century AD. A composite necklace comprising eleven double-loop filigree plaques connecting ten hexagonal-section emerald cylinders; with loop and s-hook closure. Gold and emerald, 18 grams, 37.5 cm. Very fine condition, complete and wearable. Very rare. £4,000 - 6,000 EUR 4,730 - 7,090 USD 6,400 - 9,590 From a private UK collection, acquired in the 1980’s.

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499 Roman Gold Necklace and Pendant Circa 3rd-4th century AD. A gold necklace comprising a gold trichinopoly band with tubular terminals set with filigree collars and four tear-shaped cabochon garnets, with attachment loops in the form of a round-section bar with recurved and hoop ends set with an openwork filigree annulate with granule detailing; the pendant a freerunning hollow biconical tube with applied filigree heart designs and

cabochon tear-shaped garnets and sapphires with filigree and granule detailing. See Christie’s New York Ancient Jewelry catalogue, 11th December 2009. Gold, garnet and sapphire, 65 grams, 48 cm. Extremely fine condition, some stones lost in antiquity. £17,500 - 22,500 EUR 20,690 - 26,610 USD 27,980 - 35,970 Ex David Lavender collection, Bond Street, London.

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500 500 Roman Gold Goddess Pendant Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A repoussé medallion or bracteate comprising a central disc, three-band filigree ropework border and ribbed suspension loop; the image a facing female bust with long hair descending to her shoulders, flanked by two hexafoil flowers above the shoulders, possibly identifying the figure as the goddess Flora. Gold, 2.54 grams, 34.6 mm. Very fine condition, complete; small tear beneath the chin. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 800 - 1,280 From a private English collection acquired at Christie’s, London, 1991.

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501 Roman Gold-Framed Cameo Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A carved elliptical shell cameo in cream on a pale blue background, with finely detailed hair and robe; set in a gold foil frame. Gold and shell, 4.93 grams, 25.5 mm. Very fine condition. £1,800 - 2,400 EUR 2,130 - 2,840 USD 2,880 - 3,840 Ex Gorny & Mosch, Munich.

502 Roman Intaglio Pendant Circa 3rd-4th century AD. An elliptical gold pendant with ribbed suspension loop and granule cluster; the pendant with four bands of filigree decoration encircling a cloison with white and red glass intaglio depicting a column with a flame emitting from its top. Gold and glass, 2.81 grams, 22.96 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 640 - 960 From a deceased estate.

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503 Roman Gold Floral Pendant Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A pendant comprising a central garnet set en cabochon from which radiate eight triangular foil petals, each terminating in a gold granule; a filigree hoop set round the perimeter; on the reverse two ribbed hoops to receive the chain of a necklace. Gold and garnet, 1.25 grams, 19.7 mm diameter. Very fine condition, two granules lost in antiquity. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 240 - 400 Found Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England, 1975.

504 Roman Gold Intaglio Pendant Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A gold annular pendant with ropework border and ribbed suspension loop enclosing a black and blue glass intaglio depicting a rearing lion and tree. Gold, 3.73 grams, 26.84 mm. Very fine condition, the intaglio cracked. £1,500 - 2,000 EUR 1,770 - 2,360 USD 2,400 - 3,200 Ex Gorny & Mosch, Munich.

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505 Roman Gold Pendant Circa 1st century BC. A complex pendant comprising a pyramid of hollow spheres each with granulate pyramids and spikes, attached to a transverse ribbed collar and filigree suspension loop. See Higgins, R.A. Greek and Roman Jewellery. Gold, 2.15 grams, 26.55 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete; some minor flattening to the reverse of the spheres. £250 - 350 EUR 300 - 410 USD 400 - 560 Property of a Lady.

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506 Roman Gold Filigree Pendant Circa 2nd century AD. An elliptical pendant with filigree ropework border, filigree volute scrolls and granules flanking the central garnet cloison, the suspension loop ribbed and with a repoussé floral motif at the junction. Gold and garnet, 1.68 grams, 24.51 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 800 - 1,280 From an old English collection.

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507 Roman Gold Serpents Finger Ring Circa 1st century AD. A gold finger ring in the form of a a triangularsection hoop expanding to an eccentric elliptical bezel with raised design of two serpents, one looped over the other. See Higgins, R.A. Greek and Roman Jewellery. Gold, 3.30 grams, 22.0 mm overall (Approximate size British U, USA 10 1/4, Europe 22.83, Japan 22). Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 800 - 1,280 Ex Aston collection.

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508 Roman Gold Openwork Ring Circa 3rd-4th century AD. A gold openwork finger ring formed with two bands of ropework filigree connected by a continuous doublelooped wire. Gold, 3.95 grams, 20.54 mm overall (Approximate size British Q 1/2, USA 8 1/2, Europe 18.4, Japan 18). Extremely fine condition. £600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,060 USD 960 - 1,440 From an old English collection.

509 Roman Gold Finger Ring Circa 1st century BC-1st century AD. A gold finger ring comprising a round-section hollow hoop expanding to an elliptical bezel with glass insert; a gold granule on the shoulder; the glass cameo with foil backing, formed with palmette motif for use as a seal. Gold and glass, 2.69 grams, 19.3 mm overall (Approximate size British E, USA 2 1/4, Europe 2.41, Japan 2). Very fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 640 - 960 From an old English collection.

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510 Roman Gold Openwork Intaglio Finger Ring Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A gold finger ring comprising a plain bipartite hoop with granules on the shoulders; the bezel an elliptical openwork gold panel with central collet for a milky white steatite intaglio of a female face with notched surround. See Christies, Ancient Jewelry sale 2233, New York 11 December 2009, for similar in pendant form. Gold and steatite, 4.95 grams, 29.4 mm overall (Approximate size British V, USA 10 3/4, Europe 23.99, Japan 23). Extremely fine condition, complete large and wearable. Extremely rare. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,420 - 2,130 USD 1,920 - 2,880 Ex Hiller collection, purchased from a London auction house in the 1950’s. A positive X-ray fluorescence analysis certificate is included with this item.

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511 Roman Gold Lion-Head Intaglio Ring Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A gold finger ring comprising a plain, elliptical-section hoop expanding to a conical bezel set with an orange lentoid carnelian seal depicting a lion’s face. See Higgins, R.A. Greek and Roman Jewellery. Gold and carnelian, 3.81 grams, 23 mm overall (Approximate sizes British K 1/2, USA 5 1/2, Europe 10.58, Japan 10). Very fine condition, complete and wearable. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 640 - 960 From an old English collection.

512 Roman Gold ‘Sacred Fire’ Intaglio Ring Circa 2nd century AD. A gold finger ring comprising a D-section hoop expanding slightly, the bezel formed as an elliptical raised panel with filigree knotwork on the sides; the upper surface dished with a central elliptical cloison bearing a garnet intaglio depicting a column with broad top emitting flames. Gold and garnet, 4.10 grams, 23.41 mm overall (Approximate size British L 1/2, USA 5, Europe 12.34, Japan 12). Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. £550 - 800 EUR 650 - 950 USD 880 - 1,280

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From an old English collection. The image probably represents one of the aedes sacra or perpetual sacred fires of Rome.

513 Roman Gold Intaglio Ring Circa 3rd-4th century AD. A gold finger ring comprising a flat-section twisted-bar hoop rising to granulated shoulders flanking the elliptical bezel with filigree petals surrounding a central cloison displaying a green glass intaglio depicting a standing robed figure with a staff. Gold, 3.54 grams, 20.03 mm overall (Approximate size British E 1/2, USA 2 3/4, Europe 3.0, Japan 3). Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. £650 - 800 EUR 770 - 950 USD 1,040 - 1,280 Ex Mossop collection, found Water Newton, Cambridgeshire, England in the 1970’s.

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514 Roman Gold Intaglio Ring Circa 3rd-4th century AD. A gold intaglio ring comprising a flat section hoop with filigree edges and three-band braided design; on the shoulders a pair of large gold granules flanking an elliptical bezel with inset white glass cabochon intaglio depicting a grotesque horned figure with exposed phallus. See Higgins, R.A. Greek and Roman Jewellery. Gold and glass, 4.23 grams, 25.31 mm overall. (Approximate size British Z, USA 12 1/2, Europe 28.99, Japan 28). Extremely fine condition, complete. £450 - 600 EUR 530 - 710 USD 720 - 960 From an old English collection.

515 Roman Intaglio Set in a Modern Ring Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A carnelian Roman intaglio depicting a helmeted male head facing left, repaired and remounted in a 14 carat gold modern setting. Gold, 6.85 grams, 22.58 mm overall (Approximate size British M, USA 6 1/4, Europe 12.56, Japan 12). Intaglio cracked and repaired. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 240 - 320

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516 z Roman Group of Intaglios and Pendant A mixed group of carved carnelian intaglios comprising: a yellow elliptical with bird motif; six small red with running animal T-shaped banner, stylized profile bust, standing human figure, ear of corn, extended hand; offered with a small gold lunulate pendant with ropework border, hemispherical bosses and green cabochon gemstone. Gold and carnelian, 2.90 grams, pendant 12.3 mm. [7] ÂŁ200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 Ex Bonhams, London.

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517 Roman Silver Male Head Circa 1st century AD. A hollow male head with short, tousled hair, rounded brow, broad, flat nose and pouting mouth; the chin prominent and narrow and the eyes rounded; offered with a custom-made display stand. Silver, 33 grams, 55 mm. (excluding stand). Some restoration to the back of the head, otherwise very fine condition. ÂŁ1,250 - 1,750 EUR 1,480 - 2,070 USD 2,000 - 2,800 From an old English collection.


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518 Roman Silver Sow Figurine Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A miniature figurine of a sow with prominent ears and tusks, rounded belly and stub tail; standing on a rectangular base. Silver, 5.44 grams, 20.6 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 800 - 1,280 From an old English collection.

519 Roman Silver Medusa Pendant Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A discoid silver pendant with rolled edge and central boss with radiating punched lines; the boss surmounted by a cameo depicting the severed head of Medusa; the suspension loop with repoussé roundels and ribbed borders, attached by a domed rivet. Silver, 7.39 grams, 39.4 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 640 - 960 From an old English collection.

520 Roman Silver Kraeftig Profilierte Brooch and Chain Set Circa 1st century AD. A bow brooch of the Kraeftig Profilierte type with transverse spring and plate with granulated cylindrical projections, the D-section bow curved with flanking projections and granule finials, a collared bulb developing into the narrow footplate with shallow catchplate on the reverse, gilded rosette motif and bulb finial; attached to the outer edges of the plate a silver trichinopoly chain with rosette motif at the junction with the heart-shaped pendant plate with ivy-leaf detailing and bulbous finial; part of the pin lost in antiquity. Cf. Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity item 1396 for the brooch format. Silver, 46.2 grams, 158 mm. Very fine condition. Very rare. £1,250 - 1,750 EUR 1,480 - 2,070 USD 2,000 - 2,800

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From an old English collection. This form of kraeftige profilierte bow brooch with the secondary projections is called the ‘anchor type’.

521 Roman Silver Crossbow Brooch Circa 4th century AD. A fabricated silver crossbow brooch comprising onion-shaped knops at each end of the arm, with a third centrally above; the c-shaped bow ridged with inlaid niello geometric decoration; the footplate rectangular with chamfered panels to the outer edges, ornamented with addorsed appliqué c-scrolls; the pin and catchplate intact on the reverse. See Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity. Silver, 41.4 grams, 76.8 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. £180 - 240 EUR 210 - 280 USD 290 - 380

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522 Roman Silver Zoomorphic Dolphin Brooch Circa 2nd century AD. A cast silver zoomorphic brooch in the form of an s-curved dolphin with blunt nose, annular eyes, triangular fins and chevron tail; the pin hinged beneath the throat and locked by the catchplate below the tail. See Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity. Silver, 5.88 grams, 32.6 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. £140 - 180 EUR 170 - 210 USD 220 - 290 From an old English collection. This is a zoomorphic brooch in the shape of a dolphin, not a T-shaped ‘dolphin’ brooch.

522 523 Roman Silvered Knee Brooch Circa 2nd century AD. A cast bronze knee brooch with silvered surface comprising a rectangular headplate with punched border decoration to three concentric panels; the bow facetted above, with a rectangular panel of ropework above incised triangles; the finial with ropework decoration on the outer face; the spring, lug and catchplate intact. See Hattatt, R. Iron Age and Roman Brooches. Copper-alloy, 13.6 grams, 36.6 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 100 - 140 From an old English collection.

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524 Late Roman Jewelled Umbonate Brooch Circa 5th-6th century AD. A developed form of the umbonate plate brooch comprising an elliptical plate with central black sub-conical gemstone surrounded by four flat-bed garnets set en cloison on a flat plate with three concentric ridges; between the ridges a series of triangular stamped decorative lines; pin missing, the reverse heavily silvered. Cf. Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity items 1064-5. Copperalloy, gilded and silvered with gemstones, 27.92 grams, 45.82 mm. Extremely rare. £600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,060 USD 960 - 1,440 Recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme. The standard form of umbonate brooch is a 2nd century Roman design, often conical with projecting lugs bearing inserts. The present piece is in the same tradition but with the inserts on the face of the plate.

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525 z Roman Silver Rings Group Circa 1st-4th century AD. A mixed group of Roman finger rings comprising: a plain silver hoop with granules on shoulders and tutullus bezel; a ropework silver hoop with expanding discoid bezel; a plain hoop with cloison bezel and intaglio; a plain hoop with discoid shoulders and discoid bezel inscribed with the letters ‘VT’; a plain hoop with elliptical shoulders and bezel. Silver, 13.3 grams total, 15.4 - 23.2 mm overall. Very fine condition. [5] £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 240 - 400 From an old English collection.

526 Roman Double Snake Head Ring Circa 2nd century AD. A silver finger ring formed as a circular-section rod with finials in the form of reversed snakes’ heads flanking a row of three discoid panels with domed centres and interstitial pins. Silver, 7.55 grams, 24.6 mm overall (Approximate size British S, USA 9 1/4, Europe 19.69, Japan 19). Very fine condition, complete and wearable. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800 526

Found Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England, 1981.

527 Roman Silver Figural Ring Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A silver facetted ring comprising a flatsection hoop rising to a large rectangular bezel forming the frame for an inset seated female figure with raised arms. Silver, 9.87 grams, 25 mm overall (Approximate sizes British Q 1/2, USA 8 1/2, Europe 18.12, Japan 18). Very fine condition. Rare. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 Ex Gorny & Mosch, Munich.

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528 528 Roman Silver Lion Ring Circa 3rd century AD. A cast silver finger ring with D-section hoop expanding to an elliptical bezel with motif of a walking lion. Silver, 3.22 grams, 21.9 mm overall (Approximate size British I, USA 4 1/4, Europe 7.44, Japan 7). Very fine condition, complete. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 240 - 320

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Ex Gorny & Mosch, Munich.

529 Roman Intaglio Finger Ring Circa 1st century AD. A cast silver finger ring comprising a D-section hoop expanding to a broad bezel set with an amber-coloured carnelian intaglio depicting two standing figures; around the intaglio, traces of an incised wreath. Silver, 17.0 grams, 28.10 mm overall (Approximate size British U, USA 10, Europe 22.33, Japan 21). Good very fine condition, complete and wearable. £250 - 400 EUR 300 - 470 USD 400 - 640 Ex Aston collection.

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530 Roman Inscribed DEO INVICTO Silver Military Ring Circa 1st-2nd century AD. An octagonal facetted cast silver finger ring with flat-section hoop and rectangular bezel; inscribed DEO on the bezel and INVICTO continuing around the band. Silver, 7.35 grams, 25.4 mm overall (Approximate size British Y, USA 12, Europe 27.51, Japan 26). Very fine condiiton, complete and wearable. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 240 - 320 Ex Gorny & Mosch, Munich. The devotional formula ‘deo invicto’ (to the unconquered god) is found in both the Sol Invictus and Mithras cults, often taken up by the military and later adopted by Christianity.

531 z Roman Group of Silver and Bronze Rings Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A group of two finger rings comprising: a bronze ring with addorsed human heads on the shoulders and central discoid bezel with blue glass inset; a silver ring with flat-section hoop, elliptical shoulders and discoid bezel with TOT legend. Copper-alloy, 3.4 grams, 21.5 mm; silver, 3.1 grams, 22.2 mm. Very fine condition. [2] £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 240 - 320

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Silver ring found Stixwold, Lincolnshire in 1976.

532 Roman Silver Ligula Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A delicate silver ligula or cosmetic spoon comprising an expanding round-section shaft with two collars and a hatched panel; above this a square-section length, with chamfered edges and central ring-and-dot motifs; above this a bulb and collar with canted flat plate. Silver, 10.1 grams, 95.1 mm. Very fine condition. £110 - 160 EUR 130 - 190 USD 180 - 260 From an old English collection.

533 Roman Silver Dolphin Spoon Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A finely made spoon comprising a spike handle with corrugated detailing on the upper end, dolphin-shaped bow and piriform bowl. Silver, 9.49 grams, 151 mm. Extremely fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240

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534 Roman Silver Necklace and Lunulate Pendant Circa 3rd century AD. A finely made silver necklace comprising double-loop wire links of varying length, with one terminal a simple recurved hook and the other a bar looped and secured at each end; the pendant a ribbed loop attached to a crescentic plate with granule detailing on the inner edge and ropework on the reverse. Silver, 16.9 grams, chain: 43.5 cm; pendant 33.2 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £250 - 400 EUR 300 - 470 USD 400 - 640 Ex Gorny & Mosch, Munich.

535 Roman Zeus Statuette Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A cast bronze figurine depicting a naked, standing Zeus, bearded and wreathed, with a cloak about his shoulders; his left arm raised, in his right hand a thunderbolt. Copperalloy, 35 grams, 66 mm. Very fine condition, left hand lost in antiquity. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 800 - 1,280 From an old English collection.

536 Roman Bronze Male Statuette Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A cast Eastern European statuette of a naked male with almond-shaped eyes, open mouth and tousled hair, standing with his weight on his left leg; in his right hand a globular wine vessel and in his left a cylindrical cup; over his right shoulder a twisted sash. Copper-alloy, 100 grams, 85.8 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800 From an old English collection. The figure is probably a reveller at one of the seasonal celebrations devoted to Dionysus or Bacchus.

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537 Roman Hercules Statuette Circa 2nd century AD. A cast statuette bronze of the demi-god Hercules standing naked with his lionskin cloak draped over his raised left arm, his club held in his right hand resting on his right foot, a wreath about his head and neck; mounted on a hollow rectangular plinth. Copper-alloy, 75 grams, 86.5 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £550 - 800 EUR 650 - 950 USD 880 - 1,280 From an old English collection.

538 Roman Dionysus Figurine Circa 1st-2nd centruy AD. A cast bronze figurine depicting a naked Dionysus standing on a hollow waisted plinth with left arm raised, right hand holding a cup; the hair curled with two protrusions at the brow; left foot slightly raised. Copper-alloy, 70 grams, 85 mm. Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800 From an old English collection. The left arm was probably intended to support a wine amphora, from which the cup is being filled.

539 Roman Eros Statuette Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A substantial figure of Eros shown as a putto in flight; the hair sculpted with raised forelock, the face rounded and cheeks expanded; the body naked with right arm bent and left raised, the left hand grasping a flower by the stem; on the shoulders, flat pentagonal wings; the legs extended in a running pose; supplied with a custom-made stand. Copper-alloy, 205 grams, 99 mm. Extremely fine condition, with lustrous olive patination. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,180 - 1,770 USD 1,600 - 2,400 From an old English collection.

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540 Roman Bronze Gladiator Statuette Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A cast two-piece statuette featuring a naked male with curled hair, headband and leaves at the temples; the right arm raised, the hand gripping a spike; the left arm flexed, supporting a knotted cape draped over the shoulder and forearm; the left leg straight and right leg slightly raised; the chest and abdomen muscular. Copper-alloy, 460 grams, 138 mm. Very fine condition. ÂŁ1,500 - 2,000 EUR 1,770 - 2,360 USD 2,400 - 3,200 From an old English collection. A gladiator in similar pose, with cloak and stake, is depicted in a mosaic in the Galleria Borghese, Rome.

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541 Roman Priapus Figurine Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A cast bronze figurine of Priapus with bearded face, crested helmet, arms on hips and shoulders thrust back, legs together and large phallus; supplied with custom-made stand. Copper-alloy, 12.5 grams, 44 mm. Fine condition. ÂŁ200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 From an old English collection.


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542 Roman Diana Figurine Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A cast bronze figurine of the goddess Diana in an advancing stance, her right leg straight and left foot slightly raised, her left arm extended with the palm flat; the goddess dressed in a chiton pinned at the right shoulder with a disc brooch; the face rounded and youthful with large eyes and small nose and mouth, the back of the head open, once having a lid fitted. Copperalloy, 430 grams, 166 mm. Very fine condition, the right arm lost in antiquity. ÂŁ2,000 - 3,000 EUR 2,360 - 3,550 USD 3,200 - 4,800

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543 Roman Venus Statuette Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A cast bronze statuette of the goddess Venus, nude and in advancing stance with extended right hand; her left arm bent to support her plaited hair in her left hand; her hair piled into a crown framing her face; her hips tilted and weight borne on her left leg; her feet shod with sandals. Copper-alloy, 225 grams, 133 mm. Very fine condition, complete. ÂŁ600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,060 USD 960 - 1,440 Found Chester, Cheshire, England, 1981.

From a deceased estate. The left arm is a separate casting attached by the peg-and-socket method; the outstretched hand may have been intended to rest on the head of a stag, as seen on the Diana of Versailles statue.

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544 Roman Venus Statuette Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A carved ivory figurine depicting Venus standing naked on a plinth, executed in the round; the hair drawn back and the face slightly downcast; the arms folded round the chest, the hands gripping the breasts, the fingers parted; the weight borne on the right leg, the left leg slightly bent; by the right shin an urn on a plinth with textile draped across; the plinth D-shaped with moulded band; supplied with a custom-made base. Ivory, 230 grams including base, 180 mm. Fine condition, repaired. Extremely rare. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,420 - 2,130 USD 1,920 - 2,880 Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s.

545 Roman Miniature Theatrical Tragedy Mask Circa 2nd century AD. A hollow cast model or votive of an actor’s mask with full hair, furrowed brow, pointed nose, almond-shaped eyes and crescent-shaped mouth. Copper-alloy, 24.3 grams, 41.45 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. £160 - 240 EUR 190 - 280 USD 260 - 380 From an old English collection.

546 Roman Miniature Actor’s Mask Circa 2nd-3rd century BC. A cast bronze hollow mask depicting a female face with blank eyes; the hair parted at the brow, contained beneath a scallopped crown with eight points, decorated with punched annulets; supplied with custom-made stand. Copper-alloy, 44 grams, 63 mm without stand. Very fine condition. £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 560 - 800 From an old English collection.

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547 Roman Figural Gaming Piece Circa 1st century AD. A cast gaming piece in the form of a reclining female, her hands on her hips, her head tilted forward, her legs drawn up to reveal her genitals which are modelled oversize. Copper-alloy, 8.28 grams, 22.5 mm. Extremely fine condition. Rare. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 800 - 1,280 From an old English collection.

548 Romano-British Figural Mount Circa early 1st century AD. A hollow cast mount in the form of a female bust with wavy hair, annular eyes, T-shaped nose and inset mouth; a series of rings punched into the neck representing a collar or necklace; a D-shaped feature at the throat, with radiating lines for the garment; ferrous attachment pin on reverse. Copper-alloy, 40 grams, 81 mm. Very fine condition. £250 - 400 EUR 300 - 470 USD 400 - 640 From an old English collection.

549 Roman Silenus Inkwell Circa 1st century BC-1st century AD. A cast bronze figurine of Silenus, the bald, obese satyr who taught Dionysus; the figurine is hollow, with a round opening on the top of the head and a rectangular aperture in the base; Silenus is shown with bald head, snub nose, drooping moustache, thick neck extending to his generously robed body, his hands caught in folds of his cloak; on his chest an inlaid silver bar representing the closure of his outer garment; on the reverse, a pair of lugs and slot to accept the hinged lid. Copper-alloy, 85 grams, 56 mm high. Very fine condition. A river find with typical thin brown patination. The lid and base-plate lost in antiquity. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,280 - 1,920 Ex Gorny & Mosch, Munich.

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550 Roman Rearing Horse Statuette Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A cast bronze copy of a Macedonian horse and rider statue; the horse shown with forelegs raised, ears pricked and bound tail errect; the mane, reins and facial details carefully modelled; supplied with a custom-made display stand. Copper-alloy,

220 grams including stand, 120 mm (horse only). The rider and saddle removed in antiquity, otherwise very fine condition. Rare. ÂŁ800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,280 - 1,920 Ex Gorny & Mosch, Munich.

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551 Roman Legionary Eagle Statuette Circa 2nd century AD. A cast bronze statuette depicting an aquila or eagle emblem of a Roman legion; its wings partly spread, its head slightly tilted, its body covered with feather texture detail. Copperalloy, 44 grams, 44.8 mm. Extremely fine condition, even green patination. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 240 - 400 From an old English collection.

552 Roman Eagle Statuette Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A cast bronze statuette of an eagle perched on a waisted plinth, its head tilted and wings partly unfolded. Copper-alloy, 31 grams, 38 mm. Very fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290

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From an old English collection.

553 Roman Aquila Chariot Fitting Circa 3rd-4th century AD. A cast bronze tubular fitting, octagonal in section with thick rim; at the top a three-band collar developing to an eagle-head finial with hooked beak and lentoid eyes, with ‘feather’ detailing on the neck; above the rim a circular hole for an attachment pin and opposite a right-angled peg with thumb detailing. Cf. the Axel Guttmann collection, Christies November 6 2002, lot 107 for similar. Copper-alloy, 80 grams, 57 mm. Fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 240 - 400 From an old English collection.

554 Roman Bronze Cockerel Figurine Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A cast bronze figurine of a cockerel with wings folded, comb and tail erect, its head tilted to the right; standing on a dome with billeted rim. Copper-alloy, 30.03 grams, 57.13 mm. Very fine condition, even green patination. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190 From an old English collection.

555 Roman Goat and Eagle Finial Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A finely modelled cast zoomorphic finial comprising a goat’s head gripped in the claws of an eagle, shown with folded wings and right leg extended. Copper-alloy, 57.8 grams, 52.9 mm. Extremely fine condition, superb patination. Extremely rare. £2,500 - 3,500 EUR 2,960 - 4,140 USD 4,000 - 5,600

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From an old English collection.

556 Roman Duck’s Head Fitting Circa 2nd century AD. A hollow cast bronze fitting in the form of a cylinder with incised groove detail at the base rising to a right-angled junction surmounted by a finial in the form of a duck’s head with broad, flat beak; pierced twice near the rim for attachment. Copperalloy, 145 grams, 93.9 mm. Very fine condition, some wear. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190

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From the Rhine-Danube region, part of an old collection.

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557 Roman Figural Mount Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A cast bronze mount in the form of a feamale head modelled in the half-round, the hair carefully detailed in curls radiating from a sunwheel on the crown, the eyes lentoid, the nose and mouth small and rounded; the reverse hollow. Copper-alloy, 18.4 grams, 29 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 557

From an old English collection.

558 z Roman Military Belt Mounts Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A group of three mounts comprising: an openwork plate with volute scroll detail; a hexagonal plate imitating a shield with elliptical boss and central crease; an elliptical boss and backing plate, with vertical crest. Copper-alloy, 36.9 grams total, openwork mount 42 mm. [3] £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 130 From an old English collection.

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559 Roman Enamelled Buckle Plate Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A cast bronze buckle plate of rectangular profile with a symmetrical arrangement of enamel panels in blue, red and yellow; on the leading edge a pair of hinge-loops; on the reverse two attachment rivets. Copper-alloy, 30.3 grams, 68.2 mm. Very fine condition, enamel complete. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 Found St Albans, Hertfordshire, England, 1983.

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560 z Romano Celtic Trumpet Whorl Belt Fittings Circa 1st century AD. A set of three belt mounts decorated in the Celtic La Tène tradition: one a D-shaped plate with spiral void; one a piriform mount with comma-shaped voids and trumpet terminals; one a tongue-shaped hingeplate formed from double trumpets; all with attachment pegs on the reverse. Copper-alloy, 28.99 grams, hingeplate 39.8 mm. Very fine condition. [3] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190 From an old English collection.

561 Roman Enamelled Quadruped Fitting Circa 1st century AD. A cast bronze mount in the form of a running animal (possibly a boar or ram) with central aperture; the body a field of blue enamel with red and yellow roundel details; a band of punched annulets across the neck; the eye a void, probably originally filled with enamel; on the reverse two L-shaped attachment lugs. Copper-alloy, 5.47 grams, 31.8 mm. Very fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290 Found Downham Market, Norfolk, 2010.

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562 Roman Lion Mount Circa 1st century AD. A cast bronze mount in the form of a recumbent lion, its front paws extended, head turned to the left and mouth gaping; incised fur detailing on the trunk, legs and mane; a rightangled flange at the rear. Copper-alloy, 145 grams, 65 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190 From a deceased estate. The circular socket of the mouth suggests that the figure formed one side of a swivel bracket.

563 Roman Bronze Lion Mount Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A cast bronze discoid mount, within a double-border a leonine face with radiating mane, protrusive ears, human nose and mouth; on the reverse an attachment spike. Copperalloy, 52 grams, 50 mm diameter. Very fine condition, complete. £90 - 120 EUR 110 - 140 USD 140 - 190 563

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564 564 Roman Dolphins and Felix Mount Late 3rd-early 4th century AD. A cast openwork mount in the form of a suspension bar from which depends a pair of dolphin with everted tails and punched-dot eyes; between them an openwork panel with the word FEL/IX followed by a pair of scrolls forming a heart and connected to the dolphins’ bodies by a lattice. Copper-alloy, 120 grams, 74.73 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 560 - 800 From an old English collection. The word ‘felix’ (happy, lucky) was used as a talisman in the Roman military.

565 Roman Chariot Fittings Circa 4th century AD. A matched pair of chariot fittings comprising a square-section attachment loop beneath a hollow-cast mount with flat base, pentagonal in section with palmette, disc and lozenge silver inlay decoration on the outer sides and ends, and plain rectangular panels on the upper face. Copper-alloy with silver, 315 grams total, 64 mm. Very fine condition, complete. [2] £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 640 - 960 From a deceased estate.

566 Roman Chariot Fittings Circa 4th century AD. A matched pair of chariot fittings comprising an expanding square-section attachment spike rising to a hollow-cast mount with flat base, pentagonal in section with volute and running scroll silver inlay decoration on the outer sides and ends, palmette panels on the upper face and billeted panel on the inner side. Iron and silver, 540 grams total, 103 mm each long. Very fine condition, some loss to the lateral bar on both mounts. [2] £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 640 - 960 From an old English collection.

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567 Roman Figural Plaque Circa 1st-3rd century AD. A cast lead plaque with dense imagery: a round-headed arch with spiral columns and roundel detailing; above the arch a hippocamp and a serpent with looped body; within the arch at the top a half-height figure with a billeted browband and radiating lines, with a cloak pinned at his right shoulder and his right hand raised; in front of him the rail of a chariot and two horses facing outwards; below, a central robed figure flanked by opposed horsemen, with a shield- and spear-bearing soldier to the right and a figure with raised right hand to the left; below, a central scene of three figures gathered round a table where food is being prepared or eaten, above a cauldron flanked by two small quadrupeds; to the left a large standing figure and a smaller advancing towards the centre; to the right two standing figures looking towards the centre. Lead, 160 grams, 91.0 mm. Very fine condition, slight wear to raised surfaces. £140 - 180 EUR 170 - 210 USD 220 - 290 Found Thames foreshore, 1970. The figure in the chariot with the lines radiating from his head may be the sun-god, Apollo, on his daily journey across the heavens.

568 Roman Seated Figure Plaque Circa 2nd century AD. A cast bronze plaque depicting a seated female, the goddess Europa, on a high-backed throne, her head and shoulders covered with a mantle, her left arm draped over the arm of her throne holding a jug, her right hand grasping a ring; by her legs two cats; to the right of the throne a sapling and above the left two bells; to the sides two spiral-decorated colums supporting a portico. Copper-alloy, 495 grams, 88 mm. Very fine condition. £1,500 - 2,000 EUR 1,770 - 2,360 USD 2,400 - 3,200 From an old English collection.

569 Roman The Four Emperors Plaque Mid 3rd century AD. A bronze plaque bearing the impression of the Tetrarchs with wreaths and surrounding text, displayed as two pairs facing towards the centre. Copper-alloy, 13.3 grams, 46.9 mm. Very fine condition. Excessively rare. £1,250 - 1,750 EUR 1,480 - 2,070 USD 2,000 - 2,800 Found Salisbury, Wiltshire, 1998. The four figures depicted are probably joint emperors Pupienus, Balbinus and Gordian III and, on the left, Sabinia Tranquillina, the wife of Gordian. All these issued coins in their own right in the middle third of the 3rd century.

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570 Roman Large Phalerae Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A group of two repoussé copper-alloy plaques depicting: a male with full hair and wreath, the nose aquiline, mouth pursed and cheeks rounded, his garment fastened by disc brooches at the shoulders; a female in three-quarter view with bound hair and tiara, the nose prominent, the mouth and chin small, the loose garment draped from the shoulders; six small piercings to each rim. Copper-alloy, 40 grams, 117 mm; 25 grams, 115 mm. Very fine condition, even patination. [2] £900 - 1,400 EUR 1,060 - 1,660 USD 1,440 - 2,240 From an old English collection.

571 Roman Openwork Disc Earrings Circa 3rd-4th century AD. A pair of earrings comprising a green glass disc set en cloison within an openwork pattern of D-shaped panels with scrolled outer edges; on the reverse, double-loop attachment wires. Gold and glass, 4.11 grams total, 16.3, 16.4 mm. Very fine condition, complete. [2] £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800

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From a deceased estate.

572 z Roman Figural Finger Ring Circa 2nd-4th century AD. A bronze finger ring comprising a flatsection hoop expanding to an elliptical bezel supporting a white glass cameo of a bearded male, facing right. Copper-alloy, 3.76 grams, 24 mm overall (Approximate size British S 1/2, USA 9 1/4, Europe 20.73, Japan 20). Fine condition, hoop misshapen and cracked. £40 - 60 EUR 50 - 70 USD 60 - 100

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Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s.

573 z Roman Cupid Finger Ring Circa 1st-3rd century. A cast finger ring comprising a D-section hoop rising to trapezoidal shoulders with foliate decoration; the bezel a hexagon with lobes on the longer sides enclosing an ellipse bearing a winged Cupid design. Copper-alloy, 4.00 grams, 21.73 mm overall (Approximate size British G 1/2, USA 3 3/4, Europe 6.00, Japan 6). Very fine condition. £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 100 - 140 From a deceased estate.

574 574 Roman Bathing Figure Finger Ring Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A cast bronze finger ring comprising a round-section hoop rising to an elliptical bezel bearing an intaglio design of a female with rounded back stepping into a river to bathe. Copper-alloy, 6.77 grams, 24.4 mm overall (Approximate size British S, USA 9 1/4, Europe 19.69, Japan 19). Very fine condition, complete. £75 - 125 EUR 90 - 150 USD 120 - 200 From a deceased estate.

575 Roman Bronze Intaglio Ring Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A bronze finger ring comprising a plain Dsection hoop rising to ribbed shoulders ending in volute scroll detailing on the bezel edges; the bezel a gold cabochon setting for an elliptical intaglio depicting a seated figure, possibly Pan with his pipes. Copper-alloy, 12.3 grams, 27.69 mm overall (Approximate size British X 1/2, USA 11 3/4, Europe 26.92, Japan 26). Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 560 - 800

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From an old English collection.

576 Roman Fortuna Ring Circa 3rd century AD. A substantial finger ring comprising a D-section hoop expanding to an elliptical bezel and raised panel on which the goddess Fortuna is engraved, shown standing facing right in flowing robes with a staff or flower stalk in her left hand. Copper-alloy, 13.57 grams, 27.91 mm overall (Approximate size British K 1/2, USA 5 1/2, Europe 10.27, Japan 10). Extremely fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480

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From an old English collection.

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577 Roman Inscribed Finger Ring Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A cast copper-alloy finger ring formed as a plain hoop expanding to triangular shoulders with incised borders; the bezel an elliptical raised panel flanked by roundels bearing the incised inscription AVE in seriffed capitals. Copper-alloy, 5.00 grams, 23.1 mm overall (Approximate size British O, USA 7, Europe 14.51, Japan 14). Extremely fine condition, complete. £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 100 - 140 From an old English collection, found near Swaffham, Norfolk, England.

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578 Roman Inscribed Romano Celtic Brooch Circa 1st century AD. A bow-brooch of La Tène Type II with integral pin, spring, bow and catchplate; across the bow the recurved finial of the catchplate, with the name BINVS in capitals. Copper-alloy, 7.75 grams, 54 mm. Very fine condition, superb patination. Very rare. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 240 - 400 From an old English collection.

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579 Roman Enamelled Swan Brooch Circa 1st-2nd century AD. An elliptical cast brooch depicting a swan modelled in the round, with arched neck, single perforated eye and panels of alternating red and blue enamel on the back; pin and catchplate still intact. Cf. Hattat, R. Ancient and Romano-British Brooches, item 169. Copper-alloy, 7.94 grams, 33.91 mm. Good very fine condition, complete. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290 From an old English collection.

580 Roman Enamelled Disc Brooch Circa 2nd century AD. A flat disc brooch comprising a central stud with projecting hub; on the disc, an inner field of white enamel with six inlaid studs and an outer of green enamel with radiating blue spokes; the edge serrated and provided with an attachment loop for a securing chain; pin lost in antiquity, pin-lugs and catchplate in place on the reverse. See Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity. Copper-alloy, 8.56 grams, 27.8 mm external diameter. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 580

Found Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England, 1990.

581 Romano-British Boar Brooch Circa 2nd century AD. A bronze plate brooch in the form of a running boar with erect dorsal bristles, looped tail, prominent snout and extended forelegs; on the flank, a panel of coral-red enamel; pin lost in antiquity, pin-lugs and base of catchplate on the reverse. See animal plate brooches in Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity. Copperalloy, 3.03 grams, 31.3 mm. Very fine condition. Rare. £90 - 120 EUR 110 - 140 USD 140 - 190 Found Ludford, Lincolnshire, England, 1981.

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582 Roman Saddled Horse Brooch Circa 2nd century AD. A brooch in the form of a horse modelled in the half-round, shown with legs spread as if galloping, the head down, the ears erect, the tail looped to join the rear leg; a saddle shown worn on the middle back extending the full height of the body. See Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity. Copper-alloy, 10.9 grams, 35.8 mm. Very fine condition, the pin lost in antiquity, otherwise complete. £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 100 - 140 From an old English collection.

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583 Roman Knife and Scabbard Circa 1st-2nd century AD. An iron knife blade and scabbard; the blade with straight back, curved blade and lateral hook near the hilt; the spike tang square-section and pointed, the organic hilt lost in antiquity; the scabbard sub-triangular with u-channel edging and flat plates, the outer with geometric pattern. Iron and copper-alloy, 101 grams, blade 19.5 cm. including tang. Very fine condition. [2] ÂŁ750 - 1,000 EUR 890 - 1,180 USD 1,200 - 1,600 From an old English collection.

584 Roman Bound Captives Sword Pommel Cap Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A hollow-cast pommel-cap or terminal in the form of two male busts issuing from a cylindrical feature with foliate edge; the heads placed back-to-back with broad collars, depicted clean-shaven with close-cropped hair, large pendulous ears and dolorous expressions; pierced transversely for attachment. Copper-alloy, 185 grams, 68 mm. Very fine condition. Very rare. ÂŁ750 - 1,000 EUR 890 - 1,180 USD 1,200 - 1,600 From an old English collection.

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585 Roman Helmet Carrying Handle Circa 3rd-4th century AD. A cast D-section bronze carrying-handle for a military helmet in the form of the mask of Oceanus gripped in the jaws of two dolphins; the mask rounded and youthful with tousled hair; the dolphins looped with tridentine tails. Copper-alloy, 53 grams, 101 mm. Very fine condition. £125 - 175 EUR 150 - 210 USD 200 - 280 From an old English collection.

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586 Roman Bronze Oil Lamp Circa 1st century AD. A cast oil lamp with raised collar to the spout and central perforation; convex basal ring enclosing the remains of the casting sprue. Copper-alloy, 415 grams, 118 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £300 - 400 EUR 350 - 470 USD 480 - 640 From an old English collection.

587 Roman Bronze Miniature Ewer Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A cast bronze miniature ewer with hollow base globular body and graceful neck and spout; the handle terminateing in a bearded male mask. Copper-alloy, 140 grams, 101 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 240 - 400 From an old English collection.

588 Roman Cylindrical Pixis Circa 1st-3rd century AD. A slender tubular container with external silvered rib and floral branch decoration, pierced to accept an s-link chain attached to the conical lid with elliptical knop finial. Copperalloy, 42.63 grams, 113.8 mm. Extremely fine condition, even patination, complete and usable. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 From an old English collection. The purpose of the pixis was to hold toiletry articles; they were sometimes worn at the belt.

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589 Roman Patera Handle Circa 2nd century AD. A cast silver patera handle comprising a trapezoidal block developing into volute scrolls with floral motifs on the outer ends and a third between the shoulders of the scroll; the outer ends formed as a crescent with punched annular detailing. Silver, 23.75 grams, 68.45 mm. Very fine condition, small repair to one arm, complete. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 From a deceased estate.

590 Roman Group of Surgical Instruments Circa 2nd century AD. A mixed group of surgical and pharmaceutical instruments comprising: a cautary with lanceolate head; a doubleended fork with round-section shaft; a double-ended ligula with ribbed shaft and opposed spoon bowls. Copper-alloy, 21.7 grams, 73 - 213 mm. Very fine condition. [3] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 From an old English collection.

591 Roman Group of Surgical Instruments Circa 2nd century AD. A mixed group of surgical and pharmaceutical instruments comprising: a probe with lozenge-section lanceolate head and octagonal shaft; a ligula with small bowl, segmented shaft and spike; a spathomele with olive-shaped bulb at one end and spatulate bowl at the other. Copper-alloy, 28.8 grams, spathomele 166 mm. Very fine condition, complete. [3] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240

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592 Roman Group of Surgical Instruments Circa 2nd century AD. A mixed group of surgical and pharmaceutical instruments comprising: a spoon formed as a shallow bowl and round-section shaft; a probe with lozenge-section lanceolate head and octagonal shaft; a cautery or venesection blade with flat lanceolate head, round shaft and spiked end. Copper-alloy, 20.4 grams total, length of cautery 145 mm. Very fine condition, complete. [3] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240

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From an old English collection.

593 Roman Lion Razor Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A razor with iron blade and cast bronze handle in the form of a crouching lion with D-shaped ears, bifurcated brow and almond-shaped eyes; the body stippled, the rear end forming a curved forked tail. Copper-alloy and iron, 85 grams, 129 mm. Fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290 From an old English collection.

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594 Roman Dolphin Knife Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A forged iron knife with curved blade provided with a cast bronze handle in the form of a dolphin with a transverse flat tail. Iron and copper-alloy, 23.5 grams, 122 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 240 - 400 From an old English collection.

595 z Roman Ribbed Stylus Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A cast stylus formed with a ribbed shaft, pointed scribing tool and broad spatula. Copper-alloy, 7.25 grams, 118 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 130 From an old English collection.

596 Roman Anthropomorphic Lockplate Clasp Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A cast bronze lockplate in the form of a naked male with copious hair, lentoid eyes and rounded face; his shoulders covered by a mantle pinned at his chest; his arms drawn up to grasp the ends of a cable passing to his rear; his legs straight, standing on a rectangular plinth; above his head a pierced hinge; the rear hollow with a rectangular pierced lug for the clasp. Copper-alloy, 37.1 grams, 78.4 mm. Very fine condition, complete, some ferrous accretion on the hinge. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 240 - 320 596

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From a deceased estate. The motif appears to represent a northern tribesman, of whom Tacitus remarked in his work, Germania, that they would spend all day by the fire wearing only a cloak.

597 Roman Figural Escutcheon Circa 2nd-4th century AD. A convex cast escutcheon mount in the form of a bearded male face with palmette headgear, rectangular eyes, slender nose and open mouth, the beard extending onto the columnar extension developing into the handle; traces of two attachment pegs on the reverse. Copper-alloy, 45.8 grams, 90.6 mm. Very fine condition, minor loss to edge, the handle somewhat split. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190 From an old English collection.

598 Roman Lion Key Handle Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A cast bronze key-handle in the form of a crouching lion with open mouth and bared teeth resting on extended forepaws, its hindlegs folded and tail curled on its rump. Copper-alloy, 155 grams, 76.5 mm. Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 From an old English collection.

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600 599 z Roman Steelyard Balance Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A cast bronze steelyard comprising the balance arm with demarcated segments and suspension points, complete with suspension chain and hook and a length of twisted-rod chain. Copper-alloy, 28.4 grams, 28.2 cm including chain. £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 100 - 140 From an old English collection.

600 Roman Bust of Emperor Vespasian Steelyard Weight Circa 1st century AD. A lead-filled bronze casing in the form of a human head representing the Emperor Vespasian; the top of the head covered with a pilus skull-cap, the hair protruding from beneath; the almond-shaped eyes set back beside the hooked nose; the mouth open, the chin and cheeks fleshy; the integral attachment loop lost from the top in antiquity. Copper-alloy and lead, 295 grams, 47.2 mm. Very fine condition, some fracture to the mouth/chin area; loop missing. Excessively rare and important. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,180 - 1,770 USD 1,600 - 2,400

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Found near Iklingham, Suffolk, England, 1978. The pilus was a symbol of sacerdotal authority in ancient Rome.

601 Roman Female Head Steelyard Weight Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A hollow cast female bust with flowing hair, the brow and nose narrow, the mouth slightly pouting, the neck slender. See Rolland, H. Bronzes Antiques de Haute Provence. Copper-alloy, 145 grams, 98.3 mm. Extremely fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290 602 Roman Hercules Steelyard Weight Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A large cast bronze weight with lead filling in the form of a bust of the youthful Hercules in his lion-skin mantle; the features rounded, the hair curled, the lion’s paws tied at his throat and resting on his chest; remains of the suspension loop visible on the lion’s brow. Copper-alloy, 1.1 kg, 135 mm. Very fine condition. Extremely rare. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,420 - 2,130 USD 1,920 - 2,880 Found Billingsgate, London, by David Morgan in 1982.

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603 Roman Tortoise Trade Weight Circa 2nd century AD. A cast bronze weight in the form of a tortoise with extended head, legs and tail; a mounting pin fixed into the lower back; supplied with custom-made stand. Copper-alloy, 70 grams including stand, 34.7 mm. Very fine condition. Very rare. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 From an old English collection.

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604 Roman Imperial Military Commander Statuette Circa 2nd century AD. A carved marble statuette depicting a Roman general or military commander, bare-headed and wearing military garments; the hair short, combed forward to frame the face; the brow broad with strong nose, deep-set eyes and small mouth; the upper body covered with a short-sleeved garment (subarmalis), with a ventral band (thoracomachus); supplied with a custom-made stand. Marble, 665 grams including stand, 175 mm including stand. Fine condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,280 - 1,920 From an old English collection.

605 Roman Mithras Marble Figurine Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A marble figurine depicting the god Mithras sacrificing a bull, shown with his characteristic Phrygian cap, flowing hair, short cloak and tunic, kneeling on the bull’s back and wielding a dagger in his right hand. Marble, 850 grams, 146 mm. Very fine condition, some loss to the bull’s head. £650 - 800 EUR 770 - 950 USD 1,040 - 1,280 From an old English collection. The tauroctony or bull-sacrifice was the central rite of the Mithras cult, a mystery religion popular with the Roman army from the 1st to the 4th century AD.

606 Roman Marble Head of Vitellius Circa 1st century AD. A head modelled in the half-round representing the Emperor Vitellius with short curled hair, aquiline nose, small, pursed mouth and fleshy face; the carving naturalistic; offered with a custom-made display stand. Marble, 265 grams, 79 mm. Very fine condition, some wear to the ear and nose. £650 - 800 EUR 770 - 950 USD 1,040 - 1,280 From a deceased estate. Aulus Vitellius Germanicus was the second to seize power in the Year of the Four Emperors (69-8 BC) prompted by the suicide of Nero; his rule lasted only eight months.

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607 Roman Marble Head Circa 2nd century AD. A marble bust probably representing the Emperor Hadrian (76-138 AD) with tightly curled hair, broad brow, narrow nose and clipped beard; the carving robust and detailed. Marble, 2.4 kg, 145 mm. Very fine condition, some wear to the nose and pate. ÂŁ1,500 - 2,000 EUR 1,770 - 2,360 USD 2,400 - 3,200 Property of a Gentleman. Hadrian (Publius Aelius Hadrianus) was one of the Five Good Emperors, with a strong affinity with the military and love of Hellenic culture.

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608 Roman Marble Female Head Circa 2nd century AD. A finely carved marble head of a young female with flowing hair framing a long face with high cheekbones, deep-set eyes and a small mouth; the neck long and slender; offered with a custom-made display stand. Marble, 290 grams including stand, 76.6 mm. Very fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 800 - 1,280 From an old English collection.

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609 Roman Torso of Apollo Statuette Circa 2nd century AD. A carved marble statuette depicting a naked male, probably Apollo, with muscular physique, shown standing with the right leg slightly advanced; supplied with a custom-made stand. Marble, 430 grams including stand, 185 mm including stand. Fine condition. £700 - 1,000 EUR 830 - 1,180 USD 1,120 - 1,600 From an old English collection.

610 Roman Mercury Figural Frieze Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A marble frieze fragment depicting a team of four horses in advancing pose held in his right hand by a naked Mercury with winged petasos and with the caduceus in his left; beneath the raised hoof of the last horse a rearing serpent; the lower edge a basal plinth. Marble, 2.5 kg, 185 mm. Very fine condition, crisply carved. £850 - 1,200 EUR 1,010 - 1,420 USD 1,360 - 1,920 From an old English collection. The four horses advancing abreast probably form the team for a quadriga or four-horse chariot.

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611 611 Roman Amethystine Quartz Pyxis Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A carved amethystine quartz crystal jar or pyxis formed with a broad, shallow base, bulbous convex bowl and stepped neck; the lid a cast copper-alloy convex disc with concentric bands and a central spherical handle. For sources of amethyst, see Nicholson, P.T. and Shaw, I. (eds.) Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology. Quartz, 220 grams, 71 mm; copper-alloy, 22.4 grams, 49 mm diameter. Extremely fine condition, complete and undamaged. Extremely rare. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800 Ex Filk collection, collected in the 1950’s. Amethyst was much prized in the ancient world for its crystalline sparkle and its pale purple-red coloration. The name derives from the Classical Greek word amethustos ‘not intoxicated, sober’. It was said that an amethyst could prevent the bearer from becoming excessively drunk during feasting, and that drinking from a cup made entirely of amethyst prevented inebriation. Amethyst occurs naturally in Egypt. Probable sources of amethyst in the Roman period include the mines and quarries at Wadi el Hudi in the Eastern Desert between the Nile and the Red Sea and the Safaga region where the crystal occurs in cavities in the red granite. Although amethyst was principally used for items of jewellery (typically earrings and finger ring bezels), larger pieces were also being worked into small vessels as far back as the Predynastic Period in Egypt i.e. before circa 3,100 BC. The unworked stone was traded across the eastern Mediterranean as far as Crete during the Middle Kingdom (circa 2055 - 1650 BC).

612 Roman Crystal Stirrup Jar Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A carved crystal jar formed with a broad, shallow base, convex sides, flat shoulders, narrow neck, everted rim and rounded drop-handles with incised linear borders; the interior void conical. Crystal, 170 grams, 69 mm. Extremely fine condition, slight roughening of rim and base. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800

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613 Roman Carnelian Intaglios Circa 1st-3rd century AD. A group of two carved carnelian intaglios, one bearing a bearded male face in profile, the other the text EYTY/XIANA/TOL[.]. Carnelian, 0.84 grams total, 10.1 mm; 8 mm. Very fine condition, complete. Inscribed intaglio. Rare. [2] £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800 Ex Bonhams, London.

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614 Roman Figural Intaglio Circa 1st-2nd century AD. An unmounted elliptical convex green stone intaglio depicting a male nude leaning against a pillar, facing right with his legs crossed, a palm-frond in his left hand. Stone, 0.60 grams, 13.69 mm. Extremely fine condition, crisp and complete. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 Ex Dixon collection.

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615 Roman Stone Epigraphic Seal Circa 1st-3rd century AD. A blue glass barrel-shaped pierced bead converted to use as a seal with one face ground flat, insribed with the retrograde text PAX / AVGC in seriffed capitals with the Greek letter theta above and below. Stone, 5.65 grams, 16.8 mm. Very fine condition, the text clear and crisp. £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 100 - 140 Ex Filk collection, collected in the 1950’s.

616 Roman Large Pale Blue Glass Storage Jar Late 1st-early 2nd century AD. With folded collar rim and long neck, the cylindrical body bell-shaped, the base slightly concave, with applied ribbed handle, silvery iridescence. Glass, 250 grams, 18.5 cm high. Very fine condition. £1,500 - 2,000 EUR 1,770 - 2,360 USD 2,400 - 3,200 Property of a Gentleman, acquired in the 1960’s.

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617 Roman Pale Green and Black Glass Amphora Circa 5th century AD. The elongated piriform body mould blown with fine spiral trailing, the long neck pinched at the base and with rounded rim, with two applied trail handles and rounded base, extensive iridescence. Glass, 115 grams, 16 cm high. Extremely fine condition. ÂŁ1,250 - 1,750 EUR 1,480 - 2,070 USD 2,000 - 2,800 From a deceased estate.

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618 Roman Grape Flask Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. The flared mouth with rounded rim, the cylindrical neck with a wide collar, the ovoid body moulded with two vine leaves and ten rows of stylised grapes; some iridescence. Glass, 70 grams, 11.7 cm high. Good very fine condition. Rare. £1,100 - 1,600 EUR 1,300 - 1,890 USD 1,760 - 2,560

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619 Roman Pilgrim’s Flask Circa 4th-5th century AD. A mould-blown glass bottle of discoid shape; a deep depression on each face; pale green glass visible beneath extensive pearl and grey iridescence. Glass, 185 grams, 14.2 cm high. Very fine condition. Rare. £700 - 1,000 EUR 830 - 1,180 USD 1,120 - 1,600

From an old English collection. From an old English collection. The Piacenza Pilgrim, v. 173, circa 570 AD: “At the moment the cross is brought for veneration .. they offer oil to be blessed in little flasks. When the mouth of one of the flasks touches the Wood of the Cross, the oil instantly bubbles over, and unless it is closed very quickly it all spills out.”

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620 Roman Eastern Mediterranean Decorated Glass Bottles Circa 3rd century AD. A group of four free-standing Roman translucent pale-green glass mould-blown bottles each with different linear ornament. Glass, 90 grams total, 58-80 mm high. Very fine condition. [4] £110 - 160 EUR 130 - 190 USD 180 - 260 From an old English collection.

621 Roman Eastern Mediterranean Decorated Glass Bottles Circa 3rd century AD. A group of four free-standing Roman translucent pale-green glass mould-blown bottles each with different linear ornament. Glass, 105 grams total, 65-80 mm. Very fine condition. [4] £110 - 160 EUR 130 - 190 USD 180 - 260 From an old English collection.

622 Roman Iridescent Glass Unguentarium Circa 2nd-4th century AD. A heavy squat glass unguentarium or perfume flask in thick green iridescent glass with tall, narrow neck and wide rim. Glass, 170 grams, 78 mm. Very fine condition. £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 100 - 140 From an old English collection.

623 Roman Glass Unguentarium Circa 2nd-4th century AD. A glass unguentarium or perfume flask with bulbous body and flat bottom, narrow neck and flanged rim with pink marbling; around the neck an applied scrolled trail. Glass, 100 grams, 107 mm. Fine condition. £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 100 - 140 From an old English collection.

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624 Roman Sprinkler Flask Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A delicate transparent green glass flask formed with a spherical body, narrow neck and wide flanged rim; the body impressed with a network of square dimples; the neck constricted at the junction with the body to impede the flow of liquid. Glass, 35 grams, 78 mm. Fine condition, complete. £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 100 - 140 From an old English collection.

625 Roman Mosaic Glass Tessera Pendant Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A pale green glass pendant produced by the millefiori method comprising a central face within chequered surround, flanked by two chequered squares with red borders; above and below, ‘eye’ panels with yellow borders; suspension loop lost in antiquity. Glass, 2.59 grams, 21 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s.

626 Roman Mosaic Glass Figural Tessera Circa 1st century BC-2nd century AD. A composite glass tile made in the layered mosaic technique, depicting a female bust with flowing black hair, large eyes, lentoid mouth and red floral necklace against a blue-green background. Glass, 5.26 grams, 25 mm. Fine condition, one corner chipped. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 240 - 400 624

Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s.

627 z Roman Glass Decorated Beads and Pendants Circa 1st-4th century AD. A mixed group of glass beads and pendants comprising: a blue-green phallus pendant; a dark blue disc pendant showing a seated female; a dark blue tear-drop bead pendant; an olive axe-shaped pendant with the standing figure of a deity; a dark blue disc pendant with geometric design; a polyhedral dark green bead with impressed sunburst design; a translucent blue phial in the shape of a fish. Glass, 30 grams total, fish 35 mm. Very fine condition. [7] £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 240 - 320 Fish pendant ex Moustaki collection.

625 628 Roman Terracotta Oil Lamps Circa 1st-6th century AD. A mixed group of three terracotta oil lamps comprising: a dark fabric 1st century lamp with Eros on the discus and wide volute nozzle; a red piriform 4th century lamp with scrolls on the flanks and ropework bands radiating from the central vent; a pale cream 6th century lamp with raised palmette design and basal ring. See Rosenthal, R. and Sivan, R. Ancient Lamps in the Schloessinger Collection. Ceramic, 155 grams total, 95 mm longest lamp. Fine-very fine condition. [3] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 Ex Aston collection.

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629 Roman Erotic Scene Oil Lamp Circa 1st century AD. A pink and cream oil lamp; on the discus an erotic scene involving a recumbent female and kneeling male within concentric bands; the nozzle plain and handle pierced. Ceramic, 70 grams, 86 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £280 - 360 EUR 330 - 430 USD 450 - 580

630 Roman Pan with Pipes Oil Lamp Circa 4th century AD. A large red oil lamp; on the discus a scene of Pan playing his pipes within an arch of square and rosette designs; the nozzle deep and broad, the handle plain, with evolved basal ring. Ceramic, 140 grams, 122 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £110 - 160 EUR 130 - 190 USD 180 - 260

From an old English collection.

From an old English collection.

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631 Roman Mounted Europa Oil Lamp Circa 4th century AD. A reddish-brown lamp with the figure of Europa riding a bull on the discus within concentric bands; the nozzle and handle plain, with evolved basal ring. Ceramic, 110 grams, 115 mm. Very fine condition. £110 - 160 EUR 130 - 190 USD 180 - 260

632 Roman Bovine Head Oil Lamp Circa 1st century AD. A reddish-brown oil-lamp in terracotta; on the discus a bull’s head in three-quarter view within concentric bands; the nozzle with angular volute detail. Terracotta, 52 grams, 86 mm. Good very fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 240 - 320

From an old English collection.

From an old English collection.

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633 Roman Large Redware Platter Circa 1st-4th century AD, North Africa. A large redware platter with everted stepped rim, six small concentric circle motifs impressed in the centre of the bowl between two larger double concentric circles. Ceramic, 800 grams, 27 cm diameter. Extremely fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 240 - 320 From an old English collection.

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634 Roman Large Redware Platter Circa 1st-4th century AD. North Africa. A large redware platter with everted, stepped rim, five palm leaves alternating between five saltires impressed in the centre of the bowl within a wide geometric border. Ceramic, 1.27 kg, 32.5 cm diameter. Extremely fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 From an old English collection.

635 Roman Tessera Theatre Token Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A cast bifacial theatre token in the form of a tessera showing on one face a reclining figure with one arm extended, and on the other an opposed pair of figures with bent knees and upraised arms. Silver, 5.79 grams, 15.8 mm. Very fine condition. Very rare. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290

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636 Roman Fresco Fragments Circa 1st century AD. Three polychrome painted wall plaster fragments showing parts of standing figures, set into a custom made stand. Cf. Casa Dell’Ara Massima or House of Pinarius or Casa di Narcisso. VI.16.15 Pompeii, excavated 1903. Plaster, 1.5 kg, 30 cm high including stand. Fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 Acquired in the 19th century, ex Jeger collection, Switzerland.

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637 Roman Disc Theatre Token Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A bone disc with raised central panel depicting a seated figure with arched wings and a brimmed hat; on the reverse, the row number and seat indicated with the numerals V and III. Bone, 6.50 grams, 32 mm diameter. Fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 240 - 400 Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s.

638 Roman Carved Bone Awl Circa 1st century AD. A round-section iron awl bit rising to a squaresection shaft set into a round-section bone haft with ribbed detailing towards the lower end and barrelling at the upper end. Bone and iron, 10.9 grams, 170 mm. Extremely fine condition. Rare. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 From an old English collection.

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639 Byzantine Gold Epigraphic Plaque Circa 5th-9th century AD. A thin gold plaque bearing an embossed design of a portico surmounted by a cross, with a rosette to either side; the columns with diagonal detail; within the doorway the text NOPO[.]/D[.]TXL/SPOLD/ALXOY. Gold, 2.61 grams, 41 mm. Extremely fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 800 - 1,280 From an old English collection.

640 Byzantine Gold and Garnet Pendant Cross Circa 5th-8th century AD. A cruciform pendant formed from four tubular gold cones ending in hemispherical terminals with apical granulation; the central feature a discoid garnet set en cabochon; on the upper arm a suspension loop with filigree bands on the edges. Gold with garnet, 3.53 grams, 39.49 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,180 - 1,770 USD 1,600 - 2,400

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641 Byzantine Filigree and Granule Finger Ring Circa 10th century AD. A substantial finger ring comprising a cast flatsection hoop with running loop motif between everted edges; on the shoulders, two discoid panels with central boss and radiating lines; the bezel fabricated with cast plaited sides and upper surface discoid with faux-granule decoration formed as an outer ring of filigree and radiating granules surrounding a quincunx of faux-granule bosses with interstitial cross. Copper-alloy and gilt, 16.66 grams, 33.47 mm overall (Approximate size British W, USA 11 1/4, Europe 25.6, Japan 24). Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 From an old English collection.

642 Byzantine Gold Monogram Ring Circa 6th-8th century AD. A gold finger ring comprising a roundsection hoop with discoid bezel bearing a complex monogram. Gold, 4.34 grams, 20 mm overall (Approximate size British J 1/2, USA 5, Europe 9.32, Japan 9). Very fine condition, complete and wearable. £600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,060 USD 960 - 1,440

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643 Byzantine Gold Figural Intaglio Ring Circa 6th-8th century AD. A gold finger ring comprising a flat hoop with filigree border and large lozengiform bezel; the edges scrolled with filigree wire edging enclosing twelve large granules and four cabochon garnets; the central feature a garnet intaglio set en cloison; the intaglio formed as a bearded male bust with decorated tunic flanked by a vexillum and orb-with-cross, and with a cross clechee above the head. Gold and garnet, 9.29 grams, 24.7 mm overall (Approximate size British N 1/2, USA 6 3/4, Europe 14.35, Japan 14). Very fine condition, complete. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,280 - 1,920 From an old English collection.

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644 Byzantine Gold Openwork Belt Buckle Early 7th century AD. A gold belt buckle comprising a hinged loop and thick flared tongue with square basal plate bearing an engraved cross pattee; the openwork plate formed with addorsed bird-heads connected to a vertical bar ornamented with zigzag motifs, the heads with punched annulets extending to a disc finial with engraved cruciform monogram; on the reverse, two pierced attachment lugs. Gold, 25.5 grams, 65 mm. Extremely fine condition. £1,500 - 2,000 EUR 1,770 - 2,360 USD 2,400 - 3,200 Ex Christie’s South Kensington, November 2001, lot 260.

645 Byzantine Silver-Gilt Pectoral Cross with Military Figure Circa 10th-12th century AD. A cast silver-gilt bifacial cross pendant; on the obverse a central crucifixion scene with a discoid panel on the end of each arm with scroll support, in each panel a human bust; on the reverse an armoured figure with helmet and mailcoat, in his right hand a spear and his left resting on the sword at his left hip; a discoid panel above and to each side, each with a human bust; twin suspension lugs above. Silver-gilt, 20 grams, 57 mm. Some scratches, otherwise very fine condition. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,180 - 1,770 USD 1,600 - 2,400 From an old English collection.

646 z Byzantine Silver Cross-Headed Dress Pin Circa 9th century AD. A silver pin with tapering round-section shank; the head formed as a cross pattee set on a double collar. Silver, 5.72 grams, 106 mm long. Very fine and attractive. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290 From an old English collection.

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647 Byzantine Silver Temple Rings Circa 8th-10th century AD. A pair of silver fabricated temple rings comprising a round-section c-shaped band with ribbed collars flanking a hollow bulb with filigree ornament and discoid garnets set in cells. Silver and garnet, 22 grams total, 48 mm external diameter. Fine condition. [2] £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 240 - 400 From an old English collection. Temple rings were worn at the temples as part of a display of finery, to secure the headscarf.

648 Byzantine Silver Chi-Rho Seal Ring Circa 5th-7th century AD. A plain silver hoop rising to segmented shoulders; the elliptical bezel with inscribed seriffed chi-rho symbol on a raised panel; traces of inscription on the interior of the hoop. Silver, 2.51 grams, 23.27 mm overall (Approximate size British V 1/2, USA 10 3/4, Europe 24.40, Japan 24.). Very fine condition, complete and wearable. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190

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From an old English collection.

649 Byzantine Silver Monogram Ring Circa 7th century AD. A cast silver finger ring comprising a plain flatsection hoop with flattened shoulders; the bezel a rectangular plate bearing a complex seriffed monogram. Silver, 2.54 grams, 21.9 mm overall (Approximate size British Q 1/2 , USA 8 1/4, Europe 18.00, Japan 17). Very fine condition, complete. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290

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Ex Gorny & Mosch, Munich.

650 Byzantine Silver Finger Ring Circa 9th-10th century AD. A cast silver finger ring with D-section hoop and discoid bezel with inscribed monogram design. Silver, 2.73 grams, 21.3 mm overall (Approximate size British S 1/2, USA 9 1/4, Europe 20.63, Japan 20). Very fine condition, some damage to hoop. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 Ex Gorny & Mosch, Munich.

651 Byzantine Silver-Gilt Hinged Plate Belt Buckle Circa 6th-7th century AD. A beautiful silver-gilt hinged buckle comprising a dished loop formed as a series of crescents, each with a slight depression on the upper surface retaining its gilding; the tongue with rectangular panel at its base and the leading end curved slightly over the forward edge of the loop; the plate formed as an opposed pair of acanthus leaf elements above a circular panel comprising an annulet of triangular motifs surrounding a disc with a reserved expanding-arm cross motif; on the reverse three attachment lugs with lateral piercings to accept a securing wire or thread; complete and in very fine condition. Cf. W. Menghin, The Merovingian Period – Europe Without Borders, Berlin, 2007 (Perugia, p.559). Silver-gilt, 28 grams, 84 mm. Very fine condition, complete and in working order. £600 - 800 EUR 710 - 950 USD 960 - 1,280

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652 Byzantine Bronze Seal Ring Circa 7th century AD. A cast finger ring comprising a round-section loop rising to an elliptical bezel with raised central panel with serrated edge; the seal design featuring a bird with stars above and annulet below, all within a double border with opposed triangles. Copperalloy, 11 grams, 24.65 mm overall (Approximate size British Q 1/2, USA 8 1/2, Europe 18.62, Japan 18). Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190 Property of a Lady.

653 Byzantine Two Saints Finger Ring Circa 5th-8th century AD. A cast finger ring comprising a ribbed hoop rising to an expanding circular bezel showing two ecclesiastical figures with arms extended and a serpentine feature. Copper-alloy, 7.11 grams, 24.7 mm overall (Approximate size British N 1/2, USA 6 3/4, Europe 14.35, Japan 14). Very fine condition, complete. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190 From an old English collection.

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654 Byzantine Zoomorphic Ring Circa 6th-8th century AD. A cast finger ring comprising a D-section hoop rising to transverse-ribbed shoulders, the circular bezel inscribed with a beast walking left with front leg raised, head with long jaws facing back. Copper-alloy, 4.54 grams, 22.28 mm overall (Approximate size British P, USA 7 3/4, Europe 16.45, Japan 16). Very fine condition, complete. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190 From an old English collection.

655 Byzantine Reliquary Cross Plate Circa 5th-7th century AD. A hollow cast crucifix pendant plate bearing an image of Christ in loose robes with a smaller male figure beside each hand; above the head, three rectangular plates; beneath each arm a short Greek text; on the top and bottom the remainder of the closure mechanism. Copper-alloy, 29.45 grams, 84.40 mm. Very fine condition, minor chips to edges. £125 - 175 EUR 150 - 210 USD 200 - 280 From an old English collection.

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656 Byzantine Processional Cross Circa 9th-10th century AD. A large processional cross pattee with discoid lobes at the outer corners; the obverse decorated with zones of zigzag and curved lines framing a stylized human being with piriform head and penannular hair, his upper body in a mantle with punched-point and incised ellipse detailing, his trunk in a robe with zigzag designs, his feet turned to the left and his hands raised to the level of his shoulders; a short legend OPLEOSE/SEL above his head; two holes on the underside of each crosspiece to accept pendants; two large holes at the lower edge for mounting on the shaft. Copperalloy, 90 grams, 177 mm. Very fine condition, three lobes lost in antiquity. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,280 - 1,920 From an old English collection.

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657 Byzantine Epigraphic Stamp Circa 9th-10th century AD. A copper-alloy stamp comprising a rectangular-section post expanding to a sub-triangular handle, fixed to a square plate with cruciform design on the upper surface with Greek text; on the reverse, a cross and interstitial text. Copper-alloy, 43.6 grams, 60.7 mm. Very fine condition, complete. Very rare. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800

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From an old English collection.

658 Byzantine Bronze Figural Mount Circa 6th-8th century AD. A copper-alloy plate with repoussé decoration in the form of a standing male in rich robes with stole and alb; around his head a segmented nimbus, in his raised left hand an orb with cross emblem; in his raised right hand a staff with cross finial and spike ferrule; by his left shoulder raised lettering. Copper-alloy, 49.4 grams, 152 mm. Very fine condition, minor losses to edges. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 From an old English collection.

659 Byzantine ‘True Cross’ Pilgrim’s Tokens Circa 9th-11th century AD. A pair of discoid ceramic tokens with one flat face and one impressed with a design comprising a tall cross flanked by two smaller human figures; the edge crimped and notched. Ceramic, 1.77 grams, 18.7 mm; 1.48 grams, 17.5 mm. Very fine condition, [2] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240

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From an old English collection. This type of token was allegedly made with some of the ashes of the True Cross.

660 Byzantine Decorated Oil Lamps Circa 5th-6th century AD. A scaphoid oil lamp with scroll and radiating line decoration on the upper surface, the handle formed as an animal head, the basal ring with volute scrolls; offered with a 6th - 7th century AD oil lamp with stylised bird decoration and a symbol on the handle resembling a menorah, with linear decoration running from the rear of the handle to the basal ring. Ceramic, 65 grams, 101 mm; 110 grams, 100 mm. Fine condition. [2] £90 - 120 EUR 110 - 140 USD 140 - 190 From an old English collection.

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661 Byzantine Ceramic Platter Circa 6th-10th century AD. A large platter or shallow dish with squaresection rim and basal ring, the concave inner surface painted with a Maltese cross design in vermilion; within the cross annular motifs, between the arms trails of foliage, within the angles of the arms birds facing left. Ceramic, 1.4 kg, 34 cm. rim diameter. Very fine condition, complete. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 From an old English collection.

662 Byzantine Crystal Vase Fragment Circa 6th-8th century AD. A fragment from the rim of a crystal ecclesiastical vessel with the incised bust of a male between two crosses pommee; the bust with arched crown and radiating fillets; the face stern with large, D-shaped nose and hollow chin; the shoulders and chest robed, clasped with discs on the upper chest; the right arm raised displaying a cross pommee in the right hand; a grid framing the bust and crosses. Crystal, 14.1 grams, 47 mm. Fine condition. £30 - 50 EUR 40 - 60 USD 50 - 80 Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s.

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663 Byzantine Bone Saint Applique Circa 7th-10th century AD. A carved bone figure of a bearded man in loose robe, advancing left with right arm raised and left hand holding a club; slight curvature in the vertical plane. Bone, 12.2 grams, 61 mm. Fine condition, with some surface loss. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800 From an old English collection.

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664 Byzantine Bone Ring and Weight Circa 8th-11th century AD. A carved bone finger ring with D-section hoop expanding to a rectangular bezel; offered with a discoid lead weight with incuse design on the upper face comprising the letters ‘NS’ between columns topped with cross motifs and an arc of leaves between and cross pattee beneath. Bone, 5.30 grams, 29 mm overall (Approximate sizes British N, USA 6 3/4, Europe 13.85, Japan 13); lead, 56 grams, 40 mm. Very fine condition. [2] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 100 - 140 Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s.


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666 665 Palaeolithic Pleistocene Woolly Mammoth Polished Tooth Section Circa 30,000 BC. Pleistocene Era. A polished section slice of a tooth of the extinct Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus Primigenius); the slice showing the original biting surface to the upper face. See Lister & Bahn, Mammoths, for general information (a useful introduction). Tooth, 355 grams, 21 cm. Fine and attractive. Scarce. £40 - 60 EUR 50 - 70 USD 60 - 100 Mammoths were animals of the Ice Age; they co-existed with and were hunted by early man. The North Sea basin is a drowned lanscape, flooded after the end of the last Ice Age. Fishing trawlers occasionally bring up bones and relics from when the area was inhabited as dry land.

666 Neolithic Ceramic Female Idol Circa 6,000-5,500 BC. A ceramic figurine in the form of a female with D-shaped upturned face, slit eyes and prominent nose, rudimentary arms pierced close to the shoulder, small breasts and exaggerated buttocks. Ceramic, 110 grams, 99 mm. Legs lost in antiquity, otherwise fine condition. Rare. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 Found in the Danube region in the 1920’s.

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667 Neolithic Seated Female Sculpture Circa 7th-5th millennium BC. A carved sculpture in dark grey stone of a squatting or seated female, its discoid head tilted upwards, with D-shaped eyes and slit mouth; the short arms placed over the chest and stomach, the buttocks rounded and exaggerated, the legs absent. Supplied with an old collection label marked Tsatal-Huyiuk, seen by University College London Institute of Archaeology along with the rest of the original collection. Stone, 190 grams, 71.2 mm. Extremely rare. £3,000 - 5,000 EUR 3,550 - 5,910 USD 4,800 - 7,990 From an old English collection. The numerous female figurines from the Neolithic culture of Catal Huyuk have been used to support the theory that Anatolian society in the Neolithic was matriarchal and matrilocal.

668 Neolithic Vinca Culture Tripod Figurine Base Circa 5,000-4,200 BC. A grey ceramic figurine base comprising a triangular-plan trunk with a bent leg extending from each angle; the legs columnar with thickened bases, decorated with a heavily incised spiral extending from the knee; the trunk with pendulous lower extension and corresponding round-section peg above, with central socket. Ceramic, 605 grams, 11.5 cm. Slight losses to two of the feet, otherwise very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480

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669 Stone Age Neolithic Perforated Axe Group Circa 8,000-5,000 BC. Western European origin in dark grey basalt, three of boat-shape form having a rounded cutting edge and rounded butt end; the fourth of double-bitted form. Cf. J. Evans, The Ancient Stone Implements, Weapons & Ornaments of Great Britain, pp. 183216. Stone, 585, 530, 395, 320 grams; 115, 135, 115, 115 mm. Very fine condition. [4] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 Ex Winter collection.

670 Stone Age Neolithic Perforated Axe Hammer Group Circa 8,000-5,000 BC. Western European origin in dark grey basalt, each of boat-shape form having a rounded cutting edge and opposing hammer end; with a granular stone burnisher. Cf. J. Evans, The Ancient Stone Implements, Weapons & Ornaments of Great Britain, pp. 183-216. Stone, 540, 560, 635, 130 grams; 160, 150, 135, 160 mm. Very fine condition. [4] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480

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671 Akkadian Dancing Men Figural Seal Circa 2,300-2,000 BC. A carved mottled chalcedony cylinder seal depicting, above: two bearded males advancing with raised arms, lions’ bodies and four wings; below, an opposed pair of griffons with raised forelegs; pierced longitudinally. See Sotheby’s sale catalogue Antiquities from the Schuster Collection, London, July 1989. Chalcedony, 18.5 grams, 45 mm. Extremely fine condition, crisp and complete. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s.

672 Akkadian Jadeite Figural Stele Circa 20th-15th century BC. A carved trapezoidal stone stele with a reserved image of two males in calf-length skirts with geometric designs; their upper bodies and heads bare; their upper hands clasped and lower hands gripping two convergent sceptres or rods of office. Stone, 240 grams, 83.2 mm. Very fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 800 - 1,280 Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s.

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673 Sumerian Gold Necklace and Ring Set Circa 2nd millennium BC. A necklace formed from 24 flat discoid beads in grey-tan sedimentary stone, with nine interstitial gold elements formed from a cylinder with wire double coils on each side; offered with a gold ring formed as an open (clasped) expanding hoop with filigree and granulation detail, with a tubular collar supporting a double-coil wire similar to those on the necklace. Gold, ring: 2.08

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676 674 Ugaritic Anthropomorphic Idol Circa 3rd millennium BC. A ceramic figurine formed as a conical trunk and head with applique details including: banded hair or headgear, discoid eyes, segmented collar, round-section arms with flat hands and bracelets. Terracotta, 85 grams, 91 mm. Fine condition. Rare. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 240 - 400 Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s.

675 Ugarit Steatite Sculpture Circa 1,300 BC. A carved steatite stele or devotional figurine in the form of a facing female modelled in the half-round with a stylized male figure on the reverse; the female with rounded face, dressed and braided hair, lentoid eyes and slit mouth; the garment with high collar and long sleeves; the arms drawn up to the chest; the sides decorated with geometric designs; the male shown facing right with elaborate crenellated headdress, large ovoid eye, ribbed collar and right arm across the body gripping a rod of office. Steatite, 150 grams, 70 mm. Fine condition. Rare. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 800 - 1,280

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Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s.

676 Syro-Hittite Beast-Head Fitting Circa 10th century BC. A cast bronze beast-head terminal with rectangular-section iron rod; the head with flared ears, lentoid eyes and flat snout; beneath the chin an integral loop. See Hawkins, J.D. Neo-Hittite States in Syria and Anatolia in Cambridge Ancient History. Copper-alloy and iron, 85 grams; 137 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240

677 Old Syrian Charging Horseman Stamp Seal Circa 2,000 BC. A biconical carved stone stamp seal with a flat face bearing an incuse design of a galloping horseman riding down an enemy spearman who falls beneath the horse’s hooves; pierced longitudinally. See Buchanan, B. Early Near Eastern Seals in the Yale Babylonian Collection. Stone, 5.04 grams, 25.0 mm. Extremely fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190

Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s.

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678 Old Syrian Steatite Fish Flute Circa 2,000-1,000 BC. A carved stone fish with three fins on one side and two on the other, the eyes formed as elliptical depressions into the surface and the fins ornamented with diagonal incisions; the fish pierced longitudinally and transversely at each fin to form a ‘flute’. Stone, 280 grams, 14.4 mm. Very fine condition. Extremely rare. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 800 - 1,280 Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s. Accompanied by a handwritten scholarly note by Professor W.G. Lambert of Birmingham University.

679 Old Syrian Serpentine Jar Circa 3rd millennium BC. A carved serpentine jar of biconical profile with rounded rim. Serpentine, 570 grams, 88 mm. Very fine condition. Rare. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800 Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s. Calcite deposits remaining on base, interior and part of body.

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680 Harappan Biconical Bowl Circa 2600–1900 BC. A globular biconical vessel in cream fabric with a low basal ring and vestigial rim, its upper section decorated in dark brown with a running series of peepal leaf motifs within borders of four vertical lines; the rim and equator in dark brown. See Satyawadi, S. Proto-Historic Pottery of the Indus Valley Civilisation. Ceramic, 510 grams, 175 mm diameter. Very fine condition, minor chipping to rim. £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 130 Ex Alex Szolin, ex Cambell collection, 1970’s. The peepal tree was the dominant sacred tree of ancient India, in whose branches many supernatural beings were supposed to reside. After the demise of Harappan culture in about 1,900 BC, the motif was no longer used on ceramics.

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681 681 Old Syrian Bone Figural Panel Circa 1,800-1,500 BC. A carved bone plaque constructed from adjacent panels depicting an opposed male and female in a formal pose; on the left, a standing female facing right with lentoid eyes, finely carved hair and multi-layered robes with fringed edging, the hands grasping a rod at chest height; on the right a beardless male facing left in similar garment, in each hand a fly-whisk; the panel with raised border on three edges. See Curtis, J.E. and Reade, J.E. Art and Empire. Treasures from Assyria in the British Museum. Bone, 26.5 grams, 73 mm. Fine condition, repaired. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240

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Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s. The beardless male represents a eunuch atttendant, ministering to the female noble; similar figures appear in the later palace friezes at Nimrud.

682 Old Syrian Bone Goat Sacrifice Figure Circa 1,800-1,500 BC. A carved bone figure of a bearded man in a loose robe, tied at the waist, carrying a kid or lamb by the legs and head. Bone, 20 grams total, 82.49 mm. Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800

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Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s.

683 Bronze Age Gold Hair Rings Circa 1,000-500 BC. A set of three gold concave D-section loops with recurved ends, used as a hair decoration. Gold, 4.12 grams, 23.2 mm; 4.91 grams, 20.1 mm; 5.83 grams, 23.5 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. [3] £550 - 800 EUR 650 - 950 USD 880 - 1,280 From an old English colection.

684 Bronze Age Gold Earrings Circa 2nd century BC. A pair of lunulate gold earrings formed with a thick wire loop and crescentic looped wire feature. Gold, 3.97 grams total, 28 mm. Extremely fine condition. [2] £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800

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From an old English collection.

685 Bronze Age Gold Pendant Earrings Circa 2,000 - 1,500 BC. A pair of pendant earrings with lunulate hoops above a cluster of hollow spheres. Gold, 2.72 grams total, 29.54 mm. Very fine condition, some flattening to the spheres. [2] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 Property of a Gentleman. Found Palestine in 1940’s.

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686 Sassanian Silver Hilted Dagger Circa 1,000 BC. A cast, narrow two-edged dagger of Type IIIb with moulded silver grip and two ear-shaped lobes above. See Khorasani, M.M. Arms and Armour from Iran. The Bronze Age to the End of the Qajar Period. Silver and copper-alloy, 260 grams, 36 cm. Very fine condition, complete. £750 - 1,000 EUR 890 - 1,180 USD 1,200 - 1,600 From an old English collection.

687 Etruscan Gold Openwork Earrings Circa 800-600 BC. A pair of fabricated gold earrings in opus interrasile comprising a hollow c-shaped body, its inner and outer faces pierced and decorated with filigree beaded wire and granulation; the outer rims with continuous granule ornament; at the bottom a loop, at the top a loop to each side of the median slot. See Higgins, R.A. Greek and Roman Jewellery. Gold, 22.9 grams total, 43 mm overall. Very fine condition, minor loss to one edge; provided with modern loops for use. [2] £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,280 - 1,920 From an old English collection.

688 Bronze Age Achaemenid Fluted Bowl Circa 550-330 BC. An embossed copper-alloy bowl with everted rim, and radiating petal patterns on the body; the base with concave central dimple. Copper-alloy, 225 grams, 155 mm. Fine condition, complete. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 From an old English collection. The Achaemenid Empire at its greatest extent included the territories of Mesopotamia, parts of Central Asia and Asia Minor, Thrace and Macedonia, the Black Sea coast, Arabia, the Levant and Egypt.

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689 Bronze Age Pre-Achaemenid Rhyton Circa 800-700 BC. A hollow terracotta vessel with everted rim and globular upper body from the base of which extends an equine trunk, neck and head with opened mouth, annular eyes, triangular ears and raised mane. Terracotta, 2.7 kg, 40.7 cm. Extremely fine condition. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,180 - 1,770 USD 1,600 - 2,400 Ex R. Brussey collection. Rhytons or animal-headed drinking vessels were a highly prized form in the ancient Near East, used in religious ceremonies.

690 Bronze Age Horse Cheek Pieces Circa 1,000-500 BC. A group of two cast bronze harness fittings comprising a round-section rod with conical discoid terminals, pierced by two transverse tubular features with a corresponding lug on the rod; the shorter piece with a further transverse tube and the longer with a lentoid-section ring and corresponding bulb. Copper-alloy, 215 grams total, 129 mm and 170 mm. Very fine condition, complete. [2] £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 560 - 800

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From an old English collection.

691 Bronze Age Jemdet Nasr Mesopotamian Beast-Head Amulet Circa 3,000 BC. A carved amuletic pendant or mount comprising a central hub, triangular in plan, with three bulbous animal-head knops; each head with triangular ears, annular eyes and slit mouth; the hub pierced vertically for attachment. Marble, 30 grams, 42 mm. Very fine condition, complete. Rare. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290

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Ex Cambell collection 1970’s, ex Alex Szolin.

692 Bronze Age Jemdet Nasr Mesopotamian Stamp Seal Circa 3,000 BC. A plano-convex quartzite (?) seal bearing on its underside an incuse design comprising two parallel lines formed from drilled circular depressions, one with an additional circular feature, and similar features above and below; the seal pierced for suspension. Stone, 4.66 grams, 28.4 mm diameter. Very fine condition, some wear to edges. Rare. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290 Ex Cambell collection 1970’s, ex Alex Szolin.

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693 Bronze Age Jemdet Nasr Mesopotamian Fish Cylinder Seal Circa 3,000 BC. A carved ceramic seal decorated with three columns each of three stylised fish; pierced longitudinally. Ceramic, 1.13 grams, 11.2 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 Ex Cambell collection 1970’s, ex Alex Szolin.

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694 Bronze Age Jemdet Nasr Mesopotanian Stamp Seal Circa 3,000 BC. A plano-convex discoid carved cream-pink stone amulet; on the flat face, a reserved radiating sun-disc design; pierced transversely for suspension. Stone, 23.4 grams, 34.6 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290 Ex Cambell collection 1970’s, ex Alex Szolin.

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695 Bronze Age Jemdet Nasr Mesopotamian Vulture Stamp Seal Circa 3,000 BC. A carved plano-convex seal in the form of a stylized vulture’s head above a D-shaped block; on the flat face, a series of drilled depressions forming a unique pattern; pierced transversely for suspension. Stone, 4.69 grams, 23.1 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 Ex Cambell collection 1970’s, ex Alex Szolin.

696 Bronze Age Mesopotamian Lion’s Head Stamp Seal Circa 3,000 BC. A carved pale green stone stamp seal in the form of a lion’s head in profile; on the reverse, two quadrupeds executed in the ‘drill technique’; pierced transversely. Stone, 26 grams, 46 mm. Extremely fine condition, some wear to edges. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 Ex Cambell collection 1970’s, ex Alex Szolin. The animals on the seal probably depict a lion attacking a bovine, a severe threat to Mesopotamian prosperity.

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697 Bronze Age Jemdet Nasr Mesopotamian Duck Weight Circa 3,000 BC. A carved creamy green stone weight in the form of a duck with its head reversed and resting on its back. Crystaline stone, 23.3 grams, 37 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 Ex Cambell collection 1970’s, ex Alex Szolin.

698 Bronze Age Neo-Syrian Crystal Stamp Seal Circa 3,000 BC. A D-shaped, hexagonal-section quartz stamp seal bearing a design of a standing female figure to the right with raised arm reaching towards a stooped figure on a raised dais on the left. See Buchanan, B. Early Near Eastern Seals in the Yale Babylonian Collection. Crystal, 7.55 grams, 23.5 mm. Fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 698

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699 699 Bronze Age Assyrian Cuneiform Crystal Seal Circa 23rd-15th century BC. A hexagonal-section carved crystal block with cuneiform text on five facets and a standing figure on the sixth, crowned and with his right arm raised, by his feet a stylised reed. Crystal, 70 grams, 56 mm. Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800 Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s.

700 z Bronze Age Staff Butt, Hair Ring and Jeweller’s Hammer Circa 1,000-500 BC. A copper-alloy group comprising: a substantial cast staff butt with tubular shaft and heavy bulb finial; a coiled roundsection wire hair-ring; a small cast hammer-head with circular perforation, one blunt and one fine striking surface. Copper-alloy, butt: 125 grams, 52 mm; ring: 22.0 grams, 29.3 mm; hammer: 15.8 grams, 51.7 mm. All in very fine condition, some roughening to the lower surface of the butt. [3] £140 - 180 EUR 170 - 210 USD 220 - 290 Ex Willis collection, found Suffolk, England.

701 Bronze Age Germanic Dress Pin Circa 1,400 BC-1,000 BC. A cast dress pin with domed discoid head and tapering shaft; a zone of spiral ribbed decoration extending for about 75 mm below the head. Copper-alloy, 85 grams, 50.5 cm. Extremely fine condition, complete. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 From an old English collection, originally found Germany. This form is known as a ‘Picardy Pin’ in British archaeology.

702 Bronze Age Hungarian Multi-Link Belt Circa 1,200 - 900 BC. A belt or girdle formed with cast bronze plates originally connected by horizontal threads; the ends triangular openwork plates, one with additional median bar and hooked terminal. See lot 580, TimeLine Auctions catalogue, 19th March 2010. Copper-alloy, 175 grams, 58 cm. Very fine condition; connecting threads replaced with modern spacers for display. £650 - 800 EUR 770 - 950 USD 1,040 - 1,280

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703 703 Luristan Ear-Pommel Dagger Circa 2900-1250 BC. A cast bronze dagger with triangular, flatsection blade, hilt collar, scallopped grip and ear-pommel formed from two divergent D-shaped plates. See Khorasani, M.M. Arms and Armour from Iran. The Bronze Age to the End of the Qajar Period. Copper-alloy, 380 grams, 41 cm. Very fine condition, complete. ÂŁ500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 800 - 1,280 From an old English collection.

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704 704 Bronze Age Flange-Hilted Dagger Circa 12th century BC. A cast bronze dagger of Type III with parallelsided double-edged blade of lenticular section; the hilt formed as a raised panel with lateral flanges to be folded onto an organic insert on each face; the integral pommel pelta-shaped. See Khorasani, M.M. Arms and Armour from Iran. The Bronze Age to the End of the Qajar Period. Copper-alloy, 215 grams, 335 mm. Very fine condition. ÂŁ200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 From an old English collection.

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705 Bronze Age Akkadian Ceremonial Hoe Circa 2,500-2,000 BC. A substantial bronze hoe cast in two main components: a columnar shaft with angled head section, flanked by two bird-head symbols and a flat, trapezoidal blade; the blade attached to the shaft with eight copper-alloy c-profile bands. Copperalloy, 1.2 kg, 403 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. Excessively rare. ÂŁ1,500 - 2,500 EUR 1,770 - 2,960 USD 2,400 - 4,000 From an old English collection. The method of affixing the blade to the shaft is unusual: the bands are forged onto the sides of the blade at each end. The joint would not be very durable if the item were used for agricultural purposes. Therefore a ceremonial use is adduced. The fas or hoe formed part of the symbolic assemblage of the Egyptian pharaohs.

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706 Bronze Age Flat Axe Circa 1,500-1,000 BC. A cast copper-alloy thin-butted flat axe of the Migdale-Marnoch tradition, with slightly concave flat sides. See Moore, C.M. and Rowlands, M. Bronze Age Metalwork in Salisbury Museum. Copper-alloy, 195 grams, 110 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete with even patination. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290 Found Thetford, Norfolk, England, 1995.

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707 Bronze Age Looped and Socketted Axe Circa 1,000-500 BC. A substantial hollow cast axehead with expanding profile, the flat faces provided with converging ribs, the socket with heavy collar, the loop broad below. See Moore, C.N. and Rowlands, M. Bronze Age Metalwork in Salisbury Museum. Copperalloy, 190 grams, 109.9 mm. Fine condition, some chipping to the blade and collar. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190 Found Derbyshire in the 1960’s.

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708 Bronze Age Looped and Socketted Axe Circa 1,000-500 BC. A looped and socketted axehead of ‘SouthEastern’ type formed as a hollow casting with ribbed reinforcing collar and expanding edge. See Moore, C.N. and Rowlands, M. Bronze Age Metalwork in Salisbury Museum. Copper-alloy, 41.4 grams, 50.3 mm. Good very fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190 Found Derbyshire in the 1960’s.

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709 Bronze Age Socketted Spearhead Circa 1,200-800 BC. A cast bronze spearhead of leaf-shaped design; the central spine developing into the socket with piercings for attachment pins; fine incised borders to the rib and blade. Copperalloy, 330 grams, 205 mm. Good fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 Found Wiltshire, England, 1974.

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710 Bronze Age Socketted Spearhead Circa 1,000 BC-500 BC. A cast bronze socketted spearhead with leafshaped blade and full-length median rib; the socket pierced in two places to accept the attachment rivet. See Moore, C.M. and Rowlands, M. Bronze Age Metalwork in Salisbury Museum. Copperalloy, 75 grams, 131 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 Found Downham Market, Suffolk, England, 1989.

711 Bronze Age Socketted Gouge Circa 1,000-500 BC. A hollow cast gouge of narrow form with rounded blade. Copper-alloy, 65 grams, 85.22 mm. Fine condition. £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 100 - 140 Found Derbyshire in the 1960’s. The presence of casting flash on the seam implies that the gouge was not finished after casting.

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712 z Bronze Age Tanged Chisels Circa 1,200-800 BC, Late Bronze Age. Two chisels of cast form with the tangs rising from a single band collar and the blades flaring out to curved cutting edges. Cf. Evans, J. The Ancient Bronze Weapons & Ornaments of Great Britain & Ireland, London, 1881, page 168. Copper-alloy, 11.60, 7.03 grams; 52, 45 mm. Very fine condition. [2] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 100 - 140 The larger one found Essex, England; the smaller one found Newbury, West Berkshire, England.

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713 Near Eastern Group of Bactrian Bronze Age Bracelets Circa 1,500 - 500 BC. A mixed group of round-section c-shaped bracelets comprising: two silver bracelets with clubbed terminals and ribbing close to the ends; two copper-alloy bracelets with clubbed terminals, one with ribbing; offered with a silver c-shaped bracelet of square section. Silver and copper-alloy, 110 grams total, 46 - 81 mm. Fine-very fine condition. [5] £40 - 60 EUR 50 - 70 USD 60 - 100 Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s.

714 Mesopotamian Crystal Vessel Circa 8th century BC. A carved crystal cup or jar with everted base and rounded rim. Crystal, 155 grams, 67.5 mm. Fine condition, repaired. Rare. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 Ex Filk collection, collected in the 1950’s.

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715 Bronze Age Phoenician Ceramic Storage Jar Circa 3,200-2,200 BC. A large globular-shaped pottery storage jar with a flat base and two pie-crust handles protruding from the body. See Amiran, R. Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land. Pottery, 1.7 kg, 26 cm high. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 From an old English collection, found in the Holy Land in the 1930’s.

716 Bronze Age Phoenician Ceramic Bowl Circa 3,200-2,200 BC, Early Bronze Age Period. A large pottery bowl with a globular shaped body, decorated with chevron ornament impressed around the rim. See Amiran, R. Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land. Pottery, 1.3 kg, 25 cm diameter. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 715 From an old English collection, found in the Holy Land in the 1930’s.

717 Bronze Age Phoenician Ceramic Storage Vessel Circa 3,200-2,200 BC. A large pottery storage vessel with a flat bottomed globular-shaped body and two handles protruding from the neck. See Amiran, R. Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land. Pottery, 1.4 kg, 21 cm high. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 From an old English collection, found in the Holy Land in the 1930’s.

718 Bronze Age Stone Anthropomorphic Figurine Circa 2,000 BC. A Middle Bronze Age steatite figurine pendant formed as a male with triangular face, straight hair, round eyes and grinning mouth, his arms crossed on his abdomen, his robe gathered at his waist; pierced across the neck for suspension. Stone, 9.60 grams, 33.2 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240

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From an old English collection, found in Jordan.

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719 Celtic Opposed Trumpets Mount Circa 1st century BC-1st century AD. A cast bronze openwork mount in the form of opposed La Tène trumpet swirls, with attachment pegs on the reverse. Copper-alloy, 13.78 grams, 44.38 mm. Extremely fine condition. £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 100 USD 80 - 130 From an old English collection.

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720 Italic Gold Certosa-Type Brooch Circa 6th century BC. A gold bow-brooch formed with integral pin, spring, bow and catchplate; the bow hollow, D-section and provided with symmetrically-placed granule decoration; the catchplate of gulley type with hollow granule terminal and dished finial plate. See Hattatt, R. Iron Age and Roman Brooches. Gold, 17.9 grams, 52.2 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. £850 - 1,250 EUR 1,010 - 1,480 USD 1,360 - 2,000 Ex Brian Northley collection.

721 Celtic Gold Facetted Ring Circa 1st century BC-1st century AD. A flat-section finger ring with facetted outer face; the hoop open above with attached wire doubleloop closure. Gold, 2.17 grams, 18.30 mm overall (Approximate size British B 1/2, USA 1 1/4, Europe -, Japan 1). Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800 From an old English collection.

722 Celtic Silver Torc Circa 3rd-1st century BC. A silver torc or neck-ring constructed as an expanding band with returned ends; the surface decorated with incised twisted lines to simulate separate rods, one with punched triangle detailing along the edges. Silver, 55 grams, 155 mm. Very fine condition, complete and wearable. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 240 - 400 From an old English collection, found continental Europe.

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723 Celtic Silver Bow Brooch Circa 4th-3rd century BC. A silver brooch of La Tène Type I with integral pin and spring, expanding bow with lateral catchplate and rosette finial. See Hattatt, R. Ancient and Romano-British Brooches. Silver, 5.59 grams, 36.5 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 Ex Aston collection.

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724 Italic Gilt-Studded Belt Closure Circa 4th century BC. A fabricated copper-alloy two-piece belt closure comprising: a rectangular plate with three transverse D-section bars, hooked at one end and folded at the other, the plate and bars decorated with gilt domed studs on the inner and outer faces in a geometric layout; a pair of rectangular plates with three transverse folded bars, pierced in three places and decorated on the outer face only with gilt domed studs. Copper-alloy and gilt, 35 grams, 90 mm; 27 grams, 90 mm. Very fine condition. [2] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s. The three hooks on the singe plate engage with the corresponding holes in the double plate.

725 z Celtic Gold Plated Ring Money Circa 1st century BC. An open gold plated copper-alloy ring of elliptical section. Gilt copper-alloy, 3.65 grams, 18.8 mm. Fine condition. £25 - 40 EUR 30 - 50 USD 40 - 60

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Found Ludford, Lincolnshire, England, 1980.

726 Celtic Phallic Figurine Circa 1st century BC. A cast figurine of a male with bulbous eyes, triangular nose and scaphoid mouth, his thin arms extending to grasp his phallus. Lead, 80 grams, 58.2 mm. Very fine condition, legs lost in antiquity. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 Found Norfolk 2009.

727 Celtic Anthropomorphic Bowl Mount Circa 1st century BC. A cast bronze bowl mount in the form of a human head with cloison eyes, long nose and brow, and transverse strip of hair, the roundel finials inset with coral-red enamel; the sides open to accept the bowl’s rim; an opening to accept an attachment pin below the face. Copper-alloy, 17.34 grams, 30.86 mm. Extremely fine condition, the inlay of the eyes lost in antiquity. Very rare. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 240 - 320

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Found Mildenhall, Suffolk, England, 1993.

728 Celtic Shield Boss Circa 3rd century BC-1st century AD. A circular shield boss raised from a single sheet; its boss domed and crested, with vertical sidewall; its flange pierced with four holes for attachment rivets and decorated with three concentric rings. Copper-alloy, 430 grams, 191 mm. Extremely fine condition, some evidence for ancient repair, complete. Rare. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800

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From a deceased estate. The transverse crest-ridge is an unusual feature.

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729 Celtic Iron Age Enamelled Tankard Handle Circa 1st century AD. A cast bronze tankard handle comprising: at each end a discoid plate with circular void and raised panel developing to an arched band formed as two openwork discs with an s-shaped panel between; the plates and central panel set with red enamel bosses; pierced at the junction of plate and handle for attachment. See Savory, H.N. Guide Catalogue of the Early Iron Age Collections. Copper-alloy and enamel, 80 grams, 14 cm. Good very fine condition. ÂŁ4,000 - 6,000 EUR 4,730 - 7,090 USD 6,400 - 9,590

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Found Warminster, Wiltshire, England. Reported to the Wiltshire Finds Liason Officer. Similar to a number of handles in the Seven Sisters Hoard, found in South Wales and connected by some historians to the Roman invasion in the mid-1st century AD and to the handle on the Trawsfynydd Tankard. The style is a highly developed form of La Tène in which sinuous curves and raised bosses and fins combine to form graceful loops with hidden animal faces within the complexities of the design. The use of red enamel is found in British contexts only in the immediate pre-Roman period, as on the Battersea shield.


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730 731 730 Celtiberian Sun Disc Plate Circa 4th-5th century BC. A flat bronze plate bearing repoussé decoration of a billeted square border enclosing an annulet with radiating spokes; the plate pierced twice close to the upper edge and in the corners for attachment, with five holes on the lower edge to accept wire suspenders with trapezoidal spangles (two remaining). Copper-alloy, 18.7 grams, 157 mm. Fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190 From an old English collection. The term Celtiberian refers to the extension of Hallstatt Culture into the Iberian peninsula during the later Iron Age. Their culture was overrun in the wars between Rome and Carthage fought in this theatre; Celtiberians took part in Hannibal’s famous crossing of the Alps.

731 Celtic Decorated Mace Head Circa 1st century BC. A cast cylindrical mace head with four large triangular-profile, lozenge-section spikes between upper and lower rows of smaller projections; the larger flat surfaces decorated with groups of three ring-and-dot ornaments, and singles on the smaller surfaces. Copper-alloy, 160 grams, 62.8 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480

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From an old English collection.

732 Celtic Glass Bangle Circa 1st century BC. A glass bangle with flattened manufacturing junction, decorated with applied running spiral motifs. Glass, 36.9 grams, 85.3 mm external diameter. Very fine condition, complete. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190 Found on the Thames foreshore, 1979.

733 Celtic Lynch Pin Terminal Circa 1st century BC-1st century AD. A cast bronze lynch pin head comprising a flat disc with four circular inlaid red enamel panels; below this, a waisted column pierced to accept the mounting pin, with two similar circular panels. Copper-alloy, 195 grams, 35.7 mm. Very fine condition, the enamel complete. Rare. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290

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Found near Snettisham, Norfolk, England, 1982.

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734 734 Frankish Gold and Garnet Cloison Strap End Circa 5th-7th century AD. A gold strap end or tag formed as a bullhead from a triangular cloison with inset garnet below a panel with two pierced circular holes and flanked by crescentic extensions; one attachment pin still in place. See Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period: Europe Without Borders. Gold and garnet, 1.88 grams, 22.74 mm. Extremely fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800 From an old English collection. The figure of the bull was closely associated with Frankish royalty, who traced their line back to Merowech, the offspring of the union between his human mother and a bull-headed sea-monster.

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735 735 Ostrogothic Facetted Figural Finger Ring Circa 6th century AD. A facetted gold finger ring comprising a segmented hoop and rectangular bezel with incuse decoration; the facets decorated with three crosses pattee and four human busts, two male and two female; the bezel with incuse design of two opposed male busts with a cross between them, one face bearded, the other clean-shaven. Gold, 14.9 grams, 22.4 mm overall (Approximate size British T, USA 9 3/4, Europe 21.26, Japan 20). Extremely fine condition, cleaned, complete and wearable. Extremely rare. £1,600 - 2,400 EUR 1,890 - 2,840 USD 2,560 - 3,840 Ex Aston collection. The Ostrogoths ruled in Italy and the Balkans from the mid5th to the mid-6th century. They adopted the Arian form of Christianity, which differed theologically from the trinitarian views of their Italian subjects.

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736 Viking Silver Punched Torc Circa 9th-10th century AD. A silver c-shaped torc formed from an expanding elliptical-section rod with scallopped facetting on the edges to form a series of linked lozengiform panels; the upper panels with a

motif of four dot-in-triangle punchmarks, the central panel with six. Silver, 140 grams, 121 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £900 - 1,200 EUR 1,060 - 1,420 USD 1,440 - 1,920 From an old English collection.

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737 Anglo-Saxon Silver Polyhedral Pin Circa 6th-9th century AD. A silver dress pin with polyhedral top and tapering round-section shaft. See Webster, L. and Backhouse, J. The Making of England. Silver, 3.05 grams, 91 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190 From an old English collection, found Cambridgeshire in the early 1970’s.

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738 Anglo-Saxon Silver Raven Ring Circa 9th-10th century AD. A silver finger ring comprising a plain hoop expanding to trapezoidal shoulders and a flat bezel (probably Roman) supporting a cloison set with a white stone; the shoulders bearing addorsed crescent and chevron decoration; the stone carved with a bird-in-flight design. Silver, 4.35 grams, 23.82 mm overall (Approximate size British M, USA 6 1/4, Europe 12.46, Japan 12). Very fine condition, complete and wearable. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 240 - 400 Ex Mossop collection, found Owmby, Lincolnshire, England 1979. The bird-inflight motif appears on some Anglo-Scandinavian coinage.

739 z Anglo-Saxon Regardant Beast Disc Brooch Circa 9th-10th century AD. A discoid plate brooch with billeted border and central design of a beast with its head and tail arched over its back; pin-lug and catchplate intact on the reverse. Copper-alloy, 4.99 grams, 23.38 mm. Very fine condition, some silvering remaining on the beast. £40 - 60 EUR 50 - 70 USD 60 - 100 Found Cambridgeshire, England.

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740 Gothic Evolved Knee Brooch Circa 5th century AD. An ornate evolved knee-brooch with gold and silver filigree hood for the spring, silver stud and gold filigree bands across the head, a horizontal rectangular panel of gold filigree within a silver stud border for the upper bow and footplate, and a similar vertical panel for the lower bow; the gilded pin in place on the reverse. See Hattatt, R. Iron Age and Roman Brooches. Copper-alloy, gold and silver, 30 grams, 34 mm. Very fine condition. Extremely rare. £450 - 600 EUR 530 - 710 USD 720 - 960 From a deceased estate. Believed originally found in Pannonia, in the 5th century part of the Gothic territory of Moesia. The knee-brooch was originally a 2nd century Roman type of fastener.

741 Anglo-Saxon Goddess Figurine Circa 5th-7th century AD. A cast bronze figurine of a female with bulbous head and plaited hair to the rear, D-shaped face with annular eyes and flat nose, the left hand supporting the right breast, the right hand on the stomach; the legs and feet undersized, the pudendum oversized. Cf. figurine from Breach Down, Kent in Hammond, B. British Artefacts vol.1 - Early Anglo-Saxon. Copper-alloy, 33 grams, 56 mm. Fine condition, a cleaned river find with some wear. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800 From an old English collection, found in the River Deben near Eyke, 1976. The figurine probably represents the fertility goddess Frige, whose name is commemorated in ‘Friday’.

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742 z Visigothic Plate Buckles Circa 6th-7th century AD. A mixed group of plate buckles comprising: a small tongue-shaped buckle-plate with integral rectangular loop, the tongue of shield-on-tongue type with outer end curved over the loop, two attachment lugs on the reverse; a large tongue-shaped buckle-plate with integral rectangular raised loop, the tongue of shield-on-tongue type with outer end curved over the loop, three pierced attachment lugs on the reverse; a small concave-sided buckle-plate decorated with regularly placed ring-and-dot motifs and integral rectangular loop, the tongue of shield-on-tongue type with outer end curved over the loop, two pierced attachment lugs on the reverse. See Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period - Europe Without Borders. Copper-alloy, 38 grams, 79 mm; 75 grams, 100 mm; 26 grams, 83 mm. Very fine condition, complete. [3] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240

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Ex Gorny & Mosch, Munich.

743 z Anglo-Saxon Spearhead and Seax Group Circa 6th-8th century AD. A mixed group of early Anglo-Saxon weapons comprising: a triangular-section knife-blade with short spike tang and scalloped leading edge; a leaf-shaped socketted arrowhead; a triangular socketted arrowhead with a small bulb near the point; two split-socketted spearheads with narrow leaf-shaped blades; a closedsocketted spearhead with narrow leaf-shaped blade; a broad, lozenge-shaped closed-socketted spearhead. See Swanton, M.J. Spearheads of the Anglo-Saxon Settlements. Iron, 450 grams, length of knife-blade 211 mm. Very fine condition, stabilised. [7] £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 240 - 320

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From an old English collection. The scalloped shape to the knife-blade is considered an 8th-9th century feature.

744 Viking Gold Finger Ring Circa 9th-11th century AD. A gold finger ring formed from six rods of wire twisted into an expanding plaited band, the lower section forged into a single round-section shank. Gold, 11.11 grams, 28.67 mm overall (Approximate size British V, USA 10 1/2, Europe 23.77, Japan 23). Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. £2,000 - 3,000 EUR 2,360 - 3,550 USD 3,200 - 4,800 From an old collection.

745 Viking Gold Plaited Ring Circa 10th century AD. A gold finger ring formed with a plain, roundsection hoop dividing into four expanding rods plaited into an arc and rejoined to the hoop. Gold, 12.37 grams, 29.4 mm overall (Approximate size British V 1/2 , USA 11, Europe 24.91, Japan 24). Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. £2,000 - 3,000 EUR 2,360 - 3,550 USD 3,200 - 4,800 Ex Brian Northley collection.

746 Viking Silver Torc Circa 9th-11th century AD. A sturdy neck ring formed as a squaresection bar twisted along its own length with round-section terminals bent over to form a double-hook closure. Silver, 185 grams, 21.8 cm. Slightly distorted ‘as found’, otherwise complete and in very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 From an old English collection.

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747 Viking Ornamented Silver Bracelet Circa 9th-11th century AD. A crescentic bracelet formed from a flatsection silver bar with rounded ends, curved into a c-profile band; decorated with outer lines of double-triangle (‘bowtie’) punchmarks and two inner lines of punched equilateral triangles. Silver, 40 grams, 75 mm. Some slight fissures to one edge, otherwise extremely fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 800 - 1,280 From an old English collection.

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748 Viking Twisted Silver Bracelet Circa 9th-11th century AD. A heavy bracelet formed from a lozengesection bar twisted along its own length and curved into a c-profile. Silver, 57.6 grams, 84.7 mm. Very fine condition, complete and wearable. £200 - 400 EUR 240 - 470 USD 320 - 640 From an old English collection.

749 Viking Twisted Silver Bracelet Circa 9th-11th century AD. A substantial c-profile bracelet formed from a square-section rod with hollowed faces in imitation of the prestigious multi-strand twisted bracelets. Silver, 100 grams, 83.3 mm. Extremely fine condition, some abrasion to the extremities. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800 From an old English collection.

750 Baltic Viking Silver Plaited Bracelet Circa 9th-11th century AD. A c-shaped bracelet formed from three silver rods plaited into a triangular-section hoop, with traces of additional filigree wire between; the terminal formed as a flat plate with hollow piriform raised bulb with pelletted border; the bulb with Tshaped pelletted strap and granule rosette, the other terminal mostly lost in antiquity. See Hardh, B. Silver in the Viking Age. Silver, 40 grams, 72 mm. Fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 640 - 960 From an old English collection.

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751 Viking Silver Twisted Bracelet Circa 9th-11th century AD. A heavy bracelet formed from two expanding round-section rods twisted around each other and bent into a hoop, their narrow ends tightly coiled along the hoop. See Hardh, B. Silver in the Viking Age. A Regional-Economic Study. Silver, 85 grams, 79 mm external diameter. Extremely fine condition, even patination, complete. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800 From an old English collection.

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752 Viking Eastern Baltic Silver Bracelet Circa 10th-12th century AD. A substantial silver hexagonal-section bracelet with a median line of alternating punched-triangle decoration on the outer face. See Hardh, B. Silver in the Viking Age. Silver, 130 grams, 85.4 mm. Very fine condition. Rare. £250 - 400 EUR 300 - 470 USD 400 - 640 From an old English collection.

753 Viking Bracelets and Chains Circa 10th-12th century AD. A pair of Baltic Viking bangles: one formed as a coil of five hoops with contracting ends, with accompanying ring formed from a flat-section bar attaching a chain of five wire links and another of six; the other formed from a single rod with a looped return and partial twist detailing, accompanied by a round-section ring attaching a short chain of four wire links and a separate single link. Copper-alloy, 160 grams total, 73 mm external diameter. Very fine condition, even patination. [2] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240

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From a deceased estate.

754 Viking Silver Twisted Finger Ring Circa 9th-11th century AD. A finger ring formed from an expanding square-section rod twisted along its longitudinal axis and formed into a hoop; the ends clubbed into spherical finials. See Hardh, B. Silver in the Viking Age. A Regional-Economic Study. Silver, 4.19 grams, 28.0 mm overall (Approximate size British Z, USA 12 1/2, Europe 28.77, Japan 27) Very fine condition, complete and wearable. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190 From an old English colection.

755 Viking Silver Twisted Finger Ring Circa 11th century AD. A silver finger ring formed from two roundsection rods wound helically around each other, the resultant bar bent round to form a hoop. See Hardh, B. Silver in the Viking Age. Silver, 4.21 grams, 24.4 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 240 - 400

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Ex Mr S.K.’s private collection, London, acquired in the 1990’s.

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756 756 Viking Thor’s Hammer Pendant Circa 9th-11th century AD. A cast pendant in the form of a hammer with pentagonal head and converging round-section shaft; the broad faces of the head stamped with triangular punches with internal roundels, some apices emphasised with separate annular punchmarks; the outer ends of the head slightly clubbed; the upper end of the shaft thinned and rolled to form a suspension loop. Silver, 18.3 grams, 47.2 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,180 - 1,770 USD 1,600 - 2,400 Ex Brian Northley collection. The hammer of Thor was used as a symbol of religious devotion, in reaction to the use of the pendant cross by Christian cultures.

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757 Viking Zoomorphic Bracelet Circa 9th - 11th century AD. A cast copper-alloy broad c-profile, flatsection bracelet with zigzag decoration on the band; at each end the outer fields become claws and the central field becomes a stylised bear’s head seen in plan. Copper-alloy, 75 grams, 47.3 mm width. Very fine condition, complete. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290 From an old English collection.

758 Viking Eastern Baltic Penannular Brooch Circa 10th-12th century AD. A cast bronze penannular brooch comprising a round-section c-shaped band with discoid terminals each with a hemispherical stone in a claw setting; the pin a roundsection bar with ribbed flat-section scrolled top coiled around the bar. See Baltic penannular brooches with poppy-seed terminals in Griciuviene, E. Seliai - The Selonians. Copper-alloy, 15 grams, 59 mm. Very fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190 From an old English collection.

759 Viking Bracteate Pendant Circa 9th-11th century AD. A pendant in the form of a thin circular plate; the raised boss placed centrally with four radiating triangle stamps within a series of fifteen dot-in-triangle stamps and an outer series of roundel stamps; the suspension loop pierced transversely. Silver-alloy, 12.9 grams, 47.5 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. £650 - 800 EUR 770 - 950 USD 1,040 - 1,280 759

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Found Winteringham, Humberside, England 1979. This form of pendant is known as ‘scutiform’ or shield-shaped because it was used an amulet for protection and resembles an Anglo-Saxon or Scandinavian shield.


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760 Medieval Nativity Reliquary Pendant Circa 15th century. A rare sapphire-mounted reliquary pendant of hexagonal section; the back missing; finely engraved with the Nativity scene, the Trinity above, formerly enamelled; the suspension loop with cabochon sapphire set in a square claw collet; the sides inscribed in black letter script ‘me tibi virgo pia genetrix [..]ista Maria’.

Gold, 10.68 grams, 46.7 mm. Extremely fine condition. Excessively rare. £14,000 - 20,000 EUR 16,550 - 23,650 USD 22,380 - 31,980 Ex Sotheby’s 9th December 2005, lot 5, ex Michael Estrick collection, with old auction tag. Probably English.

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761 Medieval Gold ‘DIEU PLERRA QANT MEUIZ SERRA’ Love Posy Pendant Circa 15th century AD. A gold posy pendant of open rectangular form with a suspension ring, with the mediaeval French inscription continuing over both sides DIEU PLERRA QANT MEUIZ SERRA (a variant of ‘When God pleases we will be one’) in black letter script, together with engraved ivy and foliage as stops and ornament. Gold, 3.83 grams, 20.26 mm tall. Extremely fine condition. Excessively rare. £1,500 - 2,000 EUR 1,770 - 2,360 USD 2,400 - 3,200 Found Stagsden, Bedfordshire, 2008. Disclaimed under Treasure Act reference 2008 T660 and accompanied by the relevant British Museum and Coroner documents. The appearance of amatory sentiments on posy rings, and occasionally on brooches, is very well known but pendants of this character are extremely rare. The use of ivy within the design is symbolically linked with steadfastness and love. A variant of this inscription is known from a gold posy ring of contemporary date in the British Museum collection (Dalton 981).

762 Medieval Gold Inscribed Cabochon Ring Circa 15th century AD. A gold finger ring comprising a plain flatsection hoop rising to shoulders with incised foliate decoration; the bezel an octofoil with foliate motifs between inscribed text in black letter script ‘MON DIE U CESI’; a central collet enclosing a sapphire set en cabochon with a filigree border. Gold, 8.91 grams, 24.1 mm overall (Approximate size British T, USA 9 3/4, Europe 21.26, Japan 20). Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. Rare. £1,500 - 2,000 EUR 1,770 - 2,360 USD 2,400 - 3,200

763

764

Ex Brian Northley collection.

763 Medieval Gold and Emerald Finger Ring Circa 13th-14th century AD. A gold finger ring comprising a D-section hoop with expanding shoulders; the bezel a dished claw setting for an elliptical emerald. Gold and gemstone, 2.82 grams, 29.55 mm overall (Approximate size British Q, USA 8 1/4, Europe 17.77, Japan 17). Very fine condition, complete and wearable. £1,400 - 1,800 EUR 1,660 - 2,130 USD 2,240 - 2,880

765

Ex Brian Northley collection.

764 Medieval Gold Cabochon Garnet Ring Circa 14th-16th century AD. A finger ring comprising a narrow Dsection hoop with slightly expanded shoulders flanking the elliptical bezel with central garnet set en cabochon. Gold and garnet, 1.72 grams, 18.85 mm overall (Approximate size British K, USA 5 1/4, Europe 10.27, Japan 10). Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. £600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,060 USD 960 - 1,440 From an old English collection formed in the 1970’s.

765 Medieval Gold and Sapphire Stirrup Ring Circa 14th-15th century AD. A gold stirrup ring formed with D-section band rising to a pyramidal bezel with an elliptical sapphire set en cabochon. Gold and sapphire, 3.61 grams, 24.77 mm overall (Approximate size British Q, USA 8 1/4, Europe 18.00, Japan 17). Very fine condition, large and wearable. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,280 - 1,920 Found in Winchester, Hampshire, England. Disclaimed under the Treasure Act 1996 and supplied with full documentation.

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766 Medieval Gold and Sapphire Ring Circa 14th century AD. A round-section hoop with elliptical bezel containing a sapphire in a cabochon setting. Gold and sapphire, 1.94 grams, 23.11 mm overall (Approximate size British P 1/2, USA 7 3/4, Europe 16.86, Japan 16). Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,280 - 1,920 From an old English collection.

768

767 Medieval Gold Cabochon Ring Circa 14th century AD. A delicate finger ring comprising a delicate round-section hoop and pyramidal bezel with a green stone set en cabochon. Gold, 0.66 grams, 23.40 mm overall (Approximate size British M, USA 6 1/4, Europe 13.00, Japan 12). Very fine condition, complete. £650 - 800 EUR 770 - 950 USD 1,040 - 1,280 Found on the Thames foreshore near Southwark Bridge in the 1970’s, recorded with the Museum of London.

768 Medieval Cabochon Finger Ring Circa 14th-15th century AD. A gold finger ring comprising a plain hoop expanding to a hexagonal cell enclosing an elliptical garnet set en cabochon. See Higgins, R.A. Greek and Roman Jewellery. Gold and garnet, 5.96 grams, 24.02 mm overall (Approximate size British R 1/2, USA 9, Europe 19.66, Japan 19). Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. £750 - 1,000 EUR 890 - 1,180 USD 1,200 - 1,600 Ex Brian Northley collection.

769

769 Medieval Gold Cabochon Ring Circa 13th century AD. A gold finger ring comprising a plan flatsection hoop rising to a discoid bezel with c-shaped petal elements surrounding an elliptical turquoise stone in a cabochon setting. Gold, 1.80 grams, 18.94 mm overall (Approximate size British M 1/2, USA 6 1/2, Europe 13.16, Japan 13). Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. £600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,060 USD 960 - 1,440 Found on the Isle of Wight; disclaimed under the Treasure Act.

770

770 Medieval Gold Cabochon Garnet Ring Circa 12th-13th century AD. A delicate gold hoop expanding slightly at the ribbed shoulders; the bezel square with raised lozege panel in which is set en cabochon an elliptical garnet. Gold and garnet, 0.79 grams, 19.40 mm overall (Approximate size British N 1/2, USA 7, Europe 14.44, Japan 14.) Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. £700 - 900 EUR 830 - 1,060 USD 1,120 - 1,440 From an old English collection.

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771 Medieval Gold Cabochon Ring Circa 14th century AD. A gold stirrup finger ring comprising a fine round-section hoop and pyramidal bezel with a pink gemstone set en cabochon. Gold, 1.86 grams, 23.99 mm overall (Approximate size British O, USA 7 1/4, Europe 15.48, Japan 15). Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. £850 - 1,250 EUR 1,010 - 1,480 USD 1,360 - 2,000 Found on the Thames foreshore near Southwark Bridge in the 1970’s, recorded with the Museum of London.

772 Medieval Gold St Catherine Iconographic Ring Circa 15th century AD. A gold finger ring; the hoop triangular in section rising to chamfered shoulders with hatched triangle detailing; the bezel a rectangle bearing the engraved figure of St Catherine with sword and wheel. Gold, 2.98 grams, 21.4 mm overall (Approximate size British Q 1/2, USA 8 1/4, Europe 17.77, Japan 17). Very fine. Extremely rare. £3,000 - 4,000 EUR 3,550 - 4,730 USD 4,800 - 6,400

773

Found Beanham, Berkshire. Treasure Report Case 2008-T269, disclaimed; full documentation supplied.

773 Medieval Gold Inscribed Ring Circa 13th-14th century AD. A flat-section gold hoop rising to a triangular bezel with inset red cabochon gemstone; on the hoop, on either side of the bezel, the text +AMOR VIN/CIT OMNIA ‘love conquers all’ in Lombardic script. Gold with red gemstone, 3.16 grams, 25.1 mm overall (Approximate size British U 1/2, USA 10 1/4, Europe 23.15, Japan 22). Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. £3,000 - 4,500 EUR 3,550 - 5,320 USD 4,800 - 7,190

774

Property of a Lady.

774 Medieval Rampant Lion Seal Ring Circa 14th-15th century AD. A gold finger ring comprising a D-section hoop and discoid bezel bearing the design of a heater shield with rampant lion within an abraded legend. Gold, 4.88 grams, 17.5 mm overall (Approximate size British O, USA 7, Europe 14.98, Japan 15). Fine condition, complete. Rare. £750 - 1,000 EUR 890 - 1,180 USD 1,200 - 1,600 Ex Brian Northley collection.

775 Medieval Gold Finger Ring Circa 14th-15th century AD. A gold finger ring comprising a D-section hoop with central rib on the shoulders; a rectangular bezel with arcading on the outer faces enclosing green glass en cloison. Gold, 1.79 grams, 20.24 mm overall (Approximate size British I, USA 4 1/4, Europe 7.44, Japan 7). Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800

775

Found Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England, 1978.

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776 Medieval Gold ‘SEET LEALE EFEI TENEIA’ Posy Ring Circa 13th-14th century AD. A gold finger ring comprising a flatsection hoop inscribed externally +SEET · LEALE · EFEI · TENEIA in Lombardic script. Gold, 0.72 grams, 18.6 mm overall (Approximate size British P 1/2, USA 7 3/4, Europe 16.86, Japan 16). Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. £600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,060 USD 960 - 1,440 From an old English collection.

776

777 Medieval Alexander the Great Coin Pendant Circa 16th-17th century. A 4th century BC Greek stater mounted in a gold pendant frame with circular hoop and elongated suspension loop; the coin a stater issue of Amphipolis, 330-320 BC. Obverse: no legend, head of Athena facing right wearing crested Corinthian helmet. Reverse: the legend [A]LEXANDRO[U], with Nike standing facing left, holding a wreath and stylis, with SI at foot left. Sear 6702. Gold, 9.48 grams, 24.8 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,420 - 2,130 USD 1,920 - 2,880 From an old English collection.

778 Medieval Ornamented Silver Annular Brooch Circa 13th century AD. An exceptionally large example of an annular brooch, the hoop bearing eight equidistantly applied lozenges with alternating punched and gilded chequered and geometric designs and the pin with engraved collar and a loop retained in position by two of the lozenges. Cf. London Museum Medieval Catalogue, A.2542 (pl. LXXVIII) for a smaller brooch of similar style. Silver-gilt, 18.70 grams, 63.71 mm diameter. Very fine condition. Unusually large and very rare. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800 777

Found near Barnard Castle, 2010. Disclaimed under Treasure Act (reference 2010 T462), with report and letter.

779 Medieval Silver Annular Brooches Circa 13th-14th century AD. A group of three cast annular brooches: one with D-section hoop with billeted edges; one flat-section with offset incuse bars between pellets; one triangular-section with offset double bands of punchmarks; all with pins intact. See Egan, G. and Pritchard, F. Dress Accessories 1150-1450. Silver, 0.74 grams, 17.03 mm; 2.22 grams, 22.61 mm; 2.82 grams, 23.10 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. [3] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290 From an old English collection.

780 Medieval Silver-Gilt Annular Brooch Circa 13th-14th century AD. A cast annular brooch with four regularlyspaced quatrefoil elements; the ring with incised medial line and running scrolls on the outer panels; the pin round-section with collar, butt-jointed at the outer edge; on the reverse, the legend ESON[?]IA[?] Silver-gilt, 4.20 grams, 28.3 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 560 - 800 778

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781 Medieval Silver Annular Brooch Circa 14th-15th century AD. A very large silver annular brooch comprising a circular round-section frame with three lozengiform plates spaced evenly, with triangular flat-section pin. See Egan, G. and Pritchard, F. Dress Accessories 1150-1450. Silver, 7.32 grams, 42.17 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. £225 - 350 EUR 270 - 410 USD 360 - 560 Found in Sunderland, England in the 1980’s.

782 Medieval Inscribed Silver Annular Brooch Circa 13th century AD. A flat-section bifacial annular brooch with moulded clasped-hands and pseudo-script, engraved on the front face |OE|MO||AULOE| and PE|RORERTI on the reverse. Silver, 3.52 grams, 20.60 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 240 - 320

783

From an old English collection.

783 Medieval Inscribed Silver Ring Circa 15th century AD. A cast silver finger ring comprising a flatsection hoop and separate discoid bezel with raised rim and zoomorphic capital R design. Silver, 4.38 grams, 22.3 mm overall (Approximate size British S 1/2, USA 9 1/2, Europe 20.73, Japan 20). Very fine condition, complete. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290 Ex Gorny & Mosch, Munich.

784 784 Medieval Silver Archer’s Ring Circa 14th-15th century AD. A flat-section finger ring formed from silver sheet with triangular extension; decorated with a panel of incised geometric designs surrounding a central foliate motif. Silver, 4.04 grams, 22.8 mm overall (Approximate size British V 1/2, USA 10 3/4, Europe 24.28, Japan 23). Very fine condition, complete and wearable. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290 Ex Gorny & Mosch, Munich.

785 Medieval Silver Clasped Hands Finger Ring Circa 14th-16th century AD. A cast silver fede or ‘clasped hands’ ring with D-section hoop rising to ribbed shoulders, the bezel formed as two clasped hands on the inner and outer faces. Silver, 2.59 grams, 21.2 mm overall (Approximate size British P, USA 7 3/4, Europe 16.0, Japan 15). Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480

785

Ex Tucker collection.

786 Medieval Ogival Cross Ring Circa 13th-14th century AD. A silver finger ring comprising a plain round-section hoop attached to a deep discoid bezel containing a panel of silver gilt displaying a pierced ogival cross with traces of enamel infill. Silver and silver-gilt, 5.96 grams, 28.2 mm overall (Approximate size British R, USA 8 3/4, Europe 18.75, Japan 18). Very fine condition, the hoop abraded. £110 - 160 EUR 130 - 190 USD 180 - 260

786

From an old English collection, found on a medieval fair site in Norfolk in 1980.

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787 Medieval Silver ‘Aid a Beu’ Posy Ring Circa 14th-15th century AD. A plain flat-section silver hoop with chamfered edges; on the inner face, inscribed ‘aid a beu’ in heavy blackletter. Silver, 3.01 grams, 20.33 mm overall (Approximate size British P, USA 7 3/4, Europe 16.23, Japan 16). Very fine condition, complete. £600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,060 USD 960 - 1,440 Found wedged inside a silver iconographic ring, disclaimed under the Treasure Act.

789

788 Medieval Inscribed Silver Seal Ring Circa 14th century AD. A triangular-section ecclesiastical finger ring with scalloped shoulders and openwork base to the bezel; the bezel octagonal with ornate inscribed chi-rho symbol; the hoop bearing the text IN. HONOREM. XPIS. TRINITATIS / ELEMOSINA. FRINITATS: ACEDI. Silver, 7.80 grams, 29.53 mm overall (Approximate size British S 1/2, USA 9 1/4, Europe 20.63, Japan 20). Very fine conmdition, complete and wearable. £250 - 400 EUR 300 - 470 USD 400 - 640 From an old English collection.

789 Medieval Silver Inscribed Ring Circa 12th-14th century AD. A finger ring comprising a flat-section band with engraved +HO:ER[.]NCITOMNIA.[ ] external inscription. Silver, 0.97 grams, 19.40 mm overall (Approximate size British P 1/2, USA 7 3/4, Europe 16.86, Japan 16). Very fine condition, complete. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800 From an old English collection.

790

790 Medieval Bifacial Reliquary Cross Pendant Circa 14th-15th century AD. A substantial silver pendant in the form of a cross with plain heavy border and cast loop above; on one face a crucifixion scene and on the other a human figure in a robe facing left. Silver, 6.19 grams, 32.68 mm. Very fine condition, complete and wearable. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290 Found Castle Acre, Norfolk, England, 1981.

791 Medieval Silver Banded Cross Pendant Circa 15th-16th century AD. A cast cruciform pendant with D-section arms and a double-looped band around the junction; the ends chamfered and recessed; the loop flat-section with an applied stud below the junction. Silver, 6.66 grams, 47.2 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800 From an old English collection.

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792 Medieval Silver-Gilt Strap End Circa 12th-14th century AD. A cast one-piece strap end, shieldshaped with circular recesses; on the outer face a border of punched triangles enclosing a zigzag line, above, and floral cross below; the lower border a running scroll; flanking the cross two elliptical depressions; two securing pins present on the upper section. See Egan, G. and Pritchard, F. Dress Accessories 1150-1450. Silver-gilt, 6.63 grams, 36.4 mm. Very fine condition, some gilding remaining. £180 - 240 EUR 210 - 280 USD 290 - 380 Found Humberside, England, 1975.

793 Medieval Silver-Gilt Openwork Hat Badge Circa 15th-16th century AD. A hat badge in the form of a central heart surrounded by five florets on stalks. Silver-gilt, 3.03 grams, 14.68 mm. Very fine condition. Rare. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240

792

Found at Newton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire, England; reported under the Treasure Act 1996 and disclaimed. Supplied with full British Museum documentation. The original s-curved pin was lost in antiquity, replaced by a pin and catchplate, both subsequently lost.

794 Medieval Intaglio Silver Seal Matrix Circa 13th century AD. A silver seal matrix of discoid form enclosing a re-used Roman intaglio; the matrix bearing the text in Lombardic script X IHESUS : CRISTUS : AVEMAR; the intaglio a quartz gemstone depicting a winged Victory with cross-headed staff. Silver and quartz, 3.87 grams, 22.9 mm. Suspension loop lost in antiquity, otherwise extremely fine condition, £2,000 - 3,000 EUR 2,360 - 3,550 USD 3,200 - 4,800

793

Found in Middleton, Warwickshire, England and disclaimed under the Treasure Act 1996; full documentation from the British Museum included. The intaglio possibly curated and re-used due to association with the cross-bearing winged angels of mediaeval Christian tradition.

795 Medieval Silver Chalice Circa 13th-14th century AD. A chased silver chalice comprising a bowl with six D-shaped panels decorated with foliate motifs, framed by raised swags and tear-shaped bosses; the conical pedestal stepped; on the rim three attachment points for a cover, removed and repaired in antiquity. Silver, 125 grams, 91 mm diameter at rim. Extremely fine condition, complete. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,180 - 1,770 USD 1,600 - 2,400 Found on the Thames foreshore near Greenwich, London, by Lee Hunt in the 1970’s; recorded with the Museum of London.

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796 Medieval Silver-Gilt Crucifix Circa 12th-13th century AD. A silver-gilt cross pattee pendant depicting the crucifixion, the head bulbous, the arms bent and splayed, the body robed, the suspension loop elongated. Silver-gilt, 2.62 grams, 26.8 mm. Very fine condition, much gilding still in place. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290 Found on the Thames foreshore in 1977 and reported to the London Museum.

797 Medieval Praying Female Figurine Circa 12th-14th century AD. A cast bronze figurine of a standing female, her hands clasped in prayer, her head slightly tilted; the face full and carefully modelled, the headrail loosely draped and flowing; the base narrow. Copper-alloy, 70 grams, 74 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 560 - 800 Ex Brian Northley collection, found Norfolk, England.

798

798 Medieval Silver Figurine Circa 15th-16th century AD. A cast figurine depicting a figure with an elaborate headdress, in a flowing robe with wide sleeves hanging from the upraised arms; on the reverse a cowl hanging from the shoulders; the left hand grasping an object; the right hand empty, extended palm-downwards. Silver, 2.56 grams, 19.12 mm. Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 From a deceased estate.

799 Medieval Crusader Cross Botonny Ring Circa 12th-13th century AD. A bronze finger ring formed as a plain D-section hoop exanding to an elliptical bezel with inlaid silver cross botonny. Copper-alloy, 11 grams, 24 mm overall (Approximate size British Q, USA 8, Europe 17.49, Japan 17). Very fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190 Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s.

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800 Medieval Bifacial Cross Circa 15th century AD. A cast bifacial cross with figural panels; on the obverse, a central crucifixion scene with ropework background and in the four arms half-height robed figures with bowed heads; on the reverse a central resurrection scene with plain background and in the four arms similar robed figures; the borders in heavy ropework with lobed extensions; a sturdy attachment peg below. Copper-alloy, 54 grams, 107 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 560 - 800 From a deceased estate.

801 Medieval Gilt Bronze Figural Mount Circa 15th century AD. A cast bronze mount in the form of a male satyr with neat hair, coiled ram’s horns at his temples, a long face with dolorous expression and a full beard; his upper body draped in a tunic with raised acanthus-leaf designs, bisecting to goat’s legs with horse-hoof finials; heavy gilding on the head and upper body; with three holes to accept attachment pins. Gilt copper-alloy, 145 grams, 124.9 mm. Very fine condition, legs restored. £450 - 600 EUR 530 - 710 USD 720 - 960 Property of a Gentleman. Probably one of four feet from an ornate casket.

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802 Medieval Knight’s Armorial Seal Matrix of Sir John Bridsale Circa 15th century AD. A very large chessman style seal matrix with delicately pierced quatrefoil beneath the suspension loop and a balustered hexagonal shaft; the circular face depicting a crested helm and a shield of arms bearing ‘a chevron between three martlets, differenced with a mullet’ arms and with the inscription IOHAN BRIDSALE in black letter script. Copper-alloy, 33.65 grams, 39.20 mm high, 30.01 mm diameter. Good extremely fine condition with perfect patination, a superb example. Excessively rare. £3,000 - 5,000 EUR 3,550 - 5,910 USD 4,800 - 7,990

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Ex Brian Northley collection. Bridsale is linked to Birdsall, Yorkshire and the arms are those of the Argam (Argomm) family (undifferenced of Sir Ralph Argam) so this seal is likely to be for a son of the family who became associated with Birdsall. John de Birstalle (1373 AD) of Normanton, Yorkshire may also be connected.


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803 Medieval Seal Matrices Circa 13th-15th century AD. A group of two cast seal matrices: one circular with central heraldic lion surrounded by the legend +S’GVILTIERREE; one vesica-shaped with central sheaf grasped by a hand below, flanked by addorsed birds within the legend +S’PETRIDEBITOVRET. See Pateman, B. Collecting Seals. Copperalloy, disc 6.47 grams, 22.02 mm; vesica 6.39 grams, 31.27 mm. Very fine condition, complete. [2] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190 From an old English collection.

804 Medieval Bronze Quatrefoil Keys Circa 14th-15th century AD. A pair of cast copper-alloy door keys of Type VI each with a solid shank with locating hole, and lobed, lozengiform bow. See Wheeler, M. London Museum Medieval Catalogue. Copper-alloy, 80 grams, 96.5/82.8 mm. Very fine condition, complete. [2] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290

803

Ex Dixon collection.

805 z Medieval Gothic Keys Group Circa 14th-16th century AD. A mixed group of door keys comprising: a short barrel key with semicircular bow and cuboid block above the shaft, the bit toothed; a barrel key with openwork discoid bow and openwork bit; a key with plain circular bow, with a bulb and spiral detail on its converging shaft, its bit s-curved in section; a large barrel key with segmented elliptical bow, rolled shaft and rectangular bit with toothing to both edges. Copper-alloy, 65 grams total, 42.8 - 97.9 mm. Fine condition. [4] £40 - 60 EUR 50 - 70 USD 60 - 100 From an old English collection.

804 806 Medieval Cosmetic Tool Circa 13th-16th century AD. A combined nail cleaner and scoop formed with a twisted central section for grip; the scoop a shallow dished panel, the cleaner leaf-shaped and flat-section. Silver, 1.93 grams, 56.4 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. £75 - 125 EUR 90 - 150 USD 120 - 200 Found Thames foreshore near Tower Bridge, 1969.

806

807 Medieval Coin Balance Circa 13th-15th century AD. A delicate folding coin balance constructed as a central triangular handle with two swinging arms held by outer plates; the arms pierced for the attachment of chains and trays. Copper-alloy, 3.34 grams, 65 mm. with arms extended. Very fine condition, functional. £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 130 From an old English collection.

808 z Medieval Bronze Hinged Mirror Case Circa 13th-15th century AD. A hinged mirror case with punched decoration on the outer surfaces comprising a vertical line within four D-shaped features, all executed in two rows of rectangular punchmarks. Copper-alloy, 14.40 grams, 42.9 mm. Very fine condition, the hinge functional. £40 - 60 EUR 50 - 70 USD 60 - 100

807

Found Eyke, Suffolk, England 1996.

809 Medieval Figural Bronze Saint Mount Circa 13th-14th century AD. A cast figurine modelled in the half-round depicting a female in loosely draped garments, her right hand clutching the left breast, the left hand at the waist, the head slightly tilted; the reverse plain. Copper-alloy, 9.42 grams, 48.1 mm. Fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190 Found Chilworth, Hampshire, England; supplied with appropriate Portable Antiquities Scheme documentation. The figurine was probably made using a cuttlefish mould.

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810 Medieval Bronze Bell Chalice Circa 13th-14th century AD. A bell-shaped cast chalice with slightly everted rim and pelleted edge; the bowl decorated with incised rings, one with a series of palmette motifs; the stem and foot formed as a distinct raised panel. Copper-alloy, 155 grams, 68.5 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete and with olive patination. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 From an old English collection.

811 Medieval Pilgrim’s Badge Early 16th century AD. A delicate cast badge depicting a mounted knight with a halo about his head striking downwards with a lance into the mouth of a serpentine dragon whose body forms the base. See Mitchiner, M. Medieval Pilgrim and Secular Badges. Pewter, 4.29 grams, 47.6 mm. Very fine condition, some loss to the lance and horse’s tail. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800 Found Thames foreshore, 1985. Probably intended for St. George or St. Michael, both dragonslayers.

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812 Medieval ‘St Thomas a Becket’ Figural Pilgrim Pewter Belt Set Circa 15th century AD. A belt set comprising ten cast rectangular pewter links and the two-part hook-and-eye fastening; the links, some with the original iron linking rings, variously depicting crowned busts, mitred bishop’s heads, horse heads and turretted towers, all within beaded frames; some with traces of gilding. The only published parallel for a pewter buckle/belt is that of a conventional buckle form and chain links from the Thames Exchange site, London. See Spencer, B. Pilgrim Souvenirs and Secular Badges, number 33. Pewter, 65 grams total, 31 mm height. Some links fragmentary but exceptional condition for excavated pewter of this era. Excessively rare (unique?). £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 Found Kingsbury Episcopi, Somerset (along the road between Muchelney Abbey to Burrow Hill) during building construction works. The image of a mitred bishop’s head is usually associated with Thomas a Becket and his shrine at Canterbury. In this context, the crowned bust is thus likely to depict Henry II, the king responsible for Becket’s death. While pilgrim badges (pinned or sewn), bells, ampullae, triptychs, etc. are well known, there appears to be no documented instance of a pilgrim’s belt. The firm provenance makes this item of exceptional interest.

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813 Medieval Pilgrim Ampulla Circa 14th century AD. A large lead ampulla, intact, formed as a heart-shaped vessel with trapezoidal closure and thin, square-section suspension arms; on the obverse a heraldic shield charged with a chevron and three crosses pommé; on the reverse a panel of geometric hatching. See Mitchiner, M. Medieval Pilgrim and Secular Badges. Lead, 165 grams, 67 mm. Good very fine condition, complete and unopened since sealing. Extremely rare. £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 240 - 320

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From an old English collection.

814 Medieval Illuminated Manuscript Page Circa 13th century AD. A page from the book of Chronicles (verses 9,10,11) in a dense blackletter hand with decorated versals and margins in red and blue; the vellum with drypoint layout markings; supplied framed. Vellum, 1 kg including frame, length of frame 42 cm. Extremely fine condition, framed. £125 - 175 EUR 150 - 210 USD 200 - 280 From the monastery of St. Genevieve, Paris; purchased in London and offered with documentation.

815 Medieval Lion Sejant Top Pewter Spoon Circa 1500 AD. A cast spoon with concave piriform bowl developing into a flat-section expanding handle, the finial formed as a lion modelled in the round, sitting on its haunches, facing left and holding an ornate heraldic shield. Pewter, 38 grams, 163 mm. Very fine condition, complete and with dark, even patination. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 240 - 400 Found on the Thames foreshore at the Tower of London.

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816 Medieval Limestone Virgin Mary Figure Circa 16th century AD. A carved limestone figure of the ‘virgo immaculata’, modelled in the half-round; the head partly covered, with flowing hair and rounded features; the robes loose and the mantle spread to a triangular configuration; one foot visible beneath the robe;

the base with a slot through the underside. Stone, 13.4 kg, 50 cm. Very fine condition, generally crisp with light abrasion to the front face of the robe. £1,500 - 2,000 EUR 1,770 - 2,360 USD 2,400 - 3,200 From an old English collection, bought on the Cologne market in 2005.

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817 Medieval Limestone St Peter Figure Circa 13th-14th century AD. A carved limestone devotional figure of St. Peter, standing robed with his right hand raised in salutation, two keys in his left hand, his hair neatly parted, his face bearded with trapezoidal nose and lentoid eyes; his feet on a rectangular base. Stone, 455 grams, 220 mm. Very fine condition, crisp and detailed. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480

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Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s. The stone is probably Caen stone, widely used in England and Normandy for fine carving in the medieval period.

818 Medieval Pottery Skillet Circa late 15th - early 16th century AD. A ceramic Dutch skillet with domed base, concave sides and thick rim with pouring lip; the handle integral; the glaze dark tan to orange in colour. Ceramic, 810 grams, 32.5 cm overall length. Very fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 240 - 400 Ex Christie’s sale number 18121476, Lot 664 (part).

819 Medieval Posset Pot Circa late 15th century AD. A Dutch ceramic vessel with conical body, two loop handles and pedestal foot; the body with ribbed profile; the glaze olive, tan and rose in colour. Ceramic, 330 grams, 14 cm rim diameter. Very fine condition, some loss to base and rim. £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 100 - 140

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Ex Christie’s sale number 18121476, Lot 664 (part).

820 Medieval Glazed Jar Circa 15th-16th century AD. A ceramic jar with bulbous body and stepped pedestal base; the neck tubular with applied loop handle; the glaze buff to russet in hue. Ceramic, 715 grams, 173 mm. Fine condition. £140 - 200 EUR 170 - 240 USD 220 - 320 From an old English collection.

821 Medieval Ceramic Cauldron Circa late 15th - early 16th century AD. A globular pot in red-orange slip, with loop handle emerging from the rim, three short legs beneath. Ceramic, 1.23 kg, 17.5 cm. Very fine condition, complete. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290 Ex Christie’s sale number 18121476, Lot 664 (part). Old collection label on underside.

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822 Medieval Islamic Oil Lamp Group Circa 10th-11th century AD. A mixed group of glazed ceramic oil lamps comprising: a small buff-glazed lamp with vertical brown and green slashes, the handle looped, the leaf-shaped reflector with brown spots, a brown rim to the nozzle; a large green-glazed lamp with vertical slashes and leaf-shaped reflector; a green-glazed lamp with long nozzle and pentangular reflector bearing a bird design facing right. See Rosenthal, R. and Sivan, R. Ancient Lamps in the Schloessinger Collection. Ceramic, 510 grams total, 14 - 16 cm. Fine, one nozzle restored. [3] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290 From an old English collection.

823 Medieval Burgonet Helmet Circa 16th-17th century AD. An open-faced burgonet helmet comprising a hemispherical skull formed from a single sheet with integral triangular peak, prominent crest and slightly everted neck; to each side a convex oval cheekpiece hinged at the temple. See Tarassuk, L. and Blair, C. Complete Encyclopaedia of Arms and Weapons. Iron, 995 grams, 24 cm. Fine condition, some restoration. £450 - 600 EUR 530 - 710 USD 720 - 960

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Ex Robertson collection. The burgonet form of helmet was introduced in the mid-16th century as a lighter, cheaper and less cumbersome substitute for the sallet; it was sometimes worn with a ‘falling buffe’ for additional protection to the lower face and throat. Helmets fashioned from a single sheet were more highly valued than the more numerous types riveted along the crest.

824 Medieval Milanese Quillon Dagger Circa 16th century AD. An iron quillon dagger comprising a narrow lozenge-section blade with long rectangular-section ricasso; transverse round-section quillons ending in bulb terminals with segment detailing; expanding grip with helical detailing; narrow transverse collar and biconical pommel with helical decoration; on the ricasso a maker’s mark of three frets. See chiselled iron Milanese dagger published in The Industrial Arts. Iron, 400 grams, 355 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £1,400 - 1,800 EUR 1,660 - 2,130 USD 2,240 - 2,880 Ex Gorny & Mosch, Munich. Found Germany.

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825 Medieval Figural Knife Late 14th-early 15th century AD. A domestic table and generalpurpose knife of whittle-tang construction; the blade with straight back and gracefully curved cutting edge expanding to an elliptical-section collar; the handle of oval-section wood, with end-cap of gilt copperalloy bearing figural decoration: one one face within an arch a female figure in flowing robes advancing left, with hands drawn up to the waist and a nimbus about the head, on the other face within an arch a bishop in flowing robes advancing left, with mitre and crook, on the upper face of the cap a male bust facing left, with short hair, pointed features and wearing a stylized crown. See Cowgill, J; de Neergaard, M. and Griffiths, N. Medieval Finds from Excavations in London 1: Knives and Scabbards. Gilt copper-alloy, wood and iron, 31.7 grams, 182 mm. Very fine condition, slight loss to wooden handle and cutting edge. £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290 Found Thaxted, Essex, when clearing village pond in 1990’s.


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826 Medieval Iron Fire Arrowhead Circa 14th century AD. A socketted arrowhead with lozengiform blade, the centre with a vesica-shaped void. Iron, 21.9 grams, 125.7 mm. Very fine condition, slight loss to base of socket. Extremely rare. £250 - 350 EUR 300 - 410 USD 400 - 560 From an old English collection. The central void was included to allow cloth soaked in tallow to be bound around the arrowhead; this was ignited before shooting.

827 Medieval Leather Knife Sheaths Circa 14th-15th century AD. A set of two knife sheaths: the smaller with two panels of stamped lozenge decoration on the outer face, stitching holes and slits for a suspension strap, the leather curved to accommodate the blade; the larger decorated with diagonal stripes on the lower end, the upper provided with a raised panel to accommodate a smaller knife, also decorated with a panel of diagonal stripes, with stitching holes and slits for a suspension strap. See Wheeler, R.E.M. London Museum Medieval Catalogue. Leather, 15,07 grams total, 165 mm; 133 mm. Very fine condition. Rare. [2] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 Found by David Morgan while digging at the Billingsgate site, London in 1982.

828 Medieval Virgin Mary and Child Figurine Circa 16th century AD. A carved walnut figurine depicting the Madonna and Child; the figures shown full-length, the lady standing, robed and crowned, supporting the infant on her left hip; the figurine supplied with a 16th-17th century octagonal plinth. Wood, 3.9 kg, 60 cm. Very fine condition, the baby’s left arm lost in antiquity. £5,500 - 7,500 EUR 6,500 - 8,870 USD 8,790 - 11,990 From a Belgian collection, bought 2003.

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829 Medieval Virgin Mary Bust Circa 15th century AD. A very large painted, carved wooden bust of the Virgin Mary in praying posture; the face serene and finely modelled; the eyes closed and mouthed relaxed; the mantle loosely draped, clasped at the chest with a disc brooch; the hands pressed together, slightly oversize. Wood, 11 kg, 45.5 cm. Very fine condition. £3,500 - 5,000 EUR 4,140 - 5,910 USD 5,600 - 7,990 830

From an old English collection; bought from a Tunbridge Wells gallery in 2005.

830 Tudor Silver Ring Circa 16th century AD. A silver finger ring with plain D-section hoop expanding to an elliptical bezel with inset red gemstone. Silver, 6.86 grams, 28.36 mm overall (Approximate size British V, USA 10 3/4, Europe 23.99, Japan 23). Fine condition, stone replaced. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 Found South Warwick, Warwickshire, 1973.

831 Tudor Silver-Gilt Floral Mount Circa 16th century AD. An annular mount formed as a central cinquefoil with open centre surrounded by a spray of five smaller flowers and stalks; on the reverse a mounting peg. Silver-gilt, 6.74 grams, 23.4 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 831

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832 Tudor Gilded Hat Pin Circa 16th century AD. A decorative hat pin formed with the face of a lion on the head, its mouth open and mane displayed in curled segments around the face; the pin sturdy and s-curved. Gilt copperalloy, 1.78 grams, 13.9 mm. Very fine condition, tip of pin missing. £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 100 - 140 From an old English collection.

833 Tudor Baron William Russell Inscribed Hawking Ring Circa 16th-17th century AD. A vervel or hawking ring comprising a heater-shaped plate bearing the incised design of a stag on a lambrequin; attached to the rear of this plate, a flat-section ring with incised text S·WILL·RVSSELL. Silver, 0.95 grams, 10.30 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. Extremely rare. £600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,060 USD 960 - 1,440

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From an old English collection. The owner is probably to be identified with Sir William, 1st Baron Russell of Thornhaugh (b. circa 1557, d. 1613). Sir William was active in several military campaigns including those in the Netherlands and Ireland, and organised the defence of western England against the threatened Spanish invasion. Copies of associated research documentation is included with this item.

834 Tudor Nielloed Fleur-de-Lis Chape Circa 14th-15th century AD. A cast knife or dagger chape in the form of a bifacial fleur-de-lis; at the apex of the central petal, a second fleurde-lis with additional triangular petals, formed hollow to accept the tip of the scabbard; the leaves with hatching forming a key for the niello. Silver and niello, 4.85 grams, 28.16 mm. Very fine condition, some loss of niello surface. £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 100 - 140 From an old English collection.

835 Post Medieval Gold Foliate Ring Circa 16th century AD. A gold finger ring comprising a plain D-section hoop expanding to an elliptical bezel bearing a circular cloison with restrained foliate decoration to the sides; on the reverse of the bezel an inscribed lozenge with flower and foliage decoration. Gold, 2.37 grams, 18.34 mm overall (Approximate size British L, USA 5 3/4, Europe 11.30, Japan 11). Very fine condition, complete and wearable. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 640 - 960

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From an old English collection.

836 Post Medieval Gold Merchant’s Signet Ring Circa 1670-1690 AD. A large heavy gold armorial signet ring, the circular bezel bearing the incuse quartered arms of alternating ten crosses and a sheep rampant, with a plover crest above. Gold, 21.78 grams, 20.68 mm internal diameter (Approximate size British Z, USA 12 1/2, Europe 28.75, Japan 26). Extremely fine condition, wearable. £900 - 1,400 EUR 1,060 - 1,660 USD 1,440 - 2,240 Ex Howell collection.

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837 Post Medieval Gold ‘God’s Blessing Be On Thee’ Posy Ring Dated 1771. An unusual example of a gold posy ring internally inscribed ‘God’s Blessing Be On Thee’ with script VB maker’s mark in cartouche, and externally engraved as a mourning ring, leaving the inscription JOSEPH SCADDING OB 5 AUG 1771 AE 52 reserved against the background. Gold, 4.33 grams, 20.40 mm overall (Approximate size British N 1/2, USA 6 3/4, Europe 14.35, Japan 14). Extremely fine condition, large, complete and wearable. £700 - 900 EUR 830 - 1,060 USD 1,120 - 1,440 From an old English collection. From 1757 to his death in 1771, Joseph Scadding was the keeper of the gaol in Ilchester, Somerset and had fourteen children. The ring is offered with supporting documentation, including the publication ‘Crime, Punishment and Ilchester Gaol’ (1993).

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838 Post Medieval Gold ‘As god decreed so we agreed’ Posy Ring Circa early 17th century AD. A gold D-section posy ring with the legend ‘* As god decreed so we agreed’ on the inner face in a neat, italic hand; ‘as’ with ‘long s’. Gold, 6.16 grams, 21 mm overall (Approximate size British Q 1/2, USA 8 1/2, Europe 18.12, Japan 17). Extremely fine condition in high carat gold, very large and wearable with beautiful script. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,280 - 1,920 Found Navestock Common, Essex, England, 1992.

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839 Post Medieval Gold ‘A frendes gift’ Posy Ring Circa 17th century AD. A gold finger ring with reserved decoration on the outer face in the form of voided D-shaped panels alternating with voided cross pommee panels; on the inside of the hoop, the text ‘*A frendes gift’ in a careful italic hand. See Evans, J. English Posies and Posy Rings. Gold, 0.89 grams, 14.00 mm overall (Approximate size British C, USA 1 1/2, Europe 0.15, Japan 0). Very fine condition, complete and wearable. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 640 - 960 From an old English collection.

840 Post Medieval Gold ‘BEFORE LYFE COMES DEATH’ Inscribed and Decorated Ring Circa 18th century AD. A gold finger ring with incuse crosses and vinescroll on the outer face; inscribed internally in seriffed capitals *BEFORE LYFE COMES DEATH. See Evans, J. English Posies and Posy Rings. Gold, 2.48 grams, 17.5 mm overall (Approximate size British J, USA 4 3/4, Europe 9.0, Japan 9). Very fine condition, crisp and complete. £500 - 700 EUR 590 - 830 USD 800 - 1,120 840

From an old English collection.

841 Post Medieval Gold ‘Let this present my good intent’ Posy Ring Circa 18th century AD. A gold D-section hoop with internal inscription ‘Let this present my good intent’ with ‘long s’ in ‘present’, in a neat italic hand; with stamped maker’s marks MS and ST in blackletter script. See Evans, J. English Posies and Posy Rings. Gold, 2.20 grams, 19.53 mm overall (Approximate size British O 1/2, USA 7 1/4, Europe 15.48, Japan 15). Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. Excessively rare with two makers marks. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 800 - 1,280 From an old English collection.

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842 842 Post Medieval Gold ‘my loue as this’ Posy Ring Circa 17th century AD. A plain square-section hoop inscribed internally with ‘my loue as this’ in a neat italic hand. See Evans, J. English Posies and Posy Rings. Gold, 0.93 grams, 19.04 mm overall (Approximate size British N, USA 6 3/4, Europe 13.41, Japan 13). Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800 From an old English collection. The implication of the text is that ‘my love (is) as this (ring)’, and therefore endless.

843 Post Medieval Man’s Gold ‘NEVER TO CHAINGE’ Posy Ring Circa 16th-17th century AD. A substantial finger ring comprising a plain D-section hoop with text inscribed on the inner face and filled with black enamel ‘:NEVER:TO:CHAINGE::+::x.’ Gold, 3.98 grams, 21.83 mm overall (Approximate size British S 1/2, USA 9 1/2, Europe 20.98, Japan 20). Extremely fine condition, large, complete and wearable. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 800 - 1,280

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Found Dorton, Buckinghamshire, England 2009. Reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme under reference BUC-6C6913 and disclaimed. Supplied with supporting documentation from H.M. Coroner and the British Museum.

844 Post Medieval ‘PATY DVRVM’ Decorated Gold Posy Ring Circa 18th century AD. A gold D-section hoop with panels of guilloche and roundels on the outer face; within, the legend +PATY +DVRVM in seriffed capitals. Gold, 0.98 grams, 15.87 mm overall (Approximate size British G, USA 3 1/2, Europe 5.40, Japan 5). Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. £700 - 1,200 EUR 830 - 1,420 USD 1,120 - 1,920

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Property of a Lady.

845 Post Medieval Gold ‘I Scorne to Change’ Posy Ring Circa 18th century AD. A D-section plain hoop bearing the text ‘I scorne to change’ in fine italic script and maker’s mark in an incuse heater-shaped shield. Gold, 3.55 grams, 19.72 mm overall. (Approximate size British K 1/2, USA 6 1/2, Europe 11.00, Japan 10). Very fine condition, large and wearable. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 640 - 960 Property of a Lady.

846 Post Medieval Gold ‘Your regard is my reward’ Posy Ring Circa 18th century AD. A gold finger ring with starburst and rosette designs on the outer face; around the inner surface the legend ‘Your regard is my reward’ in a neat italic hand. See Evans, J. English Posies and Posy Rings. Gold, 2.67 grams, 18.1 mm overall (Approximate size British J 1/2, USA 5, Europe 9.32, Japan 9). Very fine condition, complete. £600 - 900 EUR 710 - 1,060 USD 960 - 1,440

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Ex Tucker collection.

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848 847 Post Medieval Gold ‘be Constant to the End’ Posy Ring Circa 18th century AD. A plain D-section gold hoop with incised text on the inner surface ‘be Constant to the End’ with ‘long s’ in ‘Constant’ and indistinct maker’s mark. Gold, 5.05 grams, 21.9 mm overall (Approximate size British S, USA 9 1/4, Europe 20.38, Japan 19). Extremely fine condition, large wearable man’s size. £500 - 800 EUR 590 - 950 USD 800 - 1,280 From an old English collection.

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848 Post Medieval ‘Morior ut videam HS’ Gold and Enamel Mourning Ring Circa 17th-18th century AD. A cast gold finger ring with hatched surface acting as a key for panels of black and white geometric enamel decoration; the bezel a plain white elliptical panel; on the interior the text ‘Morior vt videam HS’ followed by an indecipherable maker’s mark within a rectangle. Gold, 2.44 grams, 17.41 mm overall. (Approximate size British F 1/2, USA 3, Europe 4.14, Japan 4). Very fine condition, some loss of enamel; complete and wearable. £400 - 600 EUR 470 - 710 USD 640 - 960 Found at Bakersfield, Nottinghamshire. Disclaimed under the Treasure Act and returned, reference DENO-EA7374; supplied with full supporting documentation. The text expresses the pious religious sentiment ‘I die so that I may see (the Lord)’.

849 Post Medieval Gold Mourning Ring Dated (17)81. A gold D-band ring with engraved skull externally bearing traces of enamel and with ‘S G obiit 17 feb 81’ internal inscription. Gold, 3.03 grams, 20.10 mm overall (Approximate size British O, USA 7 1/4, Europe 15.00, Japan 15.) Extremely fine condition, large, complete and wearable. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800 From an old English collection.

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850 Post Medieval Gold Hunting Dog Intaglio Ring Circa 18th century AD. A gold finger ring comprising a plain D-section hoop rising to elaborately scrolled shoulders; the bezel set with an elliptical red and white glass intaglio depicting a crenellated tower behind a rache or hunting dog on a leash. Gold and glass, 5.02 grams, 21.45 mm overall (Approximate size British N, USA 6 3/4, Europe 13.85, Japan 13). Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800 From a deceased estate.

851 Post Medieval Bloodstone and Gold Third Guinea Fob Coin dated 1797. A circular gold fob set with a third guinea coin of George III and a bloodstone reverse engraved with monogram initials FE (or EF), hinged with glazed internal compartment for locket. Gold and bloodstone, 5.98 grams, 16.75 mm. Very fine condition. £90 - 120 EUR 110 - 140 USD 140 - 190 851

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From an old English collection. The frame by XRF test indicates 83.5% gold content.


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852 Post Medieval Silver Angel Pendant Circa 18th century. A cast silver pendant in the form of a heart-shaped face above a cluster of leaves and a rosette; a transverse loop above the face. Silver, 3.74 grams, 28 mm. Very fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190 Ex Tucker collection.

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853 Post Medieval Military Signet Ring Circa 18th century. A silver signet ring with thick, plain, flat-section hoop rising to a raised rectangular bezel; on the shoulders a thistle and leaves; on the bezel a pair of arms brandishing swords flanking a cross pattee fitched and the initials PIB; on the short chamfered edges, a wreath and cross, on the long edges the words SPIRItVS and GLAdIVS in antique script. Silver, 21.5 grams, 26.3 mm overall (Approximate sizes British T 1/2, USA 10, Europe 22.0, Japan 21). Very fine condition, complete and wearable. £180 - 240 EUR 210 - 280 USD 290 - 380 Ex Tucker collection. The thistle as a motif is long associated with Scotland. The ‘Spiritus Gladius’, in Ephesians 6:10-18, is the ‘Word of God’ and elsewhere means ‘The Sword of the Spirit’. Together with the weapons, crosses and other symbols on this ring, a military connection seems very likely and it could possibly be linked to the Jacobite uprisings, culminating in the 1745 Rebellion and the Battle of Culloden.

854 Post Medieval Silver ‘no tengo mas que dar te’ Posy Ring Circa 18th century AD. The broad hoop with engraved shoulders each side of the gold inlaid oval bezel and externally bearing the Spanish inscription ‘no tengo mas que dar te’ (I have nothing more to give you [than this]) in Gothic style lettering. Silver and gold, 9.40 grams, 24.62 mm overall (Approximate size British P 1/2, USA 8, Europe 17.0, Japan 16). Very fine condition. £180 - 240 EUR 210 - 280 USD 290 - 380

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From an old English collection. A ring bearing this same inscription was recovered from the Spanish Armada shipwreck of Girona, sunk off the coast of Ireland in 1588 AD.

855 z Post Medieval Miniature Stirrup Brooch Circa 18th century AD. A cast copper-alloy brooch formed as a miniature stirrup with a slot for the suspension loop above and elliptical opening in the footplate; with pin and catchplate on the reverse. Copper-alloy, 6.75 grams, 25.95 mm. Very fine condition, complete with pin. £40 - 60 EUR 50 - 70 USD 60 - 100 From an old English collection, found Louth, Lincolnshire, 1995.

856 Post Medieval Episcopal Hunting Scene Plaque Circa 17th century AD. A cast copper-alloy plaque depicting a bearded bishop in mitre, pectoral cross and ceremonial robes using a walking stick or crozier in his right hand; in his left hand he gathers his cloak and holds the strap of a hunting horn; by his right foot a stag emerges from behind his cloak. Copper-alloy, 145 grams, 139 mm. Very fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 240 - 400

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From an old English collection.

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861 z Post Medieval Pewter Tudor Spoons Group Circa 16th century AD. A mixed group of cast pewter spoons comprising: two with ovoid bowl and hexagonal handle ending in chamfered finial; one with shallow round bowl and round-section handle with ‘rilled urn’ finial. Pewter, 54 grams, 16 cm; 26 grams, 16 cm; 17 grams, 12 cm. Fine condition. [3] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290 Ex Suffolk collection, found by David Morgan on the Thames foreshore and other sites in London in the 1980’s.

862 z Post Medieval Pewter Tudor Spoons Circa 16th century AD. A mixed group of spoons and components comprising: a cast spoon with ovoid bowl and hexagonal-section handle with chamfered end; two cast socketed spoon bowls, one with cross-hatching on the socket; a cast finial socket with chamfered end, with a section of the original wooden handle. Pewter and wood, 105 grams, total, length of spoon 17 cm. Fine condition. [5] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290 858

857 z Post Medieval Quadruped Opium Weights Circa 17th-18th century AD. A set of five cast copper-alloy weights in the form of a grotesque quadruped, the mythical toe of the Burmese forests, with muscular legs, rounded belly, spiked tail, its horned head raised and mouth open, with a line of incised rings around its neck, standing on a conical plinth with annular decoration on the front face; the suspension loop formed as a round-section bar from the crown of the head to the tail, with a knop above. Copper-alloy, 290 grams total, 36 - 62 mm. Very fine condition, complete. [5] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190 From an old English collection.

858 Post Medieval Horse-Hoof Top Pewter Spoon Circa 17th century AD. A cast spoon with broad, shallow bowl, pentagonal-section shaft terminating in a horse’s lower leg and hoof; on the inside of the bowl a stamped maker’s mark comprising a crowned circle enclosing a latticework pattern. Pewter, 59.9 grams, 171 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 Found on the Thames foreshore at the Tower of London.

859 z Post Medieval Latten and Pewter Spoons Group Circa 18th century AD. A group of two shallow-bowled spoons comprising: a subrectangular bowl and flat-sectioned handle cast in latten with punched mark at the rear of the bowl; a broad cast pewter bowl with incuse marks ‘I’ and ‘A’ within shields and on the reverse ‘A’ above a rosette, the handle rounded in section above and triangular beneath, the finial a horse’s hoof with hair texture amd horseshoe detail. Latten, 37 grams, 16 cm; pewter, 54 grams, 17.5 cm. Fine condition. [2] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190

Ex Suffolk collection, found by David Morgan on the Thames foreshore and other sites in London in the 1980’s.

863 z Post Medieval Pewter Tudor Spoons Group Circa 16th century AD. A mixed group of cast pewter spoons comprising: a broad bowl with crown-and-shield stamped mark and elliptical-section handle; a shallow bowl with round-section handle and rectangular-section knop; an ovoid bowl with stamped mark ‘RH’ within a roundel, with hexagonal-section handle and ‘rilled urn’ finial. Pewter, 16 grams, 12 cm; 40 grams, 13.5 cm; 48 grams, 16 cm. Fine condition, one repaired. [3] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290 Ex Suffolk collection, found by David Morgan on the Thames foreshore and other sites in London in the 1980’s.

864 z Post Medieval Pewter Stuart Spoons Group Circa 17th century AD. A mixed group of cast pewter spoons comprising: a thick discoid bowl with flat-section handle; a thin discoid bowl with stamped heraldic shield mark and elliptical-section handle; an ovoid bowl with lozenge-section handle and horse-hoof finial with stamped shield bearing initials ‘IH’; a small ovoid bowl with stamped crown and rosette mark, with corrugated handle and horse-hoof finial. Pewter, 210 grams total, 10 - 18.5 cm. Fine condition. [4] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290 Ex Suffolk collection, found by David Morgan on the Thames foreshore and other sites in London in the 1980’s.

865 Post Medieval Recarved Roman Crystal Boat Circa 3rd-4th century Roman, recarved in 16th-17th century AD. A carved crystal in the form of a shallow-draft vessel with prow at both ends; on the gunwale an Arabic dedicatory inscription of 16th-17th century date. Crystal, 15 grams, 55 mm. Extremely fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800 Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s.

Ex Suffolk collection, found by David Morgan on the Thames foreshore and other sites in London in the 1980’s.

860 z Post Medieval Latten and Pewter Tudor Spoons Group Circa 16th century AD. A mixed group of spoons comprising: a broad bowl with flat-section handle and collared knop; a thick cast ovoid bowl and lozenge-section handle with horse-hoof finial; an ovoid bowl with pointed junction to lozenge-section handle with chamfered end. Latten and pewter, 39 grams, 17 cm; 42 grams, 15 cm; 46 grams, 18 cm. Fine condition. [3] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290 Ex Suffolk collection, found by David Morgan on the Thames foreshore and other sites in London in the 1980’s.

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866 Post Medieval Golf Club and Ball A cast golf club head, circa 1550 AD, and leather ball circa 1600 AD. Casting, 365 grams, 111 mm; leather, 41 grams, 43 mm diameter. Very fine condition. [2] £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 560 - 800 Found Netherlands in the 1940’s.

867 Post Medieval Wine Bottle with Original Contents Circa 17th century AD. An onion-shaped dark glass wine bottle with pontil base; the top sealed and retaining the original contents. Glass, 1.2 kg, 17 cm. Very fine condition, with slight iridescent sheen to surface. £250 - 400 EUR 300 - 470 USD 400 - 640 From an old English collection.

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868 Post Medieval Bellarmine Jar Circa 1600 AD. A glazed ceramic jar with conical base, narrow neck and loop handle; on the neck opposite the handle a male face with exaggerated beard; beneath this an escutcheon with an armorial shield and the initials EB beneath a looped plate with the year ‘1600’. Ceramic, 880 grams, 19 cm. Very fine condition, some damage to glaze. £450 - 600 EUR 530 - 710 USD 720 - 960 From an old English collection.

869 Post Medieval Bellarmine Jar Circa 16th century AD. A glazed ceramic jug with conical base, globular body, narrow neck and loop handle; on the front face of the jar an impressed face with roundel eyes and curled beard. Ceramic, 340 grams, 13 cm. Very fine condition, some loss to glaze. £250 - 400 EUR 300 - 470 USD 400 - 640 From an old English collection.

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870 Near Eastern Syro-Hittite Gold Bracelet Early 2nd millennium - late 1st millennium. A two-part tube bracelet comprising: on the female section, an open rim strengthened and decorated with guilloche in filigree gold wire; on the male section, an addorsed pair of waterfowl with voided eyes. Gold, 18 grams, 79 mm. dia. Fine condition. Very rare. £1,500 - 2,000 EUR 1,770 - 2,360 USD 2,400 - 3,200 ‘Syro-Hittite’ describes the states which formed in southern Asia Minor after the collapse of the Hittite Empire in Anatolia, circa 1180 BC.

871 Near Eastern Scythian Winged Bull Plaque Circa 5th century BC. An embossed gold foil plaque in the form of a winged bull with prominent horn and recurved tail and wing-tip; two small mounting hoops on the rear. Gold, 1.27 grams, 40.5 mm. Extremely fine condition. £350 - 500 EUR 410 - 590 USD 560 - 800

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Ex Lady Pullen’s collection, ex Drouot, Paris.

872 Urartian Openwork Casket Plate Circa 9th-6th century BC. A cast copper-alloy plate formed as an openwork square with ropework borders containining a ram’s head with billeted, arched surrounds; below the head, a pair of segmented discs above a ribbed columnar extension with lateral loop. Copperalloy, 53.1 grams, 63.1 mm. Extremely fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 From an old English collection. The geographical region of Urartu is recorded in the biblical Hebrew form Ararat.

873 Southern Arabian Figural Limestone Plaque Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A figural limestone stele or decorative plaque formed as a rectangular block with human face above; the brow broad, nose narrow and sharp, eyes recessed, mouth slightly raised; traces of pigment on the face and block; below, three characters carefully incised. Limestone, 8.165 kg, 36 cm. Very fine condition. £750 - 1,000 EUR 890 - 1,190 USD 1,210 - 1,610 873

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874 Near Eastern Glass Kohl Pot Circa 1,500-500 BC. A glass vessel formed as a hollow cube with incised saltire motif on the base, a tear-shaped panel with central lug on each side face and top with circular hole; the glass blue-green with metallic inclusions. Glass, 10 grams, 22 mm. Extremely fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 874

Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s. Kohl is an ancient Near Eastern medicament and cosmetic made from lead sulphide (galena), applied to the edges of the eyes to emphasise them.

875 Islamic Glass Polychrome Beads Circa 900-1100 AD. A group of four polychrome beads comprising: three biconical with dark blue, light blue, white, yellow and red strata in diagonal stripes; a large spherical with black, white, red and yellow strata with seven vertical disruptions. See Dubin, L.S. The History of Beads from 30,000 BC to the Present. Glass, 3.01 grams, 30 mm; 4.62 grams, 35 mm; 5.83 grams, 39 mm; 52.2 grams, 31 mm. Very fine condition. [4] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s.

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876 Near Eastern Iron Age Chalice Circa 500-100 BC. A broad, stemmed handleless kylix or chalice in a reddish buff fabric, the rim everted, the body shallow and carinated, the pedestal concave. Ceramic, 415 grams, 168 mm diameter. Very fine condition, complete. £75 - 125 EUR 90 - 150 USD 120 - 200 From an old English collection.

877 Near Eastern Terracotta Bowl Circa 10th - 8th century BC. A shallow terracotta bowl with basal ring, rolled rim and painted concentric ring decoration in vermilion. Terracotta, 1 kg, 29 cm. rim diameter. Very fine condition, minor wear to base and inner surface. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 From an old English collection.

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878 Near Eastern Bactrian Alabaster Vessel Circa late 3rd-early 2nd millennium BC. Cylindrical in form, flaring to the slightly rounded base, with an overhanging rounded disc rim. Cf. Christies sale 1846, lot 56 for a similar vessel. Alabaster, 2.5 kg, 21.3 cm high. Extremely fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 Ex Alex Szolin, ex Cambell collection 1970’s.

879 Near Eastern Bactrian Alabaster Jar Circa 3rd-1st millennium BC. A carved cream-beige alabaster vessel with low, rounded base, tall, straight sides, conical neck and flat, everted rim. Alabaster, 2.5 kg; 28 cm. Very fine condition, rim restored. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 From an old English collection.

880 Near Eastern Bactrian Alabaster Vessel Circa late 3rd-early 2nd millennium BC. A hollow alabaster vessel, D-shaped in profile with convex ends; the underside narrow and flattened, the rim recessed on the longer sides. Alabaster, 2 kg, 22.5 cm wide. Extremely fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 Ex Alex Szolin, ex Cambell collection 1970’s.

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881 Near Eastern Elamite Fertility Pendant Circa 3,000 BC. A substantial pendant carved in lapis lazuli comprising a pair of transverse tubular loops joining to form an ovoid bulb with vertical incised seam and four annular motifs. Lapis lazuli, 47 grams, 50 mm. Very fine condition. £250 - 400 EUR 300 - 470 USD 400 - 640 Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s.

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882 Near Eastern Male Bust Stamp Seal Circa 5th-3rd century BC. A conical carved stone seal bearing a crisply-executed male bust design, facing right, with short curly hair and brow-band; pierced transversely for suspension. Stone, 18.7 grams, 29 mm diameter. Extremely fine condition, complete. £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 100 - 140 Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s.

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883 Urartian Figural Ivory Plaque Circa 13th-7th century BC. A carved openwork ivory plaque depicting two winged females with elaborate robes, standing on plinths and extending their arms towards a central tree from which they are picking fruit and placing it in bags in their other hands. Bone, 75 grams, 97 mm. Very fine condition, repaired. £300 - 500 EUR 350 - 590 USD 480 - 800 Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s.

884 Persian Silver Bracelet Circa 5th century BC. A c-shaped bracelet formed from a roundsection rod expanding through barrelled collars to rectangular-section terminals with foliate detailing. Silver, 80 grams, 81 mm. Very fine condition, repaired. £500 - 600 EUR 590 - 710 USD 800 - 960 From an old English collection.

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885 Persian Silver Trade Bracelet Circa 5th century BC. A silver bracelet formed from a cast roundsection rod into a sub-rectangular profile. Silver, 100 grams, 73 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £70 - 90 EUR 80 - 110 USD 110 - 140 From an old English collection.

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886 886 Indian Ganesh Elephant God Torso Circa 12th century AD. A cast copper-alloy figurine of Ganesh from central India; the figure standing with drum-like headdress; the face with lentoid eyes, D-shaped ears, one tusk customarily shown broken; the torso rounded, with sacred thread draped across his left shoulder in the form of a serpent; the shoulders developing to four arms; the lower body with decorated garments; supplied with custom-made base. See Harle, J.C. and Topsfield, A. Indian Art in the Ashmolean Museum. Copper-alloy, 12.2 kg including base, 43 cm. Very fine condition, arms and lower legs lost in antiquity, some loss to head and stomach. Extremely rare. £4,000 - 6,000 EUR 4,730 - 7,090 USD 6,400 - 9,590 From an old English collection.

887 Indus Valley Chanhudaro Geometric Pot Circa 2600–1900 BC. A delicate ceramic pot with slightly expanding body and shallow base; finely decorated in panels with geometric motifs; concentric banding to the base and interior. Cf. Satyawadi, S. Proto-Historic Pottery of the Indus Valley Civilisation, ill 119. Ceramic, 65 grams, 81 mm diameter. Extremely fine condition, complete and undamaged. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 Ex Alex Szolin, ex Cambell collection 1970’s.

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889 Indus Valley Painted Elliptical Bowl Circa 3rd millennium BC. A biconical bowl with broad mouth, vertical rim and low basal ring; on the shoulder a painted design of interlocking stepped D-shaped blocks with green outline. See Satyawadi, S. Proto-Historic Pottery of the Indus Valley Civilisation: Study of Painted Motifs. Ceramic, 340 grams, 90 mm high. Very fine condition, chip to rim. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240

888 z Indus Valley Mehi Ceramic Platter Circa 2,600-1,900 BC. A ceramic dish with a raised rim in cream fabric with brown painted decoration comprising a central voided cross surrounded by concentric circles, within which a series of horned quadrupeds; the rim decorated with banana leaves. See Satyawadi, S. Proto-Historic Pottery of the Indus Valley Civilisation. Ceramic, 415 grams, 169 mm diameter. Very fine condition. £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 130

Ex Cambell collection 1970’s, ex Alex Szolin.

Ex Alex Szolin, ex Cambell collection 1970’s.

From an old English collection.

890 Indian Crystal Ganesh Figurine Circa 18th century AD. A carved crystal figurine depicting the god Ganesh, seated on a throne and wearing a conical crown; traces of coloration on the trunk and head, gold leaf on the crown and neckchain. Crystal, 50.8 grams, 50.5 mm. Very fine, one ear lost. £500 - 700 EUR 590 - 830 USD 800 - 1,120

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891 Gandharan Grey Schist Buddha Head Circa 3rd-4th century AD. The slender face with smiling expression, the heavily lidded eyes with urna in relief, the hair arranged in waves with usnisa of tierred curls; mounted on a custom stand. Cf. Sotheby’s, Indian, Himalayan and South-East Asian Art, 5 June 1989, lot 134 for a similar head; also one in the Fogg Art Museum,

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Cambridge, USA, see Tissot, pl. 150. Schist, 17 kg, 40 cm high including stand. Slight loss to the ears, otherwise extremely fine condition. ÂŁ3,500 - 5,000 EUR 4,140 - 5,910 USD 5,600 - 7,990 Property of a London Gentleman.

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892 Gandharan Grey Schist Male Bodhisattva Figure Circa 3rd-4th century AD. A well-modelled male Bodhisattva figure wearing heavily pleated robes, standing on a rectangular base, wearing jewellery including amuletic necklaces, arms lost in antiquity. Cf. Sotheby’s, Indian, Himalayan and South-East Asian Art, 5 June 1989, lot 121 for similar; also Ingholt, no. 328. Schist, 7.9 kg, 50 cm high including stand. Fine condition. £1,100 - 1,600 EUR 1,300 - 1,890 USD 1,760 - 2,560 Property of a London Gentleman.

893 Indian Marble Torso Circa 9th-10th century AD, Central India. A carved marble figurine displaying a female torso with a necklace of large beads; the robe held at the left shoulder and falling in folds across the body, front and rear; at the waist a narrow belt of strings and plaques; the figure portrayed as slender and athletic. Marble, 4.9 kg, 29 cm high including stand. Fine condition, mounted. £800 - 1,200 EUR 950 - 1,420 USD 1,280 - 1,920 Property of a London Gentleman.

894 Ghandaran Carved Stone Frieze Circa 1st century BC - 1st century AD. A carved frieze depicting the Buddha seated cross-legged within an arch, his hands folded in his lap; the arch with birds perched on the outer edges; flanking the arch an opposed pair of lions with open mouths, shaggy manes and erect tails; above the arch a pediment supporting carved vegetation; supplied with custom-made stand. Stone, 13.5 kg, 40 cm. Very fine condition. £450 - 600 EUR 530 - 710 USD 720 - 960

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From an old English collection.

895 Cambodian Bronze Knopped Ring Circa 9th-10th century AD. A finger ring comprising an expanding Dsection hoop with flat shoulders; on the bezel a tubular cell with filigree borders and onion-shaped knops with red stone set en cabochon. Copper-alloy and stone, 18.9 grams, 35 mm overall (Approximate size British N, USA 6 1/2, Europe 13.41, Japan 13). Fine condition; stone not original, cleaned. £50 - 70 EUR 60 - 80 USD 80 - 110 896 z Javanese Bronze Statue Ring Circa 8th-9th century AD. A cast helical ornament for a religious statue in the form of an expanding round-section rod with floral terminals surmounted by a leaf-cluster and suspension ring. Iron, 240 grams, 65 mm overall. Very fine condition, part of suspension ring and leaf lost in antiquity. £50 - 70 EUR 60 - 80 USD 80 - 110

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897 897 Chinese Early Tang Horse and Court Lady Rider Circa 618-906 AD, Tang Dynasty. A horse set four-square upon an integral rectangular base supporting a saddled female rider; the horse having a prominent curving neck with hogged mane; tall pointy ears; swept-back forelock; clearly delineated eye, flaring nostrils and open mouth baring teeth; decorative harness with similar applied trappings to chest and rump; rider wears a long flowing orange tunic and black boots; both arms crooked at the elbow; hands concealed within long sleeves of gown so as not to expose her hands to the emperor; rounded face with features clearly delineated in black and red pigment; the hair styled in an elaborate coiffure. Terracotta, 2.3 kg, 38 cm high. Good very fine condition. ÂŁ1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,180 - 1,770 USD 1,600 - 2,400 From an old English collection.

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898 Chinese Tang Horse and Musician Rider Circa 618-906 AD, Tang Dynasty. A horse and rider with white slip and applied red orange and black pigments; the horse standing foursquare upon an integral rectangular base with moulded saddle and applied trappings; rider wears full length red robes; playing a musical instrument in front of chest; facial pigment remaining, surmounted by flat-topped black cap. Terracotta, 870 grams, 28 cm high. Good fine condition. ÂŁ550 - 800 EUR 650 - 950 USD 880 - 1,280 From an old English collection.


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899 Chinese Court Lady Figurine Circa 618-906 AD, Tang Period. A very large moulded ceramic figurine in cream-beige fabric depicting a courtly lady in an elegantly draped flared garment; her arms bent and delicate hands held expressively before her chest; her hair drawn up into a formal coiffure;

her face finely modelled with rounded features and cosmetics; her posture gently curved; her robe with pigment and floral ornament. Ceramic, 4.4 kg, 49 cm. Extremely fine condition, complete. ÂŁ3,000 - 4,500 EUR 3,550 - 5,320 USD 4,800 - 7,190 From an old English collection.

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900 Chinese Anthropomorphic Figurine Circa 206 BC - 220 AD, Han Dynasty. A ceramic figurine depicting a male with black-painted dressed hair, long ears, large eyes and pursed lips; the torso and legs slender and elongated, the feet with modelled toes; a transverse piercing at the shoulders for attachment of separate arms. Ceramic, 2.1 kg, 58 cm. Very fine condition, arms lost in antiquity. £250 - 350 EUR 300 - 410 USD 400 - 560 From an old English collection. Figures of this type were created for use as mortuary adornments, usually shown armed as soldiers.

901 Siamese Si Satchanalai Nutrix Votive Figurine Circa 14th-16th century AD. A stoneware figurine with celadon glaze depicting a nutrix or nursing mother shown kneeling, naked, with suckling child held to her left breast; the hair drawn back into a topknot and the face depicted with lentoid eyes and heavy eyebrows; the legs folded beneath the hips; a tubular cavity within. Ceramic, 485 grams, 145 mm. Very fine condition; old collection label on the rear. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190 900

Ex Box collection. Similar to an example on the Connell Collection, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco reference 1989.34.23.

902 Geological Ammonite Circa 150 million years BP. A polished section through a fossil ammonite showing clearly the internal structure of the shell. Fossil, 1.435 kg, 24 cm. Very fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 180 - 300 USD 240 - 400 From an old English collection.

903 z Geological Chondrite (NWA 869) Meteorite* NWA 869 is one of the most interesting Ordinary Chondrites found in Northwest Africa. A much studied meteorite, classified variously as L3 to L6: some examples show brecciation and higher metal content than others. This example seems to be an L4/5 and shows some regmaglypting and primary fusion crust. Classified as NWA 869, published in Meteoritical Bulletin #90 as an L4-6 fragmental breccia with a Shock Rating of S3 and a Weathering Level of W1. Chondrite, 65 grams, 45 mm. Very fine and attractive. £40 - 60 EUR 50 - 70 USD 60 - 100

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904 z Geological Chondrite (NWA 869) Meteorite* NWA 869 is one of the most interesting Ordinary Chondrites found in Northwest Africa. A much studied meteorite, classified variously as L3 to L6: some examples show brecciation and higher metal content than others. This example seems to be an L4/5 and shows some regmaglypting and primary fusion crust. Classified as NWA 869, published in Meteoritical Bulletin #90 as an L4-6 fragmental breccia with a Shock Rating of S3 and a Weathering Level of W1. Chondrite, 100 grams, 50 mm. Very fine and attractive. £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 130 905 z Geological Chondrite (NWA 869) Meteorite* NWA 869 is one of the most interesting Ordinary Chondrites found in Northwest Africa. A much studied meteorite, classified variously as L3 to L6: some examples show brecciation and higher metal content than others. This example seems to be an L4/5 and shows some regmaglypting and primary fusion crust. Classified as NWA 869, published in Meteoritical Bulletin #90 as an L4-6 fragmental breccia with a Shock Rating of S3 and a Weathering Level of W1. Chondrite, 40 grams, 46 mm. Very fine and attractive. £40 - 60 EUR 50 - 70 USD 60 - 100

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906 Ptolemaic Bronze Engraved ‘Hercules’ Intaglio Ring Circa 305-30 BC. A substantial cast finger ring comprising a flatsection hoop and slightly expanded bezel bearing the engraved portrait of a bearded Hercules in profile. Copper-alloy, 47.8 grams, 29.3 mm overall (Approximate size British W, USA 11 1/4, Europe 25.0, Japan 24). Very fine condition, complete, cleaned and wearable. £200 - 250 EUR 240 - 300 USD 320 - 400

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From an old English collection.

907 Egyptian Glass Figure Circa 1550-1070 BC, New Kingdom. A miniature figurine formed from coloured glass in the form of a dark blue tube with light blue trail for the arms and tan-yellow trail for the nose and brow; separate tanyellow roundels for the eyes; black, blue and white marvered trail for the bottom of the robe; traces of the suspension loop on top of the head. Glass, 7.43 grams, 29 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240

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Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s.

908 Hellenistic Bronze Engraved ‘Scorpion’ Intaglio Ring Circa 2nd century BC. A cast finger ring comprising a plain, roundsection hoop rising to a scaphoid bezel bearing the engraved image of a scorpion. Copper-alloy, 10.25 grams, 25.4 mm overall (Approximate size British P 1/2, USA 8, Europe 17.00, Japan 16). Very fine condition, cleaned and complete. £50 - 70 EUR 60 - 80 USD 80 - 110

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From a deceased estate.

909 Romano-Egyptian Silver Eros Ring Circa 1st century AD. A cast silver finger ring comprising an ellipticalsection hoop and discoid bezel bearing a mask of Eros modelled in the half-round. Silver, 13.7 grams, 24.1 mm overall (Approximate size British J, USA 5, Europe 9.0, Japan 9). Very fine condition, complete and wearable. £300 - 350 EUR 350 - 410 USD 480 - 560

909

From an old English collection.

910 Roman Silver ‘Nike’ Intaglio Ring Circa 3rd century AD. A cast silver finger ring comprising a D-section hoop rising to ribbed shoulders, the flat bezel set with an elliptical carnelian intaglio depicting the goddess Nike standing winged and robed. Silver and carnelian, 28.5 grams, 31.9 mm overall (Approximate size British W, USA 11 1/4, Europe 25.0, Japan 24). Very fine condition, complete and wearable. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240

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From a deceased estate.

911 Roman Silver ‘Goddess’ Intaglio Ring Circa 3rd century AD. A silver finger ring with D-section hoop expanding to ribbed shoulders, the bezel elliptical with inset carnelian intaglio depicting a standing robed figure with a staff. See Higgins, R.A. Greek and Roman Jewellery. Silver and carnelian, 26.5 grams, 30.24 mm overall (Approximate size British U, USA 10, Europe 22.33, Japan 21). Very fine condition, complete and wearable. £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240

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912 Central Asian Silver ‘Winged Goats’ Intaglio Ring Circa 17th-19th century AD. A substantial cast silver finger ring comprising a D-section hoop expanding to ribbed shoulders, the bezel an elliptical claw setting for a carnelian inaglio set en cloison bearing a design of two addorsed winged goats; the outer surfaces with punched lozenge detail. Silver and carnelian, 35.6 grams, 36.9 mm overall (Approximate size British R 1/2, USA 9, Europe 19.66, Japan 19). Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. £70 - 90 EUR 80 - 110 USD 110 - 140 From an old English collection.

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913 Greek Epigraphic Finger Ring Circa 3rd century BC-2nd century AD. A cast finger ring comprising a plain D-section hoop expanding to broad shoulders each bearing an ellipse with a six-pointed figure within; the elliptical bezel bears an incised border enclosing the text KEK / *H*H / ANA in seriffed capitals. Copper-alloy, 6.69 grams, 23.13 mm overall (Approximate size British R 1/2, USA 9, Europe 19.38, Japan 19). Very fine condition, complete. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190 From an old English collection.

914 z Roman Anthropomorphic Figural Mounts Circa 1st-3rd century AD. A mixed group of mounts in the form of human heads comprising: a cast copper-alloy heater-shaped plate, possibly an inkwell cover, with slots for a hinge and human bust modelled in the round emerging; a curved escutcheon with loop above a human bust with back-combed hair, triangular nose and deep-set eyes above a narrow rectangular-section plate with raised triangular panel; an elliptical seal-box with pelleted border surrounding a bulbous mask with almond-shaped eyes and three circular piercings on the reverse. Copper-alloy, 125 grams total, escutcheon 80.7 mm. Very fine condition. [3] £90 - 120 EUR 110 - 140 USD 140 - 190 Seal box found at Charnwood, Leicestershire and provided with documentation from the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

915 Roman Group of Finger Rings Circa 1st-4th century AD. A mixed group of copper-alloy finger rings comprising: two with plain round-section hoop and ribbed shoulders, the bezel discoid with concentric circle design; a plain D-section hoop with incuse animal on discoid bezel; a flat-section hoop with elliptical bezel and remains of infill; a square-section hoop with transverse pierced rectangular plate; a round-section hoop with elliptical bezel formed with six ring-and-dot elements; a D-section hoop and elliptical bezel with incuse quadruped design; a broad D-section hoop rising to slashed shoulders, with ring-and-dot ornament on the elliptical bezel; a round-section hoop expanding to an elliptical bezel with foliate design; a plain flat-section hoop expanding to an elliptical bezel with pouncing lion design. Copper-alloy, 25 grams, 18 - 23 mm overall. Fine condition, complete. [10] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 From an old English collection.

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917 z Roman Brooch Group Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A mixed group of early Roman brooches comprising: a trumpet brooch with ornate collar at the junction of the bow; a tutullus brooch with radiating lugs; a double-bow (‘s’) brooch; a Colchester-type brooch with chevron and bar detail on the foot; a T-shaped brooch with vertical corrugations on the plate. Copper-alloy, 47.1 grams total, T-shaped brooch 45.6 mm. Very fine condition, all with pins. [5] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 100 - 140 From an old English collection.

918 z Roman and Romano-British Brooches Group Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A mixed group of Roman and RomanoBritish brooches comprising: a bow brooch with cast duck on the upper bow; a zoomorphic plate brooch in the form of a horse; a hexagonal plate brooch in the form of a shield, with enamelled cells; a circular tutulus brooch with enamelled cells; a boar-head bow brooch; a thistle plate brooch. Copper-alloy, 60 grams total, horse brooch 39 mm. Very fine condition. [6] £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 From an old English collection.

919 z Roman Brooch Group A mixed group of cast bronze brooches, mostly of 2nd century AD date, comprising: a leaf-shaped plate brooch with hinged pin; an openwork plate brooch with arcading and D-shaped lower edge; a tubular-headed knee brooch with hinged pin; a kraeftige profilierte type brooch with bulbous knop above the terminal; a P-shaped bowbrooch with solid foot and ribbed central ridge. Copper-alloy, 85 grams total, P-shaped brooch 58.6 mm. Very fine condition, even patination and all with pins. [5] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 100 - 140 From an old English collection.

920 Roman Brooch Group A mixed group of bow brooches including knee, P-shaped and kraftig profilierte types. See Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity. Copper-alloy, 150 grams, 43 - 64 mm. Very fine condition, all with pins. [10] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190 From an old English collection.

921 z Roman and Romano-British Bow Brooches Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A mixed group of bronze brooches comprising: a fantail with the bow formed as a recumbent lion; a zoomorphic formed as an addorsed pair of lion-heads with a human head below; an openwork with green glass beads on the central stem. See Hattatt, R. Ancient and Romano-British Brooches. Copper-alloy, 16.5 grams total, fantail 35.7 mm. Very fine condition, complete with pins. [3] £90 - 120 EUR 110 - 140 USD 140 - 190

916 z Ring Group Circa 1st-3rd century AD. A mixed group of finger rings comprising: a D-section hoop with elliptical bezel; a flat hoop with rectangular bezel and punched roundels; a D-section hoop with flat shoulders and disc bezel with female head intaglio; a plain round-section hoop; a flat-section hoop with elliptical bezel and foliate motif; a D-section hoop with round bezel and engraved roundel decoration; a flatsection hoop with heart-shaped bezel; a D-section hoop with flared shoulders and ovoid bezel with annulet designs; a round-section hoop with plain elliptical bezel; a flat-section hoop with rectangular bezel; a flat-section hoop with elliptical bezel and standing figure. Copperalloy, 45 grams, 20 - 24 mm overall. Fine condition. [11] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240

From an old English collection.

From an old English collection.

From an old English collection.

922 z Roman and Romano-British Brooches Circa 1st-3rd century AD. A mixed group of brooches comprising: a 1st century Hod Hill type brooch with side-lugs; a lozenge brooch with suspension ring and yellow glass cloisons; a cruciform plate brooch with central stud and annular panel; a bow brooch with rectangular flanking wings with black enamel panels; a composite lunate plate brooch with discoid lobes on the outer face; a segmented disc brooch with red enamel triskele against a blue enamel background. Copperalloy, 25.6 grams total, Hod Hill type 56.5 mm. Very fine condition, four with pins. [6] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240


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923 Roman Pins and Implements Group Mainly 1st-3rd century AD. A mixed group of bronze implements comprising: two round-section dress pins with segmented shafts and collared knops (dress pins?); four round-section pins with flared terminals pierced with a slot (net needles?); two round-section pins with thin spatulate terminals (styli?); two pins with incuse helical pattern on the thick upper end and two similar dress pins without pattern; a long, narrow pin with bulb towards the upper end narrowing to a flat panel cosmetic ligula; a collared shaft medical ligula with olivoid bulb at one end and truncated bulb and shaft at the other. Copper-alloy, 100 grams, 106-163 mm. Fine condition. [14] £40 - 60 EUR 50 - 70 USD 60 - 100

926 Roman and Byzantine Lamps Group Circa 4th-6th century AD. A mixed group of terracotta lamps comprising four slipper-shaped lamps with a central gulley on the discus, and four lamps with bow-shaped nozzle. Terracotta, 560 grams total, 73 - 111 mm. Fine condition. [8] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290 From an old English collection.

924 z Roman Mixed Brooch Group Circa 1st-4th century AD. A mixed group of bronze brooches comprising: two 1st century AD T-shaped brooches; a 2nd century AD kraeftig profilierte type brooch with expanding foot; a 7th century BC Prygian type brooch with arched bow and integral spring; an openwork disc brooch with radiating s-curved spokes. See Hattatt, R. Ancient Brooches and Other Artefacts. Copper-alloy, 48.4 grams, 33.1 - 48.9 mm. Very fine condition, disc brooch with pin lost in antiquity. [5] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 100 - 140

927 z Roman Artefact Group A mixed group of artefacts comprising: an iron razor with twisted handle, looped terminal and suspension ring; two iron knives with triangular-section blades and spike tangs; a silver dress pin with round-section shaft and globular head; a bone hairpin terminal in the form of a female bust; a carved bone pendant in the form of a hand with the thumb thrust between the first and second finger; a copperalloy finger ring with eagle-head detailing; a copper-alloy finger ring with plain hoop and segmented bezel with enamel infill; a cast copperalloy finger ring with inset green glass grape motif on the bezel; a copper-alloy finger ring with elliptical green stone cloison inset in the rectangular bezel; a copper-alloy finger ring with cast human face detail on the bezel; a copper-alloy finger ring with Victoria on the bezel. Iron, bone, stone and copper-alloy, 135 grams, length of razor 155 mm. Very fine condition. [12] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 100 - 140

From an old English collection.

From an old English collection, material of British, Serbian and Libyan origin.

925 Roman Bird-Headed Pins and Instruments Circa 1st century BC-4th century AD. A mixed group of cast bronze pins and implements comprising: a round-section pin with ribbed central section and bird finial, integral loop; a round-section pin with ribbed central section and bird finial; a segmented round-section pin with bird finial; a round-section pin with ribbed central section, bird finial surmounted by a cross and integral loop below; a cautery with round-section shaft, leaf-shaped blade and point; an osteotome with round-section shaft, olivoid bulb terminal and tongue-shaped curved lever with transverse banding. Copper-alloy, 125 grams, 118 - 205 mm. Very fine condition. [6] £120 - 180 EUR 140 - 210 USD 190 - 290

928 z Roman Artefact Group Circa 1st-4th century AD. A mixed group of bronze artefacts comprising: a fragmentary hand-mirror with ribbed handle and silvered plate surface; a disc brooch with central cloison and punched gilded annulet; a lozenge-shaped plate brooch with central raised enamel panels; a lozenge-shaped plate brooch with enamel cloisons within a billeted border; a tortoise brooch with black enamel panels on the shell; a vessel-handle with curved bow and human mask on the lower end. For brooches, see Hattatt, R. Iron Age and Roman Brooches. Copper-alloy, 255 grams total, mirror: 23.5 cm. Fine condition. [6] £40 - 60 EUR 50 - 70 USD 60 - 100

Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s.

Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s.

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930 929 z Roman Mounts and Fittings Group Mainly 2nd century AD. A mixed group of mounts comprising: a cast lozengiform strap-slider with bossed corners; a drinking vessel handle with female face ornament; a cast phalera or disc mount with male face ornament; a disc mount with notched rim and animal-head ornament; a cast mount in the form of female face; a pair of cast square plinths for miniature figures. Copper-alloy, 155 grams total, handle 51 mm. Very fine condition. [7] £150 - 200 EUR 180 - 240 USD 240 - 320 From an old English collection. The plinths possibly from penates votive figurines.

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930 Byzantine Cast Spoons Group Circa 5th-8th century AD. A mixed group of cast bronze spoons comprising: an ovoid bowl with transverse collar, round-section segmented handle with hatched panel, olivoid bulb finial and incuse cross on the reverse of the bowl; ovoid bowl with hexagonal-section shaft and openwork handle; a spathomele with narrow pointed, vsection bowl, flared lateral spikes, ribbed collar, round-section shaft and olivoid finial. Copper-alloy, 58 grams, 13-17 cm. Very fine condition. [3] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 100 - 140 Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s.

931 Roman Glass Vessels Group Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A mixed group of glass vessels comprising: a blue iridescent cup with narrow base; a pale blue iridescent flask with conical rim; a pale blue dimpled flask. Glass, 41 grams, 78 mm; 60 grams, 88 mm; 13 grams, 66 mm. Fine condition. [3] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190 From an old English collection.

932 Roman Glass Vessels Group Circa 1st-6th century AD. A mixed group of Roman glassware comprising: a narrow iridescent blue glass phial with everted rim and conical body; a grey glass bottle with conical neck, basal ring and applied handle; a blue glass feeding bottle with bulbous body, conical neck and applied spout. Glass, 27 grams, 103 mm; 18 grams, 96 mm; 35 grams, 93.4 mm. Fine condition. [3] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190 From an old English collection.

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937 933 Medieval Group of Finger Rings Circa 12th-15th century AD. A mixed group of bronze finger rings comprising: a triangular section hoop and lozenge bezel; a D-section hoop, basal pad and piriform bezel with cross-hatching; a round section hoop with ribbed shoulders and columnar bezel with incuse foliage motif; a round-section hoop with ribbed shoulders and elliptical hoop with lion motif; a D-section hoop rising to a vesica-shaped bezel with saltire and cross clechee; a D-section hoop with square bezel and inner raised panel with animal motif; a round-section hoop with notched decoration and columnar bezel with regardant beast motif; a triangular-section hoop with vesica-shaped bezel bearing a leaf design; a flat-section hoop with basal pad rising to a chamfered hexagonal bezel with double-scroll motif; a flat-section hoop with basal and shoulder pads, with raised florid bezel bearing scrolled decoration. Copper-alloy, 70 grams, largest 28 mm overall. Fine condition, complete. [10] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 From an old English collection.

934 Stone Age Group of Neolithic Flint Axes and Blades Circa 8,000-5,000 BC. Neolithic. Comprising two knapped axes with rounded blades and five long blades, some retouched as knives, fabricators and awls. Stone, 550 grams (total), 155, 120 mm (axes) and 75-90 mm (blades). Generally very fine condition and of good quality. [7] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190

936 z Near Eastern Group of Bactrian Bronze Age Bracelets Circa 1,500-500 BC. A mixed group of round-section c-shaped bracelets comprising: four silver bracelets with clubbed terminals, two with incised ribbing close to the ends; two copper-alloy bracelets with clubbed terminals, one with ribbing. Silver and copper-alloy, 140 grams total, 47 - 78 mm. Fine-very fine condition. [6] £40 - 60 EUR 50 - 70 USD 60 - 100 Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s.

937 Pre-Columbian Mayan Heads and Whistle Circa 250-900 AD. A mixed group of five pre-Columbian ceramic heads, comprising: a human head in grey fabric modelled in the halfround, with skull-cap and oversize ears; a grotesque animal head in brown fabric, D-shaped in plan with bulging eyes and gaping mouth; an animal head in dark brown fabric with large disc eyes and segmented projection to one side; a hollow half-height figurine depicting a human figure with the left hand on the stomach and the right hand behind the head, the face carefully depicted, pierced on the left arm and shoulder as a whistle; a large cream ceramic head with almond-shaped eyes, prominent nose, scaphoid mouth and discoid earrings with a neck ring between, supplied on a custommade stand. Ceramic, 570 grams including stand, height of whistle: 76.7 mm. Fine condition. [5] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190 From an old English collection.

Found various sites in Norfolk. An interesting group.

935 Stone Age Mixed Stone Implement Group Various epochs. Including a large Palaeolithic pointed handaxe (broken and restored) with typical river terrace patina and a large flake implement, a small Mesolithic chopper in grey flint, a whitestone axe roughout, a hammer stone and a selection of mixed scrapers and other implements, Mesolithic to Neolithic. See J. Evans, The Ancient Stone Implements, Weapons & Ornaments of Great Britain. Stone, 2.92 kg (handaxe 690 grams), handaxe 205 mm. Generally fine condition, the handaxe broken and restored (with some loss). [11] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 100 - 140

938 z Phoenician Polychrome Glass Bead Group Circa 539-65 BC. A mixed group of polychrome glass beads comprising: three discoid pendants with yellow outer and concentric blue-white-blue core, with separate suspension loop above; one cylindrical dark blue bead with rows of yellow and white knops at top and bottom, four bosses with concentric blue and white bands between. See Dubin, L.S. The History of Beads from 30,000 BC to the Present. Glass, 30 grams, 20-27 mm. Fine condition, complete. £200 - 300 EUR 240 - 350 USD 320 - 480 Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950’s. The cylindrical form is known as an ‘eye’ bead.

The handaxe ex Horniman Museum (surplus item) and some with old collector numbers, labels or references.

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939 z Bronze Age and Celtic Group A mixed group of Bronze and Iron Age artefacts comprising: a Bronze Age rapier fragment; a cast Iron Age terret ring fragment with two transverse collars; two cast Iron Age toggles; a D-shaped blade fragment; two cast bangles with beaded central rim. Copper-alloy, 160 grams total, terret 91 mm. Fine condition. [7] £20 - 40 EUR 20 - 50 USD 30 - 60 From an old English collection.

940 z Celtic Artefact Group Circa 1st century BC-1st century AD. A mixed group of bronze artefacts comprising: a cast fitting in the form of a boar’s head modelled in the round with attachment loop below; a ring formed from a cast bar with narrow ends looped tightly round the hoop; two woad grinders, one male with dragonesque ring, the other female with swan-neck ring. Copper-alloy, 80 grams total, boar’s head 49.5 mm. Fine condition. [4] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 110 USD 100 - 140 Boar’s head found in East Anglia; ring found in Wiltshire; woad grinders found at Sleaford, Lincolnshire.

941 z Anglo-Saxon Artefact Group A mixed group of copper-alloy artefacts comprising: an Anglian great square-headed brooch, gilded with pierced headplate and ribbed bow; a twisted wire finger ring; a British cast clothing toggle fastener; a Scandinavian harness pendant with cylindrical suspender and three trapezoidal spangles. See Hines, J. A New Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Great Square-Headed Brooches. Copper-alloy and gilt, 130 grams total, brooch 152 mm. Very fine condition, the great square-headed brooch restored from several pieces. [4] £40 - 60 EUR 50 - 70 USD 60 - 100 From an old English collection.

942 Post Medieval Cloth Seals Group Circa 19th-20th century AD. A mixed group of lead cloth and bag seals, mainly two-part disc seals with stamped designs and/or text. Lead, 1.7 kg total. Fine condition. [200] £20 - 40 EUR 20 - 50 USD 30 - 60 Found Hampshire, England, 1990’s.

943 z Medieval Group of Bronze Items A mixed group of bronze items comprising: an Iron Age two-part ‘woad grinder’ set; a brooch in the form of a running boar; an enamelled brooch in the form of a horseman; a mediaeval mount in the form of a human head with lentoid eyes and segmented hair; an archer’s ring with starburst and billet decoration. Copper-alloy, 150 grams, woad grinder 64 mm. Very fine condition. [6] £100 - 150 EUR 120 - 180 USD 160 - 240 From an old English collection. The brooches possibly not ancient.

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944 z Medieval and Roman Artefact Group A mixed group of artefacts comprising: a Roman bronze lock with ring-and-dot decoration; a Roman bronze vessel with strainer handle, repaired; a cast bronze medieval prick spur with tripod fastening, pierced at the outer ends for attachment; a 12th century AD iron prick spur with asymmetrical attachment points, the shank conical with a narrow collar (Type 10), the yoke pointed and carinated, one terminal with two holes and the other with a transverse loop. See Wheeler, R.E.M. London Museum Medieval Catalogue, 1940 and Clark, J. The Medieval Horse and its Equipment. Iron, copper-alloy and bone, 80 grams total, spur 126 mm. Fine condition. [4] £20 - 40 EUR 20 - 50 USD 30 - 60 From an old English collection, the lock excavated from Reading golf course.

945 Medieval and Other Artefact Group A mixed group of bronze castings comprising an openwork disc with plant designs, three door keys, a socketed arrowhead, a rectangular buckle loop, a lozenge-section ring and thirteen other pieces, mainly Bronze Age casting sprues. Copper-alloy, 715 grams total, length of key 100 mm. [20] £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 130 Ex Dixon collection.

946 Post Medieval Barrel Taps and Keys Group Circa 18th-19th century AD. A mixed group of cast bronze barrel fittings comprising three conical horizontal taps, three vertical taps and eleven keys. Copper-alloy, 1.4 Kg total. Fine condition. [17] £40 - 60 EUR 50 - 70 USD 60 - 100 Found Hampshire, England, 1990’s.

947 z Mixed Medieval and Other Artefact Group A mixed group of artefacts comprising: a Chinese cast bronze escutcheon with serpentine decoration from the Warring States era (ca. 471-221 BC); a silver casting of a column with a serpent coiled around the bottom and an eagle perched above; a medieval cast copper-alloy ring fragment with three suspension loops; a cast belt mount with gilt rosette; a 12th century Limoges mount with human head and pierced elliptical plate; a large silver ring with red glass intaglio depicting an advancing figure; a Tudor silver signet ring with plain D-section hoop expanding to an octagonal bezel with incised palmette design. Copper-alloy, silver and glass, 165 grams total, column 60.8 mm. Fine condition. [7] £40 - 60 EUR 50 - 70 USD 60 - 100 948 Greek Vessels with Electrum Studs Circa 2nd millennium BC. A pair of coarseware vessels with bulbous bodies, loop handles and flared rims; on the larger, a vertical and two conical lobes, the latter each with an electrum stud; on the smaller, three conical lobes, two with electrum studs. Ceramic, 490 grams, 105 mm; 250 grams, 88 mm. Fine condition, on the smaller vessel a slight crack and one stud missing. [2] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 140 USD 130 - 190 From an old English collection, found in Southern Balkans.

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