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

Head Office TimeLine Auctions Limited Berry Lodge St Mary’s Lane Upminster RM14 3PH, UK

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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

Notice to Buyers Some lots will require export licences in order to leave the UK or EU, please contact us for advice if required. We try to provide information regarding general condition, restorations, repairs and damage for each lot but this is necessarily subjective. The absence of specific information does not imply that the lot is free from defects or that it is in good condition. Bidders should satisfy themselves in all respects by personal inspection before bidding. Estimate ranges are provided for general information only and are given in Pounds Sterling (£); and for antiquities, approximate equivalents in Euros (EUR) and US Dollars (USD). Hammer prices may fall outside the ranges indicated. All bids and payments must be made in Pounds Sterling (£).

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.


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332 Near Eastern Gold and Lapis Lazuli Mesopotamian Necklace Circa 800-600 BC. A restrung multi-strand necklace comprising five rows of narrow lapis lazuli strung between two triangular plates; the strands with crenellated gold collars placed regularly; the central ornament a pierced granulated gold bar with lapis lazuli bead and loop below, and cast gold scrolled pendant attached; the triangular plates with filigree ropework border and loops, two repaired; the upper

sections with larger lapis lazuli beads and gold collars; some restoration with a modern simple hook-and-eye catch.. Gold and lapis lazuli, 23 grams, 45 cm. Very fine condition. ÂŁ3,000 - 5,000 EUR 3,370 - 5,620 USD 5,000 - 8,340 Ex. James Chesterman Collection, Cambridgeshire, UK.

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333 Near Eastern Gold and Polychrome Bead Necklace Circa 1st millennium BC. A necklace formed from gold double-loop links and eight spherical polychrome glass beads; the central feature a globular dark blue pendant with integral suspension loop; hook-andeye fastening. Gold and glass, 21 grams, 42 cm. Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830

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

334 Near Eastern Gold, Banded Agate and Carnelian Necklace Circa 1,500-1,200 BC. A long restrung necklace comprising nine banded agate biconical beads flanked by gold spherical beads, separated by series of carnelian discs. Gold, agate and carnelian, 31.2 grams, 60 cm. Very fine wearable condition. Restrung with modern clasp. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1990.

335 Near Eastern Old Syrian Bead Necklace Circa 1500 BC. A restrung necklace comprising forty-three conical carnelian ribbed beads with interstitial clusters of three small biconical beads. Carnelian, 49 grams, 78 cm. Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired in the 1960’s.

336 Near Eastern Glass Polychrome Bead Necklace Circa 500 BC-100 AD, probably Phoenician. A restrung necklace composed from glass beads of spherical, tubular, biconical and ovoid profiles, some not ancient. Glass, 130 grams, 70 cm. Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500

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

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337 Near Eastern Gold Granulated Ring Circa 1st century BC. A square-section gold bar bent into a penannular form with granulation to the edges. Gold, 4.65 grams, 24 mm. Very fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330 Property of a Gentleman, ex Artemission.

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338 Near Eastern Gold Sassanian Figural Intaglio Ring Circa 3rd century AD. A cast gold finger ring formed as a D-section hoop rising to scooped shoulders, the bezel an elliptical pedestal bearing the image of an advancing female figure in flowing robes holding a goblet in the right hand. Gold, 7.56 grams, 26.6 mm overall (approximate size British S, USA 9 1/4, Europe 20.38, Japan 19). Extremely fine condition, wearable; minor damage to base of hoop. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 From a Princely collection, acquired in the 1960’s.

339 Near Eastern Gold Abassid Finger Ring Circa 10th century AD. A gold finger ring comprising a plain gold triangular-section hoop with two expanding pillars bearing crescent decoration, each capped with a conical garnet. Gold and garnet, 3.70 grams, 34 mm overall (approximate size British M 1/2, USA 6 1/4, Europe 13.0, Japan 12). Very fine condition, complete and wearable. Rare. £150 - 200 EUR 170 - 220 USD 250 - 330 Acquired on the London art market in the 1960’s.

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340 Near Eastern Carved Carnelian Finger Ring Circa 1st-5th century AD. A finger ring carved from carnelian with facetted hoop rising to an elliptical bezel with a central boss with youthful female face. Carnelian, 5.85 grams, 31 mm overall (approximate size British T, USA 9 3/4, Europe 21.76, Japan 21). Extremely fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

341 Near Eastern Carved Carnelian Intaglio Finger Ring Circa 1st-5th century AD. A carved carnelian ring comprising a hatched panel on the rear of the hoop and a series of ibexes on the hoop with crescents above; the bezel a discoid panel with the incised motif of a long-legged quadruped beside a bush. Carnelian, 7.23 grams, 26.4 mm overall (approximate size British Q, USA 8, Europe 17.15, Japan 16). Extremely fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 341

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342 Near Eastern Carved Carnelian Finger Ring Circa 1st-5th century AD. A finger ring carved from carnelian with facetted hoop rising to an elliptical bezel with a domed, facetted central boss. See Oman, C.C. Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of Rings. Carnelian, 2.68 grams, 25 mm overall (approximate size British L 1/2, USA 6, Europe 12.34, Japan 12). Extremely fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

343 Near Eastern Gold and Emerald Pendant Earrings Circa 6th-5th century BC. A pair of gold composite earrings comprising a wire hoop with helical wire bindings and transverse rod with pearl, emerald and agate beads; the hoop attached to the pendant cylinder by extensions of the wire bindings with pearl and agate beads along the outer edges; the pendant cylinder formed from gold sheet with filigree and granulation detailing, on the reverse a filigree fillet, on the front a repoussé mask above a circular collet (one with cabochon stone remaining); the base a domed cap with pendant agate and pearl beads. See Troili, E. et al. Treasures From Tuscany - The Etruscan Legacy. Gold, emerald, agate and pearl, 7.97 grams, 47 mm; 8.21 grams, 49 mm. Very fine condition. [2] £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830

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

344 Near Eastern Gold Openwork Earrings Circa 1st millennium BC. A pair of gold earrings comprising a thick suspension hoop attached to a rectangular openwork panel with filigree ornament; below, a wire loop with beads attached in turquoise, pearl and gold granules and wire cage with amethyst teardrop pendant. Gold, pearl, turquoise and amethyst, 5.90 grams, 53.8 mm; 6.38 grams, 51.4 mm. Extremely fine condition. [2] £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830

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

345 Near Eastern Parthian Gold Pendant Earrings Circa 1st century BC. A pair of gold pendant earrings formed as hollow conical pendants with granule decoration on the upper faces and filigree collars; the hollow suspension loop with hinge attachment points. Gold, 1.87 grams, 23.4 mm; 2.18 grams, 23 mm. Extremely fine condition. [2] £250 - 400 EUR 280 - 450 USD 420 - 670 UK art market, acquired prior to 1985.

346 Near Eastern Sassanian Gold, Pearl and Crystal Earring Circa 2nd-7th century AD. A gold earring formed from a thick wire with coiled loop; at the outer ends of the wire two pierced pearls, separated by gold granule collars flanking a pierced crystal facetted bead. Gold, pearl and crystal, 6.74 grams, 29 mm. Very fine condition. £250 - 350 EUR 280 - 390 USD 420 - 580

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348 347 Near Eastern Assyrian Gold Winged Bull Mount Circa 15th-10th century BC. A repoussé gold foil mount in the form of an advancing winged bull with curved horns, gaping mouth, elliptical ear, thick trunk, broad wing and curled tail; on the reverse a gold attachment loop. Gold, 1.33 grams, 44 mm. Extremely fine condition. Rare. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 Pullen collection, Northern Ireland, UK; acquired in the 1960’s.

348 Near Eastern Bactrian Gold Mount Circa 1st millennium BC. A repoussé gold foil mount bearing a figural design: a winged biped with a triangular head, discoid eyes and flat, elliptical ears, surrounded by stylized vegetation within a circular border; the mount pierced in four places for attachment. Gold, 1.75 grams, 34.34 mm. Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 349

UK art market, acquired prior to 1985.

349 Near Eastern Syrian Gold Bull’s Head Pendant Circa 1st millennium BC. A hollow sheet gold model of the head of the sacred bull with crescent horns, elliptical eyes and broad muzzle, and the radiating solar symbol on its forehead. Gold, 1.17 grams, 25 mm. One horn detached, otherwise fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Acquired on the London art market in the 1970’s.

350 Near Eastern Sassanian Gold Framed Seal Circa 4th-5th century BC. An elliptical carnelian seal stone with fine intaglio profile of a bearded man with inscription before; the counter stone of plain pale onyx; the whole set into a gold strip frame with applied twisted wire scrollwork and beads with a plain suspension loop; the frame of later date. Gold and stone, 16 grams, 40 mm. Very fine condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 900 - 1,350 USD 1,330 - 2,000 Property of a Middlesex Gentleman; acquired in the early 1970’s; ex Chris Protheroe.

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351 Near Eastern Sassanian Silver-Gilt Lotus Bowl Circa 4th century BC. A simple repoussé bowl with rounded base and rolled rim, the upper edge ornamented with alternating ‘arrowhead’ and ‘teardrop’ motifs (the latter gilded externally) above the lotus flower flutings; alternate petals gilded. Silver-gilt, 160 grams, 17 cm diameter. Fine, with some minor damage. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,120 - 1,690 USD 1,670 - 2,500 Acquired on the London art market in the 1960’s.

352 Near Eastern Bactrian Silver Dish with Camel Applique Circa 1st millennium BC. A shallow silver dish with angled sides and plain edge rim with a band of incised ornament; the bowl with repoussé bosses both internally and externally; at the centre internally a repoussé applique depicting a walking camel and handler. Silver, 310 grams, 15 cm. Fine condition, some perforation to repoussé work. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,120 - 1,690 USD 1,670 - 2,500 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

353 Near Eastern Phrygian Silver Brooch Pair Circa 8th-7th century BC. A matched pair of bow brooches with linear rib design to the bow and cresent design on the hinge plate. Silver, 31 grams total, 49 mm, 50 mm. Fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250

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354 Near Eastern Achaemenid Lotus Bowl Circa 1st millennium BC. A shallow beaten bronze bowl with repoussé lotus blossom and raised central boss. Bronze, 160 grams, 17.5 cm. Very fine condition. £300 - 400 EUR 340 - 450 USD 500 - 670 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

355 Near Eastern Luristan Goat-Handled Offering Bowl Circa 2nd millennium BC. A small cast bronze shallow dish or paten with broad rim and tripod foot; the affixed handle in the form of a leaping goat, the front hooves rivetted to the bowl rim; the goat well modelled with nostrils, eyes, ears, horns and tail. Bronze, 990 grams, 21 cm. Very fine condition. Rare. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,350 - 2,020 USD 2,000 - 3,000 London collection; acquired in the 1950’s.

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356 Near Eastern Sassanian Figural Bowl Circa 2nd-7th century AD. A beaten bronze bowl with fluted rim and flat base, decorated with concentric bands of arcading, hounds chasing deer and display script; to the rim, panels of display script reserved against an arabesque background. Bronze, 1.4 kg, 42 cm. Very fine condition, cleaned. Rare. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,120 - 1,690 USD 1,670 - 2,500 London collection; acquired in the 1950’s.

357 Near Eastern Bronze Zoomorphic Pouring Spout Circa 4th century BC. A cast bronze hollow spout with conical Dsection attachment developing to the cylindrical spout with zoomorphic detailing including ram’s horns and ears and an elephant’s trunk; two holes for attachment rivets at the upper end. Bronze, 260 grams, 86 mm. Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 UK art market, acquired prior to 1996.

358 Near Eastern Stylised Cockerel Bowl Foot Circa 3rd century AD. A cast bowl mount in the form of a stylised cockerel with red stone eyes; a pendant suspended from the beak. Bronze, 387 grams, 60 mm. Very fine condition. £75 - 125 EUR 80 - 140 USD 130 - 210

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Private collection, Cambridgeshire, UK; acquired prior to 2000.

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359 359 Near Eastern Sassanian Bronze Tripod Incense Brazier Circa 1st millennium BC. A cast bronze ovoid bowl with narrow rim supported on three legs with ‘paw’ feet; with a square socketted handle, pierced for affixing an organic handle extension. Bronze, 655 grams, 10 cm. Extremely fine condition. Rare. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

360 Near Eastern Bronze Palm Tree Kohl Pot Circa 2,500 BC. A cast bronze vessel in the form of a palm trunk, with six projections; the pin in situ, the head depicting the figure of an animal. Bronze, 120 grams, 11 cm. Fine condition. £300 - 400 EUR 340 - 450 USD 500 - 670 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1990.

361 Near Eastern Achaemenid Rhyton Terminals Circa 1st millennium BC. Two cast bronze socketted rhyton terminals; one in the form of an ibex head, the other a bull’s head with chevron border at socket. Bronze, 430 grams total, 13 and 16 cm. Very fine condition. Rare. [2] £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 360

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362 Near Eastern Bronze Ox Figurines Circa 1st millennium BC. A group of two cast bronze bovines, one with c-shaped horns, square muzzle, narrow body and large block to the shoulders; the other with flap beneath the jaw and block to the shoulders; the blocks possibly part of a yoke for an ard. Bronze, 500 grams, 91 mm. Fine condition. [2] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

363 Near Eastern Assyrian Winged Male Statuette Circa 1st millennium BC. A cast bronze winged bull or lamassu figurine with bearded face, hands holding distended belly and four legs below; standing on a tiered plinth. Bronze, 44 grams, 40 mm. Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

364 Near Eastern Pre Achaemenid Bronze Ibex Circa 900-800 BC. A hollow cast figure of a standing ibex, the horns curved back, the annular eyes open. Bronze, 300 grams, 11 cm. Very fine condition, slight loss to one ear. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,120 - 1,690 USD 1,670 - 2,500

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365 Near Eastern Bactrian Bronze Bull Circa 3000 BC. A hollow cast figure of a reclining bull with small tubular receptacle in front; the bull well modelled with nostrils, eyes, horns, musculature and tail. Bronze, 1.19 kg, 21 cm. Fine condition, restored. Rare. £3,000 - 5,000 EUR 3,370 - 5,620 USD 5,000 - 8,340 London collection; acquired in the 1950’s.

366 Near Eastern Armenian Bronze Horse Figurine Circa 8th century BC. A cast bronze figurine of a horse with tapering legs and tail, elongated neck, ovoid ears and flowing mane in the form of a thin flange. Bronze, 80 grams, 80 mm. Fine condition. Rare. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 366 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1990.

367 Near Eastern Scythian Ibex Mount Circa 4th century BC. A cast mount in the form of a kneeling ibex in low relief, with long curved horn. Bronze, 20 grams, 49 mm. Extremely fine condition. Rare. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Acquired on the London art market in the 1960’s.

368 Near Eastern Scythian Lion Mount Circa 4th century BC. A cast mount in the form of a crouching lion in low relief. Bronze, 13 grams, 29 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Acquired on the London art market in the 1960’s.

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369 Near Eastern Luristan Bronze ‘Master Of Animals’ Standard Circa 800 BC. A cast bifacial standard finial with anthropomorphic central figure, flanked by ibexes and horse heads above a narrow waist and lower body. See Oscar Muscarelle Bronze and Iron, numbers 230-233, for very similar examples. Bronze, 215 grams, 19 cm. Very fine condition. £375 - 525 EUR 420 - 590 USD 630 - 880 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

370 Near Eastern Luristan Tinned Bronze Ibex Brooch Circa 1,000-650 BC. A plate brooch with hinged pin and catchplate to the reverse in the form of an ibex in profile, the head facing. Tinned bronze, 17 grams, 45 mm. Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Private collection; bought UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

371 Near Eastern Pre-Achaemenid Pair of Bronze Bangles Circa 800-700 BC. A pair of large cast bracelets, with integral animal head terminals. Bronze, 790 grams total, 11 cm. Fine condition. £600 - 900 EUR 670 - 1,010 USD 1,000 - 1,500

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372 Near Eastern Luristan Horse Bit Circa 8th century BC. A cast horse bit assemblage comprising a transverse bar with opposed scrolled ends joining two cheekplates in the form of advancing male goats with attachment rings above their heads and on their rumps. See Legrain, L. Luristan Bronzes in the University Museum. Bronze, 545 grams, 18 cm. Fine condition, complete. £800 - 1,200 EUR 900 - 1,350 USD 1,330 - 2,000

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Property of a London Gentleman of Iranian decent, acquired in the 1960’s.

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373 Ordos Empire Dagger Circa 3rd century BC. A cast bronze lozenge-section dagger with short tapering blade and thick midrib; the shoulders with a curved frame and hilt with helical banding rising to a thick lentoid pommel. Bronze, 455 grams, 37 cm. Extremely fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830

375 Near Eastern Luristan Bronze Short Sword Circa 1,000 BC. A cast bronze short sword with cylindrical hilt and triangular blade; the hilt hollow with traces of retaining pin for the organic finial; the blade with thick crossguard and medial rib. Bronze, 325 grams, 40.5 cm. Very fine condition. Rare. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500

Property of a Middlesex Gentleman; acquired in the early 1970’s; ex Chris Protheroe.

UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

374 Near Eastern Luristan Dagger Circa 1,400-1,000 BC. A large cast bronze dagger comprising a tapering blade with longitudinal engraved lines on both faces; the lower guard elliptical in plan, the hilt with cast ropework texturing and the pommel conical. See Khorasani, M.M. Arms and Armor from Iran. Bronze, 260 grams, 30 cm. Fine condition, cleaned and conserved. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250

376 Near Eastern Luristan Bronze Short Sword Circa 10th century BC. A cast bronze short sword of Type IV with conical hilt and triangular blade; the hilt with five longitudinal slits and hollow top; the blade with thick central rib and ovoid penannular rib beneath the hilt; retaining some enamel inlay. Cf. Khorasani, M.M. Arms and Armor from Iran, fig.20. Bronze, 475 grams, 47 cm. Very fine condition. Very rare type. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,120 - 1,690 USD 1,670 - 2,500

Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1990.

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377 Near Eastern Luristan Bronze Spearhead Circa 1200-1100 BC. A very large example of a cast bronze Type 1 spearhead; the long ovate blade with curved shoulders and broad midrib; the heavy square-section shank developing to a tapering tang, fastened by bending to a right-angle and hammering flat. Cf. Khorasani, M.M. Arms and Armor from Iran, cat. 278. Bronze, 620 grams, 55 cm. Very fine condition. £1,200 - 300 EUR 1,350 - 340 USD 2,000 - 500

379 379 Near Eastern Luristan Bronze Spearheads Circa 2nd millennium BC. A group of two bronze spearheads: a large cast spearhead with pronounced central rib and hooked tang and a shorter example with plain tang and plain rib. Bronze, 90 grams, 17 cm; 490 grams, 39 cm. Very fine condition. [2] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 UK art market, acquired prior to 1996.

UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

378 Near Eastern Luristan Bronze Sword-Type Spearhead Circa 1,400-1,000 BC. A large cast bronze Marlik VI sword-type spearhead with a gently tapering blade with flat central rib and a short, square-section tang. Cf. Khorasani, M. M. Arms and Armor from Iran, cat. 273. Bronze, 440 grams, 53 cm. Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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380 Near Eastern Bronze Luristan Ceremonial Mace Head Circa 1,250-650 BC. A cast tube with everted rim at the lower end; narrow ribbed collars at both ends, expanding to a thick ridged bulb. Bronze, 355 grams, 10 cm. Very fine condition. £160 - 240 EUR 180 - 270 USD 270 - 400 From an old English collection.

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381 Near Eastern Babylonian Duck Billed Axehead Circa 2,000 BC. A cast bronze axehead with ovoid socket and ribbed blade with two piercings. Bronze, 240 grams, 11 cm. Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 From an old English collection.

382 Near Eastern Luristan Bronze Socketted Axehead Circa 800 BC. A cast bronze axehead with tubular socket and back stud, the blade with convex edge. Bronze, 295 grams, 14 cm. Very fine condition. £125 - 175 EUR 140 - 200 USD 210 - 290 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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383 Near Eastern Luristan Bronze Double-Axe Head Circa 800 BC. A cast bronze axehead comprising an elliptical tubular socket with an expanding axe blade to one side and a shorter blade to the other side at an acute angle to the socket. Bronze, 225 grams, 15 cm. Very fine condition. £125 - 175 EUR 140 - 200 USD 210 - 290 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

384 Near Eastern Luristan Bronze Axe Head Circa 800 BC. A broad cast axe head with slightly convex blade; the oval socket having four holes for pins to hold the wooden haft; the back of the axe with a semi-circular and notched crushing face. Bronze, 310 grams, 14 cm. Very fine condition. £125 - 175 EUR 140 - 200 USD 210 - 290 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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385 Near Eastern Sassanian Lead Zoomorphic Base Circa 1st millennium BC. A cast base supported by four kneeling camels with fine detailing, the central socket rising from their humps, the socket pierced to accept a shaft. Lead, 2.8 kg, 90 mm. Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

386 z Near Eastern Indus Valley Idol Circa 2600-1900 BC. An anthropomorphic figurine in cream-grey ceramic formed with a trapezoidal head with triangular nasal extension, ribbed on the upper surface; the eyes formed as circular impressions; on the shoulders a three-band mantle with annular pendant on the chest; the arms folded with the hands on the hips; the base conical. Ceramic, 57 grams, 93 mm. Repair to neck, otherwise very fine condition. £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 130 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

387 Near Eastern Indus Valley Painted Vessel Circa 2nd millennium BC. A shallow biconical vessel with flat base; the upper portion painted with scenes of mythical winged beasts and stepped cross designs in attractive pale green, cream and white outlined in brown; the rim flared. Ceramic, 745 grams, 19 cm diameter. Rim chipped, otherwise very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

388 Near Eastern Amlash Spouted Vessel Circa 1st millennium BC. A gourd-shaped, round-bottomed vessel with incised chevron ornament, raised bosses and loop handle, the neck extending into a long spout with pierced boss under. Ceramic, 935 grams, 30 cm. Fine condition, the spout lightly restored. £250 - 350 EUR 280 - 390 USD 420 - 580 Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK.

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389 Near Eastern Decorated Jar with Pie Crust Handles Circa 2nd millennium BC. A large globular jar in cream-pink fabric with D-shaped ‘pie crust’ handles to the sides, flat base and wide flared rim; a cruciform design in impressed points above one handle. Ceramic, 2.7 kg, 28 cm. Very fine condition. £250 - 400 EUR 280 - 450 USD 420 - 670 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

390 Near Eastern Decorated Jar with Handles Circa 3rd millennium BC, The Holy Land. A ceramic jar with rounded bottom and two broad loop handles; a narrow band of impressed point decoration to the flared rim. Ceramic, 585 grams, 17 cm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

391 Near Eastern Decorated Ceramic Bowl Circa 2nd millennium BC. A wide ceramic bowl in red fabric with low stemmed base and thickened rim; three applied fluted strips to the shoulder. Ceramic, 2.1 kg, 32 cm diameter. Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

392 Near Eastern Bull Rhyton Circa 1st millennium BC. A ceramic vessel in the form of a bovine with prominent horns, discoid eyes and D-section muzzle; to the neck a crenellated band and pendant triangle to the chest; on the back a flared spout. Ceramic, 1.7 kg, 25 cm. Very fine condition, some restoration. £900 - 1,200 EUR 1,010 - 1,350 USD 1,500 - 2,000 392

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393 Near Eastern Group of Juglets Circa 3000 BC. A mixed group of three early juglets with globular bodies and narrow necks; two with painted reticulation in red, one pierced at sides for suspension, the other with a single loop handle; the third in grey fabric, plain with a single loop handle. Ceramic, 260 grams total, 70-90 mm. Fine condition. [3] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

394 Near Eastern Elamite Kohl Pots Circa 2nd-1st millennium BC. Ceramic kohl pots having square bodies with tall necks, one depicting human and animal figures on a tripod base; the other depicting similar subjects on four feet. Ceramic, 44 grams, 71 mm; 46 grams, 67 mm. Very fine condition. [2] £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

395 Near Eastern Sassanian Wheel Cut Cup Circa 3rd-4th century BC. A semi-circular green glass cup with wheelcut dimples in bands to outside. Glass, 160 grams, 95 mm. Fine condition. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

396 Near Eastern Bactrian Alabaster Vessel Circa late 3rd-early 2nd millennium BC. Cylindrical in form, flaring to the slightly rounded base, with an overhanging rounded disc rim. Alabaster, 2.4 kg, 26 cm. Very fine condition. £250 - 400 EUR 280 - 450 USD 420 - 670 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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397 Near Eastern Bactrian Alabaster Vessel Circa late 3rd-early 2nd millennium BC. A carved alabaster jar with slightly flared base and everted rim. Alabaster, 625 grams, 74 mm. Very fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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398 Near Eastern Alabaster Vessel Circa 3rd millennium BC. A substantial carved alabaster jar with bulbous body, narrow base and everted rim. Alabaster, 1.28 kg, 15 cm. Very fine condition, complete; minor chipping to rim. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

399 Near Eastern Alabaster Bowl Circa 3rd millennium BC. A substantial carved alabaster bowl with shallow concave body, narrow base and carinated rim. Alabaster, 540 grams, 15 cm. Very fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 170 - 220 USD 250 - 330 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

400 Near Eastern Alabaster Jar Circa 3rd millennium BC. A substantial carved alabaster jar with conical body, flared base and everted rim. Alabaster, 685 grams, 80 mm. Very fine condition. £180 - 240 EUR 200 - 270 USD 300 - 400 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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401 Near Eastern Alabaster Oxus Cylindrical Jar Circa 2nd millennium BC. A globular carved alabaster jar with broad base and everted rim. Alabaster, 440 grams, 71 mm. Very fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 130 - 200 USD 200 - 300

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402 Near Eastern Arabian Stone Plaque Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A figurative limestone stele or decorative plaque formed as a rectangular block with a stylised human face in the upper zone; the brow broad, nose angular, eyes recessed, mouth pursed; five incised angular characters below. Limestone, 6.7 kg, 33 cm. Very fine condition. £750 - 1,000 EUR 840 - 1,120 USD 1,250 - 1,670 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s.

403 Near Eastern Mesopotamian Jemdet Nasr Crystal Duck Seal Circa 3rd millennium BC. A carved crystal stamp seal in the form of a duck with its head placed along its back; on each wing, within a rectangle an inscription, one in three horizontal lines and the other in six vertical; on the underside a standing female figure with one hand raised and the other gripping an instrument. Crystal, 18 grams, 37 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250

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

404 Near Eastern Scaraboid Amethyst Seal Circa 1,200 BC. A carved amethyst stamp seal in the form of a scarab beetle; on the underside a design of a running deer leaping an eightpointed star within a billetted border. Amethyst, 4.54 grams, 25 mm. Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500

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

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405 Near Eastern Urk-Jemdet Nasr Reclining Calf Amulet Seal Circa 3000 BC. A carved stone stamp seal formed as a reclining calf, pierced vertically for suspension; on the underside a drilled seal impression depicting two birds. Stone, 10 grams, 30 mm. Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Dr. John Winnie collection, USA.

407 406 Near Eastern Assyrian Carved Seal Amulet Circa 12th-9th century BC. A carved stone seal matrix depicting a columnar altar with flame supported by a pair of winged creatures with human heads (lamassu); to the left, a human supplicant with bowl and flask; to the right a ewer with a perching eagle; above, the winged sun-disc. Stone, 15 grams, 29 mm. Very fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 130 - 200 USD 200 - 300 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

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407 Near Eastern Carved Stone Seal Circa 1st millennium BC. A polychrome stone carved into a spherical seal with concentric rings to top and bottom and geometric seal matrix to the median band. Stone, 11 grams, 19 mm. Very fine condition. £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 100 USD 100 - 150 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

408 Near Eastern Agate Domed Seal Circa 1st millennium BC. A domed agate seal, the circular face depicting a walking lion above a bull in intaglio. Stone, 27 grams, 27 mm. Very fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

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409 Near Eastern Crystal Domed Seal Circa 1st millennium BC. A domed crystal seal, pierced for suspension; the upper surfaces ornamented, the circular face depicting a kneeling archer in profile in intaglio. Crystal, 30 grams, 26 mm. Very fine condition, with small chip at piercing. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

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410 Near Eastern Stone Seal Circa 1st millennium BC. A conical stone seal with flattened top and transverse piercing; on the underside an incised design of a winged female with goblet and pitcher. Stone, 12 grams, 12 mm. Very fine condition. £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 100 USD 100 - 150 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

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411 Near Eastern Sumerian Stamp Seal Circa 3rd millennium BC. A carved carnelian stamp seal of hemispherical form, the underside with drilled design featuring three sheep and a goat; pierced for suspension. Carnelian, 14 grams, 29 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 From the Cambell collection formed in the 1970’s; ex Alex Szolin of Ancient & Orient.

412 Near Eastern Neo-Syrian Crystal Stamp Seal Circa 1800 BC. A carved crystal stamp seal depicting a standing figure with arms raised to a solar emblem above geometric designs; pierced transversely for suspension. Crystal, 9.96 grams, 24 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250

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From the Cambell collection formed in the 1970’s; ex Alex Szolin of Ancient & Orient.

413 Near Eastern Carnelian Stamp Seal Circa 1st millennium BC. A carved plano-convex stamp seal depicting a ram with folded legs and a halter to the neck, looking backwards towards a six-pointed star. Carnelian, 2.45 grams, 10 mm. Very fine condition. £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 100 USD 100 - 150

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

414 Near Eastern Crystal Stamp Seal Circa 1st millennium BC. A carved crystal stamp seal with discoid and lozengiform facets to the handle; on the underside a geometric design of opposed crescents with a billetted border. Crystal, 5.65 grams, 17 mm. Very fine condition. £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 100 USD 100 - 150 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

415 Near Eastern Stone Stamp Seal Circa 1st millennium BC. A carved agate seal of octagonal section with design of an advancing winged bull with annular motif before; pierced for suspension. Stone, 15 grams, 29 mm. Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £90 - 120 EUR 100 - 130 USD 150 - 200

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

416 Near Eastern Stone Stamp Seal Circa 1st millennium BC. A carved stone stamp seal with pierced lug handle; the design a walking bird amid four ring-and-dot motifs. Stone, 19 grams, 31 mm. Very fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200

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

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417 Near Eastern Stone Geometric Stamp Seal Circa 1st millennium BC. A carved piriform stamp seal with animal face detail and ribbed rear; radiating chevron design to the underside. Stone, 2.61 grams, 20 mm. Very fine condition. £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 100 USD 100 - 150 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

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418 Near Eastern Stone Stamp Seal Circa 1st millennium BC. A carved discoid stone seal with design of two running deer and central tree; pierced for suspension. Stone, 3.80 grams, 19 mm. Very fine condition. £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 100 USD 100 - 150 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

419 Near Eastern Stone Stamp Seal Circa 1st millennium BC. A carved cylindrical stone seal with engraved sphinx design; pierced for suspension. Stone, 4.48 grams, 19 mm. Very fine condition. £90 - 120 EUR 100 - 130 USD 150 - 200 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

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420 Near Eastern Stone Stamp Seal Circa 1st millennium BC. An elliptical stone stamp seal depicting an armed man advancing towards a rearing beast on a baseline; above the pair a pellet and cross, with further pellets around the figures. Stone, 4.93 grams, 21 mm. Very fine condition. £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 130 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

421 Near Eastern Stone Stamp Seal Circa 1st millennium BC. A triangular stone stamp seal with ribbed knop and bird-and-ibex design beneath; pierced for suspension. Stone, 4.94 grams, 14 mm. Very fine condition. £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 100 USD 100 - 150 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

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422 Near Eastern Stone Stamp Seal Circa 1st millennium BC. A rectangular hardstone seal depicting a horned face of a goat within a border, with pierced lug on the reverse for suspension; the reverse with engraved lines. Stone, 42 grams, 50 x 42 mm. Extremely fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 Acquired on the London art market in the 1960’s.

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423 Near Eastern Aramaic Stone Stamp Seal Circa 1st millennium BC. A grey hardstone stamp seal with pierced lug handle; the square seal face incised with a standing lion with symbols above and below. Stone, 48 grams, 33 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Property of a Middlesex Gentleman; acquired in the early 1970’s; ex Chris Protheroe.

424 Near Eastern Stone Stamp Seal Circa 1st millennium BC. A carved stone stamp seal, spherical with one flat face depicting the profile bust of a bearded man with a brow fillet; pierced for suspension. Stone, 6.03 grams, 16 mm. Very fine condition. £90 - 120 EUR 100 - 130 USD 150 - 200

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

425 Near Eastern Stone Stamp Seal Circa 1st millennium BC. A carved stone stamp seal of spherical form with one flat face bearing a design of a winged ibex looking backwards. Stone, 9.99 grams, 15 mm. Very fine condition. £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 100 USD 100 - 150 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

426 Near Eastern Stone Seal Circa 3rd century BC-2nd century AD. A discoid stamp seal with transverse piercing, depicting a combat scene: a bearded warrior in a kilt fends off the attack of a boar with his square shield while thrusting overarm with his spear, on a trestle baseline. Stone, 6.09 grams, 22 mm. Very fine condition. £90 - 120 EUR 100 - 130 USD 150 - 200

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Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s. The iconography appears to be based on the Roman gladiatorial games in which trained fighters fought wild animals.

427 Near Eastern Iranian Eye Bead Circa 2nd-1st millennium BC. A D-section bead carved to capture the coloration of a pale pink-white ring surrounding an amber oval with a deep maroon centre; pierced for suspension. Stone, 4.17 grams, 21 mm. Extremely fine condition. Rare. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1990.

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429 428 428 Near Eastern Babylonian Shell Cylinder Seal Circa 2,000-1,700 BC. A cylinder seal of carved fossil shell depicting a seated god receiving two standing figures, with two-line cuneiform inscription. Shell, 12 grams, 30 mm. Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 From a London collection assembled in the 1970’s. Accompanied by an old typed and signed scholarly note by Professor Lambert. Specialisms - Oriental studies: Assyrian. Appointments: Associate Professor and Chair of Oriental Seminary, Johns Hopkins University 1959-64; Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham 1970-93.

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429 Near Eastern Stone Stamp Seal Group Circa 2nd-1st millennium BC. A mixed group of stone stamp seals comprising: a tall elliptical with stylized human figure created from drilled and cut elements; a low triangular-section with stylized ram; a D-shaped plate with rear lug, with irregular grid pattern; a conical with ring-and-dot and radiating lines; a cylindrical with three stylized drilled and cut figures. Stone, 17 grams, 13-22 mm. Very fine condition. [5, No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

430 Near Eastern Stone Seal Group Circa 1st millennium BC. A mixed group of stone stamp seals comprising: one plano-convex with ibex design; one discoid with standing figure design; one teardrop with linear goat design; one carinated-section discoid with tree design; all pierced for suspension. Stone, 17 grams, 20-26 mm. Very fine condition. [4, No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

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431 Near Eastern Stone Stamp Seal Group Circa 1st millennium BC. A mixed group of stone stamp seals comprising: a low plano-convex with geometric rectilinear design; a pierced pyramidal with grid design; a conical with cross-and pellets design; a plano-convex with hooked cross design; a plano-convex with elliptical underside, no design; all pierced for suspension. Stone, 19 grams, 9-18 mm. Very fine condition. [5, No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

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432 Near Eastern Geometric Stamp Seal Group Circa 1st millennium BC. A mixed group of carved stone stamp seals comprising: a low D-section with stylised animal beneath; a discoid with flat lug, regular crosshatch design beneath; a trapezoidal beasthead with regular grid beneath; a flat square with cross to one face and irregular grid to the other; a long rectangular with c-section lug, irregular grid beneath. Stone, 45 grams, 18-43 mm. Very fine condition. [5] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

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433 433 Near Eastern Phoenician Carved Stone Cameo Circa 6th-3rd century BC. A carved stone cameo in low relief depicting a male face in profile with thick brow, moustache and beard. Stone, 5.67 grams, 38 mm. Fine condition, repaired. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500

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

434 Near Eastern Baktrian Stone Ibex Figurine Circa 2nd millennium BC. A carved stone figurine of a long-horned ibex with lentoid ears and eyes, triangular face and globular body. Stone, 730 grams, 10 cm. Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

435 Near Eastern Bactrian Ibex Figurine Circa 2nd millennium BC. A carved stone figurine of a long-horned ibex with lentoid ears and drilled eyes, triangular face and tail, and cylindrical body. Stone, 365 grams, 77 mm. Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830

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UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

436 Near Eastern Carved Stone Bull Circa 2nd millennium BC. A carved stone figurine depicting a bull with rounded rump, short forelegs and truncated horns. Stone, 8.56 grams, 36.5 mm. Fine condition. [No Reserve] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 100 USD 100 - 150 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

437 Near Eastern Sumerian Animal Head Finial Circa 3rd millennium BC. A carved stone bovine head with detailed muzzle, eyes and ears. Stone, 15 grams, 34 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250

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From the Cambell collection formed in the 1970’s; ex Alex Szolin of Ancient & Orient.

438 Near Eastern Stone Ram’s Head Weight Circa 1st millennium BC. A carved stone weight in the form of a ram’s head with spiral horns and discoid eyes. Stone, 8.49 grams, 27 mm. Extremely fine condition. £40 - 60 EUR 40 - 70 USD 70 - 100 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

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439 Near Eastern Shell Animal Pendant Circa 3rd-1st millennium BC. A carved shell pendant in the form of a reclining animal with ring-and-dot eyes and decoration; pierced for suspension. Shell, 14 grams, 42 mm. Very 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 339.

440 Pyu Banded Agate Frog Amulet Circa 7th century AD. A carved agate amulet in the form of a frog with bulbous eyes, hunched rear legs and wedge-shaped body, the natural white strip in the green agate forming a lateral line through the creature. Agate, 3.16 grams, 17 mm. Very fine condition; one foot lost in antiquity. Rare. £120 - 180 EUR 130 - 200 USD 200 - 300

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White collection, acquired in the 1980’s. The Pyu culture of northern Burma was influenced by Hinduism and various Buddhist traditions but retained its ancestral animist roots.

441 Near Eastern Sumerian Marble Pendant Circa 3rd millennium BC. A carved marble rectangular pendant of lentoid section with ropework border and four drilled holes to both faces; integral ribbed loop above. Marble, 8.84 grams, 28 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 From the Cambell collection formed in the 1970’s; ex Alex Szolin of Ancient & Orient.

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441 442 Near Eastern Sumerian Duck Head Pendant Circa 3rd millennium BC. A carved diorite pendant in the form of a duck’s head with D-shaped bill and lug below; pierced for suspension. Diorite, 5.39 grams, 28 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Ex Cambell collection 1970’s, ex Alex Szolin of Ancient & Orient.

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443 Near Eastern Elamite Green Stone Fertility Pendant Circa 3,000 BC. A large carved stone pendant comprising a pair of transverse loops joining to form an ovoid bulb with vertical incised seam and four annular motifs. Stone, 315 grams, 10 cm. Extremely fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

444 Near Eastern Jemdet Nasr Agate Goose Amulet Circa 3,000 BC. A carved agate goose with its head reversed, resting on its back; the flanks pierced for suspension. Agate, 33.9 grams, 41 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

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445 Near Eastern Sumerian Lapis Lazuli Ram Circa 3rd millennium BC. A carved lapis lazuli ram with curved horns and shaggy coat, the legs folded beneath the body; pierced vertically for suspension. Lapis lazuli, 26 grams, 43 mm. Extremely fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

446 Near Eastern Mesopotamian Lapis Lazuli Jackal-Head Amulet Circa 2350-1900 BC. A carved lapis lazuli amulet in the form of the head of a jackal with long, elliptical ears, broad brow and blunt muzzle; the suspension loop on the rear incomplete. Lapis lazuli, 10 grams, 32 mm. Fine condition. Rare. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200

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Stark collection, ex Bonham’s Antiquities sale, 1990.

447 Near Eastern Crystal Frog Pendant Circa 3rd-1st millennium BC. A carved crystal pendant in the shape of a crouching frog, pierced for suspension. Crystal, 1.96 grams, 18 mm. Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s; ex Bonhams Antiquities sale 18817, part of lot 339.

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448 Pyu Banded Agate Elephant Amulet Circa 7th century AD. A carved agate amulet in the form of an elephant with short legs, long tapering trunk and raised ears, pierced through the head and body for suspension. Agate, 0.86 grams, 11 mm. Extremely fine condition. Rare. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 White collection, acquired in the 1980’s.

449 Near Eastern Sumerian Male Head Amulet Circa 3rd millennium BC. A carved steatite bead in the form of a male head with lentoid eyes and full mouth; pierced longitudinally for suspension. Steatite, 2.37 grams, 15 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250

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From the Cambell collection formed in the 1970’s; ex Alex Szolin of Ancient & Orient.

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450 Near Eastern Ghaznavid Pink Coral Lion Chess Piece Circa 12th-13th century AD. A pink coral chessman in the form of a seated lion with open jaws. Coral, 21 grams, 42 mm. Very fine condition. Extremely rare. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250

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454 z Near Eastern Carved Bone Pendant Circa 800-300 BC. A carved bone pendant in the form of a human mask with beaded headdress; with pierced rectangular lug and bronze loop. Bone, 4.24 grams, 34 mm. Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £90 - 120 EUR 100 - 130 USD 150 - 200

Acquired on the London art market in the 1960’s. Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

451 Near Eastern Stone Weight Circa 1st millennium BC. A small weight in a polished varigated black and white stone, waisted to provide a grip. Stone, 15 grams, 29mm. Extremely fine condition. [No Reserve] £40 - 60 EUR 40 - 70 USD 70 - 100 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

452 Near Eastern Bactrian Ritual Stone Circa 3,000 BC. A carved stone ritual object, the upper face with central depression and groove, the surfaces incised with undulating lines; the underside flat with bevelled edges and wear striations. Stone, 960 grams, 15 cm. Very fine condition. Extremely rare. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,120 - 1,690 USD 1,670 - 2,500 London collection; acquired in the 1950’s.

453 z Near Eastern Carved Bone Pendant Circa 1st millennium BC. A carved bone D-section pendant with ribbed detail to the lower end and stylized human face to the upper; pierced behind the waisted section for suspension. Bone, 4.36 grams, 56 mm. 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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455 z Iron Age, Roman and Amlash Ring Group Circa 1400 BC-2nd century AD. A mixed group of finger rings comprising: two with discoid bezel and geometric design; seven with concentric circle and boss designs; three with elliptical bezel and inscribed text; three with pedestal cloison bezel; one with double cloison setting on the bezel. Bronze, 90 grams, double cloison: 25 mm. Mainly fine condition. [16] £110 - 160 EUR 120 - 180 USD 180 - 270 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1990.

456 z Iron Age, Roman and Amlash Ring Group Circa 1400 BC-2nd century AD. A mixed group of bronze finger rings comprising: three with running spiral bezel; three with concentric ring bezel with boss details; two with double elliptical bezel; seven with discoid bezel with geometric motif; one keeled with rectangular profile. Bronze, 85 grams, keeled ring: 21 mm. [16] £110 - 160 EUR 120 - 180 USD 180 - 270 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.


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458 457 z Iron Age Group of Ancient Rings Circa 1400-900 BC, Amlash and later. A mixed group of finger rings comprising: nine with discoid bezels bearing concentric ring and boss decoration; four with elliptical bezels bearing geometric decoration; one with discoid bezel depicting a running deer; two of keeled profile with rectangular bezel. Bronze, 95 grams, deer bezel ring: 21 mm overall. Fine condition. [16] ÂŁ110 - 160 EUR 120 - 180 USD 180 - 270 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

458 Gandharan Schist Buddha as Prince Statue Circa 1st millennium AD. A finely carved stone statuette of the Buddha in his previous guise as Prince Siddhartha Gautama with halo to the rear of the head; the hair shown flowing from a diadem, the face stern with straight nose and neat moustache; the tunic with elaborate floral motifs to collar and skirt, and draped mantle around the shoulders; a neck-chain worn above the tunic, and ceremonial cords passing over the left shoulder; in the left hand a globular pot; the separate right hand lost in antiquity. Schist, 15.7 kg, 55 cm including stand. Very fine condition. ÂŁ800 - 1,200 EUR 900 - 1,350 USD 1,330 - 2,000 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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459 Gandharan Schist Seated Buddha Circa 3rd-4th centrury AD. A carved schist bodhisattva figure in crosslegged pose, with folded hands and slightly inclined head; the stance serene and contemplative; modelled in a loosely draped robe on a four-legged plinth with drapery beneath; behind the head the discoid

halo; supplied with a custom-made display stand. Stone, 6.7 kg, 34 cm. Extremely fine condition, complete. ÂŁ3,000 - 5,000 EUR 3,370 - 5,620 USD 5,000 - 8,340 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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460 Gandharan Schist Female Head Circa 1st-2nd century AD, Kushan Period. A carved schist female head with elaborate diadem and long hair; the face enigmatic with lentoid eyes, straight nose and pursed mouth; the diadem with animal head above the brow and winged bearded male figure behind, its tongue extended to the animal’s mane; supplied with custom-made stand. Schist, 4.5 kg, 30 cm including stand. Very fine condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 900 - 1,350 USD 1,330 - 2,000 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

461 Gandharan Schist Relief Circa 2nd century AD. A finely-modelled frieze element comprising a female in a loose robe, the hair plaited and coiled around the head, the eyes large and round, nose broad and mouth slightly upturned, the left arm resting on the upper surface of a broad ledge with running four-petal design on the outer face; supplied with a custom-made stand. Schist, 190 grams, 10.5 cm including stand. Fine condition. Rare. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 Property of a Gentleman of Iranian descent, acquired in the 1960’s.

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462 Gandharan Stone Figural Frieze Circa 2nd-5th century AD. A fragment of a carved convex stone frieze depicting six standing males in loose robes with topknots; each figure with a nimbus, left hand holding the hem of his robe, right hand extended palm-outwards; a plain base beneath and hatched rim above; to the left of the scene a rectangular feature and inner column with rectangular central recess; supplied with a custom-made display stand. Stone, 11 kg, 43 cm. Very fine condition. Rare. £800 - 1,200 EUR 900 - 1,350 USD 1,330 - 2,000 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

463 Gandharan Kushan Pottery Figurine Circa 1st century AD. A clay figurine of a nude female with collar and arm rings, lacking head and left arm, seated on a plinth (lacking at rear). Ceramic, 910 grams, 19 cm. Fine condition. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 463

Ex Sotheby’s, 30th March 1982, lot 321 (with old ticket).

464 Ghandaran Bone Head Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A carved bone female head with heavylidded eyes, long nose and carefully carved headdress. Bone, 14 grams, 40 mm. Fine condition. Extremely rare. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 Property of a Middlesex Gentleman; acquired in the early 1970’s; ex Chris Protheroe.

465 Pre-Columbian Cirma Culture Vessel Circa 2,500 BC. A small ceramic vessel with pelleted rim and hatched chevron pattern to the sides; the rim raised to a point with attachment hole; a bilinear cross to the underside. Ceramic, 15 grams, 33 mm. Very fine condition. Rare. £70 - 100 EUR 80 - 110 USD 120 - 170 464

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24 June 2011 Session

An Important Collection of Christian Artefacts & Other Properties From the Stone Age Through to Post Medieval

An Important Collection of Christian Artefacts

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466 Roman Gold Chi-Rho Filigree Ring Circa 4th century AD. A flat-section gold ring with beaded wire rims above and below, decorated with a Chi-Rho symbol in beaded wire with granules on the finials and nodes. Gold, 4.41 grams, 14.99 mm overall (approximate size British F 1/2, USA 3, Europe 4.3, Japan 4). Extremely fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 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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467 Roman Silver Spoon with Cross Circa 5th century AD. A silver spoon comprising a square-section stem with partial twist tapering to a point, affixed to the lentoid bowl with a small incised Greek cross at the junction. Silver, 11.25 grams, 14 cm. Very fine condition. Rare. £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330 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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468 Roman Chi-Rho and Emperor Seal Circa 4th century AD. A lead seal with Chi-Rho symbol to one face and bust of an Emperor to the other. Lead, 6.52 grams, 19 mm. Very fine condition. £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 130 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s.

469 Byzantine Gold Figural Pendant Circa 6th-9th century AD. A gold foil rectangular repoussé pendant with thick frame and motif of a nimbate cowled female in loose robes, the right hand raised in blessing; a flat-section suspension loop above. Gold foil, 7.84 grams, 37 mm. Very fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

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470 Byzantine Gold Chi-Rho Intaglio Torc Circa 5th-6th century AD. A large gold band with pelletted rims above and below and central D-section panel, with discoid panel and hookand-eye closure; the panel with beaded rim and conical banded agate cloison setting bearing the Chi-Rho monogram centrally, neatly

seriffed. Gold and agate, 125 grams, 14 cm. Extremely fine condition, straightened. ÂŁ8,000 - 12,000 EUR 8,990 - 13,480 USD 13,340 - 20,010 UK private collection; ex Gerhard Hirsch, Munich. It has been suggested that the piece is a diadem for a child.

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471 Byzantine Gold and Emerald Pendant Cross Circa 9th-10th century AD. A delicate polychrome cruciform pendant formed from five discoid elements, comprising: the head and arms each a gold collet enclosing a pierced garnet set on a rod, surrounded by a fine wire rail with pierced emeralds and pearls; the centre a collet enclosing a pierced emerald; the foot a piriform collet surrounding two pierced garnets, set on a rod, surrounded by a fine wire rail with pierced emeralds and pearls; the suspension loop formed from a fine

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472 Byzantine Gold Cabochon Garnet Cross Circa 10th-11th century AD. A substantial solid gold cross pendant comprising four expanding columnar arms with a circular cell at the central junction, set with a garnet cabochon; on the reverse a corresponding central disc; above, a solid round-section loop with a single granule. Gold and garnet, 11.45 grams, 32.3 mm. Very fine condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 900 - 1,350 USD 1,330 - 2,000 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman.

473 Byzantine Gold Cabochon Cross Circa 10th-11th century AD. A gold cross formed from four hollow cylindrical arms joined by discoid plates to front and rear; a cabochon garnet to the centre of the outer face and suspension loop above. Gold and garnet, 5.32 grams, 35 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £1,500 - 2,000 EUR 1,690 - 2,250 USD 2,500 - 3,340 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman.

474 Byzantine Gold Cross Pendant Circa 6th-9th century AD. A gold cruciform pendant in the form of a cross bottony with repoussé panels on the arms surrounded by filigree borders; the outer edges of the cross with beaded wire borders and granule details in the terminal lobes; the centre a beaded wire ring enclosing a garnet cloison; above, a ribbed suspension loop with filigree detailing. Gold and garnet, 3.87 grams, 41.2 mm. Extremely fine condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 900 - 1,350 USD 1,330 - 2,000

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475 Byzantine Gold Cross Pendant Circa 6th-9th century AD. A gold cruciform pendant with filigree borders, central filigree concentric annulets, decorative gold granules and a ribbed suspension loop above. See Higgins, R.A. Greek and Roman Jewellery. Gold, 2.23 grams, 26.1 mm. Extremely fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330 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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476 Byzantine Gold Doves and Cross Fretwork Ring Circa 9th century AD. A large openwork gold finger ring of the ‘hunched shoulders’ profile; the hoop formed with running vinescroll on the side faces and symmetrical geometric designs on the band; the bezel formed as an openwork running vinescroll on the sides and a top panel depicting a pair of doves with a cross within a rectangular border surrounded by a running guilloche. Gold, 16.17 grams, 33.80 mm overall (approximate size British X, USA 11 1/2, Europe 26.22, Japan 25). Extremely fine condition. £2,000 - 3,000 EUR 2,250 - 3,370 USD 3,340 - 5,000 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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477 Byzantine Gold Cross Pattee Ring Circa 5th-8th century AD. A gold finger ring comprising a rectangularsection hoop with foliate decoration to the exterior; the shoulders with triangular plates and granule detail; the square bezel tiered and surmounted by a cross pattee with ring-and-dot motifs to the centre and arms. Gold, 9.67 grams, 29 mm overall (approximate size British S 1/2, USA 9 1/2, Europe 20.63, Japan 20). Extremely fine condition, large wearable man’s size. £1,800 - 2,400 EUR 2,020 - 2,700 USD 3,000 - 4,000 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman.

478 Byzantine Gold Cross Finger Ring Circa 8th century AD. A gold finger ring comprising a D-section hoop with a rectangular bezel bearing a cross pattée reserved against a hatched background. Gold, 3.76 grams, 19.1 mm overall (approximate size British O, USA 7, Europe 14.51, Japan 14). Extremely fine condition. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,120 - 1,690 USD 1,670 - 2,500 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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479 Byzantine Silver Bowl Set with Coin Circa 14th century AD. A shallow bowl of simple form with turned rim; a Byzantine silver coin set into the centre of the interior. Silver, 90 grams, 95 mm diameter. Very fine condition. Rare. £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman. Coins, especially those depicting Christian subjects, were occasionally set into early religious silver plate items.

480 Byzantine Silver Chain and Pendant Cross Circa 10th-12th century AD. A large silver chain formed from ropework double-loop links and open attachment ring; at the lower end a polyhedral knop with hatched decoration, pierced to accept the closed ring; attached to the ring a short length of fine chain and a cast cross pendant with faux granulated surface. Silver, 44 grams, 24 cm. Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 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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481 Byzantine Silver and Ivory Cross Pendant Circa 6th-8th century AD. A cruciform discoid mount formed as a central ivory disc with convex face bearing a Maltese cross between pellets and on the reverse three fish circling a ring-and-dot; the rim in silver with four elements formed from three large hollow balls and three granules, one with hinged suspension loop attached. Silver and ivory, 23 grams, 79 mm. Very fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

482 Byzantine Silver Cross Pendant Circa 6th-9th century AD. A silver pendant formed of four hollow cones arranged as a cross and two annular fittings for cloisons at the centre, one with blue glass infill; above, an expanding silver loop for suspension. Silver and glass, 6.60 grams, 56 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

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483 Byzantine Silver ‘Mother of God’ Figural Ring Circa 5th-9th century AD. A silver figural finger ring with D-section hoop and cross pattee bezel; the hoop inscribed in Greek capitals ‘X theotoke bonthi X’ and the bezel with a reserved portrait bust of a nimbate Mary with the letters MP.BV to the base. Silver, 12 grams, 24 mm overall (approximate size British O 1/2, USA 7 1/2, Europe 15.6, Japan 15). Very fine condition, wearable. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 485

UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s. The title theotokos is given in the Eastern church to Mary, ‘the one who gives birth to God’.

484 Byzantine Bronze Cruciform Brooch Circa 10th-11th century AD. A cast bronze brooch formed as an equal-armed cross with chamfered edges, the centre punched with a crown-and-leaves design; on the reverse the catchplate and pin in place. Bronze, 9.72 grams, 37 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 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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485 Byzantine Cross Brooch Circa 10th-11th century AD. A cast bronze brooch in the form of a cross pommee with pin and catchplate on the reverse. Bronze, 12 grams, 36 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman.

486 Byzantine Equal-Arm Cross Brooch Circa 10th-11th century AD. A cast bronze equal-arm cross brooch with central incised square; pin and catchplate to the reverse. Bronze, 5.54 grams, 38 mm. Very fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman.

487 Byzantine Bronze Reliquary Cross Circa 10th-11th century AD. A bronze pendant cross formed as a hinged front- and back-plate and closure fitting; on the obverse the robed figure of Mary with the infant Jesus on her lap, flanked by two haloed busts, with short Greek text above; on the reverse a central roundel with a human figure in a hatched robe; the closure with pierced lug suspension loop. Bronze, 125 grams, 11 cm. Very fine condition, complete. £600 - 900 EUR 670 - 1,010 USD 1,000 - 1,500 487

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488 488 Byzantine Bronze Reliquary Cross Circa 4th-7th century AD. A bifacial crucifix pendant formed as a pair of convex cast plates bearing images of male figures, one robed and cowled, his arms outstretched, beneath a cross; the other in an elaborate robe, his head nimbate and his arms raised in the classical orans posture; the plates connected at the top to a hinge and suspension loop, and at the bottom to a hinge. Bronze, 28 grams, 76 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £150 - 200 EUR 170 - 220 USD 250 - 330

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UK art market, acquired prior to 2000. The pendant is cast hollow to accept a portion of a holy relic, making it a reliquary.

489 z Byzantine Reliquary Pendant Cross and Buckles Circa 6th-9th century AD. A group of cast bronze belt buckles comprising: one with heart-shaped loop and round-section tongue curved over the forward edge; one with kidney-shaped loop and clubbed tongue with incised cross at the base; one with discoid plate and D-shaped loop with engraved scroll decoration, the tongue with segmented basal plate; offered with a hinged hollow reliquary cross with raised saltire detail. Bronze, 95 grams, cross: 46 mm. Fine condition. [4] £20 - 40 EUR 20 - 40 USD 30 - 70 Winter collection, Kent, UK; bought on the London art market in the 1980s.

490 Byzantine Epigraphic Reliquary Cross Circa 11th-12 century AD. A bifacial bronze reliquary cross pendant with hinge below and suspension loop above; on one face a central eight-pointed star with the text INKA horizontally and ISXS vertically; on the other face KVINOS horizontally and AGNOSAGNOS vertically. Bronze, 33 grams, 63 mm. Very fine condition, complete. Rare. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830

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From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman.

491 Byzantine Figural Cross Circa 12th-14th century AD. A cast bronze cross with broad suspension loop; at the end of each arm a roundel human bust and centrally a robed figure with outstretched arms and palms raised. Bronze, 38 grams, 89 mm. Extremely fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman.

492 Byzantine Bronze Inscribed Chamberlain’s Cross Circa 11th-12th century AD. A cast bronze cross patee with incised Greek inscription ‘Lord protect the Cubicularius’ in two intersecting lines. Bronze, 52 grams, 64 mm. Very fine condition, text legible. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman. A cubicularius was one of a group of eunuch chamberlains of the imperial palace in the later Roman Empire and the successor Byzantine Empire. Supplied with a handwritten transcription and translation.

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493 Byzantine Cross Quadrate Pendant Circa 10th-11th century AD. A cast bronze pendant in the form of a cross pattee quadrate with flared ends; the heavy suspension loop with pellet detailing on the outer side. Bronze, 10 grams, 61 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman.

494 Byzantine Cross Pendant Circa 6th-8th century AD. A cast bronze pendant in the form of a cross with the figure of Christ in relief, plain suspension loop above. Bronze, 6.61 grams, 43 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Private collection, Nottinghamshire, UK; acquired late 1980’s - early 1990’s.

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495 Byzantine Large Cross Fragment Circa 11th century AD. A fragment from an elaborate cast bronze cross icon; the main cross with trilobed floral corners and ring-anddot motifs regularly placed across the surface; between the arms of the cross, smaller crosses with similar decoration; some solder scars where appliqué panels have been removed. Bronze, 200 grams, 13 cm. Fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 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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496 Byzantine Engraved Pendant Hanger Circa 10th-11th century AD. A cast bronze discoid pendant with large D-shaped suspension loop; the pendant with ring-and-dot decoration on the reverse, on the obverse a male figure in a cloak flanked by two Greek crosses. Bronze, 8.00 grams, 37 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman.

497 Byzantine Engraved Disc Pendant Circa 10th-12th century AD. A flat disc pendant depicting an incised Madonna with halo and robed; a five-roundel cross before; double pierced for suspension. Bronze, 35 grams, 84 mm. Very fine condition, with edge chip. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 497

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498 Byzantine Silvered Bronze Hand of Blessing from a Statue Circa 13th-14th century AD. A cast hand from a statue formed with the thumb and two fingers extended, the two shorter fingers bent into the palm of the hand. Silvered bronze, 27 grams, 57 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman.

499 Byzantine Bronze Iconic Mount Circa 6th-9th century AD. A cast bronze discoid mount with figural design: a seated nimbate Mary with Christ on her knee; text to each side ‘RAN [.]KO ZAZV AMA’ in neat capitals. Bronze, 10 grams, 39 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250

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500 Byzantine Bronze Christian Iconographic Censer Circa 13th-14th century AD. A cast bronze vessel with slightly flared sides and flat bottom with incised concentric ring decoration; around the sides a series of punched roundels featuring a cross pattee on a base within a ring of triangles, with a single larger bilinear cross above the word ‘ROMA’ in Roman script; a single piercing near the rim. Bronze, 180 grams, 83 mm. Very fine condition. Rare. £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330

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From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman.

501 Byzantine Openwork Bronze Censer Circa 14th century AD. A cast bronze censer with everted rim and decorative bands on the sides; the central portion in openwork depicting a cross within a stone arch alternating with a bust of a nimbate youthful male. Bronze, 230 grams, 97 mm diameter. Very fine condition. Extremely rare. £2,500 - 3,500 EUR 2,810 - 3,930 USD 4,170 - 5,840 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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502 Byzantine Bronze Bird-Handled Water Scoop Circa 13th-14th century AD. A sheet bronze cup-shaped vessel with an additional cast bronze handle in the form of a waterfowl. Bronze, 58 grams, 12 cm. Very fine condition, minor loss to the base. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman. Possibly the type of vessel known as a trulla used for transferring liquids from the serving container to the cup.

504 503 Byzantine ‘Dove of Peace’ Oil Lamp Tray Circa 11th-12th century AD. A circular top plate from an oil lamp stand with wide rim and dentilled edge; a finely engraved Dove of Peace to the centre within concentric circles; the reverse with a lug for affixing the tray to a stand column. Copper, 170 grams, 16 cm diameter. Very fine condition, with slight crack at rim. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman.

504 Byzantine Bread Stamp Circa 8th-9th century AD. A cast bronze bread stamp in the shape of an equal-armed cross with central roundel; large pierced lug handle to the rear. Bronze, 30 grams, 48 mm. Very fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 130 - 200 USD 200 - 300 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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505 Byzantine Figural Weight Circa 4th-10th century AD. A square bronze weight with chamfered edges and decoration to the upper surface in the form of two nimbate male busts with mantles, the faces inlaid in silver, above a line; below, two ovoids and the letters gamma and lambda inlaid in silver. Bronze and silver, 27 grams, 24 mm. Extremely fine condition. Extremely rare. £600 - 900 EUR 670 - 1,010 USD 1,000 - 1,500 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s; ex Bonhams Antiquities sale 18817, part of lot 209.

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506 Byzantine Christian Decorative Vessel Circa 13th-14th century AD. A large ceramic vessel with globular body, low flared base and narrow neck; the body decorated on the shoulders with panels of rosettes within rectangular ropework borders; a narrow collar to the lower neck and slightly inverted rim; the fabric red-brown with mica inclusions. Ceramic, 1.8 kg, 31 cm. Very fine condition. £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.

507 Byzantine Pair of Bowls With Bird and Chalice Circa 6th-8th century AD. A pair of glazed bowls, the interiors depicting an incised stylised standing dove with a chalice behind and floral border to the everted rims. Ceramic, 700 and 900 grams, 24 cm. Both restored to rims, with some marine encrustations externally. Very rare. [2] £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

508 Byzantine Christian Green Glass Flask Circa 6th-7th century AD. A delicate iridescent green glass flask with hexagonal-section body, tall cylindrical neck and conical rim; the sides of the body decorated with a variety of symbols including a figure of Simeon Stylites with a cross on his column, two palm trees, a vine issuing from a jar, a cross with disc above and a panel of fretwork. Glass, 75 grams, 18 cm. Fine condition, restored. Extremely rare. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,120 - 1,690 USD 1,670 - 2,500 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman; formerly in the Strauss collection. The Strauss family collection was one of the most important assemblages of historic glass in the world. Some of the collection was disposed of through the Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation, with many pieces passing to the Corning Museum of Glass in New York. St. Simeon Stylites, who died in September 459 AD, was a Christian ascetic who lived for 37 years on a small platform on top of a column near Aleppo in Syria. His fame spread and several other ‘stylites’ (column-dwellers) later followed his example.

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509 Byzantine Patriarchal Cross Micro-Mosaic Circa 6th-8th century AD. A micro-mosaic of cuboid tesserae in cream, grey, white, yellow, black, pink and blue depicting a goat advancing on a white field, with patriarchal cross above and two equal-arm crosses below; on a custom-made fabric backing. Marble, 300 grams, 20 x 20 cm. Very fine condition, mounted on canvas and restored. [No Reserve] £400 - 600 EUR 460 - 680 USD 650 - 980 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

510 Byzantine Micro-Mosaic Icon Circa 6-10th century AD. A ceramic mosaic icon mounted on a 17th18th century AD Russian icon; the mosaic created with black and purple rectangular border depicting a female face in a green headdress on a cream background; the block with red pigmentation and gilded surround; sliding bar to rear. Ceramic and wood, 870 grams, 25 cm. Very fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

511 Byzantine Framed Micro-Mosaic Circa 6th-8th century AD. A micro-mosaic of cuboid tesserae in cream, grey, white, red, black, pink and blue depicting a goat advancing on a white field, with patriarchal cross above and two equal-arm crosses below; supplied in a custom-made display frame. Marble, 775 grams including frame, 29 x 29 cm. Very fine condition. £650 - 900 EUR 730 - 1,010 USD 1,080 - 1,500 From an Edwardian collection; ex Alex Szolin of Ancient & Orient in the 1990’s.

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512 Byzantine Rock Crystal Chi-Rho Seal Circa 13th-14th century AD. A carved crystal stamp seal with balustered handle and pierced knop to the top; the stamp design features a Chi-Rho christogram with the letters KE.BO each with a tilde above. Crystal, 8.23 grams, 31 mm. Extremely fine condition. Extremely rare. £800 - 1,200 EUR 900 - 1,350 USD 1,330 - 2,000 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman.

513 Byzantine Lapis Lazuli Cameo Circa 6th-9th century AD. A carved lapis lazuli elliptical plaque depicting a nimbate figure in ecclesiastical robes holding a pendant equal-arm cross at the chest. Lapis lazuli, 4.94 grams, 31 mm. Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

514 Byzantine Crystal Incised Pot Circa 6th-7th century AD. A quartz crystal pot of tapering profile and wide bottom, bearing on the sides four incised cross pattee motifs with a ring-and-dot between each pair. Crystal, 145 grams, 60 mm. Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s. Possibly connected to one of the branches of Syriac Christianity which flourished in Mesopotamia in the Sassanid period.

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515 Byzantine Marble ‘Dove Of Peace’ Fragment Circa 14th century AD. A fragment of a naive style carved bas relief slab depicting a ‘Dove of Peace’ with one foot resting on a coiled serpent and facing a conifer tree. Marble, 1.1 kg, 15 cm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman.

516 Byzantine Engraved Stone Seal Matrix Pendant Circa 10th-11th century AD. A discoid carved stone seal matrix pendant depicting on one face a cross with irregular looped ends and on the other a human figure with outstretched arms within a D-shaped radiating frame. Stone, 20 grams, 37 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 517

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517 Byzantine Engraved Stone Pendant Circa 10th-11th century AD. A carved stone discoid pendant depicting a nimbate male in a robe; the D-shaped extension pierced for suspension. Stone, 10.1 grams, 31 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 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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518 Byzantine Nacre Teardrop of a Saint Circa 10th-11th century AD. A large carved nacre panel in the shape of a teardrop, bearing the incised design of a haloed figure in flowing robes holding a cross in his left hand and a baton in his right resting on his shoulder; foliate motifs to the outer ends; on the reverse, an incised letter ‘delta’. Nacre, 27 grams, 63 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman.

519 Byzantine Nacre Disc and a Pendant Circa 10th-11th century AD. A carved nacre disc with pelletted cross motif, offered with a nacre disc pendant with nimbate female figure on one side and bearded, nimbate figure on the other surrounded by the text AON. Nacre, 8 grams total, disc 31 mm, pendant 27 mm. Very fine condition, complete. [2] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 519 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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520 Byzantine Horn Comb Circa 7th-8th century AD. A carved horn single-sided comb with broad teeth, decorated with central cross motifs on both faces between rectangular panels with roundels above and below. Horn, 11 grams, 93 mm. Extremely 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.

521 Byzantine Horn Comb Circa 7th-8th century AD. A carved horn single-sided comb with broad teeth, three triangular plates to the rear; decorated with ring-and-dot designs on both faces, the larger in cruciform pattern. Horn, 10 grams, 88 mm. Very fine condition, small repair. £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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522 Byzantine Figural Bone Pyxis Circa 8th-10th century AD. A carved bone cylindrical pyxis with figural scene around the side depicting a man with raised arms wearing a long cloak within an arch, a beast to each side, and procession of figures with raised hands; the upper internal edge lipped to accept a lid. Bone, 58 grams, 57 mm. Extremely fine condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 900 - 1,350 USD 1,330 - 2,000 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman.

523 Byzantine Christian Bone Plaque Circa 11th century AD. A carved plaque mount depicting Mary seated on a stool in profile with the Christ child seated upon a pillar before and facing her, holding a cross; with two piercings for fixing to a background. Bone, 19.52 grams, 62 mm tall. Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

524 Byzantine Bone Icon Circa 14th-15th century AD. A carved bone plaque depicting the nimbate figure of a saint with loose robe, scroll in the left hand, with thick hair, stern face with trimmed beard. Bone, 21 grams, 52 mm. Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired in the 1970’s.

525 525 Byzantine Boxwood Double-Sided Comb Circa 7th-8th century AD. A carved boxwood double-sided comb of lentoid section with broad teeth on one side and fine teeth on the other; the central section on both faces decorated with punched ringand-dot decoration in a cruciform pattern. Wood, 26 grams, 93 mm. Extremely 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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526 Medieval Gold Jesus 'Walking on the Waters' Pendant Circa 1400 AD. A rectangular iconographic gold pendant with raised segmented border and spherical corners, the flat-section loop attached above; on one face an engraved image of a haloed Jesus standing on the water with his right hand raised in blessing, beside a fishing boat in which a haloed St Peter stands, holding a net; on the reverse the text, taken from Matthew 14:31, in seriffed capitals MODICE FIDEI QVARE DVBIT-ASTI ('O ye of little faith, why did you doubt?'). Gold, 4.39 grams, 29 mm. Extremely fine condition. Excessively rare. ÂŁ5,000 - 8,000 EUR 5,620 - 8,990 USD 8,340 - 13,340

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Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 2000. This biblical quotation speaks of a test of faith. Matthew, chapter 14, tells of the miracle of the feeding of the five thousand and, immediately afterwards, Jesus tells his Apostles go on to a ship. A storm springs up at night and Jesus walks over the waters and bids them not to be afraid. Peter starts to walk on the water to Jesus but, becoming afraid, sinks and calls for aid. Jesus (in verse 31) reaches out to him and asks why Peter did not have faith in him to keep him safe.


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527 Medieval Gold Epigraphic Christ Finger Ring Circa 1400 AD. A gold finger ring with flat-section hoop and concave disc bezel bearing the engraved image of Christ’s face on a hatched background; on the outer face, between vinescroll motifs, the text +IESUS NAZARENUS in Lombardic script and on the inner face in similar script CASPAR * MELCHIOR * BALTAS’. Gold, 4.33 grams, 21.3 mm overall (approximate size British Q 1/2, USA 8 1/2, Europe 18.4, Japan 18). Very fine condition, large and wearable. Excessively rare. £3,000 - 5,000 EUR 3,370 - 5,620 USD 5,000 - 8,340 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman. The names on the inner face are those of the three Magi in the story of the nativity.

528 Medieval Gold ‘+ave maria . sine labe origin concep’ Epigraphic Ring Circa 15th century AD. A cast gold D-section finger ring with slight rim to upper and lower edges; inscribed outside in blackletter ‘+ave maria . sine labe origin concep’ (Hail Mary, without the stain of the original conception) and internally ‘ihs: ora pro mei e memento mei:’ (Jesus pray for me and remember me). Gold, 7.80 grams, 24 mm overall (approximate size British U, USA 10, Europe 22.52, Japan 22). Very fine condition, extremely large and wearable man’s ring. £1,600 - 2,400 EUR 1,800 - 2,700 USD 2,670 - 4,000

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

529 Medieval Silver Hand of Benediction Tapestry Mount Circa 14th century AD. A concave sheet silver hand with the two longer fingers extended, with fine knuckle detailing; pierced at the wrist and finger tip for attachment. Silver, 18 grams, 11 cm. Very fine condition. Extremely rare, from an important work of religious art. £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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530 Medieval Silver-Gilt Apostle Mounts Circa 1550 AD. Five silver-gilt cast mounts depicting the Apostles St Andrew (St Andrew’s Cross), St Peter (keys), St John (quill), St Thomas (Pilgrim’s staff) and St Paul (sword); all on custom-made display mounts. Silver-gilt, 205 grams total, 55-58 mm. Extremely fine condition. Extremely rare. [5]

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£2,500 - 3,500

Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 2000.

EUR 2,810 - 3,930 USD 4,170 - 5,840


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531 Medieval Silver Parcel-Gilt Crucifix Figure Circa 15th century AD. A repoussé crucifix mount with gilding to the halo and loincloth, depicting Christ with raised arms, flowing hair and slender physique, with custom-made velvet covered mount. Silver, 36 grams, 11 cm. Very fine condition. Rare. £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman. Ex Lord Mc Alpine collection.

532 Medieval Silver Winged Angels Iconographic Ring Circa 14th-15th century AD. A silver finger ring formed with a Dsection hoop decorated with diagonal ropework bands expanding to shoulders with foliage motifs; the bezel formed with a raised central ridge from the shoulders, bisecting an image of two winged angels. Silver, 5.02 grams, 24.89 mm (approximate size British W, USA 11 1/4, Europe 25.60, Japan 24). Very fine condition. Rare. £800 - 1,200 EUR 900 - 1,350 USD 1,330 - 2,000

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Found with a posy ring of a similar date wedged inside [See TimeLine Auctions, 18th March 2011, Lot 787], reported as Treasure and disclaimed under the Treasure Act.

533 Medieval Aube Silver Cross Circa 15th century AD. A flat cast pendant equal-arm cross with granule borders and wire framing to enamel cells forming a cross-incircle within a scrolled pattern; the red enamel remaining in some cells; two pendant loops above. Silver and enamel, 60 grams, 91 mm. Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

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534 Medieval Norman Crucifix Figure Circa 11th-12th century AD. A cast figure of Christ crucified, wearing a three-lobed crown, the ribs and loincloth delineated with engraved lines; the facial features modelled in the round, engraved and enhanced; with affixing holes to hands and at feet (two rivets remaining) with traces of gilding. See Zarnecki, G., Holt, J. and Holland, T. English Romanesque Art 1066-1200, items 236-7. Bronze, 38 grams, 11 cm. Very fine condition, complete with excellent surfaces. Excessively rare.

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£3,000 - 5,000

EUR 3,370 - 5,620 USD 5,000 - 8,340

From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman. Found Norwich, Norfolk in 1981. The figurine is executed in Romanesque style, similar to examples in the collection of Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.


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535 Medieval Gilt Bronze Crucifix Figure Circa 14th century AD. A substantial cast bronze Christ figure with outstretched arms, tilted head, flexed knees and draped loincloth. Gilt bronze, 285 grams, 15 cm. Very fine condition. Very rare. £800 - 1,200 EUR 900 - 1,350 USD 1,330 - 2,000 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman. Found Basingstoke, Hampshire, England in 1982.

536 Medieval Bronze Crucifix Figure Circa 14th-15th century AD. A cast bronze figure of Christ from a crucifix with loincloth and crown of thorns. Bronze, 27 grams, 61 mm. Fine condition; arms lost in antiquity. Rare. £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. Found Winchester, Hampshire, UK, during roadworks.

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537 Medieval Bronze Crucifix Figure Circa 15th century AD. A cast bronze figure of Christ from a crucifix with stylised posture and loincloth; attachment peg to rear; supplied with a custom-made stand. Bronze, 130 grams including stand, 12.5 cm. Very fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman.

538 Medieval Bronze Crucifix Figure Circa 15th century AD. A cast bronze figure of Christ from a crucifix, with erect head and right arm flexed. Bronze, 6.22 grams, 45 mm. Very fine condition. Rare. £100 - 200 EUR 110 - 220 USD 170 - 330 538

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539 Medieval Bronze Crucifix Figures Circa 14th-15th century AD. A group of two crucifixion figurines, one with hollow back and flat pose, the other with arched back and flexed legs. Bronze, 16.6 grams, 45-50 mm. Very fine condition. [2] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Property of a Hampshire Gentleman; acquired before 2000.

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540 Medieval Venetian Gilt Cross Mount Circa 13th century AD. A hollow copper-alloy quadrate cruciform mount with raised, chamfered border; the field decorated with engraved foliage scrolls; the centrepiece a female with long flowing hair, loose robe and mantle, her arms raised to her chest holding a container, her head surrounded by a nimbus; the border pierced by nine attachment rivet holes; supplied with a custom-made display stand. Gilt bronze, 85 grams including stand, 81 mm. Very fine condition. Rare. £800 - 1,200 EUR 900 - 1,350 USD 1,330 - 2,000 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 2000.

541 Medieval Bronze St Peter Figurine Circa 15th century AD. A cast bronze figurine of a bearded male in classical ‘Late Roman’ garb, the undergarment’s sleeve of the right arm ending at the elbow, the left arm covered by the folds of a toga, carefully modelled with a broad stripe; the right hand raised to shoulder-height and the index and middle fingers extended in the classic benedictional gesture; the left hand held against the midriff gripping a key, held with the loop in the lap and the wards on the chest; the folds of cloth on the lower limbs modelled in detail, but without detailing to the feet; the reverse hollowed: an upper void in the area of the chest and a larger one behind the legs; a small attachment lug behind the figure’s separately cast right arm. See Garibaldi, V. & Toscano, B. Arnolfo Di Cambio: Una Rinascita Nell’Umbria Medievale, Rome, 2005. Bronze, 70 grams, 71 mm. Extremely fine condition. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,120 - 1,690 USD 1,670 - 2,500 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman. The posture, hollow back and legs of the present piece suggest that it was designed to be viewed as seated, and the hollowed areas would accommodate a modelled high-backed chair. The scar to the back of the head may have been from a modelled (gilded?) nimbus. Keys are associated with several saints, most notably SS. James and Peter. The benedictional gesture and key held loop-downwards are often depicted associated with St. Peter in mediaeval art, for example in the painting entitled São Pedro in the Museu Grão Vasco de Viseu, Portugal, painted in 1506. The present piece is almost certainly a miniaturised version of the bronze statue The Foot of St. Peter in the Vatican basilica, created by Arnofo di Cambio and completed around 1300.

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542 Medieval Bronze Figural Mount Circa 14th-15th century AD. An openwork bronze mount in the form of a bearded male in a loose robe with a book in his left hand and his right raised in blessing; the surrounding plate quadrate with attachment holes; supplied with a custom-made stand. Bronze, 160 grams, 14 cm including stand. Very fine condition. £250 - 400 EUR 280 - 450 USD 420 - 670 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s.

543 Medieval Bronze Lamb of God Seal Matrix Circa 14th-15th century AD. A bronze stamp seal with knopped suspension loop, collar and hexagonal shank; the design a lamb looking backwards to a flag within the legend in Lombardic script ‘ECCE.AGNVS.DEI’ (Behold! The Lamb of God); supplied with seal impression. Bronze, 9.40 grams, 23 mm. Very fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 Found Norfolk, England.

544 Medieval Incense Brazier Circa 15th century AD. A cast bronze brazier formed from a simple cup bowl set on a broad flared base, with a hinged ‘bell’ cover surmounted by a cross; the cover with eight piercings for venting the incense smoke; the hinge mechanism attached to the curved handle; with traces of old incense inside the bowl. Bronze, 340 grams, 19 cm. Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500

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From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman. The style of this piece is suggestive of an origin in Constantinople.

545 Medieval Bronze Small Chalice Circa 14th-15th century AD. A small cast bronze chalice, the hemispherical bowl set on a simple baluster stem and foot; the lower basal ring of the stem bearing incised symbols, possibly originating in Constantinople. Bronze, 140 grams, 78 mm tall. Very fine condition. Rare. £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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546 546 Medieval Bronze Pilgrim’s Badge Circa late 15th century AD. A bronze bifacial iconic pendant depicting on one face a male figure within a vessel, and on the other the figure of Mary and child with text above ‘ave.maria.maria.pu’; original suspension loop lost, subsequently pierced. Bronze, 6.70 grams, 30 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250

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Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s. Found on the Thames foreshore at London Bridge.

547 Medieval Bronze Pilgrim’s Badges Circa early 16th century AD. A group of two bronze badges comprising: one Madonna and child figure with incised lettering VGN.MAR to the reverse, suspension loop to head; one nimbate Mary and child with sceptre, loop to rear. Bronze, 3.79 grams, 31 mm; 2.73 grams, 28 mm. Very fine condition. [2] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250

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

548 Medieval St James of Compostella Badge Circa 15th century AD. A cast bronze religious badge in the form of a scallop shell, with hinged pin to the rear. Bronze, 23 grams, 52 mm. Extremely fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman. The scallop shell is associated with the shrine of St James of Compostella, Spain.

549 Medieval Lead Pilgrim’s Pendant Circa 15th-16th century AD. A substantial lead discoid pendant with an angel on one face and cross on the other; the angel winged and armoured, with circular shield bearing a cross design and ring-headed staff; the cross formed with two pellets to the end of each arm; small suspension loop above. Lead, 30 grams, 43 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250

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From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman. Found on the Thames foreshore near the Tower of London.

550 Medieval Pewter Holy Water Vessel Circa 15th-16th century AD. A cast pewter vessel formed as a Dshaped pot and lid with circular pedestal; the lid with central punched rose motif within concentric circles, the outer rim with embossed pellets; at the rear of the pot a cast plaque in the form of Mary dressed as a Tudor lady with flowing robes holding the baby Jesus in her left hand, dressed as a crowned infant in a full robe. Pewter, 155 grams, 16 cm. Extremely fine condition. £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. Found on the Thames foreshore near the Tower of London.

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551 Medieval Clay Figural Pilgrim’s Flask Circa 12th-15th century AD. A hollow ceramic ampulla or flask with two loops at the neck and a sun-in-splendour motif cast into the outer faces of the body. Ceramic, 85 grams, 86 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 100 USD 100 - 150 Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK.

552 z Medieval Pilgrim Flask Circa 13th-14th century AD. A pilgrim flask with semi-circular body and tapering neck, the body supported upon three boss feet, two suspension loops at shoulder. Ceramic, 80 grams, 80 mm. Fine condition, small chip at rim. [No Reserve] £30 - 50 EUR 30 - 60 USD 50 - 80 Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK.

553 Medieval Pipe Clay Virgin Mary Figurine Circa 15th century AD. A clay figurine of Mary and child in 15th century dress with flat-topped headdress and loose robes, standing on a low stepped plinth; the infant held at the left shoulder while the right hand clutches the folds of the garment. Ceramic, 32 grams, 82 mm. Very fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s. Found Billingsgate, London, England in the 1980’s.

554 Medieval Painted Bone Crucifix Figure Circa 13th-14th century AD. A carved bone Christ figure for a crucifix with drooping head, long hair, full beard and loincloth; traces of red and black pigment; sockets for separate arms. Bone, 14 grams, 92 mm. Very fine condition. £600 - 900 EUR 670 - 1,010 USD 1,000 - 1,500 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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555 Medieval Bone Crucifix Figure Circa 15th century AD. A carved bone Christ figurine with crown of thorns in openwork, the face long and narrow, the beard short, the loincloth supported by a cord. Bone, 31.5 grams, 12 cm. Very fine condition. £600 - 900 EUR 670 - 1,010 USD 1,000 - 1,500 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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556 Medieval Bone Smoother with Carved Head of Christ Circa 14th-15th century AD. A bone parchment smoother carved with a crowned head of Christ at one end, the face with discoid eyes, trapezoidal nose, ovoid mouth and collar-length hair; two holes to the reverse for attachment. Bone, 34 grams, 14 cm. Very fine condition. Very rare. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman; found on the Thames foreshore, London.

557 Medieval Bone Parchment Scraper and Folder Circa 14th-15th century AD. A smoothing tool formed from a cut mammalian leg bone, the joint end double bevelled to provide the working edges, the shaft smoothed and highly polished from use. Bone, 185 grams, 13 cm. Very fine condition. Very rare. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman. Parchment and vellum required treatment and smoothing before use, especially when old sheets were cleaned for re-use. Any rough areas would cause the inks used to spread through the fibres, resulting in irregular lettering. Smoothers of this type were an essential tool in any scriptorium and the straight edge would also serve for creasing folds.

558 Medieval Leather Bible Bag Circa 14th-15th century AD. A leather composite bible bag or pouch with a plain incised cross (cleaned to show detail) and traces of cut dart decoration to the front panel; with inverted and sewn seams, a leather thong drawstring and a leather strap suspender for securing to a belt. Leather, 200 grams, 18 cm. Very fine and complete condition; extremely rare and conserved by the (then) Guildhall Museum, London, prior to 1976. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000

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From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman. Found on the Thames foreshore near London Bridge, in the early 1970s.

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559 Medieval Illuminated Psalter Leaf of Psalm 41 Circa 1179-1223 AD. A Northern French double-sided vellum Psalter leaf of high quality, the displayed recto side with a superb initial letter ‘Q’ to ‘Que’ with gold on an inked background in red and blue; the Latin text in black ink upon a finely ruled background, including lines from Psalm 41 ‘Que ad modii desiderat ceruus ad fotes aquaru ita desiderat anima mea ad te deus’ (As the hart panteth after the fountains of water; so my soul panteth after thee, O God) with panels of red and blue infill work and a fish outlined in red ink; the general lettering in gothic script with additional letters in gold, red and blue inks. Vellum, 165 grams (mounted), 35.5 x 28 cm overall. Extremely fine condition, in a card mount with explanatory text to the reverse. Excessively rare. £1,250 - 1,750 EUR 1,400 - 1,970 USD 2,080 - 2,920 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman. The style suggestive of Northern French penmanship and most probably dating towards the end of the reign of Philip Augustus.

560 Medieval ‘Oxford’ Illuminated Manuscript Leaf Circa 14th century AD. A single fine vellum double-sided leaf from from an English Latin text; capitals in blue with red embellishments, marginal notes in a different hand, the fine text script in black ink, with red and blue verse numbers and red highlighting. Vellum, 1.28 grams, 17.5 x 12 cm. Extremely fine condition. Very rare. £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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561 Medieval ‘St Genevieve’ Manuscript Leaf Circa 13th century AD. A page from the biblical book of Chronicles in a dense blackletter hand with decorated versals and margins in red and blue; the leaf with drypoint layout markings. Vellum, 925 grams, 42 x 30.5 cm. Extremely fine condition, in a glazed display frame. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 From an old English collection; from the monastery of St Genevieve, Paris.

562 Medieval Illuminated Psalter Leaf of Psalm 12 Circa 14th-15th century AD. A vellum leaf of high quality, the displayed side with illuminated border of foliage, flowers and fruits picked out in gold leaf with rich colours (red, blue, green and black); superb initial letter ‘C’ on a gold background; the Latin text in black and red inks including lines from Psalm 12; the general lettering in gothic script with additional letter ‘U’ also highlighted in gold. The style of decoration and lettering very similar to the Paris Psalter; this page possibly from a French Psalter. Vellum, 690 grams (including frame), 140 x 95 mm. Very fine condition, the colours fresh and bright; mounted in a custom-made glazed display frame. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman.

563 Medieval Illuminated ‘Book of Hours’ Leaf Circa 1490 AD. A high quality vellum Book of Hours leaf, the displayed verso and recto sides with borders of foliage and fruits in red, green, blue and brown; initial letters in gold on coloured backgrounds, the letter ‘L’ of particular note; the general lettering in gothic script; infill panels in red and blue with gold embellishments. Vellum, 875 grams, 33 x 28 cm overall. Very fine condition, in custommade glazed frame to display both sides. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman. The style suggestive of Rouen, France.

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564 Post Medieval Gold Pectoral Cross Circa 17th century AD. A large pectoral cross with expanding arms and ropework border, of hollow construction with hinged suspension loop; the repoussé front with Christ above, angels flying to each side, Madonna with Christ child below; lettering in the fields and central engraved monogram within a wreath; the reverse plain with five applied cells each containing a round or oval composition or glass stone, representing the five wounds of Christ. Gold, 48 grams, 95 mm. Extremely fine condition. £1,600 - 2,400 EUR 1,800 - 2,700 USD 2,670 - 4,000 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

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565 Post Medieval Silver Spanish Reliquary Cross Circa 16th-17th century AD. A silver florid cross bottony pendant with hollow backplate and cast florid elements between the arms; the front plate engraved with a crucifixion scene beneath an eclipsed sun; the backplate with the Ascension; integral suspension loop above and opening screw fitting at the bottom. Silver, 21 grams, 56 mm. Very fine condition. Extremely rare. £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman.

566 Post Medieval Silver Cruciform Pendant Circa 17th-18th century AD. A cast silver pendant in the form of a cross with pictorial panels: centrally, the crucifixion; above, a preaching scene; to the left, curing Lazarus; to the right, the resurrection; below, two ladies approach the cross; four figures adore Christ; filigree and granulation ornament to the suspension loop; foliage and arcading to the rim. Silver, 30 grams, 11 cm. Extremely fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250

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567 Post Medieval Canadian Red Indian Silver Trade Cross Circa 18th century AD. A flat sheet metal cross with punched darts to the edge and annulets to the body, with soldered suspension loop and five gilded dished pendants to the arms and base. With a photocopy from the Sotheby’s (Canada) sale of 26th May 1970, depicting a very similar example. Silver, 15.02 grams, 99 mm overall long. Very fine condition. Extremely rare. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman. Silver items, including crosses, gorgets, medals and badges, were produced from the mid 17th to 18th centuries for both trade and presentation purposes, especially to chiefs of tribes. Smaller items, such as this cross, usually bear no maker’s or other marks but a number of Canadian silversmiths, such as Robert Cruickshank, Charles Arnoldi, Pierre Huguet dit Latour, Joseph Schindler and Narcisse Roy made them. They were also used as presentation pieces by missionaries when converting the tribes to Christianity.

568 Post Medieval Tudor Silver Inscribed Christian Ring Circa 16th century AD. A cast silver finger ring with twisted band detailing; the bands decorated with alternating plant motifs and inscribed text ‘garde MA Vie Seigneur [.]re te’ (Lord I beseech thee, save my life) with a cross and crosslets after ‘seigneur’. Silver, 8.80 grams, 23.9 mm overall (approximate size British R 1/2, USA 8 3/4, Europe 19.38, Japan 18). Extremely fine condition. £250 - 350 EUR 280 - 390 USD 420 - 580 Tucker collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; formed in the 1980’s.

569 Post Medieval Silver-Gilt Paten Circa 16th-17th century AD. A silver patten or offering plate with shallow dished centre; on the reverse the letters IHS with a cross above and bleeding heart below. Silver, 70 grams, 14 cm. Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830

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570 Post Medieval Silver-Gilt Paten Circa 18th century AD. A continental dished patten, fully gilded, the base engraved with IHS and cross above a bleeding heart within a border of entwined thorn branches; bearing two maker’s touchmarks. Silver-gilt, 120 grams, 15 cm diameter. Very fine condition, the gilding fully present. £150 - 200 EUR 170 - 220 USD 250 - 330 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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571 Post Medieval Tudor Silver Hat Pin Circa 16th century AD. A silver-gilt hat pin comprising a sturdy ‘s’shaped pin and decorative disc with serrated edge showing a cross patonce surrounded by five doves, representing the five wounds of Christ, on a hatched background keyed to accept black enamel. Silver-gilt, 2.79 grams, 16.5 mm. Very fine condition. Tip of pin lost in antiquity. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Bolam collection, found North Dalton, Yorkshire, England in 1982.

572 Post Medieval Figure of a Saint Plaque Circa 17th century AD. A cast bronze figure of a saint, nimbate with curved profile, right hand pressed to the chest and left hand gripping the mantle; mounted on backboard for display. Bronze, 145 grams, 16 cm including stand. Very fine condition, complete. [No Reserve] £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 130 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

573 Post Medieval Pewter Openwork Trade Cross Circa 1800 AD. A finely detailed cast flat-section cross with lis ends and inscribed INRI above; the separately cast Christ figure affixed. Pewter, 485 grams including glazed frame, 28 cm. Very fine condition, stem broken; in glazed display frame. £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 130 574 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman.

574 Post Medieval Metal Prayer Book Cover Circa 18th-19th century AD. A cast binding set for a prayer book comprising covers in relief and spine linked with pin hinges; the front cover depicting God in the heavens with soldiers cowering below, the back cover the Crucifixion; both with busts of saints and apostles around, with cursive Greek inscriptions and names; the hinged clasp cast in openwork. Metal, 210 grams, 11 cm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman.

575 Marble Relief of an Emperor Circa 12th-13th century AD. A circular relief carved tondo panel depicting a bearded emperor figure standing, holding orb and staff with rich robes and cloak and wearing diadem; the background of concentric bands of quatrefoils. See Evans and Wixon Art and Culture of the Middle Byzantine Era, number 137 for a similar, larger example. Marble, 5.1 kg, 30.5 cm. Very fine condition, with slight loss to edge. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 575

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576 z Post Medieval Moulded Clay Church Wall Plaque Circa 18th-19th century AD. A moulded clay wall tile depicting the cathedral of Echmiadzin, Armenia, with Virgin and Child in a cartouche above and the name in Roman and Cyrillic lettering around the upper rim; two ferrous mounting pins. Ceramic, 2 kg, 27 cm. Fine condition, complete. [No Reserve] £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 130

579 Post Medieval Carved Ivory Crucifix Figure Circa 17th century AD. A carved ivory crucifix figurine with tilted head and flowing hair, the crown of thorns carefully depicted in openwork, the loincloth and securing cord carved in detail; the arms separately carved and attached. Ivory, 80 grams, 18 cm. Very fine condition, ends of three fingers missing and crown of thorns repaired. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500

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

From an old English collection.

577 Post Medieval Flemish Bone Crucifix Figure Circa 16th century AD. A carved bone crucifix figurine with tilted head and flowing hair, the crown of thorns carefully depicted, crosses on the knees. Bone, 16 grams, 10 cm. Very fine condition. £600 - 900 EUR 670 - 1,010 USD 1,000 - 1,500

580 Post Medieval Bone Belt Fittings Circa 16th century AD. A group of belt fittings carved from bone with serrated edges, comprising: three square plates with openwork crossand-pellet designs, each with two longitudinal piercings; a D-shaped buckle plate with two transverse piercings; a circular plate with broad hook to the rear, with pierced bar and cross-and-pellet motif. Bone, 47 grams, disc: 49 mm. Very fine condition, cleaned and conserved. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200

From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman.

578 Post Medieval Flemish Crucifix Figure Circa 16th-17th century AD. An ivory crucifix figure depicted with tilted head, flowing hair, neat beard, muscular frame, loose loincloth and long legs; mounted on a custom-made arched frame. Ivory, 145 grams, 13 cm. Very fine condition; arms detached and slight damage to one foot. Rare. £600 - 900 EUR 670 - 1,010 USD 1,000 - 1,500

From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman. The bone plates were among a group strung together with the discoid hook plate at one end and the belt loop at the other.

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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581 Post Medieval St Barbara Polychrome Statuette Circa 17th century AD. A carved wooden statuette of St. Barbara modelled with red skirt and gold blouson, and blue cloak with gold border; in her left hand a goblet; the head bare, a garland of flowers in the dressed hair; the goblet and hands carved separately and

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affixed with pegs; the base hexagonal and chamfered, the rear of the figure hollow. Wood, 2.195 kg, 48 cm. Very fine condition. Rare. ÂŁ3,000 - 5,000 EUR 3,370 - 5,620 USD 5,000 - 8,340 Aston Collection; Hampshire, UK. Statuettes of St. Barbara were erected in the portals of magazines and armouries to protect against sudden explosions.

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582 Post Medieval Wooden Polychrome Priest Figurine Circa 17th century AD. A carved wooden figurine representing a priest bearing a frog on a platter in his left hand; an animal skin garment to the front, with the head hanging down to the knees; the coat cut with triangular segmented border, narrow belt and broad collar to the shoulders; supplied with a custom-made display stand. Wood, 140 grams including stand, 17cm including stand. Generally fine condition, much original paint remaining. £90 - 120 EUR 100 - 130 USD 150 - 200

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Property of a Hampshire Gentleman; acquired before 2000.

583 Post Medieval Virgin of Vladimir Painted Icon Circa 17th-18th century AD. An icon painted on a wooden board; the icon showing the Virgin of Vladimir nimbate with inclined head in a dark robe cradling Christ in a red tunic embracing her; the board rectangular and slightly curved in section with two slots to the rear for attachment. Wood, 955 grams, 31 cm. Fine condition, complete. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

584 Post Medieval Wooden Penance Cross Circa 16th-17th century AD. A simple black-stained wooden cross with baluster turned limbs, the arms formed separately and pinned; the upper and arm tips each fitted with an ivory bead bearing traces of gilding. Wood, 110 grams, 27 cm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250

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From an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the property of a City Gentleman. Such crosses were typically carried by penitents or pilgrims as a sign of sin or devotion.

585 Post Medieval Trade Head Rest with Saint Plaque Circa 18th-19th century AD. A carved hardwood head rest of simple form, inset with a finely carved bone bust of a saint. Wood, 580 grams, 14 cm. Very fine condition, the wear polish to the upper surface indicates that this was a treasured possession. Rare. £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. Headrests of this form were used by native peoples in Africa to rest the head/neck while in repose or sleeping. Such items were produced for presentation to tribal chiefs and important personages either to assist in trading or by missionaries when converting tribes to Christianity. It is possible that this piece was originally of native workmanship and that the bone plaque has been inserted for such presentation.

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