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ANTIQUITIES 23 and 24 June 2011 The Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury Way London WC1A 2TH

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Viewing Wednesday 22 June 4 pm to 6 pm Thursday 23 June 9:30 am to 12 noon Friday 24 June 9:30 am to 12 noon Auction Thursday 23 June 12 noon Friday 24 June 12 noon Champagne Reception Wednesday 22 June 6 pm to 7:30 pm Bids +44 (0) 1708 222824 +44 (0) 1708 225689 fax bids@timelineauctions.com Please note that absentee bids should be submitted no later than 9 pm on Wednesday 22 June 2011 Bidding by telephone will only be arranged for any lot with a lower estimate in excess of £400, and by arrangement prior to Wednesday 22 June 2011. Sale Number: 9 Catalogue: £15

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Illustrations Front cover: Lot 534 Back cover: Lot 689 Inside back cover: Lot 559


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Antiquities: Thursday 23 June 2011 at 12:00 noon Egyptian Greek Roman & Byzantine Near Eastern

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Antiquities: Friday 24 June 2011 at 12:00 noon Christian Collection Stone, Bronze & Iron Ages Saxon & Viking Medieval & Post-Medieval Eastern & Groups

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Explanation of Symbols z Lots illustrated on our website Red Title Lots offered without a reserve Bidding This is a rostrum auction and there will be live internet bidding through www.the-saleroom.com and www.liveauctioneers.com. The buyer’s premium is 15% and is subject to VAT (internet bidding is subject to additional charge of 3% + VAT). TimeLine Auctions is not responsible for any missed lots or bids due to network speed or down-time. Bidders are reminded that our website carries high-resolution enlargeable colour images of all of the items illustrated in this catalogue, together with other items. An Absentee Bid Form is included at the back of this catalogue and can be mailed, faxed or emailed, to reach us by no later than 9pm GMT on Wednesday 22 June 2011. Alternatively, please register on our website and record your absentee bids via your online account: www.timelineauctions.com. Please do not consider your commission form to have been successfully logged unless you have received an acknowledgement from us.

Collection and Storage All lots will be available for collection from The Swedenborg Hall up to 7 pm on the day of the sale, after which time they will be sent for storage. Lots will be available from our Essex premises from Monday 27 June 2011, after which storage charges may apply. Shipping quotes can be arranged by contacting Tanja Maijala: shipping@timelineauctions.com

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How to Find the Auction Venue The Swedenborg Hall is located in the heart of London, only about 200 meters from Great Russell Street and The British Museum. The nearest London Underground Stations are Holborn and Russell Square.

Local Hotels There are several hotels within a short walking distance including The Holiday Inn and The Thistle Hotel in Bloomsbury.


23 June 2011 Session

Classical & Near Eastern Antiquities

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1 Egyptian Gold and Faience Bead Necklace Mainly circa 664-343 BC, Late Period. A restrung polychrome necklace composed from a range of bead types: conical gold wire, flat white faience disc, tubular turquoise faience, pearlescent white barrel, pearlescent maroon hourglass, pearlescent yellow ribbed

barrel. See Dubin, L.S. The History of Beads. Gold and faience, 13 grams, 41 cm. Very fine condition, fitted with modern clasp to allow it to be worn. Extremely rare. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,350 - 2,020 USD 2,000 - 3,000 Acquired on the London art market in the late 1990’s.

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2 3 2 Egyptian Gold Scarab Casing with Garnet Circa 500-300 BC. An Egyptian faience scarab with a repoussé gold foil casing and conical garnet set in the top; the suspension piercings surrounded by granulation. Gold and faience, 2.91 grams, 20.4 mm. Very fine condition. Very rare. £350 - 550 EUR 390 - 620 USD 580 - 920 Acquired on the London art market in the late 1990’s.

3 Egyptian Ramesside Mummy Bead Necklace Circa 1295-1070 BC, 19th-20th Dynasties. A restrung faience bead necklace comprising tubular powdered quartz composite beads in blue-green interspersed with groups of three faience discs in cream, blue-green, maroon and white. Faience, 7.98 grams, 68 cm overall. Very fine condition. £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 130

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UK art market, acquired prior to 2000. The Ramesside period includes the reigns of eleven pharaohs, all with the name Ramesses, who ruled in the Nineteenth to the Twentieth Dynasties.

4 Egyptian Mummy Bead Necklace Circa 664-343 BC, Late Dynastic Period. A restrung bead necklace comprising tubular glazed powdered quartz composite beads, mainly blue-green, interspersed with faience discs in coral pink, blue-green, olive, cream and white. Faience, 5.71 grams, 69 cm. Very fine condition. £40 - 60 EUR 40 - 70 USD 70 - 100 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

5 Romano-Egyptian Gold and Jasper Cockrel Intaglio Ring Circa 2nd century AD. A large gold finger ring formed as a plain Dsection hoop expanding to wide shoulders with radiating chevron decoration; the discoid bezel ornamented with engraved radiating petal detail surrounding a jasper intaglio set en cloison; the intaglio depicting a lyre, a cockrel and a cornucopia above a baseline, with a star to the left. Gold and jasper, 20 grams, 25 mm overall (approximate size British U, USA 10 1/4, Europe 22.83, Japan 22). Very fine condition, complete. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,350 - 2,020 USD 2,000 - 3,000

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6 Phoenico-Egyptian Gold Pendant Earrings Circa 3rd century AD. A pair of earrings comprising a D-shaped plate with filigree rings and central wire spiral, triangular panels of granulation, three loops on the lower edge with wire pendants; the attachment loop to the rear secured on the middle loop. Gold, 1.86 grams, 28 mm; 1.46 grams, 26 mm. Extremely fine condition. [2] £225 - 375 EUR 250 - 420 USD 380 - 630

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7 Egyptian Bronze Osiris Figurine Circa 200 BC. A large cast bronze figurine of the god Osiris, standing with implements grasped in his hands; the headdress tall and elaborate with spherical finial and winged side-plates; the face wellmodelled with exaggerated lentoid eyes; supplied with custom-made stand. Bronze, 400 grams, 20 cm including stand. Fine condition, repaired. £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330 Private collection, Cambridgeshire, UK; acquired prior to 2000.

8 Egyptian Bronze Osiris Figurine Circa 664-332 BC, Late Dynastic Period. A large cast bronze figurine of the god Osiris with arms folded across the chest holding the crook and flail, with the atef crown and uraeus on the head; the face carefully modelled, with sockets for inlaid eyes (lost in antiquity), triangular nose and plaited beard; supplied with custom-made display stand. Bronze, 330 grams, 20 cm including stand. Some restoration, otherwise very fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330 UK art market, acquired prior to 1996.

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9 Egyptian Bronze Osiris Figurine Circa 664-332 BC, Late Dynastic Period. A cast bronze figurine of the god Osiris with arms folded across the chest holding the crook and flail, with the atef crown and uraeus on the head; the face carefully modelled, with discoid eyes, triangular nose and curved plaited beard; pelletted border to the tunic at the neck; the feet on a rectangular base; supplied with custom-made display stand. Bronze, 465 grams, 18 cm including stand. Very fine condition, restored, tip of crook lost in antiquity. £600 - 900 EUR 670 - 1,010 USD 1,000 - 1,500 UK art market, acquired prior to 1996.

10 Egyptian Bronze Osiris Figurine Circa 664-332 BC, Late Dynastic Period. A cast bronze figurine of the god Osiris with arms folded across the chest holding the crook and flail, with the atef crown on the head; the face carefully modelled in an elongated cast with triangular nose, full mouth, prominent ears and plaited beard; supplied with custom-made display stand. Bronze, 175 grams, 16 cm including stand. Very fine condition, some restoration. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 UK art market, acquired prior to 1996.

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11 Egyptian Bronze Osiris Figurine Circa 200 BC. A cast figurine representing the god Osiris in an erect pose with elbows extended and hands placed on the lower chest; the lower body, feet and legs modelled in outline only; the head modelled in detail with a false beard and an elaborate crown with projections to the front and sides; supplied with a custom-made stand. Bronze, 285 grams, 16 cm including stand. Fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 Private collection, Cambridgeshire, UK; acquired prior to 2000.

12 Egyptian Bronze Double-Crowned Harpocrates Figurine Circa 685-525 BC, 26th Dynasty. A cast bronze naked male figure of Harpocrates wearing the Double Crown with a sidelock curled onto his shoulder; the figure in a seated position with flexed knees and hands placed palm-downwards; a rectangular plate beneath the feet; a circular cell in the front of the crown to accept an insert. Bronze, 160 grams, 12 cm. Very fine condition. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,120 - 1,690 USD 1,670 - 2,500 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000. In Ptolemaic Alexandria, Harpocrates was the god of silence, adapted by the Greeks from the Egyptian child-god Horus.

13 z Egyptian Bronze Goddess Figurine Circa 1550-1070 BC, New Kingdom. A cast bronze figurine depicting a goddess in an advancing pose with tall elaborate headdress, possibly representing Mut the wife of Amon-Re. Bronze, 165 grams, 12 cm. Fine condition. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200

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14 Romano Egyptian Votive Bust of Isis-Fortuna Circa 1st century AD. A cast bronze votive bust of a female with dressed hair, elaborate solar crown, pinned tunic and cornucopia to the left shoulder, possibly Isis-Fortuna. Bronze, 3.51 grams, 29 mm. Extremely fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

15 Egyptian Bronze Osiris Mount Circa 664-332 BC, Late Dynastic Period. A cast bronze figural mount depicting the god Osiris with arms folded across the chest holding the crook and flail, with the atef crown and uraeus on the head; the face carefully modelled, with prominent nose and beard; to the rear, a djed pillar with ribbed loop above; the feet on a rectangular base with ribbed loop to one side; supplied with custom-made display stand. Bronze, 175 grams, 14 cm including stand. Very fine condition, restored. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830

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16 Egyptian Bronze Head of a Cat Circa 4th century BC. A hollow cast feline head with long ovoid ears, protrusive brow and cheeks, discoid eyes and finely modelled muzzle; supplied with a custom-made display stand. Bronze, 190 grams, 84 mm excluding stand. Restored and conserved, very fine condition. £4,000 - 6,000 EUR 4,490 - 6,740 USD 6,670 - 10,010 Rousseau collection, acquired in France in 1970. The figure of the cat symbolised the goddess Bastet, who was associated with fertility and festivity. Figurines of Bastet cast in bronze were erected in temples as votives.

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17 Egyptian Ramses III Royal Offering Cup Circa 1194-1163 BC, 20th Dynasty, probable reign of Ramses III. A conical dark blue faience royal offering cup inscribed with a single cartouche surmounted by a sun-disc, rising from the hieroglyph for ‘gold’; within the cartouche the royal name ‘Ramesses mery-Amun’ for either Ramses III or Ramses VI. Faience, 39 grams, 55 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete and undamaged. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,120 - 1,690 USD 1,670 - 2,500 Old Dutch collection. Accompanied by an old report from Timothy Kendall, former Associate Curator of Egyptian and Near-Eastern Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachussets, United States. One of a number of vessels used to offer oils and other substances to the gods in order to ensure their protection


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18 Egyptian Blue Glazed Faience Shabti Circa 1,600 BC. A faience shabti in deep blue glazed powdered quartz composite with oversized head, hands placed together on the midriff and hoe grasped in the right hand. Faience, 7.29 grams, 48 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

19 Egyptian Painted Ceramic Shabti Circa 945-715 BC, 22nd-23rd Dynasty. A ceramic shabti depicting a male with ceremonial headdress and arms folded across the chest; traces of paint remaining on the head, shoulders, chest and legs. Ceramic, 53 grams, 10 cm. Fine condition, complete. £90 - 120 EUR 100 - 130 USD 150 - 200 Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK.

20 Egyptian Bichrome Shabti Circa 800 BC, 22nd-26th Dynasty. A powdered quartz composite shabti in deep blue-green with carefully modelled facial detailing, the headdress and beard coloured in black, the arms folded across the chest and a column of heiroglyphic text on the lower body. Faience, 19 grams, 65 mm. Very fine condition. £300 - 450 EUR 340 - 510 USD 500 - 750 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1990.

21 Egyptian Faience Shabti Circa 664-525 BC, Saite Period. A tall glazed blue-green powdered quartz composite shabti with carefully modelled face, protrusive eyes, detailed headdress and arms folded across the chest. Faience, 32 grams, 11 cm. Very fine condition. £160 - 220 EUR 180 - 250 USD 270 - 370

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23 Egyptian Faience Shabti Group Circa 664-525 BC, Saite Period. A mixed group of glazed powdered quartz composite shabtis of slender, elongated form, with folded arms and moulded features. Faience, 64 grams, 99-101 mm. Very fine condition. [3] £180 - 240 EUR 200 - 270 USD 300 - 400 UK art market, acquired prior to 1985.

24 Egyptian Faience Shabti Group Circa 664 BC-525 BC, Saite Period. A mixed group of powdered quartz composite shabtis in green and blue-green faience, of slender proportions. Faience, 66 grams, 86-100 mm. Very fine condition, one with foot repaired. [3] £180 - 240 EUR 200 - 270 USD 300 - 400 UK art market, acquired prior to 1985.

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25 Egyptian Inscribed Shabti Group Circa 664-332 BC, Late Dynastic Period. A mixed group of three bluewhite powdered quartz composite shabtis, each with hieroglyphic text to the rear. Faience, 47 grams total, 59-63 mm. Fine condition. [3] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

26 Egyptian Inscribed Shabti Group Circa 664-332 BC, Late Dynastic Period. A mixed group of blue powdered quartz composite shabtis, two with hieroglyphic text to reverse. Faience, 52 grams, 58-62 mm. Fine condition. [3] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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27 Egyptian Group of Shabtis Circa 1550-1070 BC, New Kingdom. A mixed group of glazed powdered quartz composite shabtis with hands folded to the chest, each with the feet placed upon a rectangular base and impressed hieroglyphic text to the reverse. Faience, 76 grams, 56-61 mm. Mainly very fine condition, complete. [5] £125 - 175 EUR 140 - 200 USD 210 - 290 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

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28 Egyptian Group of Shabtis Circa 1550-1070 BC, New Kingdom. A mixed group of glazed turquoise composition shabtis with folded arms, impressed hieroglyphic text to the reverse. Faience, 75 grams, 60-64 mm. Very fine condition, complete. [5] £125 - 175 EUR 140 - 200 USD 210 - 290 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

29 Egyptian Serpentine Heart Scarab Circa 1292-1080 BC, New Kingdom. A carved serpentine scarab with bowed profile and convex underside. Serpentine, 16 grams, 31 mm. Very fine condition, complete and undamaged. £350 - 500 EUR 390 - 560 USD 580 - 830 Ex Christies London, ex Reverend Henry Judd, F.R.G.S., acquired in the late 19th century and hence by descent.

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30 Egyptian Steatite Heart Scarab Circa 1000 BC. A large and finely carved steatite scarab with carapace and leg details, the underside flat and not engraved. Steatite, 120 grams, 62 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete and undamaged. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1990. From an old Dutch collection.

31 Egyptian Scarab Group Circa 2050-500 BC, Middle Kingdom - Late Period. A mixed group of powdered quartz composite scarabs comprising: a shiny dark bluegreen elliptical with incised scarab detailing and text beneath; two cream-white faience with texts beneath; a large blue and white faience with text; a small white faience in the shape of a seed-head; a blue rectangular block with inscribed text; all pierced for suspension. Andrews, C. Amulets of Ancient Egypt. Faience, 5.50 grams, 11-14 mm. Very fine condition, complete. [6] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500

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32 Egyptian Scarab Group Circa 664-332 BC, Late Dynastic Period. A mixed group of faience scarabs comprising: two small blue-white; one small blue-green with domed back; one green flat elliptical discoid; one deep blue elliptical; one dark green with domed back; all pierced for suspension, five with hieroglyphic text on the underside. Faience, 2.88 grams, 7-12 mm. Very fine condition. [6] £120 - 180 EUR 130 - 200 USD 200 - 300 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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34 33 33 Egyptian Group of Scarabs Circa 664-332 BC, Late Dynastic Period. A mixed group of faience scarabs comprising: two in blue-cream of low domed profile; two small in tan-cream; one small blue-white with tall profile; one creamwhite with tall profile; one large in cream-tan; one large in cream-white; all pierced for suspension. Faience, 12 grams, 11-21 mm. Mostly very fine condition. [8] £180 - 220 EUR 200 - 250 USD 300 - 370 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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34 Egyptian Scarab and Amulet Group Circa 664-332 BC, Late Dynastic Period. A mixed group of beads and pendants comprising: a carved steatite scarab, pierced; a carved carnelian pendant with ovoid head and trapezoidal body, pierced transversely; a carved stone seal matrix with geometric design on the back and incised stag design beneath, pierced; a small carnelian bead formed as two cats side-by-side on a rectangular base; a carved diorite figure bead in the form of the jackal-headed Anubis. See Andrews, A., Amulets of Ancient Egypt. Faience, carnelian, diorite, 7.47 grams total, 5-21 mm. Mainly very fine condition. [5] £150 - 200 EUR 170 - 220 USD 250 - 330 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

35 Egyptian Scarab and Bead Group Circa 664-332 BC, Late Period. A mixed group of powdered quartz composite artefacts comprising: a small grey scarab with text on the underside, pierced; a small cream scarab with text and geometric design on the underside, pierced; a larger green scarab with ribbed carapace and plain underside, pierced; a tubular blue-green bead. Faience, 12 grams, 15-24 mm. Very fine condition. [4] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 36

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

36 Egyptian Taweret Amulet Circa 400 BC. A large glazed turquoise composition amulet of an erect, advancing hippopotamus representing the god Taweret; pierced for suspension, supplied with custom-made base. Faience, 21 grams including base, 47 mm. Fine condition. £180 - 240 EUR 200 - 270 USD 300 - 400 Dr. John Winnie collection, USA.

37 Egyptian Amarna Amulet Group Circa 14th century BC, Amarna Period. A mixed group of powdered quartz composite amulets comprising: three blue standing figures; one blue ewer; one dark blue palmette; one D-shaped blue-green face. Faience, 1.91 grams, 13-16 mm. Very fine condition. [6] £120 - 180 EUR 130 - 200 USD 200 - 300 37

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38 39 38 Egyptian Amarna Amulet Group Circa 14th century BC, Amarna Period. A mixed group of powdered quartz composite amulets comprising: a dark blue figural panel with loops above; a blue perching bird; a green bird in flight; a dark blue trilobe; three green standing figures. Faience, 1.58 grams, 8-16 mm. Very fine condition. [7] £120 - 180 EUR 130 - 200 USD 200 - 300 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

39 Egyptian Amarna Amulets Circa 1353-1323 BC, New Kingdom, Amarna Period. A group of nine composition glazed amulets comprising: one purple bunch of grapes; three dancing Bes figures in blue; one green and one blue girdle of Isis; one yellow and one blue thistle; one blue blossom. Cf. Christies Antiquities sale, 14 April 2011, lot 55. Faience, 2.03 grams, 12-16 mm. Extremely fine condition. [9] £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330

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UK art market, acquired prior to 1985. These pendants are ascribed to the reign of Akhenaten-Tutankhamun.

40 Egyptian Faience Amulet Group Circa 664-332 BC, Late Dynastic Period. A mixed group of faience amulets comprising: a bifacial blue wedjat eye with black detailing to one face; a blue wedjat eye with black brow and pupil; a deep blue wedjat eye with black pupil; a Horus perching falcon figure; an advancing goddess Mut figurine; all pierced for suspension. Faience, 10 grams, 18-26 mm. Very fine condition. [5] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

41 Egyptian Glazed Turquoise Composition Amulet Group Circa 664-332 BC, Late Dynastic Period. A mixed group of blue-green powdered quartz composite amulets comprising: Bes with plumed headdress; Nehebkau with snake head; two Khonsu with moon headdress; ibis-headed Thoth; bird-headed Imsety; two jackalheaded Anubis; crowned Thoeris. Faience, 3.28 grams, 16-18 mm. Mainly very fine condition. [9] £300 - 400 EUR 340 - 450 USD 500 - 670

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42 Egyptian Glazed Composition and Stone Amulet Group Circa 664-332 BC, Late Dynastic Period. A mixed group of amulets comprising: a diorite wedjat eye bead; a cream faience djed pillar; a cream stone face; a green powdered quartz composite djed pillar; two small Imsety-with-snake in olive and dark green powdered quartz composite; a green Anubis amulet with large suspension loop; a large pale blue powdered quartz composite Anubis. Faience and diorite, 15 grams, 14-37 mm. Generally very fine condition. [8] £150 - 200 EUR 170 - 220 USD 250 - 330

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43 Egyptian Glazed Turquoise and Cream Composition Amulet Group Circa 664-332 BC, Late Dynastic Period. A mixed group of amuletic beads comprising: a blue faience wedjat eye modelled in the halfround; two green faience bifacial wedjat eyes with black pupils; three cream faience djed pillars. Faience, 4.09 grams, 14-22 mm. Very fine condition, complete. [6] £120 - 180 EUR 130 - 200 USD 200 - 300 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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44 Egyptian Ring and Amulet Group Circa 1550-1070 BC, New Kingdom. A mixed group of personal items comprising: three blue-green faience finger rings with wedjat eye openwork bezel; a diorite bead in the form of the wedjat eye, pierced transversely; a carnelian kneeling figure pendant with pierced top. Faience, diorite, carnelian, 5.35 grams total, rings 21-23 mm overall. Fine condition, the ring hoops restored. [5] £120 - 180 EUR 130 - 200 USD 200 - 300 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

45 Egyptian Carved Jasper Sphinx Circa 2133-1797 BC, Middle Kingdom. A carved orange-red jasper bead depicting a sphinx, recumbent with forepaws extended and tail looped around its thigh, the head tilted upwards, depicting a human face with ribbed headdress; pierced longitudinally for suspension. Jasper, 8.94 grams, 35 mm. Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

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46 Romano-Egyptian Anubis Intaglio Circa 3rd century AD. A large oval flat-faced intaglio gemstone of fine workmanship depicting the dog-headed Anubis, holding a trident and including the symbols of a crocodile, cornucopia, eagle, scorpion and scarab beetle around. Stone, 5.07 grams, 24 mm. Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Ex Christies sale 9723, 29 October 2003.

47 Romano-Egyptian Cameo Set in Iron Mount Circa 2nd century AD, Coptic Period. An elliptical iron mount containing a carved marble cameo of a female head. Iron and stone, 7.40 grams, 27 mm. Very fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 From the Moustaki collection.

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48 Egyptian Basalt Cat Head Circa 664-525 BC, 26th Dynasty. A carved basalt head of a cat with pierced triangular ears, lentoid eyes and trapezoidal muzzle; traces of an incised collar or necklace at the fracture. Stone, 105 grams, 49 mm. Very fine condition. £600 - 900 EUR 670 - 1,010 USD 1,000 - 1,500 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

49 Egyptian Lapis Lazuli Monkey Figurine Circa 664-525 BC, 26th Dynasty. A carved lapis lazuli monkey openwork figurine with its elbows resting on its knees, its hand gripping an item of food raised to its mouth. Lapis lazuli, 13 grams, 35 mm. Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

50 Egyptian Alabaster Albastron Circa 1550-1070 BC, New Kingdom. A carved alabaster vessel with rounded base, splayed neck, everted rim and two low bulbs to the sides. Alabaster, 90 grams, 11 cm. Very fine condition, slight wear to rim. £250 - 400 EUR 280 - 450 USD 420 - 670 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

50 51 Romano-Egyptian Limestone Pediment Circa 30 BC-323 AD. A carved stone pediment and tympanum; the underside with crenellated edges and rectilinear moulding; the tympanum with figure of a female goddess in loose robes within a pelletted border; some pigmentation remaining. Limestone, 3.7 kg, 44 cm. Friable fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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52 Egyptian Glazed Turquoise Composition Cat Head Circa 305-30 BC, Ptolemaic Period. A blue glazed composition cat head with triangular ears and trapezoidal muzzle, detailed with black paint to the eyes and whiskers. Faience, 120 grams, 78 mm. Very fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

53 Egyptian Old Kingdom Marble Mace Heads Circa 3rd millennium BC. A group of piriform cream marble maceheads, pierced vertically. Marble, 740 grams total, 45-55 mm. Very fine condition. [3] £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 UK art market, acquired prior to 1985.

53 54 Egyptian Faience Bead with Cartouche and Heiros Circa 664-525 BC, Saite Period. A glazed powdered quartz composite rectangular bead with an inscriptions to both faces, one in a cartouche. Faience, 9.37 grams, 25 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Ex Charles Ede; from the Moustaki collection.

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55 Phoenicio-Egyptian Eye Vessel Circa 1,000-300 BC. A polychrome glass jar with tapering squaresection sides and narrow neck with vertical-banded decoration in yellow and white; the corners with horizontal banded decorative trim

and yellow and pale blue bulbs on the shoulder; each face with yellow bands separating five blue and white eye motifs on black rectangles. Glass, 60 grams, 12 cm. Very fine condition. Excessively rare. £3,000 - 5,000 EUR 3,370 - 5,620 USD 5,000 - 8,340 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

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56 Egyptian Mosaic Glass Ship Circa 5th-3rd century BC. A glass model ship formed as a polychrome concave elliptical plate with a leaf-green rim. Glass, 3.93 grams, 44 mm. Very fine condition, repaired crack. Extremely rare. £600 - 900 EUR 670 - 1,010 USD 1,000 - 1,500 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

57 Egyptian Glass Horus Head Plaque Circa 1550-1295 BC, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty. A white glass plaque in the form of an avian head in profile; the eye, beak and collar delineated in yellow glass and markings in blue. Glass, 20 grams, 72 mm. Very fine condition. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,350 - 2,020 USD 2,000 - 3,000 58

UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s. Horus’ falcon form symbolises the bird’s ability to see clearly from afar; the eye of Horus was widely used as a symbol of health and good fortune.

58 Egyptian Glass Fly Amulet Circa 2686-2181 BC, Old Kingdom. A carved blue glass amulet in the form of a fly with bulbous eyes and hatched wings; pierced for suspension. Glass, 2.85 grams, 18 mm. Very fine condition. £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 130 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

59 Egyptian Glass Turtle Amulet Circa 1st millennium BC. A polychrome glass amulet in the form of a turtle with extended limbs and head; pierced transversely for suspension. Glass, 4.22 grams, 26 mm. Very fine condition. Rare. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 59

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60 Egyptian Pair of Glass Eye Inlays Circa 1549–1292 BC, 18th Dynasty. A set of glass eye inlays comprising white lentoid panels with black pupils and blue surrounds, and separate blue brow arches. Glass, 55 grams, 72-76 mm. Very fine condition, repaired. Very rare. [4] £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,350 - 2,020 USD 2,000 - 3,000 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s. The Egyptians attached great importance to the eye, regarding it as not a mere passive organ of sight but as an agent of protection, royal power and good health.

61 Phoenicio-Egyptian Eye Beads Circa 1550-300 BC. A group of two cylindrical glass beads with four raised boss eye motifs in blue and white; one bead in dark blue with yellow and white miniature bead detail to the upper and lower rims, the other in cream-pink with blue and white miniatures. Glass, 15 grams, 25 mm; 13 grams, 23 mm. Very fine condition. Extremely rare. [2] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500

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62 Phoenicio-Egyptiann Eye Beads Circa 10th-3rd century BC. A group of glass beads in black glass with black-and-white eye motifs comprising: two biconical, three globular, one globular with low bosses to the eye motifs. Glass, 65 grams, 1627 mm. Very fine condition. [6] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

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65 63 Egyptian Glass Bird Beads Circa 539-65 BC. A mixed group of eight polychrome beads in the form of perching birds; pierced for suspension. Glass, 1.24 grams, 68 mm. Very fine condition. [8, No Reserve] £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 UK art market, acquired prior to 1985.

64 Phoenicio-Egyptian Eye Pendants Circa 539-65 BC. A group of six polychrome discoid eye pendants with yellow outer and concentric blue-white-blue core, with separate suspension loop above. See Dubin, L.S. The History of Beads from 30,000 BC to the Present. Glass, 16 grams, 18-20 mm. Very fine condition. Very rare. [6] £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

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65 Egyptian Glass Flower and Serpent Amulet Pendants Circa 525-343 BC, Late Dynastic Period. A mixed group of four amuletic pendants comprising: two dark blue globular pendants with four lobes to the lower end edged in red and short suspension loop above; one similar in pale blue; one turquoise faience pendant in the form of a serpent, double looped with pattern to the throat. Glass, 27 grams total, serpent: 27 mm. Very fine condition. Extremely rare. [4] £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s.


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66 67 66 Egyptian and Roman Glass Amulet Group Circa 6th century BC-3rd century AD. A mixed group of glass amulets comprising: a dark blue jug with turquoise trails; two dark blue iridescent tapering bars; a pale blue iridescent disc with animal design; a dark blue biconical pendant with pale blue trails; a dark blue discoid with running stag motif; a dark brown discoid with scorpion motif; a blue eye plaque; a pale green bulbous eye plaque; a blue and brown miniature ewer; a cream and red miniature waterfowl; a translucent green eye of Horus; a translucent blue dolphin. Glass, 25 grams, jug: 28 mm. Mainly very fine condition. [13] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

67 Egyptian Glass Polychrome Amulet Beads Circa 525-343 BC, Late Dynastic Period. A mixed group of amuletic pendants in dark blue glass with white and yellow trails comprising: two amphora-shaped and one bird-shaped, all pierced for suspension. Glass, 9.65 grams, bird: 38 mm. Very fine condition. Extremely rare. [3] £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830

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68 Romano-Egyptian Glass Amulet Circa 1st century BC-3rd century AD. A dark blue glass amulet of a lion-headed god advancing, wearing a kilt, with pierced column to the rear. Glass, 8.81 grams, 54 mm. Very fine condition, repair to neck. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

69 Romano-Egyptian Glass Figural Inlay Circa 1st-2nd century AD. An elliptical green glass plaque made in the layered glass technique with female head design in white, black and red with scrolled rim in black and yellow. Glass, 0.43 grams, 14 mm. Fine condition, repaired. Very rare. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 Property of a Middlesex Gentleman; acquired in the early 1970’s; ex Chris Protheroe.

70 Egyptian Wooden Old Kingdom Figurine Circa 2686-2181 BC, Old Kingdom. A large carved wooden figurine depicting a crouching male with pegged arms flexed at the elbow; the face carefully carved with lentoid eyes and full lips; the headgear neat with traces of black pigmentation; the hands hollowed to grip wooden rods; the body and face with traces of cream-white pigmentation. Wood, 520 grams, 29 cm. Fine condition. £2,000 - 3,000 EUR 2,250 - 3,370 USD 3,340 - 5,000 UK art market, acquired prior to 1996.

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71 Egyptian Wooden Ptolemaic Face Mask Circa 305-30 BC, Ptolemaic Period. A carved wooden face mask with lentoid eyes, D-section nose and elliptical mouth; three wooden attachment pegs in situ. Wood, 480 grams, 21 cm. Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Ex Bonhams Antiquities sale, 2009/10.

72 Egyptian 12th Dynasty Wooden Statue Arm Circa 1991-1773 BC, 12th Dynasty. A carved wooden arm and hand from a wooden statuette, carefully sculpted with straight fingers, bulbous palm and relaxed musculature; an attachment peg in the upper end. Wood, 44 grams, 27 cm. Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 71 Rousseau collection, acquired in France in 1970.

73 Egyptian Djed Pillar Stele Circa 305-30 BC, Ptolemaic Period. A painted wooden stele depicting the djed pillar in mustard coloured pigment on a dark red background, flanked by white rosettes; supplied with custom-made base. Wood, 140 grams, 12 cm including stand. Fine condition, some loss to edges. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 Property of a Middlesex Gentleman; acquired in the early 1970’s; ex Chris Protheroe.

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74 Egyptian Old Kingdom Wooden Vessel Circa 3rd millennium BC, Old Kingdom. A carved wooden bottle with tapering body and narrow neck, painted with three helical lines in black on tan surface. Wood, 10 grams, 77 mm. Very fine condition. Rare. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

75 Egyptian Coptic Bone Group Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A mixed group of bone plaques comprising: a long bifacial plate with complex outline, pierced twice on one panel and once close to the other end; one ovoid plaque depicting a horseman with a spear wearing a segmented headdress; one curved plaque depicting a seated robed figure with raised hands. Bone, 28 grams total, bifacial: 12 cm. Very fine condition. [3] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s; ex Bonhams Antiquities sale 18817, part of lot 521.

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76 Egyptian Coptic Cloth Circa 4th-8th century AD. A long textile cloth with zoomorphic and geometric patterns in transverse bands, red, black, brown and bluegreen on a cream background with tasselled ends. Textile, 340 grams, 130 cm. Some repairs, otherwise very fine condition. Rare in this state of preservation. £800 - 1,200 EUR 900 - 1,350 USD 1,330 - 2,000

78 z Egyptian Coptic Cloth Fragment Circa 4th-8th century AD. A fragment of textile with a pattern depicting a green, red and black bird, a group of three red animals, a green leaf, a red leaf and a scatter of red hearts on a cream background. Textile, 16 grams, 27 x 25 cm. Fine condition. Rare. [No Reserve] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 100 USD 100 - 150 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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77 z Egyptian Coptic Cloth Fragment Circa 4th-8th century AD. A fragment of textile with a pattern of bands of scrolls within cartouches. Textile, 19 grams, 23 x 14 cm. Fine condition. [No Reserve] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 100 USD 100 - 150

79 z Egyptian Coptic Cloth Fragment Circa 4th-8th century AD. A fragment of textile with a pattern of black birds and animals on a cream background with geometric borders; plain crimson to the borders. Textile, 15 grams, 26 x 17 cm. Fine condition. Rare. [No Reserve] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 100 USD 100 - 150

UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

80 z Egyptian Coptic Cloth Fragment Circa 4th-8th century AD. A fragment of textile with a pattern of a red and black rosette in a red circle on a cream background. Textile, 11 grams, 18 x 16 cm. Fine condition. [No Reserve] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 100 USD 100 - 150 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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81 Greek Gold and Gemstone Diadem Circa 800-400 BC. A fine gold diadem comprising a narrow sheetgold fillet with ten sheet-gold pendant leaf plaques attached; the central position occupied by a large cabochon setting for a red gemstone flanked by small translucent orange stones mounted similarly. Gold and stone, 295 grams, 45 cm. Very fine condition. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,350 - 2,020 USD 2,000 - 3,000 Ex Gorney & Mosch, Munich.

82 Bactrian Gold Lion-Headed Bracelet Circa 900-800 BC. A hollow bracelet with lion-head terminals, with the hoop formed hollow in rolled sheet gold with external seam; the repoussé lion-head terminals affixed with filigree whipping at the junctions. Gold, 70 grams, 10 cm outer diameter. Fine condition, with an old repair and some wear. Excessively rare. £9,000 - 12,000 EUR 10,110 - 13,480 USD 15,010 - 20,010 Acquired on the London art market in the 1960’s.

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83 83 Greek Minoan / Mycenaean Gold Ring Circa 1,600-1,100 BC. A gold finger ring formed as a single band with granulation in lozenge panels; a filigree wire to each rim and centrally. Gold, 8.84 grams, 19 mm overall (approximate size British M 1/2, USA 6 1/2, Europe 13.16, Japan 13). Very fine condition. £2,000 - 3,000 EUR 2,250 - 3,370 USD 3,340 - 5,000 Payn collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

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84 Etruscan Group of Gold Earrings Circa 5th-2nd century BC. A group of gold earrings in two pairs: one of small gold hollow crescents with integral wire closure; one of gold hoops with pendant rods, with ribbed collars. Gold, crescents: 0.82 grams total, 14 mm; hoops: 2.96 grams total, 36 mm. Fine-very fine condition. [4] £90 - 120 EUR 100 - 130 USD 150 - 200 Ex Canterbury Auction Galleries, Lot 536.

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85 Greek Gold Cabochon Garnet Earrings Circa 3rd century BC. A pair of gold earrings comprising a disc with a cabochon garnet set in a shallow cell with attachment loop behind and ring below; from this a pendant foil biconical with granule flowers and filigree, a pearl bead below. See Higgins, R.A. Greek and Roman Jewellery. Gold, garnet and pearl, 2.50 grams, 37 mm; 2.63 grams, 37 mm. Extremely fine condition. [2] £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,120 - 1,690 USD 1,670 - 2,500 UK art market, acquired prior to 1985.

86 Thracian Gold Crescent Earrings Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A pair of gold crescent earrings formed as a lunulate plate with filigree and ropework border enclosing two graceful scrolled arcs converging above a central stud; in each upper corner a further stud; a wire suspension loop and ring above. See Higgins, R.A. Greek and Roman Jewellery. Gold, 2.98 grams, 36.1 mm; 3.03 grams, 37 mm. Extremely fine condition. [2] £225 - 350 EUR 250 - 390 USD 380 - 580 Acquired on the London art market in the late 1990’s.

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87 Bactrian Greek Gold Zoomorphic Mounts Circa 5th-3rd century BC. A pair of repoussé gold foil elliptical mounts depicting a recumbent lion with ovoid ears, discoid eyes, curled limbs and tail; pierced in four places for attachment. Gold, 2.38 grams, 39 mm; 2.17 grams, 38.8 mm. Very fine condition, some loss to rim. [2] £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 UK art market, acquired prior to 1985.

88 Greek Gold Ornamented Ivory Hair Pin Circa 6th-4th century BC. An ivory hipped hairpin surmounted by a gold finial formed from five domed discs with granule and ivy-leaf detailing; supplied with custom-made stand. Ivory and gold, 4.27 grams, 11 cm. Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 Property of the late N. Wright, acquired in the 1980s.

89 Greek Silver Hippocampus Repoussé Dish Circa 5th-3rd century BC. A repoussé silver dish with central motif of a prancing hippocampus with recurved tail; traces of gilding remaining. Silver, 47 grams, 10 cm. Fine condition, heavily restored, especially to rim and background. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,120 - 1,690 USD 1,670 - 2,500 Property of a Middlesex Gentleman; acquired in the early 1970’s; ex Chris Protheroe. The Greek hippokampos was an aquatic sea creature with the foreparts of a horse and the tail of a fish, which pulled the chariot of Poseidon.

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90 Greek Silver-Gilt Apollo Ring Circa 6th-4th century BC. A cast silver-gilt finger ring with ellipticalsection hoop expanding to a thick circular bezel with intaglio design of Apollo’s face in three-quarter view, the hair tousled and flowing, the features fleshy and finely detailed. Silver-gilt, 12.8 grams, 24.4 mm overall (approximate size British U, USA 10, Europe 22.52, Japan 22). Very fine condition, complete and wearable. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 Aston Collection; Hampshire, UK; bought London in 1994.

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91 Greek Silver Ionia Double Struck Tetradrachm Circa 2nd century BC, Smyrna, Attic standard. Turreted head of Kybele right, ZMYR-NAIWN in two lines within wreath, monogram of magistrate Metrodoros below. Milne 4; SNG von Aulock 2162. Silver, 16 grams, 28 mm. Very fine. Excessively rare. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Property of a City Gentleman. This is a coin of Smyrna with a fabulous (accidentally) double-struck obverse. It is not often that you see such error coins of the classical Attic standard but this one obviously slipped through the controller and went into circulation. This is one of a kind as back then, doublestruck coins were usually rejected which is why you rarely see them. This double-strike happened when the hammer bounced or when the centering tap was a bit too harsh and made one strike, the strike made the die make a rotated jump, then came the main bang which gave a clear reverse but which - in this case - gave poor Kybele two heads. Brilliant!

92 92 Greek Archaic Man Carrying Goat Figurine Circa 1st millennium BC. A cast bronze figurine of a naked muscular man carrying a goat across his shoulders; the man bearded and with a fillet to his brow; supplied with a custom-made stand. Bronze, 390 grams including stand, 98 mm. Very fine condition. £3,000 - 5,000 EUR 3,370 - 5,620 USD 5,000 - 8,340 Property of a Middlesex Gentleman; acquired in the early 1970’s; ex Chris Protheroe.

93 Greek Hellenistic Eagle and Stag Statuette Circa 2nd century BC. A cast bronze statuette of a column on a fourfooted plinth, rising to a conical capital terminating in a reclining stag with an eagle on its back; the stag with carefully modelled face and antlers, the eagle with folded wings and gripping claws, feather detailing to wings and chest. Bronze, 230 grams, 15 cm. Very fine condition. Very rare. £600 - 900 EUR 670 - 1,010 USD 1,000 - 1,500 UK art market, acquired prior to 1996.

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94 94 Greek Hellenistic Panther Mount Circa 2nd century BC. A hollow cast bronze figural mount of a panther in the act of pouncing, with forelegs extended, neck arched and jaws open; the back legs and tail cast in openwork, with hollow underside and attachment loop; ring-and-dot markings to the flanks and neck. Bronze, 415 grams, 16 cm. Very fine condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 900 - 1,350 USD 1,330 - 2,000 UK art market, acquired prior to 1996.

95 Scythian Openwork Bronze Plaque with Bird and Flora Circa 5th-4th century BC. A cast bronze openwork panel or mount depicting a bird with scrolled neck and elongated plumes against a background of foliate scrolls; supplied with a custom-made display stand. Bronze, 30 grams, 57 mm. Extremely fine condition. Rare. £350 - 500 EUR 390 - 560 USD 580 - 830

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96 Greek Bactrian Zoomorphic Bracelet Circa 5th-3rd century BC. A cast gilt bronze bracelet of circular section terminating in an opposed pair of lions’ heads modelled with square muzzles, lentoid eyes and ears, and elliptical cells with raised borders around the throat and across the top of the head, some with crystal inserts. Gilt bronze and crystal, 375 grams, 10 cm. Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s.

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97 Greco-Parthian Bronze Oil Lamp Circa 1st century BC. A cast bronze lamp in the form of a bird, with ovoid body and short rimmed neck; the wings recurved with openwork lower edges, the tail barbed incorporating the nozzle; the long neck supporting a bulbous head with spiked beak; supplied with a custommade base. Bronze, 95 grams, 67 mm including base. Very fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 From a Princely collection, acquired in the 1960’s.

98 Bactrian Greek Group of Bronze Seals Circa 1st millennium BC. Three circular seals depicting abstract designs and two square seals depicting crosses. Bronze, 105 grams total, 40-50 mm. Very fine condition. [5] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

99 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art. Bronze, 395 grams, 50 cm. Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000. The function of the ridges is principally to reduce suction and thus allow the blade to be withdrawn speedily.

100 Greek Tanged Sword Blade 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. Bronze, 340 grams, 37cm. Very fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 UK art market, acquired prior to 1996.

101 Greek Tanged Sword Blade 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. Bronze, 450 grams, 41 cm. Very fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 99

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102 Greek Hellenistic Sardonyx Scorpion Intaglios Circa 1st century BC-1st century AD. A group of four domed intaglios, each bearing a scorpion with raised tail, one with helmetted head above. Cf. Christies Antiquities Sale, London, Thursday 14 April 2011, lot 111. Sardonyx, 5.07 grams, 13-16 mm. Very fine condition. [4] £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

103 Greek Bactrian Gaming Pieces Circa 3rd-2nd century BC. A group of two gaming pieces, conical in form with smoothed bases. Agate, 55 grams, 40 mm; 85 grams, 45 mm. Very fine condition. [2, No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 Property of a Middlesex Gentleman; acquired in the early 1970’s; ex Chris Protheroe.

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104 Greek Terracotta Figure of a Boar Circa 400-200 BC. A hollow moulded terracotta boar figurine with muscular body and lowered head. Ceramic, 390 grams, 14 cm. Very fine condition, complete. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 Dr. John Winnie collection, USA.

105 Etruscan Ceramic Foot Circa 300-100 BC. A hollow ceramic foot with finely moulded anatomical detail, thick sole to the underside. Ceramic, 1.3 kg, 27 cm. Fine condition. Rare. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 Private collection, Switzerland.

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106 Etruscan Ceramic Heart Circa 300-100 BC. A ceramic representation of a human heart, hollow with vascular detail to the rim. Ceramic, 195 grams, 79 mm. Fine condition. Rare. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Private collection, Switzerland.

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107 Greek Mycenean Geometric Painted Jar Circa 1600-1100 BC. A round-bottomed ceramic jar in a buff fabric with painted geometric designs in four rows, in a pale red pigment; the neck short with slightly flared rim and pierced D-shaped lug to the rear; linear designs to the rim interior. Ceramic, 405 grams, 18 cm. Very fine condition, complete. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK.

108 Greek Corinthian Aryballos Circa 600 BC. A finely decorated handled aryballos with broad flat rim, all enlivened with added crimson, black and white slip showing on the main body a scene of a lionskin-clad and bearded hero holding a giant fish by its tongue and with a fishing line; the fish heavily scaled and with large teeth; behind the hero a seated winged and robed Nike holding a bowl; the base with a band of darts; the rectangular-form handle with depicted figures on the three sides and a lion on the uppermost surface; the rim with a row of stylised serpents around the external upstand and with a floral border to the rim interior. Ceramic, 105 grams, 85 mm. Very fine condition, some abrasions. [No Reserve] £600 - 900 EUR 670 - 1,010 USD 1,000 - 1,500 Property of a Middlesex Gentleman; acquired in the early 1970’s; ex Chris Protheroe. The depiction of a hero battling a giant fish is likely to be a Corinthian representation of the ancient legend, well known to Christianity, of ‘Jonah and the Whale’.

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109 Greek Southern Italian Black-Glazed Pelike Circa 5th-4th century BC. A large well-painted black-glazed pelike with broad everted rim, round-section loop handles, piriform body and torus foot; enlivened with restrained use of crimson, ochre and white slip; band of ochre geometric ornament to the baseline; Side A: a standing female in peplos with fan in her right hand offering an open box to a seated naked male with wreath and staff, a lyre below and small naked winged male above holding a wreath above the female, red and ochre rosettes and ovolo on the neck; Side B: a seated

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110 Greek Apulian Black Glazed Thistle Mug Circa 5th-3rd century BC, Southern Italian. A black-glazed thistle mug enlivened with white and crimson slip, the neck decorated with bands of dots, scrolls and ovolo and the body with incised three-line vertical bands. Ceramic, 230 grams, 13 cm. Very fine condition. £250 - 400 EUR 280 - 450 USD 420 - 670 Suvanna collection, Sussex, UK; acquired in the 1970’s.

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111 Greek Apulian Xenon Ware Black-Glazed Miniature Oinochoe Circa 4th century BC, Southern Italian. A black-glazed Xenon ware miniature oinochoe with red decoration depicting a swan within a rectangular frame with palmette detail. Ceramic, 35 grams, 62 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Suvanna collection, Sussex, UK; acquired in the 1970’s.

112 Greek Apulian Xenon Ware Black-Glazed Vessels Circa 4th century BC, Southern Italian. A mixed group of three miniatures embellished in ochre slip comprising: a trefoil-lipped oinochoai with meander motif; a kantharos with horizontal leaf motif; a thistle mug with bands of egg-and-reel on the shoulder and scrolls below. Ceramic, 140 grams, 47-63 mm. Very fine condition. [3] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Suvanna collection, Sussex, UK; acquired in the 1970’s.

113 Greek Apulian Figural Painted Epichyses Circa 350 BC, Southern Italian. 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 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, 175 grams, 15 cm. Extremely fine condition. £700 - 1,000 EUR 790 - 1,120 USD 1,170 - 1,670 Suvanna collection, Sussex, UK; acquired in the 1970’s.

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114 Greek Net Painted Gnathian Ware Deineira Circa 4th century BC. A painted miniature deineira enlivened with crimson and white slip; on the neck vertical stripes between concentric bands above concentric crimson and white bands on the shoulder; on the body a mesh in white. Ceramic, 115 grams, 12 cm. Very fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 130 - 200 USD 200 - 300 Suvanna collection, Sussex, UK; acquired in the 1970’s.

115 Greek Southern Italian Black-Glazed Skyphos Circa 4th century BC. Enlivened with crimson, ochre and white slip, the shoulder decorated with concentric ochre bands above a red band with ochre panels; on one face a red vertical band with ochre vine and dots; on the other face a white rosette within an ochre dotted frame; the pedestal foot in red with black rim. Ceramic, 85 grams, 87 mm. Very fine condition, repaired. £350 - 500 EUR 390 - 560 USD 580 - 830

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116 Bactrian Greek Large Decorated Vessel Circa 3rd-1st century BC. A large globular jar in a cream-pink fabric with conical shoulder and flared rim, one loop handle to shoulder, broad base; decorated on the shoulder with a band of dense painted ornament comprising lentoid panels and double scrolls, on the neck with rectangular panels with quatrefoil voids, on the outer rim with paired lentoids and on the inner rim with bilinear swags; the handle ribbed with scrolled upper end. Ceramic, 4.8 kg, 33 cm. Very fine condition, minor abrasion to outer rim. [No Reserve] £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

117 Bactrian Greek Decorated Vessel Circa 3rd-1st century BC. A tall cylindrical vessel in pink fabric with narrow base and wide flared neck, with bands of geometric black ornament to the body, shoulder and inner and outer faces of the neck; a single loop handle with black geometric design. Ceramic, 3.2 kg, 31 cm. Very fine condition, small chips to rim. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500

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118 Bactrian Greek Decorated Vessel Circa 3rd-1st century BC. A globular vessel in red fabric with conical neck and flared rim, with geometric black ornament to the upper body, shoulders, inner and outer faces of the neck; a single loop handle with discoid and triangular knops. Ceramic, 2.9 kg, 30 cm. Very fine condition, old chip to rim. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

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119 Bactrian Greek Decorated Pitcher Circa 3rd-1st century BC. A globular pitcher in cream-pink fabric with narrow base, conical shoulder and spouted rim, with bands of geometric black ornament to the body, shoulder and inner and outer faces of the neck; a single loop handle with black geometric design. Ceramic, 1.7 kg, 25 cm. Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

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120 Greek Apulian Black-Glazed Oinochoe Circa 4th century AD, Southern Italian. An oinochoe with trefoil mouth, enlivened with crimson, ochre and white slip; decorated with a lady of fashion, wearing elaborate headgear with curls falling over her ears, a fan in her left hand and situla in her right; a large palmette to the other side; to the shoulder a band of running scrolls and white bars to the neck. Ceramic, 540 grams, 29 cm. Very fine condition. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,120 - 1,690 USD 1,670 - 2,500 Suvanna collection, Sussex, UK; acquired in the 1970’s.

121 Greek Apulian Figural Painted Skyphos Circa 4th century AD, Southern Italian. A skyphos enlivened in white and ochre slip showing; Side A: a standing female figure, her hair dressed in a patterned kekryphalos and radiate stephane, wearing pendant earrings and beaded necklace, dressed in a belted chiton holding a patera in her left hand and a sceptre in her right; Side B: a female lady of fashion with kekryphalos and radiate stephane, with pendant earrings and two-tier beaded necklace; a large palmette dividing the two scenes and a band of wave pattern around the rim. Ceramic, 165 grams, 11 cm. Fine condition, restored. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Suvanna collection, Sussex, UK; acquired in the 1970’s.

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122 Greek Apulian Black-Glazed Lakarnis Circa 4th century AD, Southern Italian. A lakarnis in black-glazed ware enlivened with crimson, ochre and white slip; the lid decorated with two profile heads of ladies of fashion with elaborate hairstyle, earrings and stephane with palmettes between; the handle with balustred disc and rosette detail. Ceramic, 155 grams, 96 mm. Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Suvanna collection, Sussex, UK; acquired in the 1970’s.

123 Greek Painted Blue Glass Plate Circa 5th-3rd century BC. A flat blue glass plate with ochre and crimson slip design featuring a profile female face with elaborate hairstyle, stephane and earrings, with foliage patterns to each side and the text ‘KATLE’ below the scrolled baseline; a key pattern to the rim. Glass, 280 grams, 18 cm diameter. Very fine condition. Rare. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,120 - 1,690 USD 1,670 - 2,500 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

124 124 Greek Bone Gorgon Pendant Circa 7th century BC. A carved bone pendant in the form of a Gorgon mask with tightly curled hair, broad nose, lentoid eyes, pelta-shaped mouth open to reveal the teeth and protruding tongue; the suspension loop ribbed. Bone, 2.28 grams, 25 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s. This striking image appears in some Greek vase paintings as a shield design, associated principally with the Corinthian state. The grimacing face had an apotropaic quality.

125 Greek Bone Lion-Head Beads Circa 800-500 BC. A pair of carved bone beads in the form of snarling lion-heads with bared teeth and wrinkled muzzle, lentoid eyes and stylized mane composed from overlapping D-shaped plates; pierced longitudinally through the mouth for suspension. Bone, 9.23 grams total, 23 mm each. Extremely fine condition. [2] £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

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126 Roman Late Hellenistic Sheet Gold Statuette Circa 1st BC-early 1st century AD. A composition statuette with sheet gold surface in the form of a young female standing in a loose peplosstyle dress; the weight borne on the left leg; the hair braided and drawn back from the brow; the face delicately modelled and the creases and folds of the fabric carefully represented to suggest a light linen covering over the female form beneath; the gathered and

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127 Roman Gold and Carnelian Necklace Circa 3rd century BC-2nd century AD. A restrung necklace comprising twenty-three biconical carnelian beads with interstitial gold melon beads. Gold and carnelian, 18.9 grams, 46 cm. Extremely fine condition, restrung with modern clasp. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Acquired on the London art market in the 1960’s.

128 Roman Gold and Blue Glass Necklace Circa 2nd-4th century AD. A necklace constructed from twisted gold rods, each with a blue glass bead at one end, connected to its neighbour by a wire loop and piercing; at each end a gold disc with granule ornament and filigree border; the closure a hook-end-eye. Gold and glass, 7.67 grams, 44 cm. Extremely fine condition. £650 - 900 EUR 730 - 1,010 USD 1,080 - 1,500 UK art market, acquired prior to 1985.

129 Roman Gold and Emerald Brooch Circa 4th-5th century AD, Eastern Empire. A gold double-pinned brooch or fastener comprising a central shaft with five small and one large emeralds in cloison settings; the shaft extending at one end to a bifid loop and at the other to two recurved wire scrolls; through the loop a u-shaped gold pin clasped at the outer ends by the scrolls. Gold and emerald, 13 grams, 68 mm. Very fine condition. £600 - 900 EUR 670 - 1,010 USD 1,000 - 1,500 UK art market, acquired prior to 1996.

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130 Roman Gold and Carnelian Filigree Ring Circa 2nd century AD. A large gold finger ring comprising a flatsection filigree hoop, the shoulders D-shaped panels with transverse collars, palmettes above and pendant swags below; the bezel a hollow sheet-gold ellipse with filigree ropework borders surrounding an elliptical intaglio set en cloison; a central piercing on the underside with filigree collar; the intaglio depicting a standing figure in a Greek helmet with the right hand raised to the top of a column and holding a staff in the left hand. Gold and carnelian, 11.68 grams, 28.94 mm overall (approximate size British O 1/2, USA 7 1/2, Europe 15.76, Japan 15). Extremely fine, large wearable condition. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,350 - 2,020 USD 2,000 - 3,000 Old private collection, Surrey, UK.

131 131 Roman Gold and Carnelian Standing Figure Intaglio Finger Ring Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A gold finger ring formed as a plain broad flat-section facetted hoop expanding to a rectangular bezel bearing a carnelian intaglio of a standing figure with a staff. Gold and carnelian, 9.88 grams, 24 mm overall (approximate size British M, USA 6 1/4, Europe 12.56, Japan 12). Very fine condition, wearable. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s.

132 Roman Gold Warrior Intaglio Ring Circa 4th century AD. A gold intaglio finger ring comprising a roundsection hoop and discoid bezel enclosing a carnelian intaglio depicting a warrior with helmet and spear on his shoulder. See Oman, C.C. Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of Rings. Gold and carnelian, 2.35 grams, 22.42 mm overall (approximate size British Q, USA 8, Europe 17.15, Japan 17). Extremely fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000

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UK art market, acquired prior to 1985.

133 Roman Gold and Chalcedony Zeus Intaglio Ring Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A gold finger ring of keeled profile, flatsection hoop, expanding shoulders and cloison setting for an elliptical chalcedony intaglio depicting Zeus on his throne. Gold and chalcedony, 4.84 grams, 20.07 mm (approximate size British I 1/2, USA 4 3/4, Europe 8.16, Japan 8). Extremely fine wearable condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 900 - 1,350 USD 1,330 - 2,000 Ex Bonham’s 2005, ex old private collection.

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134 Roman Gold and Garnet Athena Intaglio Ring Circa 2nd century BC. A Roman period intaglio depicting a helmetted bust of Athena; in a 19th century setting in which the missing quarter of the intaglio has been completed in gold. Gold and garnet, 18.8 grams, 23.65 mm overall (approximate size British N, USA 6 1/2, Europe 13.41, Japan 13). Extremely fine condition, restored, large and wearable. £1,600 - 2,400 EUR 1,800 - 2,700 USD 2,670 - 4,000 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 2000.

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135 Roman Gold and Garnet Dionysus Intaglio Ring Circa 3rd century AD. A gold finger ring with a D-section hoop expanding to an elliptical bezel with a thin garnet plate engraved with the thyrsus or pine-cone tipped staff of Dionysus. Gold and garnet, 13.54 grams, 17.55 mm overall (approximate size British F, USA 2 3/4, Europe 3.98, Japan 4). Stone cracked. Very fine condition. Rare. £2,000 - 3,000 EUR 2,250 - 3,370 USD 3,340 - 5,000 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 2000.

136 Roman Gold Intaglio Ring Circa 3rd century AD. A gold finger ring with plain concave-section hoop rising to an elliptical bezel with billetted rim enclosing a blue onyx intaglio. See Oman, C.C. Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of Rings. Gold and onyx, 2.71 grams, 21.8 mm overall (approximate size British N, USA 6 1/2, Europe 13.41, Japan 13). Extremely fine wearable condition. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 136

Acquired on the London art market in the late 1990’s.

137 Roman Gold Scorpion Intaglio Ring Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A gold finger ring of keeled form comprising an expanding hoop with filigree spirals and ropework borders; the bezel an onyx intaglio set en cabochon within an elliptical cell; the intaglio grey and tan with an incised scorpion design on the flat surface. See Oman, C.C. Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of Rings. Gold and onyx, 6.63 grams, 25.98 mm overall (approximate size British L 1/2, USA 6, Europe 11.87, Japan 11). Extremely fine, wearable condition. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,350 - 2,020 USD 2,000 - 3,000 Acquired on the London art market in the late 1990’s.

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138 138 Roman Gold Finger Ring Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A gold finger ring of the classic keeled profile with square-section hoop rising to pentagonal shoulders with a billetted band placed centrally; the bezel a square cell with a dark blue glass insert. Gold and glass, 8.09 grams, 19.7 mm overall (approximate size British G, USA ,3 1/2 Europe 5.0, Japan 5). Very fine wearable condition. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000

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Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1990.

139 Roman Gold and Garnet Ring Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A large hollow gold funerary finger ring comprising a D-section hoop rising to an elliptical bezel set with a red glass intaglio depicting the bust of a Roman gentleman with laurel wreath and toga. Gold and garnet, 5.17 grams, 25.38 overall (approximate size British Q 1/2, USA 8 1/4, Europe 17.77, Japan 17). Very fine condition. £700 - 1,000 EUR 790 - 1,120 USD 1,170 - 1,670

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Old private collection, Surrey, UK.

140 Roman Gold Hercules Intaglio Ring Circa 1st century AD. A dark red glass carved intaglio depicting a bearded Hercules bust in profile; set into a modern gold ring with square-section hoop and simple elliptical bezel. Gold and glass, 5.96 grams, 24 mm overall (approximate size British R, USA 8 3/4, Europe 18.75, Japan 18). Very fine condition. £250 - 400 EUR 280 - 450 USD 420 - 670 Property of a Middlesex Gentleman; acquired in the early 1970’s; ex Chris Protheroe.

141 Roman Gold Standing Figures Finger Ring Circa 2nd century AD. A substantial gold finger ring formed with an expanding ribbed hoop, the bezel an elliptical panel featuring two standing figures with a miniature figure between; the standing figures with cornucopiae in their free hands and the miniature with raised hands. Gold, 18.78 grams, 23.19 mm overall (approximate size British T 1/2, USA 10, Europe 21.89, Japan 21). Extremely fine condition, large and wearable. £1,500 - 2,000 EUR 1,690 - 2,250 USD 2,500 - 3,340

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142 Roman Gold Portrait Ring Circa 2nd century AD. A gold finger ring formed with a D-section hoop expanding to an elliptical bezel with an engraved portrait bust of an emperor with wreath around his brow and toga on his shoulders. See Oman, C.C. Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of Rings. Gold, 13.3 grams, 24.88 mm overall (approximate size British V 1/2 , USA 10 3/4, Europe 24.28, Japan 23). Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. £700 - 1,000 EUR 790 - 1,120 USD 1,170 - 1,670

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UK art market, acquired prior to 1985.

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143 Roman Gold and Silver Marriage Ring Circa 3rd-4th century AD. A gold finger ring comprising a D-section hoop rising to an expanding discoid bezel with large granules in the quarters, set with a silver stamp seal depicting a pair of busts, male and female, the latter with earrings. Gold and silver, 16.4 grams, 25.2 mm overall (approximate size British L 1/2, USA 6, Europe 11.87, Japan 11). Very fine condition, large and wearable. Rare. £2,000 - 3,000 EUR 2,250 - 3,370 USD 3,340 - 5,000 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 2000.

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144 Roman Gold Menorah Ring Circa 1st century AD. A gold finger ring with D-section hoop expanding to an elliptical bezel bearing a punched-point design of a seven-line candelabra. Gold, 4.74 grams, 17 mm overall (approximate size British G 1/2, USA 3 1/2, Europe 5.55, Japan 5). Extremely fine condition. Very rare. £600 - 900 EUR 670 - 1,010 USD 1,000 - 1,500 Property of a Middlesex Gentleman; acquired in the early 1970’s; ex Chris Protheroe.

145 Roman Gold Facetted Ring Circa 3rd-4th century AD. A cast gold finger ring formed as five elliptical segments. Gold, 8.09 grams, 22.9 mm overall (approximate size British U 1/2, USA 10 1/4, Europe 23.15, Japan 22). Fine condition, wearable. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 Payn collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

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146 Roman Gold Snake Ring Circa 4th-5th century AD. A coiled-band flat-section finger ring with stylised snake-head terminals. Gold, 5.84 grams, 19 mm overall (approximate size British N 1/2, USA 6 3/4, Europe 14.35, Japan 14). Very fine condition, wearable. £800 - 1,200 EUR 900 - 1,350 USD 1,330 - 2,000 Property of a Gentleman; ex Kurt Bartel, Archaeo Gallery; ex Mike McAndrew collection. Finger rings with snake-head terminals were worn by the Scandinavian warrior elite in the Post-Roman Iron Age.

147 Roman Gold Cereal Child’s Ring Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A cast miniature gold finger ring with Dsection hoop and elliptical bezel bearing a punched design representing an ear of wheat tied at the lower end. Gold, 2.61 grams, 14 mm overall. Extremely fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 UK art market, acquired prior to 1996.

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148 Roman Gold Child’s Ring Circa 3rd-4th century AD. A small gold finger suitable for a child formed with a plain flat-section hoop expanding to discoid bezel inscribed SVRA SARIE in neat capitals. Gold, 3.52 grams, 16 mm overall (approximate size British G 1/2, USA 3 1/2, Europe 6.0, Japan 5). Very fine condition. £250 - 400 EUR 280 - 450 USD 420 - 670 Ex Gorney & Mosch, Munich.

149 Roman Gold and Emerald Pendant Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A pendant comprising a hexagonal-section emerald bead enclosed by convex gold discs with wire suspension loop. Gold and emerald, 1.56 grams, 20 mm. Extremely fine wearable condition, fitted with a modern loop to allow it to be worn. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830

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Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1990.

150 Roman Gold Fortuna Pendant Statuette Circa 1st-3rd century AD. A gold figurine depicting a standing female with crescent headdress, in a loose robe with a cornucopia in her left hand and the rudder of a ship in her right; the base flat and a pierced attachment lug to the rear. Gold, 9.34 grams, 29 mm. Very fine condition, intact loop to rear, wearable. Extremely rare. £2,000 - 3,000 EUR 2,250 - 3,370 USD 3,340 - 5,000 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 2000. Fortuna was the goddess of good and bad fortune in Roman religion, symbolised by the wheel, the ship’s rudder and the cornucopia.

151 Roman Gold Serapis and Eagle Pendant Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A gold pendant formed as a foil cell with broad elliptical surround, decorated with beaded wire rim and filigree Greek key pattern; the ribbed suspension loop joined above with granule detailing; the central cell enclosing a flat gemstone engraved with the wreathed profile of Serapis above an eagle spreading its wings. Gold and stone, 5.07 grams, 33 mm. Extremely fine condition. £650 - 900 EUR 730 - 1,010 USD 1,080 - 1,500

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152 Roman Gold Figural Pendant Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A gold discoid pendant with ribbed suspension loop, on the outer face an inset stone panel carved with a male bust. Gold and stone, 1.68 grams, 21 mm. Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 Ex Christies, Antiquities sale 9723, 29 October 2003.

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153 Roman Gold Temple Pendant Circa 3rd century AD. A gold pendant formed as the portico of a temple comprising a rectangular plate framed with filigree ropework and running scroll, surrounding a blue glass plaque; above, a double volute scroll with filigree and granule detailing surmounted by a ribbed suspension loop with granules; in the lower corners two bossed studs. See Higgins, R.A. Greek and Roman Jewellery. Gold and glass, 3.06 grams, 26.2 mm. Extremely fine condition. £350 - 500 EUR 390 - 560 USD 580 - 830 UK art market, acquired prior to 1985.

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154 Roman Gold Lunulate Pendant Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A gold crescent pendant with granule detailing and ribbed suspension loop. See Johns, C. The Jewellery of Roman Britain. Gold, 1.96 grams, 29 mm. Extremely fine condition. £350 - 500 EUR 390 - 560 USD 580 - 830 UK art market, acquired prior to 1985.

155 Roman Gold Rectangular Pendant Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A gold pendant comprising a rectangular plate with ropework filigree border, four granules and a central boss surrounded by a ropework collar; above, a ribbed loop with a single granule. See Higgins, R.A. Greek and Roman Jewellery. Gold, 2.25 grams, 20.3 mm. Extremely fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 UK art market, acquired prior to 1985.

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156 Roman Gold Phallic Pendant Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A cast gold pendant in the form of a phallus with suspension loop above. Gold, 2.97 gams, 18 mm. Very fine condition. Rare. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Private collection, Nottinghamshire, UK; acquired late 1980’s - early 1990’s.

157 Late Roman Gold Necklace Pendant Circa 4th-5th century AD. A pendant formed from two gold discs joined by gold wires to form a cage enclosing a degraded opaque red glass bead; a gold wire suspension loop above. Gold and glass, 1.98 grams, 19 mm. Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Private collection, Nottinghamshire, UK; acquired late 1980’s. Found near Lincoln in 1979.

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158 Roman Gold Disc Earrings Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A pair of gold earrings comprising a blue glass disc set en cloison in a cell with broad surround; on the reverse, the tapering attachment wire formed as a loop. See Higgins, R.A. Greek and Roman Jewellery. Gold and glass, 4.38 grams, 28 mm; 4.25 grams, 30 mm. Extremely fine condition. [2] £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 UK art market, acquired prior to 1985.

159 Roman Gold Hercules’ Club Earrings Circa 1st-3rd century AD. A pair of gold composite earrings comprising a filigree wire loop with a piriform plate with beaded wire surround and blue glass panel; below this a pyramid of hollow spheres with granule detailing above a ribbed tube with spherical ends. See Higgins, R.A. Greek and Roman Jewellery. Gold and glass, 3.75 grams, 48 mm; 3.77 grams, 49 mm. Extremely fine condition. [2] £450 - 700 EUR 510 - 790 USD 750 - 1,170

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Acquired on the London art market in the late 1990’s.

160 Roman Gold Pendant Earrings Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A pair of gold earrings comprising a convex disc with ropework surround and filigree crescent motif; on the reverse a wire attachment loop and pendant wire with spherical finial. See Higgins, R.A. Greek and Roman Jewellery. Gold, 1.74 grams, 32 mm; 1.74 grams, 34 mm. Extremely fine condition. [2] £225 - 375 EUR 250 - 420 USD 380 - 630 UK art market, acquired prior to 1985.

161 Roman Gold Pendant Earrings Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A pair of gold earrings formed as three convex discs with granule detailing above a rod with hollow sphere finial and granule detailing; the attachment wire s-curved on the reverse. See Higgins, R.A. Greek and Roman Jewellery. Gold, 1.89 grams, 27 mm; 1.78 grams, 28 mm. Extremely fine condition. [2] £225 - 375 EUR 250 - 420 USD 380 - 630

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Acquired on the London art market in the late 1990’s.

162 Roman Gold Pyramid Earrings Circa 3rd century AD. A pair of very large gold earrings comprising a convex disc with D-shaped filigree attachment loop above a circular collet; below, a pyramid of hollow spheres with granule detailing. See Higgins, R.A. Greek and Roman Jewellery. Gold, 7.3 grams, 46 mm; 7.3 grams, 48 mm. Extremely fine condition. [2] £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 UK art market, acquired prior to 1985.

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163 Roman Gold Lozenge and Teardrop Earrings Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A pair of gold pendant earrings comprising a lozengiform cell with a crimped plate surround enclosing a green glass insert; on the reverse, a wire loop and ring with piriform pendant and suspension wire. See Higgins, R.A. Greek and Roman Jewellery. Gold and glass, 2.16 grams, 27 mm; 2.01 grams, 28 mm. Extremely fine condition. [2] £250 - 400 EUR 280 - 450 USD 420 - 670 Acquired on the London art market in the late 1990’s.

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164 Roman Gold Three-Tiered Earrings Circa 4th-5th century AD, Eastern Empire. A pair of gold earrings each comprising a wire loop with three-tiered D-shaped bars with five independently hinged hooks and hollow lentoid pendants. Gold, 6.20 grams, 53 mm; 5.92 grams, 50 mm. Very fine condition. [2] £600 - 900 EUR 670 - 1,010 USD 1,000 - 1,500 UK art market, acquired prior to 1996.

165 Roman Silver ‘Claudius’ Bust Hair Pin Finial Circa 1st century AD. A cast silver finial in the form of a male head with short, straight hair, ovoid eyes and aquiline nose; the shaft round in section. Silver, 10.4 grams, 27 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 200 EUR 110 - 220 USD 170 - 330 Found near Chichester, West Sussex, UK in 1979. Possily intended as a portrait of the Emperor Claudius.

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166 Roman Silver Minerva Figurine Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A finely modelled figure of Minerva with Corinthian helmet and long robes, holding a bowl in the right hand and with left arm raised. Silver, 14 grams, 34 mm. Very fine condition. Rare. £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

167 Roman Silver Statuette Circa 1st-3rd century AD. A cast silver statuette of a female on a rectangular base, dressed in a chiton with left arm raised, a garland in the hair. Silver, 5.60 grams, 30 mm. Very fine condition. £200 - 400 EUR 220 - 450 USD 330 - 670 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s.

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168 Roman Silver Boar Brooch Circa early 5th century AD. A finely worked late Romano-British silver brooch terminating in a boar’s head with tusks and ridged mane above the headplate; the body decorated with raised silver nielloed ‘X’s within a band running the length of both sides; the three knobs of the headplate and the tail set with garnets; the boar’s eyes also set with garnets, with the owner’s name, preceded by a Christian cross, engraved on the catchplate; according to Dr. Richard Hobbs (British Museum), the inscription reads (cross) ANDIAT most probably for the owner Andiatus, a name also attested from an altar at Carvoran; with some gilding on the headplate and body remaining; the silver pin a replacement. See Catherine Johns The Jewellery of Roman Britain, page 169 for a very similar example (British Museum, PRB 1954.126.1, found Sussex) and discussion; cf. also Hugh Tait 7,000 Years of Jewellery, #498. Silver, 33 grams, 78 mm. Extremely fine condition, a museum quality example. Excessively rare. £4,000 - 6,000 EUR 4,490 - 6,740 USD 6,670 - 10,010 Property of a Gentleman; ex Edgar L. Owen Ltd; ex Joseph Ternbach collection.

169 Roman Silver Double-Pinned Brooch Circa 2nd century AD. A silver knee brooch with smooth bow and stamped collar; two bronze pins attached to the arms; the catchplate double with separate pierced lug for attachment of a chain. Silver, 28 grams, 50 mm. Extremely fine condition. Extremely rare. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250

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Property of a Middlesex Gentleman; acquired in the early 1970’s; ex Chris Protheroe. A most unusual example of a double-pinned brooch, with attachment point for a securing chain.

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170 Roman Silver Figural Ring Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A cast silver finger ring formed as a Dsection hoop and expanding shoulders with ribbed detailing, the bezel discoid with a central elliptical cloison holding an orange intaglio depicting a scene with two figures and a tree. Silver and glass, 7.67 grams, 18.3 mm overall (approximate size British E 1/2, USA 2 1/2, Europe 3.0, Japan 3). Very fine condition, wearable. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Property of a Hampshire Gentleman; acquired in the early 1980’s.

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171 Roman Silver Intaglio Ring Circa 2nd century AD. A silver finger ring with D-section hoop expanding to an elliptical bezel with gold ropework border and granules on the shoulders; the bezel bearing an agate intaglio of a male in profile. Silver and agate, 7.73 grams, 24 mm overall (approximate size British N, USA 6 3/4, Europe 13.85, Japan 13). Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

172 Roman Silver and Carnelian Standing Figure Intaglio Ring Circa 1st-3rd century AD. An impressive 1st century AD standing figure intaglio from an important gold finger ring, reset into a 2nd-3rd century AD silver ring with carinated-section hoop and elliptical bezel. See Oman, C.C. Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of Rings. Silver and carnelian, 7.50 grams, 21.23 mm overall (approximate size British E 1/2, USA 2 3/4, Europe 3.42, Japan 3). Very fine condition. £260 - 340 EUR 290 - 380 USD 430 - 570 Private collection, Cambridgeshire, UK; acquired prior to 2000.

171 173 Roman Silver Intaglio Ring Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A silver keel ring with D-section hoop and elliptical bezel bearing an orange intaglio depicting a hound chasing a hare. Silver and stone, 14 grams, 23 mm overall (approximate size British J 1/2, USA 5, Europe 9.32, Japan 9). Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s.

174 Roman Jasper Intaglio Ring Bezel Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A silver ring bezel holding an elliptical intaglio depicting a bust of a youthful female with hair drawn back and tied, earrings and necklace. Silver and jasper, 8.38 grams, 27 mm. Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 172

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175 Roman Silver Seated Figure Intaglio Ring Circa 1st-2nd century AD. An ornate silver keel ring formed as a Dsection hoop expanding to facetted shoulders, the bezel a lozenge with a central elliptical cloison holding a black glass intaglio depicting a seated figure with a branch in the left hand. Silver and glass, 20.4 grams, 27.9 mm overall (approximate size British P 1/2, USA 8, Europe 17.0, Japan 18). Very fine condition, wearable. [No Reserve] £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 Property of a Hampshire Gentleman; acquired in the early 1980’s.

176 Roman Silver Intaglio Finger Ring Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A cast silver finger ring with keel-shaped profile, the hoop with incised groove detailing; to the underside of the bezel and rear of the hoop, an incised saltire; to the bezel an elliptical red glass intaglio depicting a standing female figure wearing a helmet, holding a sapling. Silver and glass, 28 grams, 25 mm overall (approximate size British J, USA 4 3/4, Europe 8.63, Japan 8). Very fine condition, large and wearable. £600 - 900 EUR 670 - 1,010 USD 1,000 - 1,500

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177 Roman Silver Figural Ring Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A plain silver ring with carinated hoop and discoid bezel engraved with a pair of phalluses with a cross between, vegetation above. Silver, 2.73 grams, 20.24 mm overall (approximate size British L, USA 5 3/4, Europe 11.24, Japan 11). Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

178 Roman Silver Engraved Intaglio Ring Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A finger ring with rounded hoop rising to an elliptical bezel with figural intaglio engraving. Silver, 5.41 grams, 21 mm overall (approximate size UK N, USA 6½, Europe 13.72, Japan 13). Very fine condition, complete. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200

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179 Roman Silver Fede Marriage Ring Circa 3rd century AD. A large silver keeled finger ring formed with a concave section hoop expanding to a discoid bezel with raised border enclosing a clasped hands fede motif. Silver, 9.45 grams, 24.35 mm overall (approximate size British J, USA 4 3/4, Europe 9.0, Japan 9). Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Acquired on the London art market in the late 1990’s.

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180 Roman Silver Cosmetic Spoon Circa 1st century AD. A decorative silver spoon with ram’s horn terminal, flat-section shaft, twisted neck and hemispherical bowl, probably used for cosmetic purposes. Silver, 11 grams, 155 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 Found near Blue Berry Hill, near Upton, Oxfordshire in the 1970s; reported to Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

181 Roman Silver Medical Instrument Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A long silver medical instrument with a hipped shaft; at one end a flat spatulate plate, at the other a pair of knops. Silver, 26 grams, 23 cm. Very fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s.

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182 Roman Bronze Jupiter Figurine Circa 1st-3rd century AD. A cast figurine depicting the god Jupiter, naked and brandishing a thunderbolt; his right arm raised, gripping the centre of a double-pointed weapon; his face stern, his hair held back by a fillet and beard spread on his chest; his left arm bent and fist clenched; his left leg crossed over in front of the right; a socket for an attachment peg beneath the right foot. Bronze, 31.5 grams, 60 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £180 - 240 EUR 200 - 270 USD 300 - 400 Winterton collection, aquired prior to 2000.

183 Roman Bronze Head of Pan Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A hollow cast bronze male head with curved horns to the temples, tousled hair, lentoid eyes and full beard. Bronze, 175 grams, 65 mm. Very fine condition. £175 - 275 EUR 200 - 310 USD 290 - 460 Tucker collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; formed in the 1980’s.

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184 Roman Bronze Pan Carrying Dionysus Figurine Circa 1st-2nd century AD. An important well-modelled nude figure of Pan holding pipes in the right hand with right leg raised; with Dionysus seated on his upper left arm, holding a bunch of grapes in his right hand above the head of Pan. Bronze, 110 grams, 13 cm including stand. Very fine condition, with custom-made stand.

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185 Roman Bronze Zeus Statuette Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A cast bronze statuette depicting the god Zeus with wreath to the brow, extended right hand, loose robe across the left shoulder, clutching a pouch to his left hip. Bronze, 42 grams, 65 mm. Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Property of a Middlesex Gentleman; acquired in the early 1970’s; ex Chris Protheroe. Believed to be from Asia Minor.

186 Roman Bronze Mercury Figurine Circa 2nd century AD. A cast bronze nude standing figure of Mercury with talaria or winged boots, a cloak draped over the left shoulder and arm and a petasus cap on the head, holding a bag of coins in the right hand; supplied with a custom made stand. Bronze, 130 grams, 87 mm including stand. Very fine condition. £700 - 900 EUR 780 - 1,000 USD 1,150 - 1,480 185

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187 Roman Bronze Mercury Figurine A finely made statuette of a naked male with his weight on his right leg, his right arm extended and hand gripping a pouch of coins, the left cradling a staff with a trefoil head; the head held erect, with the hair combed forward onto the forehead and a three-point crown above the brow. See Green, M.J. The Gods of Roman Britain, and Ross, A. Pagan Celtic Britain. Bronze, 44.5 grams, 70 mm. Very fine condition, some loss to right foot. £180 - 240 EUR 200 - 270 USD 300 - 400 Winterton collection, aquired prior to 2000. The figure bears a superficial resemblance to depictions of Mercury with his caduceus in his left hand, such as the Gallo-Roman example in the Carnavalet Museum, Paris. Mercury was adopted into local Gallo-Roman and Romano-British religion where statuettes of the god were used as cult objects.

188 Roman Mercury Statuette Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A nude figure of Mercury with cloak over left shoulder, holding a bag of coins in his right hand and wearing a winged cap. Bronze, 43 grams, 64 mm. Fine condition. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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189 Roman Bronze Banqueteer Figurine Circa 2nd century AD. A cast figurine of a reclining female in loosely draped garments, in the right hand a bowl or dish; the left hand formed to grasp an item of food; the figure reclining on the left elbow with head erect, tilted slightly to the right. Bronze, 41 grams, 45 mm. Fine condition. Rare. £225 - 375 EUR 250 - 420 USD 380 - 630 Acquired on the London art market in the late 1990’s.

190 Roman Bronze Bust of Serapis Circa 3rd century AD. A large furniture mount in the form of a very finely modelled bust of Serapis depicted with lentoid eyes, well proportioned features and elaborate hairstyle; offered with custommade stand. Bronze, 250 grams, 14 cm including stand. Extremely fine condition, with slight loss to lower mount edge. Rare. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

191 Roman Bronze Bust of Attis Mount Circa 3rd century AD. A cast mount depicting the finely modelled bust of Attis with bearded face, long hair and wearing a Phrygian cap with loop behind; offered with custom-made stand. Bronze, 42 grams, 57 mm. Very fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000. With a printout about Attis.

192 Roman Bronze Male Torso Circa 1st century BC. A cast bronze figurine of an athletic male standing with his weight on his right leg, his left arm by his side and right arm extended, naked but for a flowing sash tied around his waist; supplied with a custom-made stand. Bronze, 215 grams total, 11 cm including stand. Very fine condition. Rare. £1,500 - 2,000 EUR 1,690 - 2,250 USD 2,500 - 3,340 Acquired on the London art market in the late 1990’s.

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193 Roman Bronze Statue Leg Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A hollow cast bronze lower right leg, foot and sandal from a statue, with carefully modelled toes and knotted straps; three lightly incised concentric bands below the knee, remains of a securing rivet to the rear; moulded attachment lug to the sole of the sandal. Bronze, 90 grams, 11 cm. Very fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330

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194 Roman Bronze Medusa Vessel Lid Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A cast bronze discoid hinged lid with Medusa head in the discus, two pierced lugs to the sides. Bronze, 105 grams, 71 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 From an old English collection.

195 Roman Miniature Actor’s Mask Circa 3rd century AD. A tinned cast bronze miniature actor’s mask formed as a D-shaped convex plate with pierced elliptical eyes, triangular nose and joined circular piercings for the mouth; the hair represented by segmented bands to the top and sides; on the reverse a sturdy attachment loop; supplied with custom-made stand. Bronze, 60 grams, 70 mm. Extremely fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

196 Roman Miniature Actor’s Mask Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A cast bronze miniature theatrical mask depicting a female with an elaborate bobbed wig and headband, deep-set eyes, rounded nose, dimpled chin and pursed mouth; formed hollow to the rear. Bronze, 12.4 grams, 26 mm. Very fine condition. £90 - 140 EUR 100 - 160 USD 150 - 230

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197 Roman Miniature Actor’s Mask Circa 2nd century AD. A cast bronze actor’s mask mount, with gaping mouth and braided hair. Bronze, 20 grams, 27 mm. Very fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 130 - 200 USD 200 - 300 196

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198 Roman Eagle Statuette Circa 2nd century AD. A cast bronze statuette of an eagle with wings spread and head raised, standing on a hollow circular pedestal. Bronze, 49 grams, 54 mm. Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 Acquired on the London art market in the late 1990’s.

199 Roman Eagle Statuette Circa 2nd century AD. A cast bronze figurine of an eagle with wings partly spread and head cocked, standing on a domed circular pedestal. Bronze, 36 grams, 54 mm. Fine condition. £125 - 175 EUR 140 - 200 USD 210 - 290 Acquired on the London art market in the late 1990’s.

200 Roman Silvered Drinking Cup Circa 1st-3rd century AD. A silvered bronze hemispherical cup with repoussé outer shell featuring two bands of oak-leaf and acorn design. Silvered bronze, 140 grams, 10 cm diameter. Very fine condition. Rare. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000

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201 z Roman Lion Constellation Finger Ring Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A cast bronze finger ring formed as a flatsection hoop rising to expanding shoulders, the elliptical bezel with intaglio design comprising a running lion on a background of stars and crescent moon. Bronze, 10.9 grams, 28 mm overall (approximate size British L, USA 6, Europe 11.3, Japan 11). Very fine condition, wearable. [No Reserve] £40 - 60 EUR 40 - 70 USD 70 - 100 Property of a Hampshire Gentleman; acquired in the early 1980’s. The stellar background suggests that the lion is intended for the constellation Leo.

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202 Roman Bronze Foot Oil Lamp Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A cast bronze oil lamp in the form of a sandalled foot with sole and strap detailing; the nozzle a cylinder emerging from the front of the sandal and the filler formed as the hollow conical ankle. Bronze, 160 grams, 10 cm. Extremely fine condition. Extremely rare. £2,500 - 4,000 EUR 2,810 - 4,490 USD 4,170 - 6,670 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000. A similar shape of oil lamp in terracotta is in the Museum of London collection.

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203 Roman Bronze Lamp Circa 2nd century AD. A cast bronze oil lamp of traditional form with plain angled reflector and chain for suspension. Bronze, 190 grams, 11 cm. Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

204 Roman Bronze Oil Lamp Circa 1st century AD. A cast bronze oil lamp of simple and traditional form, with wide spout; the handle pierced. Bronze, 175 grams, 11 cm. Fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 170 - 220 USD 250 - 330 From an old English collection.

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205 Romano-British Enamelled Deer Brooch Circa 2nd century AD. A cast bronze plate brooch in the form of a running deer with enamelled panels to the shoulders and ribs; pin lost in antiquity. Bronze, 11 grams, 38 mm. Very fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200

208 Roman Bull Plate Brooch Circa 3rd century AD. A cast bronze brooch in the form of a reclining bull with splayed front leg and tilted head; catchplate and pin-lug to the reverse. Bronze, 27 grams, 36 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250

Private UK collection, by descent from the vendor’s father, a metal detectorist, who formed his collection in the 1970’s-1980’s, from his own finds and by buying from a shop in Cambridgeshire, owned by Alan Fordham. Part of this collection was previously sold at Bonham’s Antiquities sale 17855, 6 October 2010, Lot 199.

Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s.

206 Roman Reindeer Plate Brooch Circa 2nd century AD. A plate brooch with hinged pin and catchplate to the reverse, in the form of an antlered reindeer standing upon a beaded ground line with foreleg raised above a tussock and with a rope or thong about the neck; the details of the stag enhanced with lines, annulets and dots to ribs, rump and neck respectively. Bronze, 9.14 grams, 40 mm. Good fine condition and complete. Rare. £300 - 400 EUR 340 - 450 USD 500 - 670

209 Romano-British Enamelled Boar Brooch Circa 2nd century AD. A cast bronze plate brooch in the form of a running boar on a baseline with carefully modelled snout and facial details, bristling mane, erect tail and inset enamel discs along the body; on the reverse the pin-lug, pin and catchplate are in place. See zoomorphic plate brooches in Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity, pages 224-252. Bronze, 6.54 grams, 36.7 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 From an old English collection.

From the Grove Collection, Surrey, UK.

207 Romano-British Silvered Horse Brooch Circa 2nd century AD. A cast bronze plate brooch in the shape of a running horse with scrolled line to the chest and flank. Silvered bronze, 2.90 grams, 28 mm. Very fine condition; slightly bent, complete with pin. Rare. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200

210 Romano-British Enamelled Boar Brooch Circa 2nd century AD. A cast bronze plate brooch in the form of a running boar on a baseline with carefully modelled snout and facial details, bristling mane, erect tail and inset enamel discs along the body; on the reverse the pin-lug and part of the pin in place. See zoomorphic plate brooches in Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity, pages 224-252. Bronze, 6.02 grams, 37 mm. Very fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 130 - 200 USD 200 - 300

Private UK collection, by descent from the vendor’s father, a metal detectorist, who formed his collection in the 1970’s-1980’s, from his own finds and by buying from a shop in Cambridgeshire, owned by Alan Fordham. Part of this collection was previously sold at Bonham’s Antiquities sale 17855, 6 October 2010, Lot 199.

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211 Romano-British Enamelled Wolf Brooch Circa 2nd century AD. A cast bronze plate brooch in the form of a wolf with head modelled in low relief and five enamel roundels on the flank; pin lost in antiquity. Bronze and enamel, 4.26 grams, 28 mm. Very fine condition. Extremely rare. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200

214 Romano-British Enamelled Panther Brooch Circa 2nd century AD. A cast bronze plate brooch in the form of a reclining panther, the head modelled in the round, with rows of enamel roundels along the flanks. Bronze and enamel, 11 grams, 37 mm. Very fine condition, complete with pin. £120 - 180 EUR 130 - 200 USD 200 - 300

Private UK collection, by descent from the vendor’s father, a metal detectorist, who formed his collection in the 1970’s-1980’s, from his own finds and by buying from a shop in Cambridgeshire, owned by Alan Fordham. Part of this collection was previously sold at Bonham’s Antiquities sale 17855, 6 October 2010, Lot 199.

Private UK collection, by descent from the vendor’s father, a metal detectorist, who formed his collection in the 1970’s-1980’s, from his own finds and by buying from a shop in Cambridgeshire, owned by Alan Fordham. Part of this collection was previously sold at Bonham’s Antiquities sale 17855, 6 October 2010, Lot 199.

212 Romano-British Enamelled Hare Brooch Circa 2nd century AD. A cast bronze plate brooch in the form of a running hare with triangular enamelled panels on the flanks; pin lost in antiquity. Bronze and enamel, 3.49 grams, 25 mm. Very fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200

215 Roman Lioness Plate Brooch Circa 2nd century AD. A cast bronze plate brooch in the form of a lioness advancing, modelled in the half-round with fur and muscle detailing, the head thrust forward, the tail looped around the rear legs; on the reverse, the pin and catchplate in place. See Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity. Bronze, 17 grams, 46 mm. Very fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 130 - 200 USD 200 - 300

Private UK collection, by descent from the vendor’s father, a metal detectorist, who formed his collection in the 1970’s-1980’s, from his own finds and by buying from a shop in Cambridgeshire, owned by Alan Fordham. Part of this collection was previously sold at Bonham’s Antiquities sale 17855, 6 October 2010, Lot 199.

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213 Romano-British Enamelled Panther Brooch Circa 2nd century AD. A cast bronze plate brooch in the form of a reclining panther, the foreparts modelled in the round, the flanks with enamelled roundel decoration; pin lost in antiquity. Bronze, 11.06 grams, 34 mm. Very fine condition. £180 - 240 EUR 200 - 270 USD 300 - 400

216 Romano-British Enamelled Hippocampus Brooch Circa 2nd century AD. A cast bronze plate brooch in the form of a hippocampus with hemispherical glass eye and enamelled panels on the neck and flank; pin lost in antiquity. Bronze and enamel, 5.22 grams, 27 mm, Very fine condition. Rare. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200

Private UK collection, by descent from the vendor’s father, a metal detectorist, who formed his collection in the 1970’s-1980’s, from his own finds and by buying from a shop in Cambridgeshire, owned by Alan Fordham. Part of this collection was previously sold at Bonham’s Antiquities sale 17855, 6 October 2010, Lot 199.

Private UK collection, by descent from the vendor’s father, a metal detectorist, who formed his collection in the 1970’s-1980’s, from his own finds and by buying from a shop in Cambridgeshire, owned by Alan Fordham. Part of this collection was previously sold at Bonham’s Antiquities sale 17855, 6 October 2010, Lot 199.


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217 Romano-British Silvered Peacock Brooch Circa 2nd century AD. A silvered cast bronze plate brooch in the form of a peacock with trailing tail; on the reverse the pin and catchplate still present. Bronze, 3.22 grams, 22 mm. Very fine condition, complete with pin. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 Private UK collection, by descent from the vendor’s father, a metal detectorist, who formed his collection in the 1970’s-1980’s, from his own finds and by buying from a shop in Cambridgeshire, owned by Alan Fordham. Part of this collection was previously sold at Bonham’s Antiquities sale 17855, 6 October 2010, Lot 199.

218 Romano-British Enamelled Owl Brooch Circa 2nd century AD. A cast bronze plate brooch in the form of an owl with head facing, the wings and eyes forming cells for enamel infill; the pin and catchplate in place on the reverse. Bronze and enamel, 4.71 grams, 30 mm. Very fine condition, complete with pin. Very rare. £120 - 180 EUR 130 - 200 USD 200 - 300 Private UK collection, by descent from the vendor’s father, a metal detectorist, who formed his collection in the 1970’s-1980’s, from his own finds and by buying from a shop in Cambridgeshire, owned by Alan Fordham. Part of this collection was previously sold at Bonham’s Antiquities sale 17855, 6 October 2010, Lot 199.

219 Romano-British Eagle Brooch Circa 2nd century AD. A cast bronze plate brooch in the form of an eagle modelled in the round, with sharply curved beak and lentoid eyes, feather detailing on the body. Bronze, 15 grams, 45 mm. Very fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 Private collection, Nottinghamshire, UK; acquired late 1980’s - early 1990’s. Found at Norton Disney, Lincolnshire in 1987.

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220 Romano-British Cavalry Parade Helmet and Peacocks Plate Brooch Circa 2nd century AD. A silvered bronze plate brooch formed as a pair of opposed peacocks framing a male bust wearing a cavalry parade helmet; pin lost in antiquity. Silvered bronze, 2.36 grams, 23 mm. Very fine condition. Very rare. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 Private UK collection, by descent from the vendor’s father, a metal detectorist, who formed his collection in the 1970’s-1980’s, from his own finds and by buying from a shop in Cambridgeshire, owned by Alan Fordham. Part of this collection was previously sold at Bonham’s Antiquities sale 17855, 6 October 2010, Lot 199.

221 Romano-British Urn and Dolphins Brooch Circa 2nd century AD. A gilt bronze plate brooch in the form of an elaborate urn flanked by opposed dolphins on a baseline; pin lost in antiquity. Gilt bronze, 5.87 grams, 29 mm. Very fine condition. Extremely rare. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 Private UK collection, by descent from the vendor’s father, a metal detectorist, who formed his collection in the 1970’s-1980’s, from his own finds and by buying from a shop in Cambridgeshire, owned by Alan Fordham. Part of this collection was previously sold at Bonham’s Antiquities sale 17855, 6 October 2010, Lot 199.

222 Romano-British Bronze Enamelled Frog Brooch Circa 2nd century AD. A plate brooch with hinged pin and catchplate to the reverse in the form of a frog with legs spread to the sides; the body with two rectangular cells and protuding eyes holding pale green enamel. Bronze, 8.53 grams, 36 mm. Very fine condition with pin. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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223 Romano-British Enamelled Shield Brooch Circa 2nd century AD. A cast bronze plate brooch in the form of a hexagonal shield with D-shaped projections; the surface with red and blue enamelled panels; the pin and catchplate in place on the reverse. Bronze and enamel, 4.01 grams, 31 mm. Very fine condition, complete with pin. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 Private UK collection, by descent from the vendor’s father, a metal detectorist, who formed his collection in the 1970’s-1980’s, from his own finds and by buying from a shop in Cambridgeshire, owned by Alan Fordham. Part of this collection was previously sold at Bonham’s Antiquities sale 17855, 6 October 2010, Lot 199.

224 Roman Double Axe Brooch Circa 2nd century AD. A silvered bronze plate brooch in the form of a double pelta on a ropework central column; the pin and catchplate intact to the reverse. Bronze, 14 grams, 33 mm. Very fine condition. £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 130

226 Romano-British Enamelled Brooches Circa 1st century AD. A mixed group of bronze plate brooches comprising: a bird with blue enamel wing, pin missing; a miniature trumpet with triangular bee detail, pin missing; a horse-and-rider, pin missing; a hare in low relief with pin to rear; a pierced disc with mask above and dolphin’s forepart and tail to either side, pin to rear; bee with red enamel to wings. Bronze and enamel, 18 grams, 15-32 mm. Very fine condition. [6] £150 - 200 EUR 170 - 220 USD 250 - 330 Private UK collection, by descent from the vendor’s father, a metal detectorist, who formed his collection in the 1970’s-1980’s, from his own finds and by buying from a shop in Cambridgeshire, owned by Alan Fordham. Part of this collection was previously sold at Bonham’s Antiquities sale 17855, 6 October 2010, Lot 199.

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225 Romano-British Enamelled Axe Brooch Circa 2nd century AD. A cast bronze plate brooch in the form of an axe with red and green enamelled panels to the head and shaft; the pin lost in antiquity. Bronze and enamel, 3.59 grams, 30 mm. Very fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200

227 Romano-British Enamelled Brooches Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A mixed group of plate brooches comprising: a running hound with enamelled panel to the flank, ear and tail complete, pin to rear; a fish with red and blue enamel panels, pin missing; a bird with green enamel panels to the wings, pin missing; a goose with red and blue enamel panels to the wing, recurved neck and head intact, pin missing; a horse-and-rider brooch with panels to the horse’s flank and rider’s cloak, pin missing; a miniature trumpet brooch with green enamel wings forming a bee. Bronze and enamel, 15 grams, 22-31 mm. Very fine condition. [6] £150 - 200 EUR 170 - 220 USD 250 - 330

Private UK collection, by descent from the vendor’s father, a metal detectorist, who formed his collection in the 1970’s-1980’s, from his own finds and by buying from a shop in Cambridgeshire, owned by Alan Fordham. Part of this collection was previously sold at Bonham’s Antiquities sale 17855, 6 October 2010, Lot 199.

Private UK collection, by descent from the vendor’s father, a metal detectorist, who formed his collection in the 1970’s-1980’s, from his own finds and by buying from a shop in Cambridgeshire, owned by Alan Fordham. Part of this collection was previously sold at Bonham’s Antiquities sale 17855, 6 October 2010, Lot 199.


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228 Romano-British Enamelled Brooches and Mount Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A mixed group of bronze plate brooches comprising: a small dragonesque with pin and cell for enamel inlay; a triangular two-cell bee with catchplate to the rear; a running boar with pin to the rear; a disc with human mask above and dolphin to each side, central panel to accept enamel, pin to the rear; an elliptical plate with central transverse bar and blue enamel panels to each side, catchplate and lug to the rear; a columnar mount with rings to each side, with red enamel panels in La Tène design. Bronze and enamel, 26 grams, 18-35 mm. Very fine condition. [6] £150 - 200 EUR 170 - 220 USD 250 - 330 Private UK collection, by descent from the vendor’s father, a metal detectorist, who formed his collection in the 1970’s-1980’s, from his own finds and by buying from a shop in Cambridgeshire, owned by Alan Fordham. Part of this collection was previously sold at Bonham’s Antiquities sale 17855, 6 October 2010, Lot 199. Bee Brooch found Barhill, Cambridge, UK.

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230 Roman Trefoil Mouth Oinochoe Wine Jug Circa 1st-2nd century BC. A cast bronze oinochoe of trefoil-mouth form with concentric bands to the shoulder and thickened basal rim; the looped handle with lion-head ornament above the mouth and scrolled lower end. Bronze, 765 grams, 18 cm. Very fine condition, cleaned and preserved. Rare. £600 - 900 EUR 670 - 1,010 USD 1,000 - 1,500 UK art market, acquired prior to 1996.

229 Romano-British Bow Brooches Circa 1st century AD. A group of two bow brooches comprising: a bronze dolphin brooch with fluting to the outer faces of the bow, spring and catchplate complete; a silver Aucissa type brooch with knop above the bow and notched footplate, pin attached. Cf. Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity, item 893 and Ancient Brooches and Other Artefacts, item 1493. Bronze, 10 grams, 34 mm; silver, 7.32 grams, 52 mm. Very fine condition. [2] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 Private UK collection, by descent from the vendor’s father, a metal detectorist, who formed his collection in the 1970’s-1980’s, from his own finds and by buying from a shop in Cambridgeshire, owned by Alan Fordham. Part of this collection was previously sold at Bonham’s Antiquities sale 17855, 6 October 2010, Lot 199.

231 Roman Bronze Incense Burner Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A cast bronze tripod incense burner comprising a conical bowl with inverted lip and central spike seated upon three legs with bifurcated feet with struts to rear. Bronze, 56 grams, 47 mm. Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Ex Bonham’s Antiquities sale, 2008.

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232 Roman Wine Cup Stand Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A cast bronze stand comprising a square plateau with circular central hole and concentric ring ornament; at each corner a clawed lion’s foot. Bronze, 295 grams, 17 cm across feet. Very fine condition. Rare. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 UK art market, acquired prior to 1985.

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233 Roman Bronze Strigil by Maker SANVS Circa 1st century AD. A cast strigil with concave and curved blade, with three ornamental lines to outer face; the looped handle with maker’s name SANVS in rectangular panel. Bronze, 60 grams, 17 cm. Extremely fine condition. Excessively rare with maker’s mark. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 UK art market, acquired prior to 1985.

234 Roman Bronze Stylus Circa 3rd century AD. A cast bronze wax tablet stylus with a finely tapered and pointed writing tip and a shoulder at the main stem; the trapezoidal erasing end neatly formed. Bronze, 7.07 grams, 13 cm. Extremely fine condition. £40 - 60 EUR 40 - 70 USD 70 - 100 Found Cambridgeshire, England in 1994.

235 Roman Bronze Coin Mirror Circa 1st century AD. A cosmetic mirror formed with a recessed polished surface and the reverse in the form of a coin of Faustina I. Bronze, 10 grams, 31 mm. Very fine condition. Extremely rare. £120 - 180 EUR 130 - 200 USD 200 - 300 233

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236 Roman Lion-Handled Key Circa 2nd-4th century AD. A substantial casket key with zoomorphic handle; the iron shank with four wards and Z-profile shank; the cast bronze handle formed as a recumbent lion with detailed mane and facial features, the openwork mouth gripping a bronze ring; the hindquarters developing to a square-section bow for the key; the underside slightly concave. Bronze and iron, 230 grams, 12 cm. Extremely fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 London art market, acquired in the 1990’s. Found Wiltshire, England.

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237 Roman Bronze Lion Mask Door Handle Circa 2nd century AD. A very large cast bronze door handle formed as a lion mask within a circular frame; the mask stern with prominent brow and eyes, detailed mane framing the face; the sides of the mouth pierced to accept a substantial bronze ring with ribbed collar

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238 Roman Bronze Pouncing Lion Mount Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A cast bronze mount comprising a tridentine base and columnar trunk in the half-round with serrated top and incised leaf detailing; emerging from the trunk a pouncing lioness with broad extended forepaws and gaping mouth, fur detailing on the body and discoid eyes; the base with triangular recess to the rear. Bronze, 90 grams, 58 mm. Fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

239 Roman Lion Mask Mount Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A hollow cast bronze mount in the form of a lion with gaping mouth, strongly modelled muzzle and brow, ovoid eyes and crescent mane with hair detailing on front and rear faces. Bronze, 15 grams, 32 mm. Very fine condition. £90 - 120 EUR 100 - 130 USD 150 - 200 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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240 Roman Bronze Figural Plaque Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A repoussé bronze plaque with ribbed borders, depicting a bearded male in three-quarter view with fleshy cheeks, wearing a toga over his right shoulder; in his hair a wreath of leaves and flowers; pierced near the corners for attachment. Bronze, 20 grams, 64 mm. Fine condition. Rare. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 Acquired on the London art market in the late 1990’s.

241 Roman Large Bronze Amuletic Phallus Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A cast bronze phallus gripped at the base by a right hand; beneath, two appendages; the wrist developing into a fierce beast-head at the rear; pierced vertically for suspension. Bronze, 135 grams, 73 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Ex CNG MBS, 22 September 2004, lot 2062 (with printout from catalogue and CNG invoice, sold for £283).

242 Roman Priapus Pendant Circa 2nd century AD. A cast nude Priapus figurine pendant, standing with knees bent, his hands at his erect phallus, with suspension loop at head. Bronze, 24 grams, 55 mm. Fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 241

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243 243 Roman Dedicatory Plaque Circa 1st century BC-1st century AD. A cast bronze epigraphic plaque with attachment rivets in the corners, having square washers on the reverse; bearing seven lines of incised text in seriffed Roman capitals reading DNS M ANT AVG BA / BIAE SATYRAE E / T M CATONIO THR / ET TO MATRI ET PA / TRI PISSIMISE E / T IN DVI CENTISS / IMISE CIT[?]AEONIA for M(arcus) Catonio Threpto. See Samuel G. Harrod A Lexicographical Study Based Upon Volume VI of Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum, page 56 (references 12798 and 13493) for a similar inscription relating to the same person. Bronze, 18.7 grams, 65 mm. Very fine condition. Extremely rare. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 London art market, acquired in the 1990’s. Baebia was a Roman republican gens (family name) and there was also a consul named Marcus Macrinius Avitus Catonius Vindex (family gens name Catonio).

244 Roman Military Phalera of Apollo Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A cast bronze phalera with the head of Apollo modelled in the half-round within a circular border; the reverse hollow with ferrous inclusions. Bronze, 49 grams, 38 mm. Very fine condition. £125 - 175 EUR 140 - 200 USD 210 - 290 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

245 Roman Silvered Bronze Chariot Fittings Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A set of silvered bronze chariot fittings comprising: three large and two small right-angled edging plates, pierced for attachment; six terminal mounts with cuboid base and flared rim, surmounted by a pelta-shaped plaque with central palmette; two terminal mounts similar to the above with two plaques mounted converging and substantial c-shaped staple beneath. Silvered bronze, 3.2 kg, mount with plaque: 94 mm. Good very fine condition. [13] £2,000 - 3,000 EUR 2,250 - 3,370 USD 3,340 - 5,000 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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246 Roman Pair of Chariot Decorations Circa 2nd century AD. A pair of cast bronze chariot fittings in the form of decorative hooks: each emerging from a flower, the upper body of a cupid with elaborate hair and full face, one with a cornucopia and the other panpipes; traces of silvering to the eyes; supplied with custom-made stands. Bronze, cornucopia: 690 grams, 16 cm; pipes: 650 grams, 16 cm. Fine condition. Rare. [2] £2,500 - 3,500 EUR 2,810 - 3,930 USD 4,170 - 5,840 Ex Hirsch Antiquities sale 270, Munich, Lot 440.

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247 Roman Bronze Chariot Fitting Circa 2nd century AD. A cast bronze chariot fitting formed as a segmented plant in a hemispherical bowl on a low square plinth expanding to four bulbous feet; the lower end of the plinth cast hollow with a round-section attachment loop beneath. Bronze, 110 grams, 55 mm. [No Reserve] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 100 USD 100 - 150 Winter collection, Kent, UK; bought on the London art market in the early 1980’s.

248 Roman Bronze Chariot Fitting Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A cast bronze chariot fitting formed as a tubular mount with eagle-head detail at the upper end, thick integral collar and ribbed L-shaped bar. Bronze, 170 grams, 68 mm. Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Acquired on the London art market in the late 1990’s.

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249 Roman Bronze Phallic Military Decoration Circa 2nd century AD. A large cast bronze military pendant with hollow reverse, formed as a crescent and suspension hoop with a clenched fist on one end and stylized phallus on the other, on the base male genitals; on the lower edge three further hoops; supplied with custom-made stand. Bronze, 50 grams, 72 mm. Extremely fine condition, wearable. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 Property from a Princely collection, acquired in the 1960’s. The pendant shows examples of aggressive power in the phallus and the fist. The lower hoops were used for attachment of ribbons and other ornamentation.

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250 Roman Bronze Military Fitting Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A cast bronze phalera formed as a concave discoid plate with central human mask motif; the face fleshy and youthful with an elaborate braided headdress surround, with diadem and serpent above; the surround with undulating line and dots. Bronze, 125 grams, 67 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Tucker collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; formed in the 1980’s.

251 Romano-British Bronze Military Plate Circa 1st century AD. A sheet bronze repoussé bracket mount, decorated with a dished boss with concentric circle detailing; rightangled flange to one edge; pierced in four places for attachment Bronze, 60 grams, 11 cm. Very fine condition, minor damage to raised boss and split to edge. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 Found near Harston Cambridgeshire, UK in the late 1980’s. Possibly a fitting from a chariot or a substantial item of furniture.

252 z Roman Group of Bronze Military Fittings and Mounts A mixed group of bronze fittings comprising: a flat disc with enamelled triangular and cruciform insets and remains of central boss; a cat slider in the form of a panther’s head in profile with open mouth; a pelta-shaped harness pendant with bird-head detail; a long harness mount with silver and niello surface decoration; a circular repoussé mount with crescent and phallus motifs; a cast mount with enamel decoration and suspension ring. Bronze, 110 grams, silvered mount: 72 mm. Fine condition. [6] £30 - 50 EUR 30 - 60 USD 50 - 80

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253 z Roman Lead Toy Figure Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A cast lead bifacial flat figure depicting Venus with naked torso and draped skirt standing next to a column. Lead, 30 grams, 82 mm. Very fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s.

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254 Roman Large Marble Head Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A carved marble head depicting a youthful male with short curled hair, broad nose, fleshy cheeks and prominent brow; supplied with a custom made stand. Marble, 2.5 kg, 21 cm including stand. Very fine condition. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,120 - 1,690 USD 1,670 - 2,500 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

255 Roman Marble Female Bust Circa 2nd-4th cenury AD. A carved marble bust representing a youthful female with braided hair and sensitively carved features. Marble, 240 grams, 85 mm. Fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 Tucker collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; formed in the 1980’s.

256 Roman Marble Male Head Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A carved marble head of a middle-aged man with broad forehead, aquiline nose, curly receding hair and small pursed mouth; supplied with a custom-made display stand. Marble, 490 grams total, 14 cm including stand. Very fine condition. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,120 - 1,690 USD 1,670 - 2,500 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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257 Roman Marble Legionary Soldier With Sword Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A carved marble figure depicting an advancing legionary soldier in a lorica squamata tunic with his drawn sword held upright in his right hand, his left side covered by a sagum or military cloak, his legs and head bare; supplied with a custommade stand. Marble, 160 grams total, 12 cm including stand. Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

258 Roman Marble Figure With Dagger Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A carved marble frieze fragment depicting a youthful male with billowing cloak holding a drawn dagger in his left hand; supplied with custom-made stand. Marble, 680 grams, 18 cm including stand. Fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

259 Roman Marble Brothel Frieze Fragment Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A carved marble frieze depicting an erotic scene of two athletic young lovers on a couch; the lower border ogival in profile. Cf. similar scenes published in Fanin The Royal Museum at Naples, Being an Account of the the Erotic Paintings, Bronzes and Statues Contained in that Famous ‘Cabinet Secret’ London, 1871 plate VII. Marble, 6.285 kg, 32.5 cm. Very fine condition. £2,000 - 3,000 EUR 2,250 - 3,370 USD 3,340 - 5,000 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s. Erotic scenes formed part of the mural decorations of brothels in the ancient world, and many graphic examples have been recovered from Pompeii and elsewhere.

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260 Roman Marble Gladiator Stele Fragment Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A fragment from a marble stele depicting a gladiatorial scene: a bear lunging with the right forepaw towards a bare-headed gladiator in lorica segmentata armour, stabbing it in the chest with a gladius. Marble, 275 grams, 93 mm. Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

261 Roman Hunting Scene Stele Circa 4th century AD. A carved marble D-shaped stele depicting a a horseman with billowing cloak, thrusting downwards with a spear; within a raised border. Marble, 655 grams, 13 cm. Fine condition. £350 - 500 EUR 390 - 560 USD 580 - 830 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

262 Roman Cinerary Urn Fragment Circa 3rd-4th century AD. A fragment of a marble cinerary urn rim with carved rouletting and raised female bust with long hair framing the rounded face; supplied with custom-made stand. Marble, 855 grams, 15 cm including stand. Very fine condition. £450 - 600 EUR 510 - 670 USD 750 - 1,000 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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263 Roman Stone ‘Vita Tibi’ Stamp Seal Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A plano-convex stamp seal with incised design of a dolphin within the legend ‘ VITA TIBI’ (long life to you); pierced for suspension. Stone, 1.70 grams, 13 mm. Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 100 USD 100 - 150 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

265 264 Roman Carved Stone Figural Amulet Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A carved stone pendant in the form of a female bust with long braided hair. Stone, 2.54 grams, 17 mm. Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £90 - 120 EUR 100 - 130 USD 150 - 200 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

265 Roman Carved Stone Phallic Pendant Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A carved stone pendant in the form of a phallus, pierced for suspension. Stone, 7.64 grams, 55 mm. Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 100 USD 100 - 150

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266 Roman Carnelian Mercury Intaglio Circa 1st-2nd century AD. An oval carnelian intaglio gemstone depicting the profile bust of Mercury with caduceus staff over shoulder. Stone, 0.67 grams, 12 mm. Very fine condition, chipped at top edge. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Payn collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

267 Roman Crystal Intaglio Group A mixed group of engraved crystal intaglios comprising: a stalk with three leaves; a running figure; a pair of D-shaped panels; a fleeing deer looking backwards; a complex trophy with cherubs supporting a frame above. Crystal, 5.66 grams, 12-20 mm. Very fine condition. [5] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500

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268 Roman Carthaginian Terracotta Demeter Circa 3rd-1st century BC. A hollow-cast figurine of Demeter in mitre cap with bordered mantle and heavy girdle; circular piercing to the rear. Terracotta, 155 grams, 14 cm. Fine condition, restoration to base. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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269 Roman Large Upchurch Greyware Vessel Circa 2nd century AD. A large greyware pot with everted rim and decorative geometric band to the shoulder. See R. J. Pollard The Roman Pottery of Kent, 1988. Ceramic, 2 kg, 28 cm diameter. Very fine, with a few manufacturing flaws, rare complete. £100 - 200 EUR 110 - 220 USD 170 - 330 Winter Collection, Kent, UK; found Upchurch Marshes, Kent in the 1980s. The Roman pottery kilns on what are now the tidal marshes at Upchurch, Kent, are justly famed as a thriving pottery production area with many kiln and related sites. The London Clay in this area is of fine quality and was thus suitable for pottery making. With the rise in the sea level, the area is now mostly inundated and, as tidal forces erode the silts, pottery (often ‘seconds’), is sometimes exposed. The soft muds and general inaccessibility of the area make collection difficult.

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270 Roman Redware Bowl Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A fine shallow bowl with sloping sides and rounded rim, the interior and upper exterior parts finished in thin red slip. Ceramic, 1.5 kg, 30 cm. Very fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 170 - 220 USD 250 - 330 Ex Bonham’s sale 16777, lot 307 (part), 2009; ex Dean collection, acquired 1990’s.

271 Roman Redware Platter Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A large shallow circular platter with gently sloping sides and flat narrow rim, the centre of the base with four scribed lines; the whole finished in thin red slip. Ceramic, 850 grams, 31 cm. Very fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 170 - 220 USD 250 - 330 Ex Bonham’s sale 16777, lot 307 (part), 2009; ex Dean collection, acquired 1990’s.

272 Roman Ribbed Storage Vessel Circa 5th century AD. A tall wide-mouthed storage jar in cream-pink fabric with narrow base and ribbed texture to the outer face. Ceramic, 3.5 kg, 33 cm. Very fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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273 Roman Terracotta Wine Jug Circa 2nd-3rd century AD, Eastern Empire. A tall flagon with pearshaped body with a shallow foot ring, tapering to a narrow neck with flared rim and loop handle; the whole finished in thin red slip. Ceramic, 955 grams, 29.5 cm. Very fine condition with slight surface abrasion. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 UK art market, acquired prior to 1996.

274 Roman Terracotta Bowl Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A shallow bowl with angled sides and incurved rim with slight pontil to base. Ceramic, 800 grams, 28 cm. Very fine condition, complete. £100 - 200 EUR 110 - 220 USD 170 - 330 Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK.

275 Roman Green Double Lead-Glazed Wine Cup Circa 3rd century AD. A D-shaped green lead-glazed cup with two scrolled handles; on each face of the bowl a mask of Bacchus flanked by vine leaves; the basal rim low and narrow. Glass, 95 grams, 11 cm. Very fine condition. Extremely rare. £800 - 1,200 EUR 900 - 1,350 USD 1,330 - 2,000 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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276 Roman Arridene Ware Fragment with Gladiators in Combat Circa 3rd century AD. A fragment of an Arridene Ware cup with figural decoration: within a rectangular border with foliage detailing, two gladiators in combat, one with round shield and single-edged sword, the other in long trousers with an ovoid shield with central rib, brandishing a knife; supplied with custom-made display stand. Terracotta, 90 grams including stand, 90 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000. The long shield, long trousers and battleknife suggest that the figure on the right is a Germanic or Gallic prisoner of war.

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277 Roman Emperor, Empress and Victory Lamp Circa 3rd-4th century AD. A terracotta oil lamp with triangular fin handle and long rectangular nozzle; on the discus a scene depicting the Emperor and Empress facing each other with a winged Victory overhead, within a pelletted border and wreath of chevron elements. Terracotta, 175 grams, 14 cm. Handle restored, otherwise very fine condition. £350 - 500 EUR 390 - 560 USD 580 - 830 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

278 Roman Perseus and the Minotaur Oil Lamp Circa 2nd-4th century AD. A red-brown clay oil lamp with designs on the discus: a bull’s head with erect horns and a double-headed axe between; the handle comma-shaped and pierced; the nozzle plain and collared; on the underside, within the basal ring, a male face with a thick browband. Ceramic, 115 grams, 11 cm. Very fine condition, complete. £120 - 180 EUR 130 - 200 USD 200 - 300 Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK. The designs on the discus refer to the Minotaur and the labrys axe; the face on the underside may represent Perseus.

279 Roman Ceramic Lioness and Stag Oil Lamp Circa 2nd century AD. A terracotta oil lamp with pierced lug hand and D-shaped nozzle; on the discus a scene of predation involving a stag with large antlers being bitten in the neck by a pouncing lioness; on the underside, the maker’s name IVSTI (i.e. Justus). Ceramic, 60 grams, 10 cm. £170 - 250 EUR 190 - 280 USD 280 - 420 277

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280 Roman Kneeling Gladiator Lamp Circa 1st century AD. A terracotta lamp with pelta-shaped nozzle; on the discus a kneeling gladiator with lorica segmentata armour. Terracotta, 45 grams, 88 mm. Extremely fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 From the collection of Rodney Legg, UK; author of Romans in Britain.

281 Roman Pouncing Lion Oil Lamp Circa 4th century AD. A long terracotta oil lamp with triangular fin handle and rectangular nozzle; on the discus a pouncing lion between the air holes, with a penannular band of stamped floral decoration to the outer edge. Terracotta, 150 grams, 13 cm. Very fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 130 - 200 USD 200 - 300 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

282 Roman Leda and the Swan Oil Lamp Circa 2nd century AD. A terracotta oil lamp with looped handle and D-shaped nozzle; on the discus a scene of Leda in congress with Zeus in the guise of a swan; on the underside the maker’s name VVIGIAM. Terracotta, 47 grams, 92 mm. Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500

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283 Roman Ceramic Wolf Oil Lamp Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A ceramic oil lamp in cream-yellow terracotta with a hole in the centre of the discus and scroll detailing to the nozzle; the discus with an image of a leaping wolf; the base impressed with maker’s name MEPIIA. Ceramic, 65 grams,112 mm. Very fine condition, spout cracked. £160 - 240 EUR 180 - 270 USD 270 - 400 Aston Collection; Hampshire, UK; bought Oxford in 1988.

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284 Roman Augustinian Green Glass Tray Circa 1st century AD. A shallow rectangular tray in translucent dark green glass with addorsed bird-head patterns at each of the shorter sides. The birds with incised elliptical eyes, long spiked beaks and

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285 Roman Eastern Empire Glass Vessel Collection Circa 1st-4th century AD. A mixed group of superb iridescent bulbous glass vessels with serrated bases, comprising: a red and blue jar with white trails and narrow neck; a small blue jar with dark blue iridescent trails and conical neck; a pale blue jar with dark blue trails and tall neck; a grey jar with iridescent white trails and vertical swags; a small

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pale blue jar with narrow neck with pale blue iridescent swags and trails; a tall pale blue jar with dark blue trails; a yellow jar with iridescent yellow trials and meander. Glass, 475 grams total, 70-96 mm. Extremely fine condition. Extremely rare. [7] £5,000 - 8,000 EUR 5,620 - 8,990 USD 8,340 - 13,340 London collection; acquired in the 1950’s.

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286 Roman Glass Vessel Group Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A mixed group of glass vessels comprising: a small green glass jar with flared rim; a blue glass jar with flared neck, ribbed body and thickened rim; a blue glass jar with pinched trailing on the body and tall neck; a green glass jar with flared neck, bulbous body and pinched detail to the lower body; a bulbous jar with flared neck and leaf-pattern moulding to the body; a green glass bulbous jar with narrow, flared neck; two tall round-bottomed flasks with everted rims, the glass iridescent. Glass, 160 grams, 50117 mm. Very fine condition. [8] £250 - 400 EUR 280 - 450 USD 420 - 670 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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287 Roman Glass Amphora Circa 4th-6th century AD, Eastern Empire. A black glass miniature amphora with iridescent blue and yellow glass marvered trails; the body globular with tall cylindrical neck and everted rim, two loop handles to the sides and rounded knop finial. Glass, 43 grams, 10 cm. Extremely fine condition. Very rare. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 London collection; acquired in the 1950’s.

288 Roman Blue Glass Globular Bottle Circa 3rd-4th century AD. A pale blue glass vessel with globular body and indented base, the neck long and gently curved with wide everted rim, the handle broad and ribbed with complex recurve at the upper end; the surface iridescent. Glass, 42 grams, 13 cm. Extremely fine condition with iridescence. Rare. [No Reserve] £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 Goodchild collection, Hampshire, UK; acquired from CNG Inc in 2000, sale 53, March 15, lot 2411. Accompanied by an invoice dated 27th March 2000 for US$ 490.50.

289 Roman Green Glass Juglet Circa 3rd century AD. An iridescent green glass miniature jug with pinched spout and C-shaped handle. Glass, 25 grams, 73 mm. Extremely fine condition, beautiful iridescence. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 287

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290 Roman Glass Polychrome Vessel Circa 2nd century AD. A bulbous jar with slender neck and everted rim in iridescent blue, yellow and brown glass. Glass, 18 grams, 93 mm. Very fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

291 Roman Amber Glass Vessel Circa 1st-2nd century AD. An amber glass vessel with tapering body, pinched neck and wide rim, with some pearlescent surface remaining. Glass, 100 grams, 97 mm. Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 From the Moustaki collection.

292 Roman Amber Glass Bottle Circa 3rd century AD. A glass bottle with rounded bowl, narrow stem and upper bowl in iridescent amber glass; the neck wide and open, slightly flared. Glass, 55 grams, 95 mm. Extremely fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830

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293 Roman Pale Blue Glass Bowl Circa 1st century AD. A pale blue glass bowl with carinated profile and everted rim, the base concave; around the circumference three blue glass rosette appliqué motifs; the surface iridescent. Glass, 115 grams, 88 mm diameter. Extremely fine condition with iridescence, complete. Rare. [No Reserve] £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 Goodchild collection, Hampshire, UK; acquired from Ancient & Oriental Ltd in the late 1990’s.

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294 Roman Sprinkler Flask With Handle Circa 1st-3rd century AD. A small glass flask with conical body, tubular neck, applied collar and scrolled handle; the underside dished for stability. Glass, 80 grams, 68 mm. Very fine condition. £90 - 140 EUR 100 - 160 USD 150 - 230 From the Moustaki collection.

295 Roman Green Glass Vessel Circa 3rd century AD. A fine iridescent green glass bottle with helical twisted coils in the body and serpentine handles; the neck narrow rising to a broad dish top. Glass, 65 grams, 87 mm. Extremely fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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296 Roman Glass Cameo Vessel Circa 2nd century AD. A pale blue opalescent glass jar with bulbous body, small loop handles, applied basal ring and cylindrical neck; white glass decoration in the form of applied trails to the neck and shoulers, palmettes and meanders to the body. Glass, 56 grams, 11 cm. Very fine condition. Rare. £800 - 1,200 EUR 900 - 1,350 USD 1,330 - 2,000 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

297 Roman Glass Pearlescent Bottle Circa 3rd century AD. A pearlescent glass bottle with globular body and tubular, ribbed neck; the body with concentric rings above and below and engraved scrollwork on the body. Glass, 26 grams, 60 mm. Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

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298 Roman Pale Blue Glass Bowl Circa 2nd century AD. A wide pale blue glass bowl with iridescent sheen, the rim slightly everted and underside concave. Glass, 54 grams, 105 mm. Very fine condition, beautiful iridiscence. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

299 Roman Glass Unguentarium Circa 2nd century AD. A delicate glass unguentarium with bulbous body, long neck and everted rim; the underside concave for stability and the sides dimpled; the glass retaining much of its iridescent surface. Glass, 5.19 grams, 51 mm. Extremely fine condition with beautiful iridescence. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 300 Property from a Princely collection, acquired in the 1960’s.

300 Roman Green Glass Balsamarium Circa 4th-5th century AD. A blue-green glass balsamarium with conical neck, ovoid body with applied trails, solid concave base; the handles solid, with applied trail detailing; the body slightly iridescent. Glass, 53 grams, 97 mm. Extremely fine condition with iridescence. Rare. [No Reserve] £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 Goodchild collection, Hampshire, UK; ex Ancient & Oriental Ltd in the late 1990’s. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Ancient & Oriental Ltd. A balsamarium was used to contain perfumed ointments or incense.

301 Roman Green Glass Double Balsamarium Circa 4th century AD. A blue-green glass double balsarium formed as a pair of conjoined tubes with slightly flared tops with thickened rims and scrolled handles, the base bulbous and flattened beneath, the body iridescent. Glass, 100 grams, 128 mm. Extremely fine condition with iridescence. Rare. [No Reserve] £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 Goodchild collection, Hampshire, UK; acquired from Ancient & Oriental Ltd in the late 1990’s. Accompanied by a certificate of Authenticity from Ancient & Oriental Ltd.

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302 Roman Pair of Green Glass Dimpled Vessels Circa 2nd century AD. A pair of large iridescent green glass jars with globular body, broad tapering neck and thick collar below the rim; a straight handle with bifid end to each side; the body dimpled at the equator. Glass, 200 grams, 14 cm; 170 grams, 13 cm. Extremely fine condition. Rare. [2] £1,500 - 2,000 EUR 1,690 - 2,250 USD 2,500 - 3,340 London collection; acquired in the 1950’s.

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303 z Roman Glass Polychrome Bangle Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A decorative D-section bangle in dark blue glass with white glass chevron detailing. Glass, 43 grams, 94 mm. Very fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 Private collection, Nottinghamshire, UK; acquired late 1980’s-early 1990’s.

304 Roman Cameo Mask Circa 1st-3rd century AD. A carved bichrome glass disc depicting a youthful male with thick, radiating hair, fleshy face and aquiline nose with a ribbon bow beneath the chin. Glass, 47 grams, 56 mm. Fine condition, repaired. [No Reserve] £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

305 Roman Intaglio and Cameo Group A mixed group of elliptical glass intaglios comprising: an advancing hippocamp in orange; bust of a young male in dark orange (part missing); a perching bird on crystal; a male face in profile in olive green; offered with a cameo of a young female in white on dark orange and a bust of a young female in dark blue, both not ancient. Glass, 2.53 grams, cameo: 11 mm. Very fine condition. [6] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 305

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306 Roman Gold Banded Glass Beads Circa 1st century AD. A group of six biconical polychrome glass beads in blue, green, red and white with gold inclusions in the yellow bands. Glass, 35 grams, 40-45 mm. Extremely fine condition. Rare. [6] £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

307 Roman Mosaic Glass Beads Circa 2nd century AD. A group of six polychrome glass beads in white, green, red and yellow with fine black borders; pierced for suspension. Glass, 42 grams, 17-19 mm. Extremely fine condition. [6] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250

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308 Roman Amber Boar Figurine Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A boar figurine carved in the round with incised hair and bristles, the ears, eyes and tusks carefully executed. Amber, 11 grams, 35 mm. Very fine condition. Extremely rare. £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330 Property of a Middlesex Gentleman; acquired in the early 1970’s; ex Chris Protheroe.

309 Roman Bone Putti Sculpture Circa 1st century AD. A carved bone statuette of two naked winged boys, one seated on the ground with legs splayed, grasping the other standing figure; the boys well-proportioned with curly hair and feathered wings; of good provincial workmanship. Bone, 28 grams, 48 mm. Very fine condition. Very rare. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,120 - 1,690 USD 1,670 - 2,500 Property of a Middlesex Gentleman; acquired in the early 1970’s; ex Chris Protheroe.

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310 Roman Carved Bone Philosopher Applique Circa 3rd century AD. A carved bone bust of a bald, bearded male; the beard and folds of the tunic carefully modelled. Bone, 2.59 grams, 22 mm. Fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s. Possibly intended for Plotinus (d.270 AD) who combined traditional Platonic ideas with the new trend toward monotheism, in the Neo-Platonic school.

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311 Roman Carved Bone Applique Circa 3rd century AD. A carved bone convex openwork plaque depicting a high-status female with carefully dressed hair, veil extending to the shoulders, necklace and ornamented robe. Bone, 5.50 grams, 38 mm. Fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

312 Roman Carved Bone Lion’s Head Circa 2nd century AD. A carved bone plaque in the form of a lion’s head with detailed mane and gaping mouth. Bone, 33 grams, 54 mm. Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

313 Roman Bone Phallus Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A carved bone phallus pendant with pierced suspension lug and rectangular plate to rear. Bone, 9.50 grams, 51 mm. Very fine condition. £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 130 312

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314 Roman Bone Implement Group Circa 1st-4th century AD. A mixed group of bone items comprising two bone hair pins, one with female bust head (slight loss to tip), the other with a stylised pineapple head, plus a shallow bone trough, the outside surface ribbed. Bone, 25 grams, 95-130 mm. Very fine condition. [3, No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Acquired on the London art market in the late 1990’s.

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315 Byzantine Gold Geometric Ring Circa 7th - 8th century AD. A substantial gold finger ring formed as a plain D-section hoop rising to a long elliptical bezel inset with emeralds set en cloison in a geometric floral pattern. Gold and emerald, 19.17 grams, 23.86 mm overall (approximate size British T, USA 9 3/4, Europe 21.26, Japan 20). Extremely fine condition, wearable. £800 - 1,200 EUR 900 - 1,350 USD 1,330 - 2,000 UK art market, acquired prior to 1985.

316 Byzantine Gold Amphora Intaglio Ring Circa 4th-5th century AD. A gold intaglio ring formed as a plain, concave-section hoop surmounted by a conical bezel containing a grey-green glass intaglio set en cloison; the intaglio depicting an amphora with flowers set within a lozengiform frame with dog-tooth border. See Oman, C.C. Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of Rings. Gold and glass, 2.81 grams, 22.2 mm overall (approximate size British K 1/2 , USA 5 1/2, Europe 10.27, Japan 10). Extremely fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000

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317 Byzantine Gold Earrings Circa 10th-12th century AD. A pair of gold lunate earrings each with a twisted wire loop and floral stud pin supporting a hollow bifid crescent pendant with granule decoration in lines, lozenges and flowers. Gold, 19 grams total, 44 mm. Very fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330 Property of a Middlesex Gentleman; acquired in the early 1970’s; ex Chris Protheroe.

318 Byzantine Silver Buckle Circa 7th-8th century AD. A silver plate buckle with convex loop and flat tongue; the plate formed as three overlapping discoids with piriform openwork elements and punched point detailing; a large iron rivet securing the plate to the rear strap. Silver, 9.33 grams, 65 mm. Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £120 - 180 EUR 130 - 200 USD 200 - 300 UK art market, acquired prior to 1985.

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319 Byzantine Silver Figural Dish Circa 11th-15th century AD. A repoussé silver elliptical dish depicting scenes of rural life among trees and picturesque rocks, including reaping, pipe-playing, lyre-playing; the figures tall and slender, one of the males bearded, another wearing the Phrygian cap, the females in loose robes; the central panel a seated female. Silver, 130 grams, 18.5 cm. Split to rim otherwise extremely fine condition. Extremely rare. £2,000 - 3,000 EUR 2,250 - 3,370 USD 3,340 - 5,000 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 2000. Found Eastern Europe in the 1960’s.

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word ‘FILADELFOI’ can be discerned, meaning ‘brotherly love’. Bronze, 2.2 kg, 43 cm. Fine condition, some damage and minor loss at base. Extremely rare. £2,000 - 3,000 EUR 2,250 - 3,370 USD 3,340 - 5,000 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

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321 321 Byzantine Lion Head Ring Mounts Circa 10th century AD. A pair of cast handle-mounts, the bodies with hollow backs, depicting lion masks within surrounds; with traces of iron fixing pins; the circular cast handles hung through the mouths, each handle with three collars. Bronze, 1.2 kg, 17 cm. Fine condition, with some encrustation. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

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322 Byzantine Lead Wine Beaker Holder Circa 9th-10th century AD. A cast lead holder for a glass wine beaker, formed as a curved horn with stippled banding around and along the sides and a foliate terminal cap; a discoid pad beneath the lower end; the upper end supported by the head and forepaws of a lion with full mane, deep brow and broad mouth; the lion’s head and shoulders surrounded by a scrolled plate. Lead, 155 grams, 82 mm. Some loss to rim. Excessively rare. £800 - 1,200 EUR 900 - 1,350 USD 1,330 - 2,000 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 2000.

323 Byzantine Inscribed Bow Brooch Circa 7th century AD. A simple brooch form with plain bow, the catchplate formed from the tail wrapped round the stem, the lower front of the foot with a rectangular panel inscribed ICLAICIOIC and with the pin and spring formed from a single length of wire. Bronze, 11 grams, 63 mm. Very fine condition with pin. £75 - 100 EUR 80 - 110 USD 130 - 170 Private collection, Nottinghamshire, UK.

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324 Byzantine Bronze Geometric Cross Finger Ring Circa 6th-10th century AD. A cast bronze finger ring with carinated hoop and hexagonal couch beneath, the shoulders with raised pentagonal panels, the bezel a square with incised geometric decoration in the form of a grid, chevrons and punched-dot texturing. Bronze, 15.6 grams, 23.1 mm overall (approximate size British O, USA 7 1/4, Europe 15.0, Japan 15). Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 100 USD 100 - 150 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

325 Byzantine Ring Group Circa 10th century AD. A mixed group of finger rings comprising: a bronze ring with running loop detail on the hoop, separate discoid shoulders (one lost in antiquity), cylindrical bezel with ropework on sides and top plate with ropework cross and four bosses; a bronze ring with ribbed hoop and three separate discoid panels, cylindrical bezel with interlace on sides and top plate with concentric fauxgranulation and central knop; a bronze ring with ribbed hoop and three separate discoid panels, cylindrical bezel with openwork sides and top plate with concentric faux-granulation and central hexafoil with knop. Bronze, 43 grams total, 32-38 mm overall. Very fine condition, wearable. [3, No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250

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326 Byzantine Cross Weight Circa 4th-10th century AD. A bronze square weight with ridged sides, on the upper surface a punched-point design comprising an arch with incised cross below. Bronze, 27 grams, 21 mm. Extremely fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s; ex Bonhams Antiquities sale 18817, part of lot 209.

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327 Byzantine Bronze Disc Weight Circa 4th-10th century AD. A discoid bronze weight with recessed faces, one with concentric punched decoration and central cross above ‘gamma’ and ‘sigma’. Bronze, 160 grams, 49 mm. Extremely fine condition. Rare. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s; ex Bonhams Antiquities sale 18817, part of lot 200.

328 Byzantine Jug With Figural Handle Circa 8th century AD. A clay single-handled jug with everted rim, convex body and with a plain base; the moulded handle depicting an outstretched naked female figure with arms raised above her head, and with defined breasts and pudenda. Clay, 455 grams, 14 cm. Very fine condition, complete. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman.

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329 329 Byzantine Flower Lamp Circa 3rd-4th century AD. A terracotta oil lamp with triangular fin handle and D-shaped nozzle; on the discus a radiating petal pattern, and on the rim a wreath of chevron elements; on the underside a scroll motif. Terracotta, 135 grams, 12 cm. Very fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

330 Byzantine Pedestal Three Wick Oil Lamp Circa 7th century AD. A moulded ceramic oil lamp with filling hole in the central discus and three nozzles below, triangular plate to the rear; beneath, a tubular pedestal with banded decoration. Ceramic, 230 grams, 14 cm. Very fine condition, complete. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

331 Byzantine Group of Bone Spindle Whorls Circa 6th-10th century AD. A mixed group of turned bone spindle whorls comprising nine low domed types with incised linear and ringand-dot decoration, one low stepped type and one tall cylindrical type. Bone, 65 grams, 15-30 mm. Very fine condition. [11, No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 330

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