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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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586 Stone Age Palaeolithic Flint Handaxe Circa 350,000-250,000 BC. A substantial flint handaxe of the classic English profile; some cortex remaining on the butt; small ancient loss to the tip. See Evans, J. Ancient Stone Implements of Great Britain, page 545 for similar examples. Flint, 955 grams, 21 cm. Extremely fine condition. Rare and important. £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330 Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK; found at Flempton, Suffolk, England in the 1970s.

587 Stone Age Palaeolithic Flint Handaxe Circa 80,000-40,000 BC. A finely made honey-coloured triangular flint handaxe with remnants of the cortex on the upper end. See Evans, J. Ancient Stone Implements of Great Britain. Flint, 200 grams, 11 cm. Extremely fine condition. £90 - 120 EUR 100 - 130 USD 150 - 200

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Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK; found at Hedgeley, Buckinghamshire, England in the 1970s.

588 Stone Age Palaeolithic Flint Handaxe Circa 300,000–30,000 BC. A leaf-shaped bifacial handaxe in creamwhite flint with blue-grey spotting. Flint, 80 grams, 87 mm. Very fine condition. £50 - 70 EUR 60 - 80 USD 80 - 120

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Winter Collection, Kent, UK; found Alresford, Hampshire in 2008 (with inked inscription).

589 Stone Age Palaeolithic Flint Handaxes Circa 500,000 BCE and circa 70,000-40,000 BCE. An English early Palaeolithic flint handaxe formed from a large pebble and knapped to a rounded point, marked ‘RIDGE PIT ROMSEY ex John Keeping 550,000-400,000 BC’ in black ink, with two small French Middle Palaeolithic Mousterian handaxes, marked ‘DORDOGNE’ and ‘DORDOGNE CHERT’ in black ink. Romsey: 225 grams, 11 cm; flint, Dordogne: 125 grams, 84 mm and 100 grams, 90 mm. Very fine, with patination. [3] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 100 USD 100 - 150 Ex Bernard C. Pickard; the pebble axe from Romsey, Hampshire (ex John Keeping collection); the other two axes from Dordogne, France; with letters from Pickard giving details for all three.

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590 z Stone Age Palaeolithic Axe, Scraper and Arrowhead Group Circa 400,000 BC and circa 3,000 BC. A small Palaeolithic flint chopper, with a Neolithic triangular scraper and two leaf arrowheads. Flint, 115 grams total, 25-85 mm. Fine condition. [4, No Reserve] £30 - 50 EUR 30 - 60 USD 50 - 80 Palaeolithic ex Bernard Pickard, ex John Keeping, found Ridge Gravel Pit, Romsey, Hampshire (inked and with Pickard letter); Neolithic scraper found Thetford, Norfolk (inked); arrowheads found Hart Hill, Scotland and ex Alan Cherry, found East Anglia (with extract from Cherry list).

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591 Stone Age Mesolithic Flint Axe Group Circa 12,000-5,000 BC. A mixed group of worked flint tools including a long triangular pick. Flint, 515 grams, 10-13 cm. Fine condition. [3] £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 130 Winter Collection, Kent, UK; found Gorms Dyke 1883, Winchester 2005 and Platt, Kent circa 1995 (with inked inscriptions).

592 Stone Age Neolithic Polished Axe Circa 5,000 BC. Finely polished axe with slightly convex cutting edge in a pale mottled grey flint. See John Evans Ancient Stone Implements of Great Britain, page 112 for a similar example. Flint, 360 grams, 16 cm. Very fine condition with slight ancient loss at butt. £250 - 350 EUR 280 - 390 USD 420 - 580 Found Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England in August 2010.

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593 Stone Age Neolithic Knapped Adze Circa 5,000 BC, early Neolithic or possibly late Mesolithic. A finely knapped adze in a pale mottled flint of generally diamond crosssection with distinct curvature to the lower part; the cutting edge convex, the butt tapering to a fine point. Flint, 200 grams, 17 cm. Extremely fine. Rare. £90 - 120 EUR 100 - 130 USD 150 - 200 Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK.

594 Stone Age Neolithic Flint Arrowhead Group Circa 4th-3rd millennium BC. A mixed group of flint arrowheads, two barbed and tanged, one leaf-shaped and one triangular with a convex base. See Evans, J. Ancient Stone Implements of Great Britain. Flint, 16.1 grams, 25-41 mm. Fine condition. [4] £30 - 70 EUR 30 - 80 USD 50 - 120 Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK; the leaf found Flempton Carr, Suffolk in the 1970s.

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595 Stone Age Neolithic Stone Hammer Pestle Circa 5,000 BC. A pecked and ground stone hammer pestle. See John Evans Ancient Stone Implements of Great Britain, page 254, for similar examples. Stone, 1.6 kg, 20.5 cm. Extremely fine condition. £50 - 90 EUR 60 - 100 USD 80 - 150 Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK.

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596 z Stone Age Neolithic Implement Group Circa 5,000 BC. A mixed group of stone implements of various Neolithic cultures comprising: a Saharan hafted scraper (with an inked old collection number); a southern European small handaxe; two scrapers and an awl from England. Flint, 200 grams total, 65-85 mm. Very fine condition. [5] £20 - 40 EUR 20 - 40 USD 30 - 70 Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK.

597 Stone Age Neolithic Implement and Scraper Group Circa 4,500-2,500 BC. A mixed group of implements and scrapers, two with old Rochester Museum inscriptions: 1871 TWYDALL, 1680 TWYDALL, and another with old inscription indentifying the findspot as B.B. FIELD No2 A/A 00/10 10102. Stone, 355 grams, 44-78 mm. Very fine condition. [9, No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200

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Hiller collection, Essex, UK.

598 Stone Age Neolithic Implement and Scraper Group Circa 4,500-2,500 BC. A mixed group of implements and scrapers, one with old Rochester Museum inscription: 1.1355 TWYDALL, another old inscription indentifying the findspot as CANADA LANE. No1. Stone, 275 grams, 46-97 mm. Very fine condition. [8, No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200

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Hiller collection, Essex, UK.

599 z Stone Age North American Stone Arrowhead Group A mixed group of stone arrowheads of various cultures comprising: two long points with c-shaped tang; one large point with short tang; one short point without tang; two triangular points with a recess on each side; one grey barbed point; one large silicious point with broad, divided tang. Stone, 49 grams total, 21-75 mm. Very fine condition, complete. [7] £30 - 50 EUR 30 - 60 USD 50 - 80 Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK.

600 Stone Age Vinca Mother Goddess Circa 6,500 BC. A ceramic figurine depicting a reclining female with rudimentary facial and finger detailing. Terracotta, 65 grams, 93 mm. Very fine condition. Rare. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500

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

601 Stone Age Vinca Vessel Fragment Circa 4,500 BC. A fragment of a coarse ceramic vessel formed in the likeness of a male face. Ceramic, 340 grams, 12 cm. Fine condition. Rare. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 Property of a Middlesex Gentleman; acquired in the early 1970’s; ex Chris Protheroe.

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602 Bronze Age Bactrian Gold Lotus Phiale Circa 3rd millennium BC. A repoussé vessel of pleasingly simple form; the upright rim plain, with lotus petal fluting to the body and plain convex base. Gold, 70 grams, 95 mm diameter. Fine condition, with some damage and restoration at the base. Extremely rare. £3,000 - 5,000 EUR 3,370 - 5,620 USD 5,000 - 8,340 Acquired on the London art market in the 1960’s.

603 Bronze Age Bronze Halstatt Torc Circa 900 BC. A bronze torc or neck-ring formed from a single rod with twisted square-section expanded portion opposite the opening; the ends flattened and scrolled. Bronze, 150 grams, 23 cm. Extremely fine condition. [No Reserve] £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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604 604 Bronze Age Flat Axehead Circa 2,500-1,500 BC. A cast copper flat axehead with D-shaped cutting edge and shallow central recess on each surface. Copper, 59 grams, 87 mm. Fine condition. £180 - 120 EUR 200 - 130 USD 300 - 200

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Private collection, Nottinghamshire, UK; acquired late 1980’s - early 1990’s. Found near Oxford in 1986.

605 Bronze Age Bronze Palstave Axehead Circa 1,500-1,000 BC, Middle Bronze Age. A cast axehead with wings and convex cutting edge. See John Evans The Ancient Bronze Implements Weapons and Ornaments of Great Britain and Ireland, page 75, for similar examples. Bronze, 330 grams, 12 cm long. Fine condition, with some loss at the butt. £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 130

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Found East Anglia in the 1970s.

606 Bronze Age Pair of Looped Palstave Axeheads Circa 1,000-500 BC. A pair of cast bronze palstaves comprising: a small looped palstave head with shallow lateral flanges; a larger looped palstave head with deep flanges and flared edge. Bronze, 125 grams, 115 mm; 65 grams, 80 mm. Fine condition, small chip to lower edge of one blade. [2] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK.

607 607 Bronze Age Looped and Socketted Axehead Circa 1,000-500 BC. A cast socketted axehead with fluting on the upper faces, thickened socket rim, D-section lateral loop and slightly flared edge. See Moore, C.N. and Rowlands, M. Bronze Age Metalwork in Salisbury Museum. Bronze, 335 grams, 11 cm. Very fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 Ex Cotton collection formed in the 1980’s.

608 Bronze Age Looped and Socketted Axehead Circa 1,000-500 BC. A cast socketted axehead with a broad squaresection trunk, low D-section loop, ribbed detail on the outer faces, double collar to the rim and everted cutting edge; inside the socket a large piece of casting flash. See Moore, C.N. and Rowlands, M. Bronze Age Metalwork in Salisbury Museum. Bronze, 390 grams, 106 mm. Very fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420

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Ex Cotton collection formed in the 1980’s.

609 Bronze Age Looped and Socketted Axehead Circa 1,000-500 BC. A cast socketted axehead with a narrow, tubular trunk, low D-section loop, octagonal facetting, thin collar to the rim and deeply everted edge. Bronze, 220 grams, 10 cm. Very fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 Ex Cotton collection formed in the 1980’s.

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610 Bronze Age Looped and Socketted Axehead Circa 1,200-900 BC. A cast bronze socketted axehead with attachment loop and slight convex blade. See John Evans The Bronze Implements Weapons and Ornaments of Great Britain and Ireland, page 140, for a very similar example. Bronze, 220 grams, 11 cm. Very fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 Ex Cotton collection formed in the 1980’s.

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611 Bronze Age Looped and Socketted Axehead Circa 1,000-500 BC. A cast socketted axehead with fluting on the upper faces, thickened socket rim, flat-section lateral loop and square cutting edge. See Moore, C.N. and Rowlands, M. Bronze Age Metalwork in Salisbury Museum. Bronze, 310 grams, 10 cm. Very fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 Ex Cotton collection formed in the 1980’s.

612 Bronze Age Looped and Socketted Axehead Circa 1,000-500 BC. A cast bronze axehead with bilinear detail to the collar, flared cutting edge, short flat-section loop and square socket. Bronze, 215 grams, 10 cm. Very fine condition; the rim slightly split behind the loop. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250

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Property of a Hampshire Gentleman; acquired before 2000. Found Northamptonshire in 1985.

613 Bronze Age Looped and Socketted Axehead Circa 1,200-900 BC. A cast bronze socketted axe with attachment loop and convex blade. See John Evans The Bronze Implements Weapons and Ornaments of Great Britain and Ireland, page 112, for a very similar example. Bronze, 235 grams, 10 cm. Very fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 Ex Cotton collection, formed in the 1980’s.

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614 Bronze Age European Looped and Socketted Axehead Circa 1,200-800 BC. A cast bronze axehead with thick collar to the elliptical socket, lentoid panels to the flanks, straight edge and narrow round-section loop. Bronze, 90 grams, 10 cm. Very fine condition, some loss to blade edge. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s.

615 Bronze Age Looped and Socketted Axehead Circa 1,000-500 BC. A cast socketted axehead with a narrow, tubular trunk, low D-section loop, octagonal facetting, thin collar to the rim and deeply everted edge. See Moore, C.N. and Rowlands, M. Bronze Age Metalwork in Salisbury Museum. Bronze, 200 grams, 99 mm. Very fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 615

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616 Bronze Age Facetted Mace Head Circa 1,500-500 BC. A cast bronze mace head, cylindrical with facetted flanges; thick rim to upper and lower edges. Bronze, 180 grams, 35 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Ex Cotton collection formed in the 1980’s.

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617 Bronze Age Ribbed Mace Head Circa 1,200-500 BC. A heavy cast bronze mace head with eight vertical flanges. Bronze, 215 grams, 51 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Cotton collection formed in the 1980’s; found Eastern Europe.

618 Bronze Age Socketed Gouge Circa 1,000-500 BC. A cast bronze gouge with slightly flared rim to the socket. Bronze, 90 grams, 88 mm. Very fine condition. £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 100 USD 100 - 150 Bolam collection, found Driffield, Yorkshire, England in 1993.

619 Bronze Age European Rivetted Dagger Circa 1,200-900 BC. A slender bladed dagger with oval section tapered blade; the handle formed to receive hilt scales, with three rivets still in situ. See John Evans The Ancient Bronze Implements Weapons and Ornaments of Great Britain and Ireland, page 210, for similar examples. Bronze, 80 grams, 23 cm long. Fine condition, with small ancient loss to hilt end. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

620 Bronze Age Razor with Button Terminal Circa 8th-5th century BC. A cast bronze razor comprising a roundsection handle with button terminal and knop, the blade formed as an irregular pentagonal-section bar. Bronze, 54 grams, 15 cm. Very fine condition. Very rare. £250 - 400 EUR 280 - 450 USD 420 - 670 David Miller collection; found Peterborough, England in 1972.

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621 Bronze Age Eastern European Pins Circa 1,200-800 BC. A pair of cast pins, each with slightly bulbous shafts, conical stepped heads and a band of rectilinear engraving. Bronze, 60, 65 grams, 29 cm. Extremely fine condition. [2, No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Property of a Middlesex Gentleman; acquired in the early 1970’s; ex Chris Protheroe.

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622 Bronze Age Sceptre Shaft Collar Circa 1st millennium BC. A bronze biconical collar comprising a sharply carinated disc with everted rims, cast hollow and pierced; the circumference decorated with ring-and-dot motifs above and below. Bronze, 75 grams, 51 mm diameter. Very fine condition, some scuffing. £90 - 120 EUR 100 - 130 USD 150 - 200 Property of a Hampshire Gentleman; acquired before 2000.

623 Bronze Age Biconical Vessel Circa 1,200-800 BC, Middle Bronze Age. A biconical pot in grey-black fabric with convex base and flared neck; burnishing to the lower body. Ceramic, 220 grams, 11 cm diameter. Extremely fine condition. Rare. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Tucker collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; formed in the 1980’s. Found East Anglia in 1987.

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624 Bronze Age English Bone Whistle Circa 1st millennium BC. A carved bone mouthpiece for a whistle, tubular and with obtuse notch. Bone, 50 grams, 58 mm. Very fine condition. Extremely rare. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 West Country collection; found near a rabbit burrow in 1968 by Paul Coombe while walking his dog in Savernake Forest.

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625 Celtic Silver Twisted Torc Circa 1st century BC-2nd century AD. A neck-ring formed from twisted square-section silver wire, with hook-and-eye closure and coiled loop to the outer face. Silver, 12.9 grams, 12 cm. Very fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 170 - 220 USD 250 - 330 Private collection, Nottinghamshire, UK; acquired late 1980’s - early 1990’s. Believed to be of eastern European origin.

626 Iron Age Sassanian Silver Dish Circa 4th-5th century AD. A shallow dish with applied foot ring; the centre of the bowl depicting a repoussé and chased bird with spread wings, standing on an antelope. Silver, 145 grams, 15 cm diameter. Very fine condition, with surface deposits. £1,300 - 2,400 EUR 1,460 - 2,700 USD 2,170 - 4,000

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Acquired on the London art market in the 1960’s.

627 Celtic Silver Celtiberian Brooch Circa 3rd-1st century BC. A silver zoomorphic brooch of s-profile with ferocious beast-head terminal, arched neck, segmented squaresection body with pelletted surface and pin-loop below. Silver, 13 grams, 29 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s.

628 Celtic Silver and Bronze Brooches Circa 3rd-1st century BC. A pair of Celtic brooches: one formed as a loop with collar and returned terminal with knop finial; one with elongated pelta-shaped plate. Silver, 3.91 grams, 48 mm; bronze, 11.4 grams, 85 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £50 - 90 EUR 60 - 100 USD 80 - 150

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Property of a Hampshire Gentleman; acquired before 2000. The plate brooch reputedly from Germany.

629 Celtic Bronze Neck Torcs Circa 1st century BC. Two bronze wire neck torcs; one with twisted wire hook and eye, the other with ‘keyhole’ loop and hook. Bronze, 25 and 40 grams, 14 cm. Very fine condition. [2, No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 Property of a Middlesex Gentleman; acquired in the early 1970’s; ex Chris Protheroe.

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630 Celtic La Tène Style Bracelet Circa 1st century BC-1st century AD. A cast bronze D-section bracelet with discoid terminal and segmented middle section with complex La Tène Style comma-leaf decoration. Bronze, 44 grams, 66 mm. Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 Private collection, Nottinghamshire, UK; acquired late 1980’s - early 1990’s. Found Great Chesterford, Essex in 1983.

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631 Celtic Dragonesque Brooch and Mount Circa 1st century BC-1st century AD. A cast bronze dragonesque brooch with ring-and-dot eye detail and curved red enamel panels on the trunk; offered with a cast bronze openwork mount formed from La Tène ‘trumpet swirls’. Bronze, brooch: 7.61 grams, 47 mm; mount: 14 grams, 44 mm. Very fine condition; the brooch’s pin lost in antiquity. [2] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Property of a Hampshire Gentleman; acquired before 2000. The brooch found near Scarborough, Yorkshire, UK; in the 1970s. The brooch is unusual in orientation, being Z-shaped rather than S-shaped.

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632 Celtic Zoomorphic Bow Brooch Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A small cast bronze bow brooch with bird figure on the lozenge-section bow; spring and catchplate intact. Bronze, 2.77 grams, 32 mm. Very fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s. Believed to be of continental European origin.

633 Celtic Halstatt Bronze Bow Brooch Circa 8th-5th century BC. A developed form of bronze bow brooch consisting of a round-section bow with four collars and three spherical bulbs, the pin developing from a single helical spring, the catchplate flat with end-post and spherical finial. See Hattatt, R. Brooches of Antiquity. Bronze, 85 grams, 12 cm. Very fine condition, complete. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Acquired on the London art market in the late 1990’s.

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634 Celtic Bronze Horse and Rider Figurine Circa 1st century BC-1st century AD. A cast bronze two-piece horseand-rider figurine comprising: cast bronze horse with one foreleg raised, head erect, mane represented by a line of incised strokes and halter by a line of annulets, with lead accretion to the base; rider with flowing hair, wearing a flared tunic; the right arm raised and left extended with discoid shield (?), legs divided to accommodate the horse’s back; two shallow sockets to the rear of the head. Bronze, 87 grams, 57 mm overall. Very fine condition. £1,500 - 2,000 EUR 1,690 - 2,250 USD 2,500 - 3,340 UK art market, acquired prior to 1996.

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635 Celtic Captive Gaul Bronze Mount Circa 1st century AD. A large cast bronze mount in the form of a bound captive with longitudinal and transverse circular piercings, the bonds represented by a fillet passing from the ankles to the wrists and around the neck. Bronze, 43 grams, 46 mm. Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 Winter Collection, Kent, UK; found Hampshire in the 1980s.

636 Celtic Enamelled La Tène Mount Circa 1st century BC-1st century AD. A cast bronze mount comprising a flat trefoil plate and curved D-section bar; the plate with curved, pelta-shaped and round fields of red enamel forming a La Tène Style design. Bronze and enamel, 46 grams, 53 mm. Very fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 170 - 220 USD 250 - 330

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Private collection, Nottinghamshire, UK; acquired late 1980’s - early 1990’s. Offered with a publication report by Natasha Hutcheson, presently Regional Museums Development Manager, Renaissance East of England.

637 Celtic Openwork Triskele Mount Circa 1st century BC-1st century AD. A cast openwork harness mount in the form of three comma-leaf elements in a triskele formation, with red enamel remains, within a penannular frame; pierced centrally for attachment. Bronze, 16 grams, 35 mm. Very fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 130 - 200 USD 200 - 300 Private collection, Nottinghamshire, UK; acquired late 1980’s - early 1990’s. Found near Oxford in 1983.

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638 Celtic Bronze Terret Ring Circa 1st century BC. A cast bronze terret ring with three projections and a flat bar fixing. Bronze, 51 grams, 60 mm. Very fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 Found Foxton, Cambridgeshire, England in 1983.

639 Celtic Bronze Cosmetic Grinders Circa 1st century BC-1st century AD. A pair of cast bronze cosmetic grinders comprising: a long grinder bed with knop terminals and suspension loop, decorated with rows of triangles; a broad grinder bed with one knop terminal and suspension loop, decorated with bilinear chevrons. Bronze, 18 grams total, 83 mm and 60 mm. Very fine condition, one terminal lost in antiquity. [2] £50 - 70 EUR 60 - 80 USD 80 - 120

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Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK.

640 Celtic Axe Hammer Circa 500-100 BC. A cast bronze axe-hammer head comprising a bulbous socket with vertical carination, on one side a long neck and curved blade, on the other a straight tapering shaft. Bronze, 145 grams, 15 cm. Very fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 Cotton collection formed in the 1980’s.

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641 Celtic Danubian Figural Plaque Circa 1st century BC-1st century AD. A cast lead plaque depicting two serpents above an arch with three rows of figural design within: above, Sol Invictus with radiant crown and four horses; below, a scene of two horsemen approaching a crowned standing figure, a soldier to the left, standing figure and prone figure to the right; below, a feasting scene with diners at a table, dogs and cauldron. Lead, 145 grams, 94 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s.

642 Celtic Danubian Figural Plaque Circa 1st century BC-1st century AD. A cast lead plaque, rectangular with scrolled top, three rows within a ropework border; in the upper scroll, a fish; in the upper row two human busts and two serpents; in the central row, two armed horsemen advancing towards each other; in the lower row, a hen, an amphora and various geometric motifs. Lead, 90 grams, 92 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s.

643 Celtic Socketted Spearhead Circa 1st century BC. A long wrought iron spearhead with leaf-shaped blade incorporating a pronounced rib extending into the lower section of the socket; the split socket with two holes for a fixing pin to the wood shaft. Iron, 310 grams, 40 cm. Very fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 From an old English collection. Found Balkans.

644 Celtic Socketted Spearhead Circa 1st century BC. A cast spearhead, the blade of narrow cruciform section developing from the tapered socket. Iron, 265 grams, 27 cm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 From an old English collection. Found Balkans.

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645 Viking Twisted Gold Bracelet Circa 9th-11th century AD. A c-shaped bracelet formed from four plaited gold rods, expanding to the middle. Gold, 80 grams, 77 mm. Very fine condition. £3,000 - 5,000 EUR 3,370 - 5,620 USD 5,000 - 8,340 From the collection of Markus Hollersberger, acquired in 1980.

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646 Merovingian Frankish Gold Jewelled Quincunx Ring Circa 5th century AD. A gold finger ring with plain D-section hoop and discoid pad on underside; the bezel a pedestal with discoid face bearing two turquoise and three garnet cabochon stones in a quincunx pattern. Gold, garnet and turquoise, 5.76 grams, 26 mm overall (approximate size British N 1/2, USA 6 3/4, Europe 14.35, Japan 14). Very fine condition, wearable. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,350 - 2,020 USD 2,000 - 3,000 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 2000.

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647 Viking Gold Twisted Finger Ring Circa 9th-11th century AD. A penannular finger ring formed from four expanding rods of gold, twisted about their longitudinal axis. Gold, 11.10 grams, 27.34 mm overall (approximate size British W, USA 11, Europe 25.0, Japan 24). Extremely fine condition, wearable. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,350 - 2,020 USD 2,000 - 3,000 Found in Hungary in 1990.

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648 Viking Gold Twisted Wire Ring Circa 9th-11th century AD. A finger ring formed from six gold wires plaited into an expanding band; the plain strands hammered to form a plain hoop below. Gold, 12 grams, 29 mm overall (approximate size British W, USA 11, Europe 25.0, Japan 24). Extremely fine condition, complete and wearable. £2,000 - 3,000 EUR 2,250 - 3,370 USD 3,340 - 5,000 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s.

649 Anglo-Saxon Gold Necklace Bulla Circa 5th-6th century AD. A hollow gold pendant in the form of a sphere with crimped medial flange and ribbed suspension loop. Gold, 1.93 grams, 17 mm. Very fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 Property of a Gentleman.

650 Anglo-Saxon Gold and Jet Pendant Circa 7th century AD. A gold pendant frame with filigree and granulated border and ribbed suspension loop enclosing an elliptical carved jet panel with concentric boss design. Gold and jet, 7.93 grams, 33 mm. Very fine condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 900 - 1,350 USD 1,330 - 2,000

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Property of a Gentleman; ex Kurt Bartel, Archaeo Gallery; ex Mike McAndrew collection.

651 Merovingian Frankish Gold Zoomorphic Mounts Circa 6th century AD. A pair of repoussé gold foil mounts in the form of stylized birds with discoid eye, hooked beak, D-shaped wing and ribbed detailing on the body and tail; the lip pierced in four places for attachment. See Carver, M. Sutton Hoo. A Seventh Century Princely Burial Ground and its Context. Gold, 2.19 grams, 48.3 mm; 2.38 grams, 47.6 mm. Very fine condition. [2] £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 UK art market, acquired prior to 1985. These mounts are very similar in style to the small bird brooches used in Merovingian areas in the 6th century. Formed in gold foil, they were probably backed with pitch or leather and used to decorate the face of a shield, as on the famous examples from Sutton Hoo Mound 1.

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652 Anglo-Saxon Gold Cloisonne Inlay Circa 6th-7th century AD. A rectangular gold mount with steppedframe cells to accept garnet and/or millefiori insets; two garnets remaining, one with the stamped foil backing; pierced for attachment. Gold and garnet, 2.06 grams, 19 mm. Very fine condition, cleaned. Rare with garnet and foil. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 Property of a Gentleman; ex Steven Cocker collection 2009; found in North Yorkshire. Treasure number 2009 T647. Anglo-Saxon gold cloisonné mount, accompanied by papers from BM when registered as treasure prior to sale. Non-destructive X-ray florescence analysis indicated a gold content of 83-86% with 12-14% silver, the remainder copper. Stones identified by Raman spectroscopy as garnets.

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653 Merovingian Frankish Silver Strap Distributor Circa 6th century AD. A silver strap distributor with gilt panels and central garnet cloison; the straps each held by a silver plate with gilded discoid panel bearing scroll motif, ending in a bird-of-prey head with voided eye to accept the securing pin, the plate recurved and held to the rear by a small rivet; the central plate with square garnet cloison. Silver-gilt and garnet, 24.5 grams, 87 mm. Extremely fine condition. £3,500 - 5,000 EUR 3,930 - 5,620 USD 5,840 - 8,340 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

654 Merovingian Frankish Silver Bird-Head Mount Circa 6th-7th century AD. A cast silver-gilt mount in the form of the head and curved neck of a bird of prey; the rear of the neck with chipcarved running triangles; the L-shaped brow-band ribbed; beak short and hooked; the eye a circular garnet cloison; pierced in four places for attachment. See Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period - Europe Without Borders. Silver-gilt and garnet, 7.05 grams, 44 mm. Very fine condition, complete. Extremely rare. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,350 - 2,020 USD 2,000 - 3,000

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UK art market, acquired prior to 2000. Similar to Frankish and Alamannic military belt mounts of the 6th century.

655 Ostrogothic Silver-Gilt and Garnet Buckle Circa 5th-6th century AD. A silver-gilt and garnet cloisonne plate buckle comprising an annular flat-section loop, short D-section tongue and block to rear; the plate formed as a bird-head with garnet cloison eye and beak, continuing to the rear as a flat strap; three tubular fittings to the edge to accept rivets attaching the front plate to the strap. Cf. bird-head terminal on square buckle plates in Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period - Europe Without Borders, items I.9.2, I.9.3, I.9.5, I.9.8.1 and elsewhere. Silver-gilt and garnet, 36 grams, 61 mm. Very fine condition, cleaned. £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330 655

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Property of a Gentleman; ex Slavei Slaveev, Ancient Coin Art. Believed found by a metal detectorist near Poznan, Poland, in 1998.


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656 Merovingian Frankish Silver-Gilt Disc Brooch Pair Circa 6th century AD. A pair of silver-gilt disc brooches with lozengeand-saltire design and central disc; the saltire with central point decoration, the central disc and triangular surround with garnet cloisons; catchplates and pin lugs to the reverse. Silver-gilt and garnet, 9.15 grams total, 26 mm. Very fine condition. [2] £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,350 - 2,020 USD 2,000 - 3,000 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

657 Merovingian Frankish Silver-Gilt Radiate-Headed Bow Brooch Circa 5th-6th century AD. A delicate radiate-headed bow brooch with D-shaped headplate and three collared knops, decorated with triangle and flanking scrolls; the bow plain and narrow; the footplate lozengiform with concentric lozenge motifs, lobe lappets and collared knop terminal; the pin-lug and catchplate intact on the reverse. See Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period - Europe Without Borders. Silver-gilt, 8.97 grams, 73 mm. Extremely fine condition without restoration or repair; pin missing. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830

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Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

658 Merovingian Frankish Epigraphic LOV PPOV Finger Ring Circa 6th century AD. An iron finger ring bound with silver-wire on the hoop; the pedestal bezel a discoid gold plate with fish motif and Greek-character inscription LOVPPOV around the rim. Gold, silver and iron, 7.34 grams, 38 mm overall (approximate size British U 1/2, USA 10 1/2, Europe 23.59, Japan 22). Very fine condition. Rare. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 Payn collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

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659 Viking Silver Ribbed Band Finger Ring Circa 10th-12th century AD. A Viking ribbed finger-ring of LehtosaloHilander’s Type III, with D-section central rib; the decoration on the expanding flanges comprising a single punched zigzag horizontal linear band flanking the rib; the hoop formed as a continuation of the central rib extending to form a thin rod at each end. See LehtosaloHilander, P-L., Luistari (Finland), A History of Weapons and Ornaments. Silver, 4.70 grams, 20.70 mm overall (approximate size British K 1/2 , USA 5 1/2, Europe 11.0, Japan 10). Extremely fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 From an old English collection.

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660 Anglo-Saxon Silver Knotted Ring Circa 6th-9th century AD. A silver wire finger ring formed from a double loop with a neat flat knot for the bezel. Silver, 0.58 grams, 18.8 mm overall (approximate size British K 1/2 , USA 5 1/2, Europe 11.0, Japan 10). Very fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 130 - 200 USD 200 - 300 Private collection, Nottinghamshire, UK; acquired late 1980’s - early 1990’s. Found Saxmundham, Suffolk in 1982.

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661 Anglo-Saxon Silver Finger Ring Circa 7th-10th century AD. A decorated finger ring comprising a round-section hoop rising to a lozengiform bezel with billetted border and central ring-and-dot motif. Silver, 0.98 grams, 19.86 mm (approximate size British R 1/2, USA 9, Europe 19.66, Japan 19). Extremely fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Hiller collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

662 Anglo-Saxon Silver Cruciform Pendant Circa 10th-11th century AD. A cast silver pendant in the form of a disc with four radiating arms with mushroom finials; the disc with concentric quatrefoil decoration on both faces; a suspension loop attached above. Silver, 1.83 grams, 23 mm. Very fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 130 - 200 USD 200 - 300 Private collection, Nottinghamshire, UK; acquired in the late 1980’s. Found in the Lincoln area in 1980.

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663 Viking Silver Thor’s Hammer Pendant Circa 9th-11th century AD. A cast silver pendant in the form of a hammer with tapering shaft, the head decorated with punched dotin-triangle motifs; a silver suspension ring inserted through the looped end of the shaft. Silver, 15 grams, 43 mm. Very fine condition. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,120 - 1,690 USD 1,670 - 2,500 From an old European collection, acquired prior to 1990. Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir, was used to hallow the bride at wedding ceremonies and was worn in pendant form as a sign of faith during the Viking period.

664 Viking Pendant Cross Circa 10th-11th century AD. A large cruciform pendant with five repoussé bosses and dense punched decoration (dot-in-triangle, ovoid, pellet-in-bar); the integral suspension loop broad and ribbed. Silver, 33 grams, 12 cm. Very fine condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 900 - 1,350 USD 1,330 - 2,000 Private collection, Nottinghamshire, UK; acquired late 1980’s - early 1990’s. Found at Barton-on-Humber, Lincolnshire in 1985.

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665 Viking Silver Scutiform Pendant Circa 9th-11th century AD. A silver discoid pendant with central dome, punched with concentric dot-in-triangle stamps and outer rim of pellets; integral triangular suspension loop rivetted together. Silver, 6.14 grams, 48 mm. Very fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s.

666 Anglo-Saxon Silver-Gilt Coin Pendant Circa 5th-7th century AD. A mid-2nd century Roman coin of Faustina Augusta curated and provided with a silver rivetted ribbed suspension plate and loop, mounted with the portrait vertical. Published, see Hammond, B. British Artefacts Volume 1 - Early Anglo-Saxon. Silvergilt, 4.48 grams, 28.42 mm. Extremely fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 From an old English collection. The pre-Christian Anglo-Saxons used Roman coins as amulets, preferring types with a clear human portrait.

667 667 Merovingian Frankish Silver and Gold Foil Pin Circa 5th-6th century AD. A silver dress pin with zoomorphic head comprising a tapering pin and silver head in the form of a stylised bird, with gold foil backing to the cells; one garnet remaining. Cf. very similar brooch from Pas-de-Calais in Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period - Europe Without Borders, item VII.28. Silver, gold and garnet, 12 grams, 17 cm. Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 Property of a Gentleman.

668 z Anglo-Saxon Group of Silver Garter Hooks Circa 7th-9th century AD. A group of three Middle Saxon silver clothing hooks: one discoid with short hook, one triangular with crenellated top, one triangular with five circular piercings. Silver, 2.93 grams, 18-26 mm. Very fine condition, all with hooks intact. [3] £50 - 70 EUR 60 - 80 USD 80 - 120 Winter Collection, Kent, UK; bought at various times, London. Small clothing hooks were used in Anglo-Saxon times instead of buttons, to fasten clothing.

669 Anglo-Saxon Bronze Situla Circa 5th-6th century AD. A cast bronze Byzantine origin situla of slightly tapering profile with two incised bands to the side, flat base, pierced triangular flanges to the rim and thick, rectangular-section handle with recurved ends. Bronze, 1 kg, 13 cm. Very fine condition; calcination to the base and a patch of ferrous stain to the side. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s; found near Ipswich in the early 1990’s. The ferrous patch suggests that the object has been placed close to a degrading iron object, hence possibly from an Anglo-Saxon grave with iron spearhead, shield or sword; the provision of large items of tableware in high-status graves was a 7th century fashion.

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670 Viking Large Twisted Torc Circa 10th-12th century AD. A substantial torc or neckring formed from four twisted square-section bars narrowing to round-section contracting rods at the ends; each of the two outer faces of each bar ornamented with a series of heavy punchmarks, alternating triangles and annulets on adjacent faces; one series of annulets including a single triangle-and-dot punchmark in the centre. Copper-alloy, 1.2 kg, 22 cm. Very fine condition, complete. £1,500 - 2,500 EUR 1,690 - 2,810 USD 2,500 - 4,170 UK art market, acquired prior to 1985; believed to be of Baltic origin. Massive neckrings formed part of the decoration of the idols of the Norse gods which stood in their temples. They are also depicted in pre-Viking Scandinavian art, on the tiny gold figural mounts (guldgubbar) found on high-status settlement sites in the Baltic region.

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671 Viking Bronze Tortoise Brooch Circa 10th century AD. A cast bronze tortoise brooch with broad rim and domed centre bearing Mammen Style decoration including a pair of opposed birds’ heads; on the reverse, the corroded iron pin in place, with remains of mineralised textile adhering. Copper-alloy, 80 grams, 79 mm. Very fine condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 900 - 1,350 USD 1,330 - 2,000 Private collection, Nottinghamshire, UK; acquired late 1980’s - early 1990’s. Found Alnwick, Northumberland in 1986

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672 Anglo-Saxon Bronze Transitional Bow Brooch Circa 5th century AD. A cast bronze cruciform brooch with rectangular headplate, top- and side-knops, deep bow, small footplate with horsehead detail; the pin formed as a spring around the arms; the catchplate with ribbed texturing. Bronze, 29.5 grams, 85 mm. Very fine condition, complete. Very rare. £300 - 400 EUR 340 - 450 USD 500 - 670 Property of a Surrey Gentleman. An unusual example of an Anglian cruciform brooch with some inherited features from the Roman crossbow brooch type, such as the looped bronze sprung pin.

673 Anglo-Saxon Pair of Bronze Bow Brooches Circa 6th-7th century AD. A matched pair of cast bronze small-long bow brooches with trefoil headplate, carinated bow and expanding footplate; with punched-point and chevron decoration; catchplate and remains of pin to the reverse. Bronze, 21 grams, 75 mm; 17 grams, 74 mm. Extremely fine condition. Rare. [2] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Property of a Surrey Gentleman. Small-long brooches were worn in pairs at the shoulders of high-status females to secure a peplos-style dress.

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674 Anglo-Saxon Saucer and Disc Brooches Circa 6th-7th century AD. A group of two bronze brooches comprising: a large gilt-bronze saucer brooch with basketwork pattern and inner ring with billetted cross at the centre, about half the flange present, pierced lugs and catchplate on the reverse; a disc brooch with basketwork pattern outer ring and florid cross at the centre, remains of lug and catchplate to the reverse. Saucer brooch: gilt bronze, 35 grams, 80 mm diameter; disc brooch: 14 grams, 37 mm diameter. Fine condition, parts of the rims missing. [2] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Saucer brooch found near Upton, Oxfordshire in 2008; disc brooch bought from Dei Gratia.

675 Viking Penannular Brooch and Coin Pendant Circa 10th-12th century AD. A bronze penannular brooch comprising a round-section band and discoid finials with blue glass inserts; the pin a round-section rod flattened and coiled around the band; attached with a wire loop, a fragmentary silver coin pendant with partial legend. Bronze, glass and silver, 19 grams, 82 mm. Very fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200

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

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676 Viking Penannular Brooch Circa 11th-14th century AD. A bronze penannular brooch with cabochon terminals; the round-section band terminating in discoid lugs with filigree and granule detailing, each with a black convex stone in a cabochon setting; the pin a round-section rod with flattened end coiled around the band. Bronze, 28 grams, 73 mm. Very fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200

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

677 Viking Inscribed Annular Brooch Circa 11th-12th century AD. A sheet bronze convex annular brooch with wire pin; on the ring, within two borders, the text WR[.]VM*doMONO. Bronze, 11 grams, 54 mm. Very fine condition, pin replaced in antiquity. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000. Believed to be of Baltic origin.

678 Anglo-Saxon Bronze Cruciform Brooch Circa 6th century AD. A large cast bronze cruciform brooch with rectangular headplate, T-shaped lateral plates, half-round knop with bird-head detailing; the bow deep and tapering; the footplate with birdhead lappets; the finial in the form of a stylized horse-head with T-shaped extension and bird-head terminals; catchplate and ferrous accretion on the reverse. See MacGregor, A. & Bolick, E. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Materials), Ashmolean Museum. Bronze, 85 grams, 14 cm. Very fine condition. £600 - 900 EUR 670 - 1,010 USD 1,000 - 1,500 Roger Geary collection; found Blaxhall, Suffolk on 6th October 2001 during a rally; recorded with Norwich Castle Museum. An unusual form with restrained use of zoomorphic elements on the headplate and fully evolved horse-head finial on the footplate.

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679 Visigothic Bronze Bow Brooch Circa 6th-7th century AD. A cast bronze bow brooch with trapezoidal headplate, carinated bow and narrow footplate; the headplate decorated with punched triangle designs, ring-and-dot motifs, opposed bird-heads on the outer edges and discoid terminal; the footplate similarly decorated but with additional crescent punchmarks; the catchplate and pin-lug substantially present on the reverse. See Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period: Europe Without Borders. Bronze, 48 grams, 12 cm. Very fine condition, minor repair to the bow. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 From the private collection of D. Ward, London.

680 Anglo-Saxon Bronze Nummular Brooch Circa 8th-9th century AD. A cast bronze plate brooch modelled on a coin of the 4th century Emperor Carausius; pin-lugs and catchplate mount on the reverse. Bronze, 11 grams, 28 mm. Fine condition. £300 - 400 EUR 340 - 450 USD 500 - 670 680

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From an old Surrey collection. Found River Thames, London; in the 1970s.


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681 Anglo-Saxon Gilt Bronze Harness Mount Circa 6th-7th century AD. A cast gilt bronze harness mount comprising a flat disc decorated with four panels of Style II interlace, one with a serpent’s head, separated by bars with guilloche ornament and surrounded by a billetted border; the centre a pierced disc of bone; the remains of a rectangular extension to one side; on the reverse, four pierced attachment lugs. Cf. very similar mount published in Mills, N. Saxon and Viking Artefacts, item AS147. Gilt bronze, 22 grams, 47 mm. Good very fine, uncleaned ‘as found’ condition with heavy gilding substantially intact. Rare. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,120 - 1,690 USD 1,670 - 2,500 From the private collection of R Winterton, acquired from the finder in 2009. Broad disc mounts of this kind were present on the horse harness discovered in Mound 17 at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, the presumed grave of a junior member of the East Anglian royal house.

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682 Viking Cross Mount Circa 9th-11th century AD. A cruciform harness mount formed with a conical centre, pierced with four circular holes, with fleur-de-lys extensions. Bronze, 20 grams, 50 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Private collection, Nottinghamshire, UK; acquired late 1980’s - early 1990’s.

683 Viking Openwork Cruciform Mount Circa 10th-11th century AD. A cast bronze strap, belt or harness mount in the form of a wheel-headed cross with attachment holes in the ends of the four arms. Bronze, 14.2 grams, 44.2 mm. Very fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 Found at Fiskerton, Lincolnshire, UK, in 1987.

684 Visigothic Gilded Bronze Buckle Loop Circa 6th century AD. A large gilt-bronze rectangular buckle loop with raised borders enclosing two waffle-pattern panels with deep couch for the tongue between them. Gilt bronze, 55 grams, 82 mm. Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £90 - 120 EUR 100 - 130 USD 150 - 200 Acquired on the London art market in the late 1990’s.

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685 Viking Silvered Prick Spur Circa 10th-11th century AD. A bronze prick spur with Type 4 point and C(i) terminals, with traces of silvering and design on the lower point. Silvered copper-alloy, 160 grams, 21 cm overall. Fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Private collection, Nottinghamshire, UK; acquired late 1980’s - early 1990’s. Found on the banks of the River Witham near Bardney, Lincolnshire, UK. The Scandinavian form of prick spur entered England in the 11th century, possibly with the armies of Cnut, and influenced the development of mediaeval spurs in the British Isles.

686 Anglo-Saxon Decorated Funerary Urn Circa 5th-6th century AD. A large coil-made urn of globular form in dark brown fabric with conical shoulder and thin everted rim; below the shoulder a series of bosses and flanges in groups of three; to the shoulder a series of eccentric concentric lines. Ceramic, 1.8 kg, 20 cm. Fine condition, some restoration. Very rare. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 686 Found in a burial chamber on a building site near East Harling, Norfolk, UK in the late 1990’s. Recent studies have suggested that the form and decoration of such urns were representative of the social identity of the person interred.

687 Anglo-Saxon Funerary Urn with Bead Contents Circa 5th-6th century AD. A coil-made globular funerary urn in dark brown fabric with everted rim; to the shoulder a band of horizontal incised lines above four radiating panels with vertical incised lines; complete with a group of thirteen glass beads and fragments found in the urn including melon and disc types, a pierced amber bead, a large green stone with natural hole and a pierced quartz crystal. Ceramic, stone, glass and amber, 2 kg, 22 cm. Fine condition, some restoration. Very rare. £250 - 400 EUR 280 - 450 USD 420 - 670 Found in a burial chamber on a building site near East Harling, Norfolk, UK in the late 1990’s.

688 Viking Amber Phallic Bead Circa 9th-11th century AD. A carved amber pendant in the form of a phallus, pierced for suspension. Amber, 1.10 grams, 19 mm. Extremely fine condition. Extremely rare. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 From an old English collection, believed to be of Baltic origin.

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689 Medieval Gold Jewelled Annular Brooch Circa 13th-14th century AD. A gold annular brooch with segmented ring comprising eight conical cells with hatched bosses between, the cells containing alternating garnets and sapphires set en cabochon; the tongue formed as a carinated tapering bar with transverse block at the base. See Egan, G. & Pritchard, F. Dress Accessories 11501450. p.248-255. Gold, garnet and sapphire, 6.68 grams, 29.1 mm. Tiny repair otherwise extremely fine condition. Excessively rare. £6,500 - 9,000 EUR 7,300 - 10,110 USD 10,840 - 15,010 Excavated Shepperton near Chertsey in the late 1980’s and recorded with the British Museum at that time. Ex Moore collection, ex Richard Lee. Accompanied by provenance documentation. Annular brooches were a common medieval form of dress fastening, but most surviving examples are cast in copper alloy or pewter. The present brooch is extremely unusual in the richness of its design and workmanship.

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690 Medieval Gold Intaglio Ring Circa 14th century AD. A gold finger ring with scroll ornament to the hoop and shoulders; the bezel conical with floral motifs enclosing a carnelian intaglio seal with running deer motif; on the underside of the bezel an inscribed wolf looking backwards. Gold and carnelian, 4.25 grams, 24 mm overall (approximate size British J 1/2, USA 5, Europe 9.32, Japan 9). Very fine condition, complete and wearable. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 From an old English collection.

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691 Medieval Gold and Garnet Cloison Finger Ring Circa 15th century AD. A gold finger ring formed as a plain squaresection hoop with ovoid plate bezel bearing a single large granule and central discoid garnet set en cloison. Gold and garnet, 2.09 grams, 19.5 mm overall (approximate size British H 1/2, USA 4 1/4, Europe 7.12, Japan 7). Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s.

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692 Medieval Gold Amethyst Cabochon Ring Circa 15th century AD. A gold finger ring with D-section hoop rising to divide at the shoulders, with engraved hatched texturing; the bezel a spoked discoid with an amethyst set centrally en cabochon. Gold and amethyst, 5.02 grams, 26.0 mm overall (approximate size British N, USA 6 3/4, Europe 13.72, Japan 13). Extremely fine condition, large and wearable. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,120 - 1,690 USD 1,670 - 2,500 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 2000, of Hungarian origin.

693 Medieval Gold and Cabochon Finger Ring Circa late 15th-early 16th century AD. A gold finger ring with a plain flat-section hoop and claw setting for a green glass cabochon, with radiate detailing beneath. Gold and glass, 3.21 grams, 22 mm overall (approximate size British I, USA 4 1/4, Europe 7.44, Japan 7). Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500

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From the private collection of Brian North Lee.

694 Medieval Gold and Garnet Ring Circa 14th-15th century AD. A large gold ring comprising a plain round-section hoop and elliptical bezel set en cabochon with a Dshaped garnet. See Oman, C.C. Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of Rings. Gold and garnet, 4.13 grams, 28.55 mm overall (approximate size British R 1/2 , USA 9, Europe 19.35, Japan 18). Extremely fine, large wearable man’s ring. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,350 - 2,020 USD 2,000 - 3,000 Acquired on the London art market in the late 1980’s.

695 Medieval Gold and Sapphire Stirrup Ring Circa 13th - 14th century AD. A gold stirrup ring with D-section hoop and triangular bezel with inset rectangular sapphire. Gold and sapphire, 7.51 grams, 27 mm overall (approximate size British U 1/2, USA 10 1/2, Europe 23.59, Japan 22). Extremely fine condition, large wearable man’s size. £1,800 - 2,400 EUR 2,020 - 2,700 USD 3,000 - 4,000

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From the private collection of Brian North Lee.

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696 Medieval Gold ‘Eu Bon Amour’ Posy Ring Circa 14th century AD. A gold flat-section posy ring with star and flower decoration to the outer face between the texts ‘eu bon amour’ (for good love); on the inner face floral decoration and the text ‘eu bon au’. Gold, 2.74 grams, 19 mm (approximate size British P, USA 7 1/2, Europe 16.0, Japan 15). Extremely fine condition, wearable. £3,000 - 5,000 EUR 3,370 - 5,620 USD 5,000 - 8,340 Payn collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

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697 Medieval Gold and Sapphire Stirrup Ring Circa 14th century AD. A gold stirrup ring with plain flat-section hoop and triangular sapphire set en cabochon. Gold and sapphire, 2.6 grams, 25 mm (approximate size British P 1/2, USA 7 3/4, Japan 15). Extremely fine wearable condition. £900 - 1,200 EUR 1,010 - 1,350 USD 1,500 - 2,000 Private collection, Wickford, UK; from his father’s estate in 1987.

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698 Medieval Gold ‘mon coer aves’ Posy Ring Circa 14th century AD. A delicate gold finger ring comprising a flatsection hoop bearing three words in blackletter script with foliage motifs between, reading ‘mon coer aves’ (have my heart). Gold, 1.36 grams, 17.33 mm overall (approximate size British K 1/2, USA 5 1/2, Europe 10.58, Japan 10). Good fine condition, wearable. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 2000.

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699 Medieval Gold Initial Seal Ring Circa 14th century AD. A sturdy gold finger ring with plain D-section hoop rising to a discoid bezel with impressed ‘h’, seal matrix in blackletter script, probably for Henry. Gold, 6.18 grams, 22 mm overall (approximate size British P, USA 7 3/4, Europe 16.23, Japan 15). Very fine condition. £600 - 900 EUR 670 - 1,010 USD 1,000 - 1,500 Payn collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

700 Medieval Gold Repoussé Stud Circa 13th-14th century AD. A gold stud formed from gold sheet with tongue-shaped decorative elements and geometric and foliate motifs; formed as an opposed pair of capital ‘M’ characters; on the reverse two attachment loops. Gold, 3.35 grams, 35 mm. Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830

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701 Medieval Silver Annular Brooch Circa 13th-14th century AD. A silver annular brooch with flat-section tongue looped around a narrow inset in the ring; the outer face decorated with radiating triangles above and punched pellets below. See Egan, G. & Pritchard, F. Dress Accessories 1150-1450. Silver, 2.02 grams, 21 mm. Very fine condition. £75 - 110 EUR 80 - 120 USD 130 - 180 Tucker collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; formed in the 1980’s.

704 702 Medieval Silver Disc-Headed Hair or Hat Pin Circa 15th century AD. A cast silver pin with hipped shaft, ribbed collar and discoid head with facetted outer edge. Silver, 5.78 grams, 70 mm. Very fine condition. £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 100 USD 100 - 150 Property of a Hampshire Gentleman; bought at the Cumberland Coin Fair in 1987.

703 Medieval Silver Stirrup Ring Circa 13th century AD. A silver stirrup ring with engraved foliage motifs on the hoop and shoulders, surmounted by a domed gold stud. See Oman, C.C. Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of Rings. Silver, 5.30 grams, 26.7 mm (approximate size British P 1/2, USA 8, Europe 17.0, Japan 16). Very fine condition. £325 - 450 EUR 370 - 510 USD 540 - 750

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Tucker collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; formed in the 1980’s.

704 Medieval Silver Inscribed Clasped Hands Betrothal Ring Circa 14th-15th century AD. A silver fede ring with segmented hoop and ‘clasped hands’ motif on the bezel; at the wrists the texts ‘Amore’ and ‘Gorefe’ in blackletter script. Silver, 4.81 grams, 22.5 mm overall (approximate size British P 1/2, USA 7 3/4, Europe 16.86, Japan 16). Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 Tucker collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; formed in the 1980’s.

705 Medieval Silver Clasped Hands Ring Circa 12th-15th century AD. A silver finger ring formed as a D-section hoop and flattened bezel in the form of a pair of stylised clasped hands. Silver, 1.88 grams, 19 mm overall (approximate size British K 1/2, USA 5 1/2, Europe 11.0, Japan 11). Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 Property of a Gentleman. The fede or clasped hands motif was popular on finger rings from Roman times through to the modern period.

706 706 Medieval Silver-Gilt Finger Ring Circa 15th century AD. A cast silver-gilt D-section finger ring decorated with pelletted and geometric panels. Silver-gilt, 3.04 grams, 21 mm overall (approximate size British R, USA 8 1/2, Europe 18.75, Japan 18). Extremely fine condition, wearable. [No Reserve] £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 Private collection, Nottingham, UK; purchased in the 1970’s.

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707 Medieval Silver Monogram Ring Circa 14th century AD. A sheet silver ring with butt-joint; the hoop with running foliage and monogram to the rectangular bezel. Silver, 2.98 grams, 20 mm overall (approximate size British R 1/2, USA 9, Europe 19.69, Japan 19). Fine condition, overlapping band. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 Property of a Middlesex Gentleman; ex Charles Ralton collection, Paris.

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708 Medieval Silver Seal Ring Circa 13th-15th century AD. A silver finger ring with flat-section hoop and transverse ribbing to the shoulders; the bezel a disc with seal matrix comprising a central bird and boar motif with surrounding text ‘+EIAVOMIOV. Silver, 4.06 grams, 21 mm overall (approximate size British T, USA 9 1/2, Europe 21.26, Japan 20). Very fine condition, wearable. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s. Believed to be originally from Eastern Europe.

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709 Medieval Silver Armorial Seal Matrix Circa 16th century AD. A silver seal matrix comprising a pierced spherical terminal and ribbed shaft expanding to an octagonal base; the discoid plate engraved with a heraldic device comprising a shield with chequered chief above a phoenix, a helmet with an elaborate mantle, and a phoenix above battlements for the crest. See Pateman, B. Collecting Seals. Silver, 9.43 grams, 25 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK.

710 Medieval Count Goffridi’s Secret Seal Matrix Circa 1365 AD, Germany. A bronze disc seal matrix with attached spine handle and suspension at rear and bearing the design of a crowned helm and arms with floral sprays in the field; the arms of three eagles displayed on a field of quatrefoils, the crest of five sprays of leaves and bearing the legend SECRET GOFFRIDI COMITIS D’ LININGE in Roman lettering. Bronze, 13.30 grams, 29.75 mm diameter. Extremely fine condition, cleaned and conserved. £1,200 - 1,500 EUR 1,350 - 1,690 USD 2,000 - 2,500

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Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s. The personal seal of a Count. The place name on this seal as COMITIS D’ LININGE could well refer to a County in Germany and, stylistically, a Germanic origin is quite possible. The name Godfrey/Gottfried/Geoffrey is commonly encountered in medieval times.


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711 Medieval Epigraphic Seal Matrix Circa 13th-15th century AD. A cast bronze ‘chessman’ stamp seal matrix with lozengiform knop, hexagonal shank and discoid stamp; the design features a heater shield with a capital ‘M’ in Lombardic script, surrounded by the legend ‘+ mabrey de brainne’. Bronze, 16 grams, 26 mm high, 21.44 mm diameter. Very fine condition, cleaned and conserved. £150 - 200 EUR 170 - 220 USD 250 - 330 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s.

712 Medieval Rampant Lion Seal Matrix Circa 14th century AD, Continental. A large bronze disc seal matrix with attached spine handle and suspension loop at rear and bearing the design of rampant lion with the legend +LEONIS DELIMENA in Roman lettering. Bronze, 22 grams, 32.5 mm diameter. Extremely fine condition, cleaned and conserved. £250 - 400 EUR 280 - 450 USD 420 - 670

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

713 z Medieval Group of Bronze Seal Matrices Circa 14th-16th century AD. A mixed group of cast ‘chessman’ seal matrices comprising: a small discoid matrix depicting a hare in a thicket; a tall matrix depicting a crown and shield bearing a human figure within a ring; a trefoil-headed matrix depicting a wheatsheaf; a short matrix depicting a phoenix with outspread wings surrounded by the legend *PRIV.NSV; a set of three (of an original four) on a continuous sprue depicting a bird, a devil and a geometric sign. Bronze, 30 grams, 13-25 mm. Fine-very fine condition. [5] £90 - 120 EUR 100 - 130 USD 150 - 200 Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK.

714 z Medieval Archer’s Ring Circa 13th-15th century AD. A bronze archer’s ring with geometric design on a hatched background and discoid pad to rear. Bronze, 7.31 grams, 28 mm overall (approximate size British W, USA 11 1/4, Europe 25.6, Japan 24). Very fine condition. £70 - 100 EUR 80 - 110 USD 120 - 170

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

715 z Medieval Bronze Ring Circa 13th-14th century AD. A cast bronze finger ring with flat-section hoop rising to carinated shoulders, the bezel an ellipse with crudely stepped frame to one side. Bronze, 2.15 grams, 24 mm overall (approximate size British L, USA 5 3/4, Europe 11.24, Japan 11). Fine condition. [No Reserve] £20 - 30 EUR 20 - 30 USD 30 - 50 Bolam collection, found Driffield, Yorkshire, England in 1992.

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716 Medieval Jeweller’s Stamp Circa 13th-14th century AD. A bronze jeweller’s stamp formed as a short column with incised monogram on the striking face; the upper end splayed and domed due to repeated use; the design a cross with I X C C between the arms. Bronze, 28 grams, 34 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.

717 Medieval Regardant Lion Horse Harness Pendant Circa 14th-15th century AD. A very large bronze harness pendant with integral loop, decorated with a central square with passant regardant lion, surrounded by foliate motifs. Bronze, 27 grams, 68 mm. Fine condition. £250 - 400 EUR 280 - 450 USD 420 - 670 Found near Ipswich, Suffolk in 2010.

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718 Medieval Horse Harness Pendant Group Circa 13th-15th century AD. A group of two harness pendants comprising: a bronze heater-shaped pendant with attachment mount, gilded, bearing an owl in champ leve enamel; a bronze heater-shaped pendant with loop, bearing a rampant griffin on one face reserved against a red enamel field, and on the reverse an advancing clawed beast on a red enamel field. See horse harness pendants in Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum Medieval Catalogue p.17-28. Bronze and enamel: owl: 18 grams, 58 mm; griffin: 12 grams, 45 mm. Fine condition. [2, No Reserve] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 100 USD 100 - 150 718

Found near Ipswich, Suffolk, UK in 2010.

719 Medieval Bronze Harness Mount Circa 13th century AD. A cast bronze harness mount in the form of a quadrate cross with central panel depicting a reclining dog facing backwards. Bronze, 23 grams, 62 mm. Very fine condition. £120 - 180 EUR 130 - 200 USD 200 - 300 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s.

720 Medieval Enamelled Cross Bottony Belt Mount Circa 14th century AD. A cast bronze belt or harness mount with central circular panel bearing a cross bottony reserved against a blue enamel background, within which a red enamel equal-armed cross; four rivet holes in the corners. Bronze, 9.48 grams, 26 mm. Very fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200

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Private collection, Nottinghamshire, UK; acquired late 1980’s - early 1990’s. Found at Bardney, Lincolnshire in 1982.

721 Medieval Bronze Otter Mount Circa 14th century AD. A gilt bronze mount comprising a flat plate with scallopped outline and punched dot detailing, with a stylized otter modelled in the round attached, its head raised and neck extended. Gilt bronze, 24 grams, 63 mm. Very fine condition. £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 130 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s. Believed to be of Magyar origin.

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722 Medieval Bronze Figural Strap End Circa 15th century AD. An openwork bronze strap end comprising a trapezoidal plate with incised lettering ‘IE’ in blackletter script and three openings, rivet to rear; a pelletted annular terminal with openwork figure of a seated lady consoling a child; a serrated plate to the edge with integral cast attachment rivet. Bronze, 20 grams, 63 mm. Very fine condition. Rare. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s.

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723 Medieval Edward IV Strap End Circa 15th century AD. A large cast bronze strap end with socket attachment and trefoil terminal; the upper surface engraved; the socket inscribed ‘ed’ in gothic letters, possibly for Edward IV [146170, 1471-83], and each element of the trefoil individually lettered ‘y c y’. Bronze, 28 grams, 65 mm. Very fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 Property of a Middlesex Gentleman; acquired in the early 1980’s. Found Cheshire, England.

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724 z Medieval Large Bronze Keys Circa 14th-15th century AD. A pair of cast bronze door keys with locating holes, one with discoid bow, divided collar, chevronpatterned shank, two wards with toothing on the forward bit; the other with lozengiform bow and knop above, ribbed shank, two wards with toothing on the forward bit. Bronze, 54 grams, 101 mm; 39 grams, 90 mm. Fine condition. [2] £20 - 40 EUR 20 - 40 USD 30 - 70 Winter Collection, Kent, UK.

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725 Medieval Inscribed Purse Bar Circa 15th century AD. A purse bar of elliptical section with central boss pierced for the oval swivel belt suspender, with pierced hangers for the attachment of the fabric purse bag; the arm inscribed in Roman lettering NTOME IAMEN and MATER DEI ME to the outer faces and IHS and M to the boss, the lettering with traces of niello inlay. Bronze, 65 grams, 11 cm wide. Fine condition, with slight loss to the ends. 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.

726 Medieval Bronze Candle Stick Circa 15th century AD. A cast bronze candlestick; the candle holder with rectangular cutouts, the cylindrical stem with central collar and dish-topped base. Bronze, 185 grams, 150 mm. Very fine condition. Rare. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000

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

727 Medieval Tripod Candlestick Circa 15th century AD. A cast pewter candlestick with thistle-shaped holder, ribbed stem, discoid base with raised concentric lines; three ribbed trilobe feet radiating from the base. Pewter, 39 grams, 50 mm. Very fine condition. Rare. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 From an old English collection.

728 Medieval Tripod Candlestick Circa 14th century AD. A cast pewter candlestick with stepped base and cylindrical holder; three trilobe feet radiating from the hatched base. Pewter, 33 grams, 59 mm. Very fine condition. Very rare. £250 - 400 EUR 280 - 450 USD 420 - 670

728

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

729 Medieval Pewter ‘Winged Phallus’ Badge Circa 15th century AD. A cast pewter badge in the form of a winged phallus with feet; pin to the reverse. Pewter, 0.87 grams, 16 mm. Very fine condition, complete. Rare. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200

729

Ex Den of Antiquity, with original seller’s details; found River Thames, London.

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730 Medieval Pewter Epigraphic Spoon Late 14th-early 15th century AD. A cast pewter spoon with shallow piriform bowl, square-section shaft with acorn finial, and cartouche above the bowl with the text ‘HEVA’. Pewter, 22 grams, 16 cm. Very fine condition. £300 - 400 EUR 340 - 450 USD 500 - 670 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s. Found Billingsgate, London, England in the 1980’s.

731 Medieval Pewter Epigraphic Spoon Late 14th-early 15th century AD. A cast pewter spoon with wide, shallow bowl and D-section shaft; finial lost in antiquity; above the bowl a cartouche with the text ‘+VOIGA’. Pewter, 15 grams, 12 cm. Very fine condition. £150 - 200 EUR 170 - 220 USD 250 - 330 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s. Found Billingsgate, London, England in the 1980’s.

732 Medieval Iron Dragon Pricket Candleholder Circa 13th-14th century AD. A forged iron candleholder in the form of a crouching dragon with trilobe muzzle, open mouth with tongue, lentoid eyes and prominent ears, three-toed claws, teardrop wings and long square-section body; the separately made wings attached to the body by a rivet from beneath forming the spike of the pricket; a separate pricket formed by the tapering upturned tail. Iron, 360 grams, 23 cm. Very fine condition. Very rare. £1,200 - 1,500 EUR 1,350 - 1,690 USD 2,000 - 2,500 Ex Christies, Amsterdam 2010, sale 2857.

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733 733 Medieval Group of Rowel Spurs Circa 13th-15th century AD. A group of two rowel spurs, one with short shank and six-pointed rowel, the other with slit shank, sixteenpointed rowel, and separate locket. Iron, 135 grams total, 13 cm, 17 cm. Very fine condition. [2] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Found in the Black Forest area in the 1970’s.

734 Medieval Iron Battle Axe Circa 12th century AD. An early type broad double-bitted battle axe, the round central socket with languet extensions to the shaft; one blade of wide form, the other narrow. Iron, 1.3 kg, 34 cm. Fine condition, cleaned and conserved. £250 - 350 EUR 280 - 390 USD 420 - 580

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UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

735 Medieval Glazed Stoneware Jug Circa 15th-16th century AD. A north European wheel thrown jug with finger-crimped base and single applied handle; the body of the jug pleasingly misshapen. Ceramic, 890 grams, 22 cm. Very fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK.

736 Medieval Leather Dagger Sheath Circa 15th century AD. A tanned leather sheath for a baselard with turned lower edge and everted seam to the rear; stamped with repeated seven-pointed star motifs in the shape of a cross and heart on the front, triangles on the rear. Leather, 38 grams, 15 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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737 Medieval Leather Knife Sheaths Circa 14th-15th century AD. A mixed group of three tooled and stamped leather sheaths comprising: one narrow, folded along the spine with needle holes along the rectangular suspension panel and a row of four circular pierced motifs to the lower edge; one narrow, folded to meet on the rear, with zones of lozenge punchmarks to the outer face; one broad, folded to meet on the rear, with carved and tooled floral decoration on the outer face, with stamped bands and lozenges and two incised straps for suspension. See London Museum Medieval Catalogue, plate XL, XLI. Leather, 23 grams, 16 cm; 5.94 grams, 15 cm; 5.20 grams, 15 cm. Very fine condition. [3] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s. Found Billingsgate, London, England in the 1980’s.

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738 Medieval Bone Comb Circa 15th century AD. An ovoid lenticular-section comb with one edge cut with broad coarse teeth and the other with very fine teeth. Bone, 19 grams, 73 mm. Fine condition. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s. Found Queenhithe, London, England.

739 Medieval Carved Oak Panels Circa 15th century AD. A pair of carved oak panels with lancet arch framing and rosette motif. Oak, 535 grams, 41 x 13 cm. Fine condition. Suspension rings to the rear. £150 - 200 EUR 170 - 220 USD 250 - 330 From the private collection of Alison Barker.

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740 Medieval Gold Seljuk Turquoise Ring Circa 12th-13th century AD. A gold finger ring formed as a D-section hoop with arabesque detailing expanding to a broad elliptical bezel with four prominent bands holding a turquoise stone in a claw setting. Gold and turquoise, 5.24 grams, 21.9 mm overall (approximate size British G 1/2, USA 3 1/2, Europe 5.4, Japan 5). Very fine condition, complete and wearable. Rare £800 - 1,200 EUR 900 - 1,350 USD 1,330 - 2,000 Acquired on the London art market in the 1960’s.

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741 Medieval Gold Seljuk Turquoise Ring Circa 12th-13th century AD. A gold finger ring comprising a twisted wire hoop and discoid bezel with granulated border bearing a turquoise cabochon in a delicate claw setting. Gold and turquoise, 1.56 grams, 18.5 mm overall (approximate size British A, USA 0, Europe -, Japan 0). Very fine condition, complete and wearable. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Acquired on the London art market in the 1960’s.

742 Medieval Seljuk Silver Ring Circa 13-14th century AD. A silver finger ring comprising a flat-section hoop with triangular scrollwork panels rising to broad shoulders with separate openwork panels extending onto the chamfered edge of the circular bezel and smaller openwork panels between; in the centre, a stylized quadruped on a field of chased scrollwork. Silver, 21.5 grams, 25.1 mm overall (approximate size British P 1/2 , USA 8, Europe 16.86, Japan 16). Very fine condition, cleaned, large and wearable. Rare. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420

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Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1990.

743 Medieval Sassanian Silver Circular Mount Circa 2nd-7th century AD. A repoussé disc mount depicting a helmetted rider astride a lion; pierced centrally. Silver, 25 grams, 68 mm. Fine condition, slightly fragmentary but stable. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 London collection; acquired in the 1950’s.

744 Medieval Seljuk Decorated Bronze Three Part Lamp Stand Circa 13th-14th century AD. A cast portable oil lamp stand in three parts; the circular base supported on three out-turned legs with incised ornament and pierced band; the openwork stem square in section, with pierced sphere at top and bottom and flared ends; the circular top tray with shallow recess to receive a lamp, the rim with six rectangular piercings; the three parts with lugs and mortises to lock the parts together. Bronze, 2.8 kg, 62 cm. Very fine condition and complete. [3] £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,120 - 1,690 USD 1,670 - 2,500 Acquired on the London art market in the 1960’s. Portable oil lamp stands that could be easily dismantled were a feature of nomadic life and when living in tents.

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745 Medieval Seljuk Decorated Bronze Incense Burner Circa 13th-14th century AD. A large pierced incense burner top cover; of globular form with pierced geometric upper border and incised lotus leaf lower border. Bronze, 1.7 kg, 18 cm. Very fine condition, with slight loss at lower rim. £600 - 900 EUR 670 - 1,010 USD 1,000 - 1,500 Acquired on the London art market in the 1960’s.

746 Medieval Seljuk Bronze Openwork Feline Perfume Burner Circa 12th-13th century AD. An ornately hollow cast and pierced perfume burner in the form of a standing feline with raised trefoil tail; the body with sprays of foliage where pierced, the head hinged (lacking pin) at back of neck and depicted with lentoid eyes, pronounced nasal ridge and smiling mouth. Bronze, 915 grams, 19 cm. Extremely fine condition. Very rare. £2,000 - 3,000 EUR 2,250 - 3,370 USD 3,340 - 5,000 Acquired on the London art market in the 1960’s.

747 Medieval Seljuk Inscribed Bronze Situla Circa 13th century AD. A cast bronze pot or situla with broad bowl, conical foot, everted rim and pierced lugs; the body with a band of arcading below a band of reserved display text and roundels with bird detail, above this a band of birds in roundels and arabesque arches and the upper band of reserved display text and birds in roundels; on the rim birds in roundels amid display text; the foot with reserved billetting. Bronze, 3.2 kg, 21 cm. Very fine condition, handle lost in antiquity. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,120 - 1,690 USD 1,670 - 2,500 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

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748 Medieval Seljuk Ornamented Bowl Circa 11th-12th century AD. A globular cast bronze ornamental bowl with flat everted rim decorated with arabesque roundels and panels of display script. Bronze, 3.8 kg, 25 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.

749 Medieval Seljuk Decorated and Inlaid Bronze Vessel Circa 12th-13th century AD. A cast bronze deep bowl with narrow rim and folding serpent handle; the globular body with external incised ornament in bands and inscription inlaid in silver below the rim. Bronze, 1.2 kg, 16 cm. Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,120 - 1,690 USD 1,670 - 2,500

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Acquired on the London art market in the 1960’s.

750 Medieval Safovid Decorated Bronze Majoc Bowl Circa 15th century AD. A shallow beaten bowl with raised centre; the surfaces with punched and incised text and ornament and small piercing at rim. Bronze, 375 grams, 19.5 cm. Fine condition. £600 - 900 EUR 670 - 1,010 USD 1,000 - 1,500 Acquired on the London art market in the 1960’s.

751 Medieval Seljuk Decorated Bronze Dish Circa 13th century AD. A shallow bronze dish with angled sides having four circular engraved and brass inlaid motifs and flat everted rim; the interior and exterior of the base with circular designs inlaid in brass. Copper, 690 grams, 17.5 cm. Fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

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752 Medieval Seljuk Decorated Hunting Scene Bowl Circa 11th-12th century AD. A substantial cast bronze bowl with ovoid figural panels to the exterior depicting hunting scenes within arches; the rim and base pelletted, the arches with trefoil designs to the capitals and pierced roundels on the columns. Bronze, 655 grams, 10 cm. Very fine condition, cleaned externally. £800 - 1,200 EUR 900 - 1,350 USD 1,330 - 2,000 London collection; acquired in the 1950’s.

753 Medieval Seljuk Decorated Bronze Lidded Vessel Circa 11th-13th century AD. A cast cylindrical vessel with flared body; the body and base with incised ornament in bands, including nine seated musicians and two bands of inscription; three hinged hasps; the lid with lotus top and finial and three loops at rim. Bronze, 960 grams, 17 cm. Very fine condition. £600 - 900 EUR 670 - 1,010 USD 1,000 - 1,500 Acquired on the London art market in the 1960’s.

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754 Medieval Seljuk Decorated Prayer Pendant Circa 11th to 14th century AD. A sheet bronze container of elliptical section with arabesque design reserved against a hatched background; the D-shaped caps hinged to the rear with loops to the outer faces; a row of faux granulation pyramids with loops to the underside and two suspension loops to the back. Bronze, 52 grams, 13 cm. Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 London collection; acquired in the 1950’s.

755 Medieval Seljuk Decorated Inlaid Weight Circa 12th-13th century AD. A large silver inlaid cast ‘bell-shaped’ weight, with guilloche embellishments to the body, sides of handle and base, the handle with stylised double ibex heads. Bronze, 1 kg, 11 cm. Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Acquired on the London art market in the 1960’s.

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756 Medieval Persian Iikhanid Inlaid Ceremonial Axe Head Circa 15th century AD. An iron axe head with short rounded socket and triangular blade with convex cutting edge; the surfaces inlaid with bronze lines, stars and pellets. Iron, 265 grams, 90 mm. Very fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 Acquired on the London art market in the 1960’s.

757 Medieval Pair of Persian Inlaid Iron Stirrups Circa 15th century AD. A pair of wrought iron stirrups with rectangular convex base reinforced at corners, the sides tapering and rising to meet at the rectangular suspension loop; the sides with complex and fine copper inlay of lines, annulets, mesh and floral motifs. Iron, 1.2 kg, 16 cm. Very fine condition. [2] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500

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Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

758 Medieval Sassanian Ceramic Fish Circa 12th century AD. A turquoise glazed hollow fish, probably a carp, with open mouth, bulbous eyes, three dorsal fins and tail; the fins and body with incised lines and crescents to indicate fin ribs and scales. Ceramic, 1.5 kg, 36 cm. Very fine condition, small old repair to tail. £800 - 1,200 EUR 900 - 1,350 USD 1,330 - 2,000 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

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759 Medieval Seljuk Glazed Bull Jug Circa 12th-13th century AD. A green glazed cylindrical vessel with horned bovine head spout, modelled tail and four globular feet; behind the head an arched handle and narrow filler hole. Ceramic, 1.5 kg, 21 cm. Fine condition, one horn repaired. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

760 Medieval Seljuk Glazed Sprinkler Jar Circa 12th-13th century AD. A green glazed jar with bulbous body embellished with teardrop bosses; with a waisted neck and wide mouth, the rim with knop bosses. Ceramic, 300 grams, 12 cm. Fine condition, small chip to rim. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

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761 Medieval Ghaznavid Glazed Flask Circa 13th century AD. A circular-bodied green-glazed flask with narrow neck and two ribbed loop handles; the body depicting an incised lady on horseback to each side within concentric borders of lines and darts. Ceramic, 635 grams, 22 cm. Very fine condition. Rare. [No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

762 Medieval Ghaznavid Glazed Bowl Circa 10th-12th century AD. A cream-glazed ceramic bowl with basal ring and everted rim decorated on the inner face with an arabesque trefoil design in dark brown with green and red detailing, and a border in dark brown with cream pellets and rectilinear blocks. Ceramic, 570 grams, 24 cm. Very fine condition, minor abrasions to rim. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

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763 Medieval Ghaznavid Glazed Bowl Circa 10th-12th century AD. A broad bowl with thick basal ring and glazed inner surface bearing a design of radiating leaf-shapes reserved against a green slip with double rows of brown slash detailing. Ceramic, 1.3 kg, 25 cm. Fine condition, repaired. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

764 Medieval Ghaznavid Glazed Bowl Circa 10th-12th century AD. A wide bowl in a glazed cream fabric with a thick basal ring, decorated on the inner face with an elegant standing bird in brown on a field of red foliage within a brown meander border, and on the outer face with groups of three slashes in the same colours. Ceramic, 745 grams, 20 cm. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

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765 Medieval Post-Sassanian Decorated Vessel Circa 7th-8th century AD. A large early Islamic vessel with globular body, short neck and broad rim; the spout formed as a roaring lion, with open mouth and loop handles formed from its forelegs; beneath, two opposed advancing lions in relief with long tails; the upper surface decorated with panels of birds-in-procession and geometric decoration in black pigment; the round-section handle to the rear. Ceramic, 11 kg, 45 cm. Very fine condition, slight chipping to rim. Extremely rare. ÂŁ5,000 - 8,000 EUR 5,620 - 8,990 USD 8,340 - 13,340 Ex West Sussex collection, UK, acquiered 1980-1982.

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766 Medieval Abassid Drinking Cup Circa 11th century AD. A ceramic decorative cup formed as an open horn terminating in an animal-head with scrolled tongue rejoining the body; with pellet and floral decoration. Ceramic, 145 grams, 12 cm. Very fine condition, complete. [No Reserve] £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

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767 Medieval Islamic Oil Lamp Group Circa 10th-11th century AD. A mixed group of glazed ceramic oil lamps comprising: a cream-yellow lamp with green and brown decoration to the bowl and reflector; a plain green glazed lamp; an olive green glazed lamp with vertically ribbed body and incised bird motif on the reflector. See Rosenthal, R. and Sivan, R. Ancient Lamps in the Schloessinger Collection. Ceramic, 450 grams total, 13-15 cm. Fine condition, chipped. [3] £120 - 180 EUR 130 - 200 USD 200 - 300 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s.

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768 Medieval Islamic Oil Lamp Group Circa 10th-11th century AD. A group of two glazed ceramic oil lamps comprising: one in yellow-green mottled glaze with wide hole, deep nozzle and pentagonal reflector; one in olive green glaze with openwork top and trefoil reflector. See Rosenthal, R. and Sivan, R. Ancient Lamps in the Schloessinger Collection. Ceramic, 345 grams, 14-15 cm. Fine condition, chipped. [2] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s.

769 Medieval Persian Inscribed Glazed Tile Circa 15th-16th century AD. A glazed earthenware tile of eightpointed star form, the borders outlined and bearing an inscription, with a central floral motif; glazed in gold and blue on a cream background. Ceramic, 805 grams, 21.5 cm. Extremely fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

770 Medieval Persian Ilkhanid Inscribed Glazed Hexagonal Jar Circa 13th-14th century AD, Ilkhanid Period. A glazed earthenware jar with hexagonal body and narrow neck having a floral surround; the body with alternating panels bearing inscriptions and floral motifs within cartouches; the whole in brown blue and green glazes on a green-white background. Ceramic, 500 grams, 16.5 cm. Very fine condition, chipped. £250 - 350 EUR 280 - 390 USD 420 - 580 770

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771 771 Medieval Omwa Islamic Glass Vessel Circa 8th-9th century AD. An iridescent blue glass bottle with biconical body, slender neck and flared rim; around the shoulder concentric bands in gold with red borders, with red floral motifs within; above the equator an Arabic text in dark blue with red outlining; below, a band of floral motifs; below the rim a key pattern in dark blue with gold and red outlining; a helical trail below the neck. Glass, 145 grams, 21 cm. Fine condition, restored. Excessively rare. £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,120 - 1,690 USD 1,670 - 2,500 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

772 Medieval Inscribed Glass Jug Circa 12th-14th century AD. A mould-blown glass jug in pale green with dark blue bands to shoulder, neck, rim and handle; the body globular with moulded text, the neck tubular with flared rim, the handle round-section and delicate. Glass, 155 grams, 16 cm. Very fine condition, some minor cracking. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000

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London collection; acquired in the 1950’s.

773 Medieval Fatamid Islamic Beads Circa 909 - 1171 AD. A mixed group of four cylindrical polychrome glass beads in blue, green, red, yellow and white glass, some with iridescent sheen. Glass, 14 grams, 28-33 mm. Very fine condition. [4] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250

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UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

774 Medieval Fatamid Crystal Perfume Phial Circa 10th century AD. A small crystal perfume bottle with lip and conical base; the slightly ovate globular body with incised ovals. Crystal, 14 grams, 30 mm. Extremely fine condition. Rare. £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330 Ex Bonhams sale no 17854, lot 65 (with ticket); ex Hirsch; ex Berlin collection, acquired prior to 1914.

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775 775 Medieval Thamori Islamic Stone Architectural Panel Circa 1400-1600 AD. A substantial carved bifacial stone architectural panel; on each face a central arch enclosing a panel of display script, flanked by square panels with geometric designs; the upper edge bevelled. Stone, 46 kg, 58 cm. Very fine condition. £1,500 - 2,000 EUR 1,690 - 2,250 USD 2,500 - 3,340

776 Medieval Islamic Embroidered Textile Fragments Circa 1300-1600 AD. A group of two fine textile fragments in cream with panels of blue and red; geometric designs, vegetation and display texts outlined in black. Textile, 7.49 grams, 20 cm; 13 grams, 32 cm. Fine condition, stable. Rare. [2] £600 - 900 EUR 670 - 1,010 USD 1,000 - 1,500

London collection; acquired in the 1950’s.

London collection; acquired in the 1950’s.

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777 Elizabethan Gold, Emerald and Black Diamond Ring Circa late 16th century AD. A gold finger ring comprising a plain flatsection hoop with rectangular shoulders set with small black diamonds and scrolled finials; the bezel a quincunx of rectangular emeralds set in a radial formation with petal detailing beneath. See Oman, C.C. Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of Rings. Gold, 3.83 grams, 24.23 mm overall (approximate size British N, USA 6 3/4, Europe 13.85, Japan 13). Extremely fine condition. Rare. £2,800 - 3,400 EUR 3,150 - 3,820 USD 4,670 - 5,670 UK art market, acquired prior to 1985.

778 Elizabethan Gold Ring Circa late 16th century AD. A gold finger ring with carinated hoop, pelletted scrolled shoulders and floral square-section bezel with stone inlay. Gold and gemstone, 2.81 grams, 23 mm (approximate size British K 1/2, USA 5 1/2, Europe 11.0, Japan 10). Extremely fine condition and wearable. £1,500 - 2,000 EUR 1,690 - 2,250 USD 2,500 - 3,340

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Payn collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

779 Elizabethan Gold Armorial Ring Circa 16th century AD. A gold finger ring comprising a D-section hoop expanding to everted shoulders, the bezel a hexagonal plate with armorial bearings of a heater shield with a mullet and annulet, crown with foliage and scorpion below, baroque mantle and helmet with crest of an armed man. Gold, 16.87 grams, 23.3 mm overall (approximate size British Q 1/2, USA 8 1/2, Europe.18.4 , Japan 18). Extremely fine condition, large and wearable. £2,000 - 3,000 EUR 2,250 - 3,370 USD 3,340 - 5,000

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Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 2000.

780 Tudor Gold Anchor Finger Ring Circa 16th century AD. A gold finger ring formed as a plain D-section hoop expanding to a discoid bezel with an engraved anchor motif. Gold, 1.99 grams, 15.72 mm overall (approximate size British F 1/2, USA 3, Europe 4.3, Japan 4). Very fine condition, wearable. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

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781 Post Medieval Gold Floral Ring Circa 17th century AD. A gold floral ring with plain flat-section hoop, split shoulders with foliate detailing, bezel with settings for five ovoid agate stones. Gold and agate, 1.31 grams, 18.9 mm overall (approximate size British K 1/2, USA 5 1/2, Europe 10.58, Japan 10). Very fine condition, one stone missing. £150 - 200 EUR 170 - 220 USD 250 - 330 Private collection, Nottinghamshire, UK; acquired late 1980’s - early 1990’s. Found Darlington in 1979.

782 James I Gold Wine Merchant’s Seal Ring Circa 1620 AD. A gold finger ring comprising an elliptical-section hoop expanding to an elliptical bezel bearing a stamp seal design of a wine barrel or tun on a scrolled field with the initials ‘I*F’ above. Gold, 18.9 grams, 23.9 mm overall (approximate size British S 1/2, USA 9 1/4, Europe 20.63, Japan 20). Extremely fine condition, large and wearable. £2,500 - 3,500 EUR 2,810 - 3,930 USD 4,170 - 5,840 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 2000.

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783 Renaissance Gold Ring Circa 18th century AD. A gold finger ring with plain hoop rising to floral scrolled shoulders, the bezel a carved garnet. Gold and garnet, 2.17 grams, 23 mm overall (approximate size British M, USA 6 1/4, Europe 12.56, Japan 12). Very fine condition, wearable. £250 - 400 EUR 280 - 450 USD 420 - 670 Payn collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

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784 Post Medieval Gold ‘Let vertue be a guid to thee’ Posy Ring Circa 18th century AD. A plain posy ring with D-section hoop bearing an inscription on the inner face in italic script ‘Let vertue be a guid to thee’ followed by a maker’s mark of GE in blackletter script within an incuse square. See Evans, J. English Posies and Posy Rings. Gold, 3.14 grams, 19.55 mm overall (approximate sizes British N, USA 6 3/4, Europe 13.85, Japan 13). Very fine wearable condition with beautifully executed script. £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330 From an old English collection.

785 Post Medieval Gold ‘As God decreed So we agreed’ Posy Ring Circa 18th century AD. A gold posy ring formed with a plain D-section hoop inscribed on the inner face in a fine copperplate hand ‘As God decreed So we agreed’ followed by two rectangular incuse maker’s marks (extremely rare). See Evans, J. English Posies and Posy Rings. Gold, 6.42 grams, 21.9 mm overall (approximate size British Q 1/2, USA 8 1/2, Europe 18.12, Japan 17). Slight nick to rim, otherwise good very fine condition, very large and wearable man’s size. £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330 785

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786 Post Medieval Gold ‘Hearts content cannot repent’ Posy Ring Circa 18th century AD. A plain gold flat-section finger ring inscribed on the inner face in an italic hand ‘Hearts content cannot repent’ with maker’s mark ‘B’ in a florid shield. Gold, 2.65 grams, 20.6 mm overall (approximate size British Q, USA 8 1/4, Europe 17.77, Japan 17). Good fine condition, large wearable size. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000

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Davis collection, found Abertilly, Lancashire, England in 2006; recorded with D. Burns, Finds Liason Officer for Lancashire.

787 Post Medieval Gold ‘I cannot show the loue I owe’ Posy Ring Circa 18th century AD. A gold posy ring formed as a plain D-section hoop, inscribed on the inner surface in a fluid italic hand ‘I cannot show the loue I owe’ with long ‘s’, followed by a maker’s mark formed as a ‘W’ within a triangle. See Evans, J. English Posies and Posy Rings. Gold, 1.49 grams, 17.43 mm overall (approximate size British K, USA 5 1/4, Europe 9.95, Japan 9). Very fine wearable condition with beautifully executed script. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000

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From an old English collection.

788 Post Medieval Gold ‘my loue to the sal endles be’ Posy Ring Circa 18th century AD. A shallow D-shaped band with internal script lettering ‘my loue to the sal endles be’ (my love to thee shall endless be). See Joan Evans, English Posies and Posy Rings, page 80 for another example with this inscription. Gold, 1.68 grams, 17.76 mm diameter (approximate size British K1/2, USA 51/2, Europe 11.0, Japan 10. Very fine condition, wearable. £500 - 700 EUR 560 - 790 USD 830 - 1,170 Private collection, Kent, UK; acquired at the Cumberland Coin Fair in 1986. The form ‘sal’ for ‘shall’ is found in some northern dialects of English as far back as circa 1300 AD.

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789 Post Medieval Gold ‘I Like my choise’ Posy Ring Circa 18th century AD. A plain, wide, flat-section finger ring inscribed on the inner face in an upright hand ‘I Like my choise’ with long ‘s’. See Evans, J. English Posies and Posy Rings. Gold, 8.45 grams, 20.6 mm overall (approximate size British O, USA 7, Europe 14.98, Japan 14). Very fine wearable condition. £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330 Tucker collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; formed in the 1980’s.

790 Post Medieval Gold ‘Remember+the+Ends’ Posy Ring Circa 18th century AD. A delicate gold finger ring with plain flatsection band, inscribed on the inner face in an italic hand ‘Remember x the x EnDs’. Gold, 0.91 grams, 14 mm overall (approximate size British B 1/2, USA 1 1/4, Europe -, Japan 0). Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830

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

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791 Post Medieval Gold 1762 Quarter Guinea Love Token Dated 1762. A George III gold quarter guinea coin, twice bent for use as a love token. S. 3741 (coin). Gold, 2.07 grams, 15.20 mm. Very fine. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Ex DNW Auction, Lot 558. The giving of a ‘crooked’ coin as a token of love is well known from Elizabethan times until at least the 18th century and is referred to in the children’s nursery rhyme about the crooked man who finds a ‘crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile’. The use of silver sixpences, often very worn, for this was prevalent but a few examples, such as this one, are known using gold coins of the period.

792 Post Medieval Decorated Gold Mourning Ring 18th century AD. A gold D-section finger ring decorated on the outer surface with elaborate scrolled motifs; inscribed on the inner face ‘E. Fearne, obt. 17 Apr.1706 aet.41’ and a maker’s mark. See Oman, C.C. Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of Rings. Gold, 3.99 grams, 19.95 mm overall (approximate size British O, USA 7 1/4, Europe 15.0, Japan 15). Fine wearable condition. £350 - 550 EUR 390 - 620 USD 580 - 920 793

Tucker collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; formed in the 1980’s.

793 Post Medieval Gold, Crystal and Amethyst Mourning Ring 18th century AD. A gold finger ring with plain D-section hoop rising to discoid bezel; on the shoulders panels of fine scrollwork; on the face of the bezel a crystal plate enclosing a lock of hair within a ring of cut amethyst stones; on the reverse an inscription in a fine italic hand ‘Jas. Lugar ob.3 Dec 1772 æ 28’ Gold, crystal and amethyst, 3.47 grams, 22 mm overall (approximate size British N, USA 6 3/4, Europe 13.85, Japan 13). Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 From the private collection of Brian North Lee.

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794 Post Medieval Gold Memorial Ring Circa 18th century AD. A gold finger ring with D-section hoop, decorated on the outer face with an ovoid panel and stylised foliage, some enamel remaining; inscribed within in a seriffed italic hand ‘Patiently submitt to dye’ followed by initals AL and maker’s mark. Gold, 3.70 grams, 22 mm overall (approximate size British S 1/2, USA 9 1/4, Europe 20.63, Japan 20). Very fine condition, large wearable size. £300 - 400 EUR 340 - 450 USD 500 - 670 Payn collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

795 Post Medieval Gold ‘Roman Erotic Scene’ Cameo Pendant Circa late 19th century AD. A heavy gold Roman style pendant with outer frame of openwork double-scroll elements enclosing a blue and white cameo depicting an erotic scene; on the reverse, a ribbed suspension loop. Gold and stone, 25 grams, 41 mm. Very fine condition, slight chip to cameo. £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330 795

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


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796 Post Medieval Gold and Crystal Bear Hair or Hat Pin Circa Late 19th century AD. A Victorian period gold dress pin of 2nd3rd century design, with a large head, chain and cap; the pin tapering with helical filigree on the upper end attached to a hollow sheet gold cup with filigree ropework and hoop decoration on the lower face, granule triangles and half-rosettes on the sides; on the top a cabochon mount with filigree and granule detail enclosing a carved crystal figure of a bear, crouching and with raised head; to the rear of the cell on the vertical face a gold loop and chain attached to a conical cap to secure the pin to the garment. Gold and crystal, 13.7 grams, 89 mm. Extremely fine condition, complete. £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

797 Post Medieval Tudor Silver Hinged Dress Fastener Circa 16th century AD. A silver hooked fastener formed as a Dsection hooked bar with ovoid panel above enclosing a stylised face on a hatched background; a hinged suspension loop above; the number ‘3’ scratched lightly on the reverse. Silver, 5.47 grams, 70 mm. Very fine condition, complete. £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 100 USD 100 - 150 Winter Collection, Kent, UK; acquired London in 1988.

798 Post Medieval Tudor Silver-Gilt Locket Circa 16th century AD. A silver-gilt locket with elaborate foliate scrollwork to the lid, underside and side, ropework borders and enamel disc and ovoid cells; with ropework collar and pendant ring. Silver-gilt, 4.31 grams, 31 mm. Very fine condition, hinge pin missing. Supplied with Portable Antiquities Scheme documentation. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830

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Reported under the Treasure Act 1996 with record ID SWYOR-D997E1; found Selby, North Yorkshire in 2008.

799 Post Medieval Silver Merchant’s Seal Matrix Circa 18th century AD. A cast silver seal matrix with openwork scrolled shank and elliptical base; the seal matrix composed from two concentric circles with rosette detailing in the quarters, the initials TR in an elaborate italic script to the centre. Silver, 20 grams, 30 mm. Extremely fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500

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Private collection, Nottinghamshire, UK. Found in Norwich, Norfolk, UK.

800 Post Medieval Silver ‘Heart and Hounds’ Fede Ring Circa 16th-17th century AD. A cast silver fede ring formed with a round-section hoop extending to clasped hands on the rear; the elliptical bezel with incised radiating lines on the underside, on the upper face an incised running hound with a heart placed above its back. See Oman, C.C. Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of Rings. Silver, 5.26 grams, 24.5 mm overall (approximate size British Q 1/2, USA 8 1/2, Europe 18.62, Japan 18). Very fine, large wearable condition. £225 - 350 EUR 250 - 390 USD 380 - 580 Tucker collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; formed in the 1980’s. Fede or clasped hands rings were given as tokens of affection.

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802 801 Tudor Silver Merchant’s Seal Ring Circa 16th century AD. A cast silver finger ring formed with a low Dsection hoop expanding to a discoid bezel; the shoulders decorated with concentric stepped lozenges, the bezel engraved with the initials ‘GN’. Silver, 2.64 grams, 21 mm overall (approximate size British Q 1/2, USA 8 1/4, Europe 15.0, Japan 17). Very fine condition, wearable. £150 - 200 EUR 170 - 220 USD 250 - 330 Private collection, Nottinghamshire, UK; acquired late 1980’s - early 1990’s. Found Kenilworth, Staffordshire in 1978.

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802 Elizabethan Silver-Gilt Elizabethan Ring Circa late 16th century AD. A delicate silver-gilt finger ring comprising an openwork hoop with three floral motifs on the shoulders; the bezel a rectangular emerald in a cabochon setting. Silver-gilt, 0.84 grams, 16 mm overall (approximate size British C, USA 1 1/2, Europe 0.53, Japan 1). Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Payn collection, acquired in the 1950’s.

803 Post Medieval Silver-Gilt ‘BE TRVE IN HART’ Posy Ring Circa 18th century AD. A silver D-section posy ring with plain hoop inscribed internally in heavily seriffed capitals BE.TRVE.IN.HART, original soldered joint apparent. Silver-gilt, 4.23 grams, 22.9 mm overall (approximate size British T, USA 9 1/2, Europe 21.0, Japan 20). Very fine condition, large wearable size. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 Private collection, Nottinghamshire, UK; acquired early 1980’s. Found at King’s Lynn, Norfolk, in 1979.

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804 Tudor Silver ‘Fides Victoria Nostra’ Posy Ring Circa 14th-16th century AD. A silver finger ring with facetted exterior bearing starburst motifs; on the inner face a canted ear of wheat and the inscription in decorative capitals FIdES UItORIA NOStRA. See Oman, C.C. Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of Rings. Silver, 4.69 grams, 23.17 mm overall (approximate size British U, USA 10, Europe 22.52, Japan 22). Very fine, large wearable condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Tucker collection, Buckinghamshire, UK; formed in the 1980’s. The inscription is intended for fides victoria nostra ‘our faith is our victory, the motto of St. John’s college, Durham.

805 Post Medieval Silver Ethiopian Marriage Pendant Circa 15th-20th century AD. An Ethiopian annular betrothal pendant formed as a ring of ten trapezoidal and heptagonal elements decorated on both flat faces and around the perimeter with geometric motifs. Silver, 58 grams, 34 mm. Very fine condition. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 805

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Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1990.


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806 Post Medieval Baluchistan Engraved Silver Arm Rings Circa 18th-19th century AD. A pair of heavy arm rings with bands of complex wire embellishments, lines of applied conical bosses and pellets and with crossband of nine large pellets each bedded at joints on four smaller. Silver, 420, 425 grams, 14 cm. Very fine condition. [2] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

807 Post Medieval Gilt Bronze ‘In lust bee iust’ Posy Ring Circa 18th century AD. A D-section finger ring inscribed on the inner face in an italic hand ‘In lust bee iust’ with long ‘s’, followed by a segmented circle maker’s mark. See Evans, J. English Posies and Posy Rings. Gilt copper-alloy, 3.63 grams, 23.88 mm (approximate size British U 1/2, USA 10 1/2, Europe 23.15, Japan 22). Very fine condition. £70 - 100 EUR 80 - 110 USD 120 - 170

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Found Stroud, Gloucestershire, England in 2010.

808 Post Medieval Tudor Decorated Hawking Whistle Circa 18th century AD. A cast bronze whistle with domed top and suspension loop above; the surface with delicate scrollwork. Bronze, 6.49 grams, 37 mm. Extremely fine condition. Rare. [No Reserve] £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 130 809 Found Wiltshire, England in 2010.

809 Post Medieval Charles I Smoker’s Pipe Tamper Early-mid 17th century AD. A cast bronze pipe tamper comprising an expanding column attached to a bifacial elliptical panel, bearing portraits within ropework borders: on one side, King Charles I in classical garb with a laurel wreath crown, and on the other a female in fashionable attire, probably Princess Henrietta Maria whom he married in 1625. See Read, B. Metal Artefacts of Antiquity. Copperalloy, 11.0 grams, 54 mm. Very fine condition, cleaned and conserved. £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Found Stroud Gloucestershire, England in 2010.

810 17th Century Bronze Mortar and Pestle Circa 17th century AD. A cast mortar with bell mouth and single row of foliage ornament around the body; the pestle of solid form with flared end and knob handle. Bronze, 3.29 kg total, mortar: 11 cm tall. Very fine condition. [2] £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK.

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812 811 z 17th Century Bronze Pestle and Cask Tap Circa 17th century AD. A large bronze pestle with flared tip and domed handle end; with a very large bronze cask tap. Bronze, 3 kg, 23.5 cm (pestle), 24.5 cm (tap). Fine condition, the tap handle with slight loss. £50 - 90 EUR 60 - 100 USD 80 - 150

814 z Post Medieval Tudor Pewter Decorative Etui Circa 16th century AD. A cast pewter etui or needle-case with tapering square-section trunk and ribbed collar, decorated with cast hatching and a billetted collar close to the lower end. Pewter, 11.8 grams, 81 mm. Very fine condition. Rare. £20 - 40 EUR 20 - 40 USD 30 - 70

Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK.

Winter Collection, Kent, UK; bought on the London art market in the 1980s; found River Thames 1970s.

812 Post Medieval Carved Agate Mortar Circa 16th-17th century AD. A substantial carved agate mortar with raised rim and band of carved foliate detail; two rectangular handles; on the bowl pentagonal panels with fleur-de-lys finials, possibly of Moghul origin. Agate, 2.8 kg, 24 cm. Very fine condition, minor wear to rim. [No Reserve] £90 - 120 EUR 100 - 130 USD 150 - 200

815 z Post Medieval Group of Handled Knives Circa 16th century AD. A mixed group of iron knives: five whittle-tang with bone or wooden handles, one scale-tang with five attachment rivets, one whittle-tang with antler handle. Iron, antler, wood, bone, 320 grams total, 15-22 cm. Fine condition. [7] £50 - 90 EUR 60 - 100 USD 80 - 150

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

Mostly found in the River Thames, London in the 1980s.

813 Post Medieval Tudor Silvered Pewter Betrothal Spoon Circa 17th century AD. A short stemmed pewter spoon with teardrop bowl; the handle with plain heart knop and large heel to allow the spoon to stand. Silvered pewter, 40 grams, 12 cm. Fine condition, complete and undamaged. [No Reserve] £70 - 100 EUR 80 - 110 USD 120 - 170

816 Post Medieval Miniature Paintings of the Tudor Monarchs Circa 19th century, Victorian. A group of four miniature portraits painted in oil on ivory depicting Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Edward VI and Mary; supplied in ornate ormolu frames with crest detail above. Wood and ivory, 200 grams each, 20 cm. Very fine condition. [4] £1,500 - 1,800 EUR 1,690 - 2,020 USD 2,500 - 3,000

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

From an old English collection.

817 Post Medieval Miniature Portraits of Henry VIII’s Wives Circa 19th century, Victorian. A group of six miniature portraits in oil on ivory, each depicting a wife of King Henry VIII; Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Kathryn Howard, Katherine Parr; supplied in ornate ormolu frames with coronet detail above. Wood and ivory, 200 grams each, 20 cm including frame. Very fine condition. [6] £1,200 - 1,500 EUR 1,350 - 1,690 USD 2,000 - 2,500 813

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818 Post Medieval Miniature Paintings of Tudor Notables Circa 19th century, Victorian. A group of six miniature portraits in oil on ivory, each depicting a Tudor worthy; including Sir Thomas More, William Cecil, Cardinal Wolsey; supplied in ornate ormolu frames with coronet detail above. Wood and ivory, each 200 grams, 20 cm overall. Very fine condition. [6] £1,000 - 1,200 EUR 1,120 - 1,350 USD 1,670 - 2,000 From an old English collection.

819 Post Medieval Trooper’s Backsword by Hadley Circa 1798-1850 AD. A British trooper’s backsword with curved single-edged blade with a shallow fuller on each face, brass hilt with heart-shaped guard and bar, leather-covered grip and bulb pommel; stamped on one face of the blade ‘H[.]DLEY’ and on the other with the ‘king’s broad arrow’ over the letters ‘B C’ with a stamped mark above, without scabbard. Steel, brass and leather, 725 grams, 89 cm overall. 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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820 Post Medieval Silver Hilted Dagger Circa 18th century. A curve-bladed dagger, possibly Omani; the wrought blade with pronounced central rib, the silver covered hilt embellished with silver appliques, wire, bosses and pyramids; complete with the red velvet covered wooden sheath. Metal and wood, 315 grams, 33 cm. Very fine condition, with light staining to blade. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s.

821 Post Medieval Silver Hilted Dagger Circa 18th century. A curve-bladed dagger, possibly Omani; the wrought blade with pronounced central rib, the horn hilt embellished with silver mounts with silver and brass pin decoration; complete with plain wooden-cored sewn leather scabbard. Metal and leather, 345 grams, 35 cm. Very fine condition, light corrosion to blade. [No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s.

822 Post Medieval Large Bellarmine Jar Circa 17th century AD. An unusually large glazed jug with globular body, narrow neck and loop handle; on the front a bearded facing portrait at the neck, a central impressed medallion of arms on the front of the body and two further floral medallions at sides of shoulder, with mottled brown glaze to upper parts and pale yellow-grey glaze to lower third of body. Ceramic, 5.3 kg, 43 cm. Extremely fine condition. Extremely rare in this size. £700 - 900 EUR 790 - 1,010 USD 1,170 - 1,500 Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK.

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824 823 Post Medieval Bellarmine Jar Circa 16th century AD. A glazed jug with globular body, narrow neck and loop handle; on the front, a face with grotesque features and a medallion with central floral motif. Ceramic, 890 grams, 22.5 cm. Very fine condition. £250 - 400 EUR 280 - 450 USD 420 - 670 Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK.

824 Post Medieval Bellarmine Jar Dated 1600 Early 17th century AD. A stoneware jar with mottled surface, broad base and tall narrow neck; a single loop handle to the rear; to the front a bearded male face above a faux armorial shield with initals EB and date 1600. Ceramic, 680 grams, 15.5 cm. Fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s.

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825 Post Medieval Bellarmine Jar Circa 17th century AD. A stoneware jar with mottled surface, broad base and tall narrow neck; a single loop handle to the rear; to the front a bearded male face above an armorial shield with crown in a cartouche. Ceramic, 935 grams, 20 cm. Good fine condition, slight loss to rim and handle. £250 - 400 EUR 280 - 450 USD 420 - 670 Private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired in the 1990’s.

826 Post Medieval Large Glazed Stoneware Jar Circa 17th century AD. A large glazed stoneware jar, with narrow neck and applied handle with tail; of Bellarmine form and style with mottled brown glaze to upper parts and pale grey glaze to lower third of body. Ceramic, 7.8 kg, 46 cm. Extremely fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK.

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827 Post Medieval Three-Handled Glazed Storage Jar Circa 16th century AD. A tall stoneware storage jar with three loop handles and a short neck, concentric ring decoration to the shoulders. Ceramic, 10.5 kg, 52 cm. Very fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK.

828 Post Medieval Salt Glazed Siegburf Stonellen Jug Dated 1599 AD. A tall stoneware jug with three moulded and inscribed panels depicting Japheth’s daughters, Judith and Lucretia, in relief; texts identifying the ladies, giving the date 1559. See Ekkart Klinge, Duits Steengoed, pages 32-37. Clay, 1 kg, 26.5 cm. Extremely fine condition. Rare. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK; with old descriptive label.

829 Post Medieval Pewter Lidded Jug Circa early 17th century. A glazed stoneware jug with cylindrical body, narrow neck and foot with loop handle; impressed and moulded decoration including a band of faces and foliage to the neck, impressed ornament to the shoulder and a colonnaded band to the body with a series of seven male figures above armorial shields; fitted with a pewter domed and hinged lid with thumb piece bearing a maker’s touchmark of three crowns above initials WN and incised owner’s initials WB. See Ekkart Klinge, Duits Steengoed, pages 6065. Ceramic, 710 grams, 22 cm. Very fine condition, small chip to base. £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330

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

830 z Post Medieval Tudor Glazed Posset Pot Circa 15th-16th century AD. A small terracotta pot, glazed within, with single curved handle and shallow spout. Ceramic, 210 grams, 67 mm. Fine condition. £30 - 50 EUR 30 - 60 USD 50 - 80 Found River Thames, Queenhythe, London in 1979. With old label on base.

831 Post Medieval Moulded Clay Figural Tiles Circa 17th century AD. A pair of moulded brick-clay wall tiles with figural decoration: an opposed pair of motifs depicting within a lozenge an armoured horseman advancing with raised falchion on a background of stars; the lozenge with foliate decoration; lily and fleurde-lys elements in the surrounding panels; the reverse plain. Ceramic, 1.8 kg total, 15 cm each. Very fine condition, complete. [2, No Reserve] £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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832 z Post Medieval Victorian Clay Pipe Circa mid 19th century AD. A cast white clay pipe with moulded decoration on the bowl featuring a heraldic shield with central cross flanked by lion and unicorn, a row of herringbone decoration to the rear; the maker’s name ‘NICHOLSON’ stamped into the stem. Ceramic, 15 grams, 17 cm. Fine condition. £30 - 50 EUR 30 - 60 USD 50 - 80 Found on the Thames foreshore near Tower Bridge in 1966.

833 Post Medieval Wine Bottle with Original Contents Circa 17th century AD. An onion-shaped dark glass wine bottle with pontil base and iridescent surface; the top sealed and retaining the original contents. Glass, 1.1 kg, 14.7 cm. Very fine condition. £250 - 400 EUR 280 - 450 USD 420 - 670 833

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From an old English collection.

834 Post Medieval Onion Bottle Circa 17th century AD. A wine bottle of simple ‘onion’ form with iridescent surface, applied lip and concave pontil. Glass, 655 grams, 19 cm. Very fine condition. £90 - 140 EUR 100 - 160 USD 150 - 230 From an old English collection.

835 Post Medieval Tudor Bone Comb Circa 16th century AD. A double-sided bone comb, elliptical in section, with fine-cut teeth on one side and coarser on the other. Bone, 20.5 grams, 11 cm. Fine condition. £20 - 40 EUR 20 - 40 USD 30 - 70 835

Winter Collection, Kent, UK; found River Thames in the 1980s.

836 z Post Medieval Tudor Leather Cod-Piece Circa 16th century AD. A rounded triangular leather cod-piece, twice slit for affixing. Leather, 21 grams, 13 cm. Very fine condition and conserved. Rare. £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 Found River Thames, Fenchurch Street, London, circa 1990.

837 Post Medieval Taurus Bull Polychrome Plaque Circa 16th century AD. A carved wooden plaque bearing the image of a bull standing on a rock within an annular frame, of Dutch or Frisian workmanship; the bull and rock painted brown, the background blue and frame red; supplied with modern suspension loop. Wood, 1.5 kg, 25 cm. Very fine condition, complete. £500 - 700 EUR 560 - 790 USD 830 - 1,170 837

Aston Collection; Hampshire, UK; bought Marlborough in 2004. The image perhaps depicting the zodiacal sign of Taurus.

838 Post Medieval Charles II Oak Coffer Panels Circa 17th century AD. Pair of carved oak coffer panels depicting incised floral designs with grapes and acorns, all within an architectural pointed arch and columns. Oak, 2.3 kg total, each 38 x 31.5 cm. Very fine condition. [2] £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 From the private collection of Alison Barker.

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839 Indian Moghul Gold Necklace Elements Circa 16th century AD. A set of gold beads and a pendant comprising: six cruciform beads with red and green cloisons to the arms and central blue square, with two loops above and below; ten subtriangular beads with red cloisons to the sides flanking a green with a blue above, one loop above and three below; one large discoid pendant with cruciform design in cloisons with in a segmented gold disc, additional cloisons to the exterior, triangular cloison cluster above for the suspension loop and nine loops to the lower rim. Gold and glass, 44 grams total, pendant: 51 mm. Extremely fine condition. [17] £800 - 1,200 EUR 900 - 1,350 USD 1,330 - 2,000 UK private collection, acquired in the 1950’s. The design allows the elements to be strung along two strings in an expanding arc.

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840 Indian Moghul Silver Inlaid Bronze Axe Head Circa 18th-19th century AD. A cast bronze axe of 15th-16th type with ornately shaped blade, the faces inlaid with silver on an engraved background depicting running animals and a male figure to both faces, the inlay with engraved detailing. Bronze and silver, 560 grams, 13 cm. Extremely fine condition. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 Acquired on the London art market in the 1960’s.

841 Indian Moghul Bone Horse (Knight) Chess Piece Circa 15th-16th century AD. A finely carved and engraved bone chessman, in the form a horse’s head with arched neck, the mane terminating in a teardrop with floral motif. Bone, 13 grams, 30 mm. Extremely fine condition. Rare. £250 - 400 EUR 280 - 450 USD 420 - 670 Acquired on the London art market in the 1960’s.

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842 Chinese Tang Silver-Gilt Dragon Vase Circa 7th-10th century AD. A cast bronze vase with bulbous body, narrow neck and flared rim; the handles formed as rearing dragons with red enamel detail to ears and muzzle; the neck and shoulder decorated with scrolled vegetation ornament, and the body with opposed animals on a field of scrolled vegetation; raised rim to base.

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Silver-gilt, 580 grams, 28 cm. Very fine condition, dent to one side. Extremely rare. ÂŁ10,000 - 15,000 EUR 11,240 - 16,860 USD 16,680 - 25,020 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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843 Chinese Ordos Pierced Bronze Perfume Burner Circa 2nd century BC, Warring States. A cylindrical burner, the body formed of a lattice of bamboo with plain neck and base and with two suspension rings at sides; the body mounted upon three cast kneeling male figures embellished to chest and thighs. Bronze, 785 grams, 15 cm. Very fine condition. £800 - 1,200 EUR 900 - 1,350 USD 1,330 - 2,000 Acquired on the London art market in the 1960’s.

844 Chinese Ordos Gilt Dog Circa 5th-3rd century BC, Western China. A heavily gilded solid cast figure of a standing dog. Gilt bronze, 160 grams, 60 mm. Extremely fine condition. Rare. £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830 Acquired on the London art market in the 1960’s.

845 Chinese Ordos Gilt Ram’s Head Circa 5th-3rd century BC, Western China. A heavily gilded hollow cast ram’s head with curling horns, the reverse with two attachment pegs. Gilt bronze, 70 grams, 50 mm. Extremely fine condition. £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330 Acquired on the London art market in the 1960’s.

846 Chinese Han Soldier Figurine Circa 206 BC-220 AD. A ceramic figurine of a warrior in jerkin and long tunic, the left hand hollow to accept a shield and raised right hand to grasp a spear resting on his shoulder; the lower legs in wide trousers and boots; the face detailed with painted features, the hair drawn back and tied. Ceramic, 3 kg, 43 cm. Very fine condition. £400 - 600 EUR 450 - 670 USD 670 - 1,000 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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847 Chinese Han Horse Head Circa 206 BC-220 AD, Han Dynasty. A ceramic horse-head with elegant curves and deeply modelled musculature; with slot for a separate mane and recesses for separate ears. Ceramic, 745 grams, 15 cm. Fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420

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UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

848 Chinese Sichuan Eye Jar Probably 206 BC-220 AD, Han Dynasty. A broad ceramic vessel in grey fabric with globular body and vesica rim, two strap handles extending to the lower body; on each face a pair of discoid panels emanating from the handles, with hatched arch detailing to the neck above. Ceramic, 1.1 kg, 18 cm. Very fine condition, complete. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

849 Chinese Western Han Cocoon Jar Circa 206 BC-9 AD, Western Han Dynasty. A grey ceramic cocoon jar with flared base, cylindrical neck and everted rim; the body elliptical in plan with two flatter surfaces; the rim with painted red and pink concentric circles; traces of original pigment on body. Ceramic, 2 kg, 26 cm. Very fine condition. £250 - 350 EUR 280 - 390 USD 420 - 580 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000. The cocoon jar is named for its resemblance to the cocoon of the silkworm.

850 Chinese Carved Wei Dynasty Buddha Brick Circa 386-534 AD, Northern Wei Dynasty. A terracotta brick carved with the image of the seated nimbate Buddha in a D-shaped niche with rectangular panel below with extension of the draped garment. Ceramic, 4 kg, 31 cm. Very fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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851 Chinese Caparisoned Horse Statuette Circa 549-577 AD, Warring States, 6th Dynasty. A ceramic model horse in full military caparison with decorated saddle blanket, bridle, crupper and collar with modelled D-shaped pendants and erect forelock. Ceramic, 3.2 kg, 39 cm. Very fine condition, some restoration. Very rare.

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ÂŁ4,000 - 6,000

EUR 4,490 - 6,740 USD 6,670 - 10,010

UK art market, acquired prior to 2000. A thermoluminescence (TL) test certificate is included within the sale.


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852 Chinese Sui Court Official Figurine Circa 581-618 AD, Sui Dynasty. A straw-glazed ceramic figurine of a male court official, standing in long robes with voluminous sleeves and small cap; traces of pigmentation to the chest and sleeves. Ceramic, 1.7 kg, 45 cm. Very fine condition, minor losses to base.

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ÂŁ2,000 - 3,000

EUR 2,250 - 3,370 USD 3,340 - 5,000

UK art market, acquired prior to 2000. A thermoluminescence (TL) test certificate is included within the sale.

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853 Chinese Early Tang Tower Pagoda Circa 10th-12th century AD, Liao Dynasty. A painted and glazed ceramic pagoda in several tiers, supplied with custom-made perspex mounting frame. Ceramic, 12 kg, 90 cm including frame. Very fine condition.

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ÂŁ2,500 - 4,000

EUR 2,810 - 4,490 USD 4,170 - 6,670

UK art market, acquired prior to 2000. A thermoluminescence (TL) test certificate is included within the sale.


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854 Chinese Tang Court Lady Figurine Circa 618-906 AD, Tang Period. A large moulded ceramic figurine in cream-beige fabric depicting a courtly lady in an elegantly draped garment, the arms bent and delicate hands held expressively before the chest; the hair sculpted into a formal coiffure; the face finely modelled with rounded features and traces of cosmetics. Ceramic, 3.5 kg, 45 cm. Very fine condition, complete.

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ÂŁ2,000 - 3,000

EUR 2,250 - 3,370 USD 3,340 - 5,000

UK art market, acquired prior to 2000. A thermoluminescence (TL) test certificate is included within the sale.

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855 Chinese Court Lady Figurine Circa 618-907 AD, Tang Dynasty. A tall, slender ceramic figurine of a court lady standing with arms bent and hands at waist height, fists clenched and thumbs raised; the hair piled above the crown, the facial features serene and sensitively depicted; the neck slender with bead necklace, the robe low-cut with tiered sleeves ending in long cuffs, broad sash to the narrow waist, with scroll and floral decoration to the sleeves and trunk; below, a flared skirt and tongue-shaped apron with

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triangular tabs; the cloud-toed shoes projecting from beneath the hem, on a hexagonal base. Ceramic, 2.2 kg, 42 cm. Very fine condition, restored. £3,000 - 5,000 EUR 3,370 - 5,620 USD 5,000 - 8,340 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000. The curious hairstyle, known as a banfanji, appeared in the later 7th century AD. The footwear with its ‘cloud-toed’ projections, is known from an 8th century source, the Toyei Shuko.


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856 Chinese Tang Dynasty Attendant Figurines Circa 8th-10th century AD, Tang Dynasty. A group of hollow clay male figurines shown standing with hands clasped, wearing long robes and close-fitting caps; with traces of original pigments. Ceramic, 655 grams total, 18 cm. Fine condition. [3] £100 - 125 EUR 110 - 140 USD 170 - 210 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

857 Chinese Large Whiteware Jar Circa 618-907 AD, Tang dynasty. A large ceramic jar with tapering globular body, narrow base and flared rim. Ceramic, 3.3 kg, 33 cm. Very fine condition. £300 - 400 EUR 340 - 450 USD 500 - 670 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

858 Chinese Sung Dragon Granary Jar Circa 12th century AD, Sung Dynasty. A tall pale green glazed model of a granary (lacking lid), decorated on the neck with a dragon above a frieze of robed figures. Ceramic, 1.3 kg, 42 cm. Fine condition, chip to rim. £50 - 100 EUR 60 - 110 USD 80 - 170 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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859 Chinese Ming Caparisoned Pony Circa 1368-1644 AD, Ming dynasty. A ceramic model of a caparisoned pony on a rectangular base; the facial details, tail, mane and bridle carefully modelled with pierced lugs for the attachment of reins; the saddle, collar and crupper depicted and the fringed saddle blanket with geometric designs, small hole to the chest for attachment of an ornamental fitting. Ceramic, 1.9 kg, 27 cm. Fine condition. £250 - 350 EUR 280 - 390 USD 420 - 580 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

860 Chinese Ming Dynasty Cups with Saucers Circa 15th-16th century AD, Ming Dynasty. Two porcelain cups with saucers from the royal kilns of the Ming dynasty; rich brown glaze to exteriors and blue on white glaze internally; the cups depicting a stooped man standing on a bridge and a similar figure upon a shore respectively; the saucers depicting a stooped man standing before a bridge set in a shore landscape and a floral design respectively. Porcelain, 225 grams total, 105-110 mm (saucers), 65-70 mm (cup diameters). Very fine condition. [4] £75 - 125 EUR 80 - 140 USD 130 - 210

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UK art market, acquired prior to 2000; one saucer with old label on base.

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862 861 z Chinese Group of Tek Sing Decorated Porcelain Vessels Circa late 19th century AD. A mixed group of ceramic items from the vessel Tek Sing, shipwrecked on 6th February 1822 (found and salvaged 1999): one plain pale blue bowl; one pale blue bowl with dark blue agricultural scene; one small dish with dark blue geometric designs; one shallow dish with figural scene; two shallow dishes with central spiral motif and segmented rotating patterns; one large dish with geometric design to the outer edge; one pale blue covered dish with embossed foliage design and similar vessel within. Ceramic, 2.7 kg, 6-28 cm diameter. Mainly very fine condition, complete. [9] £150 - 200 EUR 170 - 220 USD 250 - 330

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Some items bearing the Stuttgart auction sticker. The Tek Sing (meaning True Star) was sailing from Amoy to Jakarta in early 1822 with a large cargo, 200 crew and 1,600 chinese passengers when she was shipwrecked on a reef with only about 200 lives saved. This disaster has been called the ‘Titanic of the East’ due to the very high loss of life. The site was discovered in the South China Sea by Mike Hatcher and his team in 1999. The ensuing months saw what has been described as the largest quantity of Chinese porcelain ever recovered, and much was sold in Stuttgart at auction in November 2000.

862 Chinese Wei Lion Tomb Panel Circa 3rd century AD, Wei Dynasty. A carved stone plaque depicting an advancing lion, facing, with gaping mouth; ribbon, mane and tail billowing; within a scalloped border. Stone, 3.4 kg, 31 cm. Very fine condition. £250 - 350 EUR 280 - 390 USD 420 - 580 Aston Collection; Hampshire, UK; bought from a Hong Kong dealer, circa 2000.

863 Far Eastern Gold Siamese Buddha Appliqué Circa 15th-16th century AD. A large repoussé gold appliqué depicting the standing and robed Buddha, barefoot and with right hand raised in blessing, wearing a conical headdress. Gold, 19.26 grams, 20 cm Very fine condition. £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,350 - 2,020 USD 2,000 - 3,000 864

London collection; acquired in the 1950’s. The Buddha is shown in his protective, apotropaic pose, used to ward off bad luck and alleviate fear.

864 Far Eastern Gold Siamese Buddha Appliqués Circa 15th-16th century AD. A group of four repoussé gold appliqués each depicting the standing and robed Buddha with right hand raised in blessing, wearing a conical headdress and sleeved robe; two with leaf borders. Gold, 21.48 grams total, 95-110 mm. Very fine condition. [4] £1,200 - 1,800 EUR 1,350 - 2,020 USD 2,000 - 3,000 London collection; acquired in the 1950’s. The pose with the raised hand is apotropaic, associated in some Buddhist traditions with the prevention of disaster and the reconciliation of contending family members.

865 Far Eastern Gold Siamese Buddha Appliqués Circa 15th-16th century AD. A group of three repoussé gold appliqués each depicting the standing and robed Buddha with right hand raised and wearing a conical headdress; with leaf or pellet borders. Gold, 13.22 grams, 60-85 mm Very fine condition. [3] £1,000 - 1,500 EUR 1,120 - 1,690 USD 1,670 - 2,500 865

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London collection; acquired in the 1950’s. The hand gesture with thumb and forefinger closed signifies the Buddha giving instruction.


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866 Far Eastern Bronze Siamese Buddhist Attendant Figurine Circa 17th century AD. A cast, caly-cored figure of a Buddha attendant, kneeling on a stool, wearing ornate robes and headdress, the hair long, the right arm raised and holding a cup in the left hand. Bronze, 400 grams, 14 cm. Very fine condition. [No Reserve] £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

867 Far Eastern Thai Bronze-Handled Sword Circa 17th century AD. An iron-bladed sword with bronze hilt; the blade triangular in section with traces of the wooden scabbard remaining; the hilt a bronze cylinder with biconical pommel and conical lower end with guard-plate, bound with bronze rings and decorated with ovolo motifs. Iron and bronze, 590 grams, 93 cm. Fine condition. £700 - 1,000 EUR 790 - 1,120 USD 1,170 - 1,670

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UK art market, acquired prior to 1996.

868 Far Eastern Khmer Buddha Figurine Circa 12th century AD. A cast figure of Buddha seated under a hooded snake canopy whose tail encircles the plinth. Bronze, 145 grams, 80 mm. Extremely fine condition. £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Acquired on the London art market in the 1960’s.

869 z Far Eastern Cambodian Nutrix Votive Figurines Circa 14th-16th century AD. A group of stoneware figurines, two with celadon glaze, each depicting a nutrix or nursing mother shown kneeling and naked with suckling child held to the left breast, the hair drawn back into a topknot and the faces depicted with lentoid eyes. Clay, 465 grams total, 98, 99 and 112 mm. Very fine condition. [3] £75 - 125 EUR 80 - 140 USD 130 - 210 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000; one with old collection labels.

870 z Far Eastern Carnelian Dog Toggle Circa 17th century AD. A carved toggle in the form of a dog’s head, with long ears and collar, pierced longitudinally and with grooved base for peg. Stone, 28 grams, 35 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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873 Geological Jurassic Ammonite with Polished Orthoceras Base Circa 150 million years BP. A fossil ammonite mounted on a polished Orthoceras block. Fossil, 8.9 kg, 26 cm. Very fine condition. £100 - 200 EUR 110 - 220 USD 170 - 330 Found Agadir, North Africa.

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874 z Geological Sikhote-Alin Meteorite - 1947 An entire piece of the the Sikhote-Alin meteorite, showing the characteristic outer surface. Classified as an iron meteorite belonging to the chemical group IIAB and with a coarse octahedrite structure. See Meteoritical Bulletin and database. 75 grams, 39 mm. Very fine. Scarce. [No Reserve] £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 130 Fell in Sikhote-Alin Mountains, Primorye, 12th February 1947. The Sikhote-Alin meteorite fell during daylight at 10:38 am local time on 12th February, 1947. Witnesses reported a fireball that was brighter than the sun. It came from out of the north, about 15 degrees east of north and descended at an angle of 41 degrees. It left a trail of smoke and dust 20 miles long which lingered for several hours. Light and sound of the fall were observed for two hundred miles around the point of impact.

875 z Geological Chondrite (NWA 869) Meteorite NWA 869 is one of the most interesting Ordinary Chondrites found in Northwest Africa. A much studied meteorite, classified variously as L3 to L6: some examples show brecciation and higher metal content than others. This example seems to be an L4/5 and shows some regmaglypting and primary fusion crust. Classified as NWA 869, published in Meteoritical Bulletin #90 as an L4-6 fragmental breccia with a Shock Rating of S3 and a Weathering Level of W1. Chondrite, 40 grams, 40 mm. Very fine and attractive. [No Reserve] £40 - 60 EUR 40 - 70 USD 70 - 100 872 Found near Tindouf, Algeria, North West Africa in 2000. Chondrite is a type of meteorite containing mineral spheres called chondrules. Most chondrites are believed to originate in the asteroids that orbit the sun between Jupiter and Mars.

876 z Geological Chondrite (NWA 869) Meteorite NWA 869 is one of the most interesting Ordinary Chondrites found in Northwest Africa. A much studied meteorite, classified variously as L3 to L6: some examples show brecciation and higher metal content than others. This example seems to be an L4/5 and shows some regmaglypting and primary fusion crust. Classified as NWA 869, published in Meteoritical Bulletin #90 as an L4-6 fragmental breccia with a Shock Rating of S3 and a Weathering Level of W1. Chondrite, 35 grams, 37 mm. Very fine and attractive. [No Reserve] £25 - 40 EUR 30 - 40 USD 40 - 70

873 871 Geological Silurian Orthoceras Block Circa 400 million years. An extinct Palaezoic nautiloid found in hard limestone which, when exposed and polished, shows the internal structures of the fossilised shells. Stone, 10.25 kg, 36 cm. Very fine and impressive; rarely seen as a free-standing, in-the-round block. £50 - 100 EUR 60 - 110 USD 80 - 170 Found North Africa.

872 Geological Polished Ammonite Slice Circa 150 million years BP. A polished section through a fossil ammonite showing clearly the internal structure of the shell. Fossil, 2.2 kg, 30 cm. Very fine condition. £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 Found Agadir, North Africa.

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Found near Tindouf, Algeria, North West Africa in 2000. Chondrite is a type of meteorite containing mineral spheres called chondrules. Most chondrites are believed to originate in the asteroids that orbit the sun between Jupiter and Mars.

877 z Geological Chondrite (NWA 869) Meteorite NWA 869 is one of the most interesting Ordinary Chondrites found in Northwest Africa. A much studied meteorite, classified variously as L3 to L6: some examples show brecciation and higher metal content than others. This example seems to be an L4/5 and shows some regmaglypting and primary fusion crust. Classified as NWA 869, published in Meteoritical Bulletin #90 as an L4-6 fragmental breccia with a Shock Rating of S3 and a Weathering Level of W1. Chondrite, 35 grams, 37 mm. Very fine and attractive. [No Reserve] £30 - 50 EUR 30 - 60 USD 50 - 80 Found near Tindouf, Algeria, North West Africa in 2000. Chondrite is a type of meteorite containing mineral spheres called chondrules. Most chondrites are believed to originate in the asteroids that orbit the sun between Jupiter and Mars.


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878 z Roman and Greek Finger Ring Group A mixed group of Roman and Greek style finger rings comprising: a cast silver ring with ribbed hoop and volute shoulders, the bezel elliptical with mask of Eros with scrolled surround; a child’s bronze ring with cross-hatching on the bezel; a bronze ring with facetted shoulders and four-petal motif on the bezel; a bronze keel ring with stepped bezel; a bronze ring with orange glass intaglio of a standing figure; a cast silver finger ring comprising a round-section hoop and flat elliptical bezel bearing an intaglio depicton of an advancing naked warrior with large round shield, spear and crested hemet. Bronze and silver, 44 grams total, 14-31 mm overall. Very fine condition. [6, No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 Property of a Hampshire Gentleman; acquired in the early 1980’s.

879 z Roman and Later Bronze Ring Group Circa 2nd-4th century AD. A mixed group of cast bronze finger rings comprising: two with disc bezel and ring-and-dot; one with facetted square bezel and ring-and-dot; one with square bezel with radiant sun motif; one with elliptical bezel with bilinear Tau cross motif and two crescents; one with expanding discoid bezel and incuse portrait; one with elliptical bezel and engraved pentangle; one with thick carinated hoop and lozengiform bezel; one with D-section hoop and bossed bezel; one with plain hoop and key bit. Bronze, 35 grams total, 18-25 mm. Very fine condition. [10] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

880 z Roman Bronze Brooch and Ring Group Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A mixed group of bronze artefacts comprising: a delicate finger ring with elliptical bezel and intaglio depicting a standing female; a sturdy finger ring with D-section hoop expanding to a discoid bezel with ring-and-dot design flanked by lanceolate patterns; a trumpet brooch with a ribbed section on the bow; a Hod Hill brooch with enamelled lozenge patterns on the outer face. For brooches, see Hattatt, R. Ancient and Romano-British Brooches. Bronze, 38 grams total, trumpet brooch: 59 mm. Very fine condition, complete. [4] £20 - 40 EUR 20 - 40 USD 30 - 70

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883 Roman Bronze Plate and Bow Brooch Group A mixed group of bronze brooches comprising: three bow brooches with headstuds; one kraeftige profilierte with chevron detailing to the bow and footplate; one Birdlip type; one Polden Hill type with coil; one Hod Hill type with ribbed bow; one trumpet type with detailed moulding to the bow; one crossbow type with onion features on headplate; one Aucissa type with pierced catchplate; one Langton Down type with coil; one cruciform plate brooch with traces of tinning; one lozengiform plate brooch. Bronze, 205 grams total, 34-77 mm. Mostly fine condition. An excellent study collection. [13, No Reserve] £20 - 50 EUR 20 - 60 USD 30 - 80 Property of a Hampshire Gentleman; acquired before 2000. Many with old collectors’ tickets specifying findspot, type, dating, etc.

Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK.

881 z Roman and Later Ring Group A mixed group of finger rings comprising: three of D-profile and elliptical bezel; two with discoid bezel, with geometric design and serrated rim; two with domed bezel and pelletted rim; two with discoid bezel and geometric design. Bronze and silver, 73 grams, 31-27 mm overall. Very fine condition. [9, No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

882 z Roman and Later Bronze Ring Group Circa 2nd-4th century AD. A mixed group of bronze finger rings comprising: three with a lozenge on a hatched background; one with discoid bezel with chevrons and central band; one with D-section hoop and lozenge bezel; one with hatched elliptical bezel; one with rectangular engraved bezel; one with elliptical bezel with ring-anddot cluster; two with expanding square bezels with ring-and-dot motifs. Bronze, 13.5 grams total, 20-24 mm. Very fine condition. [10] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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884 Roman Bow and Plate Brooch Group A mixed group of brooches comprising: two silver bow brooches, one with coiled spring; a bronze knee brooch with openwork to rear of bow; a plate brooch in the form of a reclining feline with annular depressions in the flanks for enamel infill, complete with pin; bronze enamelled plate brooch with central rib and a phallus to each side; offered with a belt mount in the form of a phallus with enamel panels. Silver, bronze and enamel, 58 grams total, 32-50 mm. Mostly very fine condition. [6, No Reserve] £50 - 90 EUR 60 - 100 USD 80 - 150 Property of a Hampshire Gentleman; acquired before 2000. Some brooches with collectors’ tickets specifying findspots, periods, types, etc.

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887 z Roman Bronze Item and Iron Key Group Circa 1st-3rd century AD. A mixed group of bronze items comprising: a nail-cleaner pendant; an amphora strap end with punched decoration; a seal box with enamelled lid; a columnar pendant with addorsed animal heads below the loop; a votive miniature axe; and an iron key with three wards. Bronze and iron, 54.9 grams total, key: 96 mm. Fine condition. [6] £20 - 40 EUR 20 - 40 USD 30 - 70 Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK.

885 885 Roman Bronze Figural Mount Group Circa 1st-4th century AD. A mixed group of bronze figural mounts comprising: a discoid plate with central female face and piercing below; a bowl mount with equine head modelled in the round; a discoid plate with large female mask and spike to rear; a convex discoid mount with fleshy face wearing a Phrygian cap; a handle attachment with inscribed facial detail; a large ewer handle with female mask; a discoid axle mount with substantial female mask modelled onto the fixing stud. Bronze, 285 grams, axle mount: 41 mm diameter. Mainly very fine condition. [7] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 Property of a Hampshire Gentleman; acquired before 2000. Some with old dealer tickets, giving reputed findspots.

888 888 Roman Silver Cosmetic Tool and Bronze Tweezer Group Circa 3rd-5th century AD. A mixed group of cosmetic implements comprising: bronze tweezers with punched-point decoration; bronze tweezers with ribbed loop and engraved saltire decoration; bronze tweezers with D-section arms and retaining clip collar; silver lanceolate nail-cleaner with pierced discoid lug. Bronze, 18.5 grams, 48-64 mm; silver, 2.18 grams, 84 mm. Very fine condition, complete. [4] £20 - 40 EUR 20 - 40 USD 30 - 70 Winter Collection, Kent, UK; bought from various sources in the 1980s.

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886 Roman Figural and other Key Group A mixed group of Roman style cast bronze keys comprising: a large one with annular bow, rectangular knop and shank, tubular lower shank and solid rectangular bit; a small one with panther-head bow and cross-cut bit; one with suspension loop, female head shank and cross-cut bit; one with segmented shank and ram’s head bow; one with annular bow and short shank to the cross-cut bow. Bronze, 220 grams, largest key: 11 cm. Very fine condition. [5] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 100 USD 100 - 150

889 Roman Medical Instrument Group Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. A pair of bronze medical instruments comprising a bronze probe with lozenge-section lanceolate head, square-section shaft and iron scalpel blade, and a ligula with flat, discoid plate, hatched shaft and long spike. Bronze, 10 grams, 10 cm; 10 grams, 10.5 cm. Very fine condition. [2] £20 - 40 EUR 20 - 40 USD 30 - 70

Winter Collection, Kent, UK; acquired London in 1988.

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890 Roman Pin and Implement Group A mixed group of implements comprising: a carved bone dress pin with female head finial; a silver stylus with the terminal formed as a hand with extended fingers picking a grape; a copper-alloy spoon with bulbous finial; a bone pin with mushroom terminal. Silver, bronze and bone, 23 grams total, 84-113 mm. Very fine condition, tip of bone dress pin lost in antiquity. [4] £40 - 60 EUR 40 - 70 USD 70 - 100 Property of a Hampshire Gentleman; acquired before 2000.

891 Roman Cosmetic Implement Group A mixed group of bronze cosmetic implements comprising: a long tapering shaft with flat, square head; a tapering shaft with carinated collar and small bowl; a long tapering shaft with flat neck and concave bowl; a round-section shaft with ovoid bowl. Bronze, 37 grams total, 11-18 cm. Very fine condition, complete. [4] £40 - 60 EUR 40 - 70 USD 70 - 100

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893 z Roman Mixed Cameo and Intaglio Group A mixed group of carved stone comprising: a blue and white cameo with female bust; an orange intaglio with horseman brandishing a kontos; a small white intaglio with a putto’s face; a green intaglio with a seated female holding a spear; two orange cameos of a female face; an orange intaglio of a standing figure with a bow and lyre; a black cameo of a female bust, with four piercings; a carved crystal cameo of a female face with luxuriant hair; a large orange intaglio depicting a husband and wife in profile, the male with helmet, cuirass and shield; a brown and white intaglio depicting Perseus and Medusa, some not ancient. Stone,17 grams total, 8-31 mm. Very fine condition. [11, No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

Winter Collection, Kent, UK; bought London 1980s.

892 z Roman Item Group A mixed group of items comprising: a hollow cast bronze oil bottle with rounded base; a terracotta male head modelled in the round and smaller face modelled in the half-round; a cast bronze torso of a male in gladiatorial costume; a silver dragonesque brooch with enamelled triangular panels on the trunk, probably not ancient; a cast bronze bell with suspension loop; a cast bronze pot with lid, inscribed on the underside; a cast bronze military apron mount with punched-point inscription TVRMA XIIV; a cast bronze D-shaped pendant with running male figure bearing an animal on his left shoulder; a cast bronze seal box lid with appliqué frog motif; a face pendant in iridescent glass with suspension loop to the brow; a segment of inscribed marble plaque with the text ‘VS.E’ in deeply-carved seriffed capitals. Bronze, glass and marble, plaque: 750 grams, 19 cm. Mainly very fine condition. [13] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 100 USD 100 - 150 Property of a Hampshire Gentleman; acquired before 2000; some items with old collectors’ tickets indicating findspots or other information.

894 894 Roman and Byzantine Lamp Group Circa 4th-6th century AD. A mixed group of terracotta oil lamps comprising: eight slipper-shaped lamps with a central gulley on the discus, and two lamps with bow-shaped nozzle. Terracotta, 635 grams, 80-99 mm. Very fine condition. [10] £150 - 200 EUR 170 - 220 USD 250 - 330 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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898 895 z Roman Upchurch Vessel Fragment Group Circa 2nd century AD. A mixed group of Upchurch greyware pots and fragments: five partly reconstructed and an assortment of rim and base fragments; also a bone burnishing tool. See R. J. Pollard The Roman Pottery of Kent, 1988. Ceramic, 3 kg, tallest: 19 cm. Fragmentary, some near complete with some reconstruction but a good selection of vessel forms from this famous location. A good study group. [15 (some partly reconstructed)] £30 - 50 EUR 30 - 60 USD 50 - 80 Winter Collection, Kent, UK; found Upchurch Marshes, Kent in the 1980s. The Roman pottery kilns on what are now the tidal marshes at Upchurch, Kent are justly famed as a thriving pottery production area with many kiln and related sites. The London Clay in this area is of fine quality and was thus suitable for pottery making. With rises in sea levels, the area is now mostly inundated and, as tidal forces erode the silts, pottery (often ‘seconds’), is sometimes exposed. The soft muds and general inaccessibility of the area make collection difficult.

896 z Roman Upchurch Vessel Fragment Group Circa 2nd century AD. A mixed group of Upchurch greyware pots and fragments: three near complete, two large vessel bases and assortment of smaller bases and rims. See R. J. Pollard The Roman Pottery of Kent, 1988. Ceramic, 3 kg, tallest 18 cm. Fragmentary, some near complete with some reconstruction but a good selection of vessel forms from this famous location. A good study group. [21 (some partly reconstructed)] £30 - 50 EUR 30 - 60 USD 50 - 80 Winter Collection, Kent, UK; found Upchurch Marshes, Kent in the 1980’s. The Roman pottery kilns on what are now the tidal marshes at Upchurch, Kent are justly famed as a thriving pottery production area with many kiln and related sites. The London Clay in this area is of fine quality and was thus suitable for pottery making. With rises in sea levels, the area is now mostly inundated and, as tidal forces erode the silts, pottery (often ‘seconds’), is sometimes exposed. The soft muds and general inaccessibility of the area make collection difficult.

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897 z Roman Legionary Stamped Tile Fragment Circa 1st century AD. A fragment of a terracotta tile stamped with a cartouche bearing the text ‘LEG II ITA’. Ceramic, 1.3 kg, 18 cm. Fine condition. £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 130 UK art market, acquired prior to 1980. LEGIO II Italica was founded in 165 or 166 AD by Emperor Marcus Aurelius. In 171 AD it was stationed in Noricum (present day Austria and Slovenia) under the command of Pertinax, who was emperor briefly in 193 AD. According to tile stamps, a camp was built by II Italica at Lotschitz, near the important transport node at Celeia, before 175 AD. Legio II Italica accompanied Septimius Severus on his march to Rome, where he was recognized as emperor. Later, Emperor Diocletian formed a sub-unit which became an independent legion, named II Italica Divitensium, and which played a part in the march on Rome of Constantine I and the battle of the Milvian bridge (312 AD). Legio II Italica was still operational in the early 5th century AD.

898 Roman Glass Vessel Group Circa 1st-3rd century AD. A mixed group of glass vessels comprising: a green glass bottle with globular body, cylindrical neck and everted rim, the body with radiating flanges; a dark blue, brown and white glass unguentarium with conical body and tall neck with two collars, knop finial; a pale blue iridescent glass bell-shaped jug with narrow neck and conical rim with D-section loop handle attached, the lower body with applied trail. Glass, 277 grams, 83-170 cm. Two very fine condition; the larger item restored from various pieces. [3] £500 - 800 EUR 560 - 900 USD 830 - 1,330 London collection; acquired in the 1950’s.


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901 899 z Roman Small Multi-Coloured Glass Vessel Group A group of two miniature Roman style glass vessels comprising: a blue glass ewer with white swirls and yellow collar; a blue glass jug with red, yellow and white swirls to the body and neck. Glass, ewer: 16 grams, 46 mm; jug: 28 grams, 54 mm. Very fine condition, complete. [2, No Reserve] £80 - 120 EUR 90 - 130 USD 130 - 200 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

900 z Roman Bronze Coin Group Circa 4th century AD. One hundred AE3’s and AE4’s. An large interesting group of various emperor’s, types and reverses. [100, No Reserve] £60 - 90 EUR 70 - 100 USD 100 - 150 Found on various sites in South East England during the 1980’s.

901 Byzantine Small Pottery Item Group A mixed group of ceramic items of various cultures comprising: a Byzantine clay oil lamp (lacking handle); an Indian impressed clay tablet depicting a kneeling figure with multiple necklaces within a border (with loss at base and repaired); a circular stone seal depicting a duck carrying a sack; a ceramic disc with embossed bearded head; a clay waisted cylindrical item with concentric circle and cross-anddot designs to ends; a fragment of a large vessel depicting a winged mythological creature and a North American carved stone tobacco pipe with a human face to the bowl (chip to end of stem). Ceramic and stone, 455 grams, 45-100 mm. Generally fair, some defects or repairs. [7] £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

902 z Near Eastern Stone Seal Group A mixed group of stone stamp seals comprising: a small grey Dshaped depicting a quadruped; a blue cylindrical depicting a running animal; a grey rectangular with rear lug and grid pattern; a black

plano-convex with ibex design; a maroon D-section with animal and star design. Stone, 23 grams, 11-22 mm. Very fine condition. [5, No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

903 z Near Eastern Amulet and Inlay Group A mixed group of carved items comprising: one bifacial and one unifacial ceramic rectangular plaques with human bust motifs; a marble putto face fragment; a carved stone face with radiating hair; a carved shell bird; a carved stone bird; a green glass elliptical plaque with inlaid silver ring and radiating vineleaf motifs with gold inlay; a hexagonal carnelian block with Arabic inscription; a stylised glass bird fragment. Marble, glass, stone, shell, 26 grams total, putto face: 30 mm. Fine condition. [9, No Reserve] £30 - 50 EUR 30 - 60 USD 50 - 80 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

904 z Near Eastern Small Elamite Item Group A mixed group of carved items comprising a carved onyx mouse, a carved onyx animal, a small glazed ceramic pot and a red hardstone block, pierced longitudinally. Stone and ceramic, 320 grams, 35 to 60 mm. Very fine condition. [4, No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

905 z Near Eastern Parthian Ceramic Bread Stamp Group A circular and two elliptical clay bread stamps depicting various animal and floral designs. Ceramic, 500 grams total, 90-120 mm. Very fine condition. [3, No Reserve] £100 - 150 EUR 110 - 170 USD 170 - 250 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

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906 Near Eastern Bead Group A mixed group of beads comprising: a green glass cylinder with eye motifs; a blue glass whorl; a dark blue biconical with green and white triangles; a dark blue cylinder with white trails; a dark blue globe with red and white rings; a royal blue sphere; a red cylinder with blue core; a bone lozenge of elliptical profile; a diorite cylinder; an olive green globular with eye motifs; a dark blue globular with white dots; a beige globular; a yellow globular; a royal blue discoid; a dark blue cylinder with yellow and white trails; two olive and one red small discoids; offered with a bone dice. Glass and bone, 25 grams total, bone lozenge: 20 mm. Fine condition. [18, No Reserve] £10 - 20 EUR 10 - 20 USD 20 - 30

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910 Near Eastern Assyrian Carved Bone and Crystal Group A finely carved low relief panel depicting a winged sphinx with one foreleg raised; a carved animal pierced for suspension; a carved crystal lioness in a crouching pose with extended forepaws (missing) and finely carved raised head. Bone and crystal, 30 grams, 32-40 mm. Very fine condition. [3, No Reserve] £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420 Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

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

907 z Bronze Age Bronze Pin Group Circa 1,500-500 BC. A group of three cast bronze dress pins, each with a globular head, the shaft tapering and with a swelling at about one third of the length. Bronze, 20 grams total, 99-116 mm. Very fine condition, complete. [3] £30 - 60 EUR 30 - 70 USD 50 - 100 Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK.

908 z Bronze Age Indus Valley Ceramic Group A mixed group of ornamental items from various periods, including: three ceramic bull figurines, two painted with stripes, the third plain; a horse head on custom made stand; a snake head on custom-made stand; a small bowl depicting four winged musician figures, repaired; a composition amulet, pierced for suspension. Some items after the antique. Ceramic, 585 grams. Generally fine condition. [7, No Reserve] £120 - 180 EUR 130 - 200 USD 200 - 300 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975. One with old Italian dealer’s ticket.

909 z Bronze Age Small Pottery Idol Group A mixed group of Near Eastern ceramic idols comprising a clay figure of a saddled horse with painted detail and harness; a clay figure of a mythical creature with painted detail standing on three legs; a clay standing figure of a woman; a carved stone figure of a lion; a clay grotesque three-headed figure atop a cylindrical column and a similar two-headed figure. Ceramic and stone, 925 grams, 55-175 mm. Fine condition. [6, No Reserve] £150 - 250 EUR 170 - 280 USD 250 - 420

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911 Near Eastern Assyrian Carved Bone Group The upper portion of a finely carved low relief panel depicting the facing bust of a man with headdress within a low frame; a carved plaque depicting a low relief female figure in profile with long hair wearing long robe and with sack over shoulder; a bust of a bearded man with short hair and lentoid eyes carved in the round; with joint dowel to the base; a circular carved theatre ticket depicting a simple face with lentoid eyes and pronounced eyebrows in low relief within a beaded border, the reverse with a border of two concentric lines; a carved lapis lazuli amulet depicting a bull, the horns and eyes formed as ring-and-dot incisions, the tail carved separately; on the flanks two further ring-and-dot features; pierced for suspension. Bone and stone, 22 grams, 15-38 mm. Very fine condition. [5, No Reserve] £200 - 300 EUR 220 - 340 USD 330 - 500

Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975. Silk collection, London, UK; formed in the 1950’s.

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916 z Celtic Bronze Item Group Circa 1st century BC-1st century AD. A mixed group of bronze items comprising: a cast knife pommel in the form of a boar’s head, pierced to accept a securing rivet; a human face mask with curled hair, hollow to the rear; a strap slider, possibly from a military belt; a penannular round-section bracelet; a flat, D-section ring; a belt mount in the form of Mars’s head. Bronze, 145 grams total, torc: 72 mm. Mostly very fine condition. [6] £30 - 50 EUR 30 - 60 USD 50 - 80 Property of a Hampshire Gentleman; acquired before 2000. Many items with old collectors’ labels identifying the findspot, date, type, etc.

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912 Near Eastern Assyrian Carved Bone Inlay Group A carved figure of a man facing in low relief, holding a scroll to his chest, wearing a headdress and long skirt of scales; a carved figure in low relief of a man in profile wearing a fringed mantle and robe, carrying a pot; a finely carved panel in high relief depicting a man in a knee-length tunic picking dates from a tree. Bone, 23 grams, 52-70 mm. Extremely fine condition, one with small old repair to right arm. [3, No Reserve] £300 - 500 EUR 340 - 560 USD 500 - 830

917 z Celtic to Tudor Bronze Item Group A mixed group of bronze items comprising: a Roman amphora strap end; a Roman plate buckle; a post-medieval harness mount and pendant; two medieval harness strap distributors; a Roman military fitting with traces of enamel; an Iron Age trumpet-swirl mount. Bronze, 130 grams total, amphora strap end: 50 mm. [7] £20 - 40 EUR 20 - 40 USD 30 - 70 Winter collection, Kent, UK; bought on the London art market in the early 1980s. Some items with old collectors’ labels specifying findspots, etc.

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

913 z Iron Age Ancient Ring Group Circa 1400-900 BC, Amlash and later. A mixed group of rings comprising: four with concentric ring bezel; four with running scroll bezel; one with three-knop bezel; two with geometric discoid bezel; two with elliptical seal matrix bezel; one with plain domed bezel; two with rectangular bezel; one with cuboid bezel and inscribed cross; one silver with discoid bezel; one silver with lozengiform bezel and granulation to the shoulders. Bronze and silver, 115 grams, 17-28 mm. Fine condition. [19] £140 - 200 EUR 160 - 220 USD 230 - 330 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1990.

914 z Iron Age Ancient Ring Group Circa 1400-900 BC, Amlash and later. A mixed group of bronze finger rings comprising: three with scrolled bezel; six with discoid geometric bezel; one keeled with rectangular bezel; two with translucent stone in circular cabochon setting; one with four prongs and granulation; two with elliptical bezel and geometric design; one with D-shaped extension bearing circular stone and two square cells. Bronze and stone, 90 grams, 22-26 mm. Mainly very fine condition. [16] £110 - 160 EUR 120 - 180 USD 180 - 270

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915 z Iron Age Ancient Ring Group Circa 1400-900 BC, Amlash and later. A mixed group of finger rings comprising: one plain with carnelian cabochon; one keeled with elliptical bezel; four with discoid bezels bearing geometric designs; one with double cloison on bezel; four with concentric rings with bosses; five with discoid bezels with scroll decoration. Bronze, 95 grams, carnelian: 30 mm overall. Fine condition. [16] £110 - 160 EUR 120 - 180 USD 180 - 270

918 Anglo-Saxon Inlaid Strap End, Tweezers, Knife Hilt Finial and Spindle Whorl Circa 6th-12th century AD. A mixed group of bronze objects comprising: a pair of tweezers with a ribbed suspension loop (circa 6th-7th century); a cast zoomorphic strap end of Class A5 with inlaid silver filigree coils on the brow, flanks and muzzle (9th century); a dagger or knife hilt finial in the form of a dog’s head (11th-12th century); offered with a clay spindle whorl (not imaged). For the strap end see Thomas, G. Late Anglo-Saxon and Viking-Age Strap Ends 750-1100 - Part 1, Finds Research Group Datasheet 32. Bronze and silver, 19 grams, strap end: 42 mm. Very fine condition. [3] £20 - 50 EUR 20 - 60 USD 30 - 80

Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1990.

Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK.

Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

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919 z Anglo-Saxon Mixed Bronze Item Group A mixed group of bronze items comprising: a Viking beaded-face belt mount; a small-long brooch with trapezoidal headplate, carinated bow and segmented footplate; a cast pierced fitting with Insular Style decoration; a domed stud with raised cross and knotwork in quarters; a 9th century strap end with beast-head terminal and niello panels; a pierced Roman coin with suspension loop; a cast mount with scrolled detailing and pierced lugs on the reverse. Bronze, 90 grams total, brooch: 49 mm. Mostly very fine condition. [7] £30 - 70 EUR 30 - 80 USD 50 - 120 Property of a Hampshire Gentleman; acquired before 2000. Some with old dealer tickets, giving reputed findspots.

920 z Medieval Pilgrim and Other Item Group Circa 14th -19th century AD. A mixed group of artefacts comprising: a Tudor toy petronel firearm; a lead ampulla with hexafoil design; a knife pommel with animal head detail; a lead pilgrim’s badge; a silver D-shaped buckle; a bronze pin with poppyseed head; a silver Tudor rose pendant. Bronze, silver and lead, 101 grams total, petronel: 78 mm. Fine condition. [7] £70 - 100 EUR 80 - 110 USD 120 - 170 Property of a Hampshire Gentleman; acquired before 2000. Some items with old collectors’ tickets specifying findspot, etc.

921 z Medieval Belt and Purse Fitting Group Circa 15th-16th century AD. A mixed group of bronze items comprising: a pierced curved bar with profile human face at one end; a cast purse bar with trapezoidal central block inlaid with geometric niello designs; three cast belt hooks, one with serpent’s head terminal; a swordbelt fitting in gilt bronze with beast-head terminal; an iron plate buckle with broad loop, flat tongue and foliate plate with engraved Chi-Rho design. Bronze and iron, 260 grams total, buckle:10 cm. Mostly fine condition. [7] £30 - 50 EUR 30 - 60 USD 50 - 80 Property of a Hampshire Gentleman; acquired before 2000. Some items with old collectors’ tickets specifying findspot, dating, etc.

922 z Medieval Casket Key Group Circa 12th-15th century AD. A group of bronze keys comprising four with lozengiform bows, two with disc bows and one with a scrolled bow. Bronze, 28 grams total, 36-43 mm. Fine condition. [7] £30 - 50 EUR 30 - 60 USD 50 - 80 Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK.

923 z Medieval Casket Key Group Circa 13th-15th century AD. A mixed group of cast bronze casket keys comprising: eight with annular bow and hollow fore-end; three with annular bow and nibbed fore-end; one with lozengiform bow and hollow fore-end; one larger key with annular bow, hollow fore-end and thick rectangular bit. Bronze, 65 grams, 32-46 mm. Very fine condition. [13] £40 - 60 EUR 40 - 70 USD 70 - 100

926 Medieval Mixed Item Group Circa 10th-15th century AD. Various periods, including two Viking child’s bracelets, one of twisted wire, the other solid with animal head terminals; five Byzantine pendant crosses, one depicting six scenes in panels; a Byzantine square bronze weight with finely engraved depiction of two male figures with halos; a Byzantine inscribed bifacial soapstone disc with incised seated female figure holding a bird; four mixed bronze items and a plaster cast (damaged) of a medieval seal with old descriptive label on reverse; some items not ancient. Mixed materials, 580 grams total. Fine condition. [14, No Reserve] £120 - 180 EUR 130 - 200 USD 200 - 300 Property of a London Gentleman; acquired before 1975.

927 z Post Medieval Bronze Item Group Circa 16th-19th century AD. A mixed group of bronze items comprising two hooked tag fasteners; two bearded face mounts; a cast fitting with annular finial; a ribbed column with conical top; a miniature cannon with trunnions and touch-hole. Bronze, 36 grams, cannon: 53 mm. Fine condition. [7] £30 - 50 EUR 30 - 60 USD 50 - 80 Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK.

928 z Post Medieval Crotal Bell Group Circa 16th-17th century. A mixed group of cast bronze crotal bells: one plain; three with radiating petal decoration on the lower bulb; two with radiating sunburst surrounding a cross; one with radiating sunburst surrounding a disc with chevron and pellets and the initials W*G. Bronze, 260 grams, 32-47 mm. Fine condition, all complete. [7] £20 - 30 EUR 20 - 30 USD 30 - 50 Hatson collection, Suffolk, UK.

925 z Medieval Iron Arrowhead Group Circa 14th century AD. Group of iron arrowheads; two tanged with laurel and diamond heads, the third socketted and of barbed form. Iron, 41 total, 10-11.5 cm. Fine condition. [3, No Reserve] £30 - 50 EUR 30 - 60 USD 50 - 80

929 z Post Medieval Classical Style Cameos and Stamp Seal Group A group of cameos, in white on a black background, depicting a variety of subjects: a large bust of Alexander the Great of Macedonia in a lionskin hood; a helmetted bust of Minerva with carefully modelled breasts; a bust of a Roman lady with a garland around her brow; a bust of a lady with braided hair and browband; a bust of a bearded male in a leopardskin hood; an erotic scene of a recumbent male, crouching female and a vase; possibly acquired as a set of collectibles, bought at a historic site during the Grand Tour; a hemispherical stamp seal with a central tree, six-pointed star to the left flanked by three rearing ibexes and a fourth to the right running; a carved chalcedony discoid panel with concave rear face carved with a youthful male face. After the antique. Glass and stone, 118 grams, cameos: 25-39 mm. Extremely fine condition. [8] £50 - 80 EUR 60 - 90 USD 80 - 130

UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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

Property of a Hampshire Gentleman; acquired before 2000.

924 z Medieval Iron Arrowhead Group Circa 14th century AD. Group of iron arrowheads; two tanged with laurel and shouldered heads, the third socketted and of barbed form. Iron, 55 grams total, 11-11.5 cm. Fine condition. [3, No Reserve] £30 - 50 EUR 30 - 60 USD 50 - 80 UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

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Buyer’s Premium: The Buyer shall pay the Buyer’s Premium in addition to the Hammer Price on all lots purchased. The Buyer’s Premium Rate shall be 15% and VAT will be payable, at the prevailing rate, in addition. Liability for Goods: The Buyer is responsible for all Goods purchased, from the time the Hammer falls. Any Goods not collected from the Sale venue on the day of Sale will be removed by TimeLine Auctions Ltd to a place of storage, at their discretion. Storage Charges may become payable for uncollected goods. Unless noted in the Catalogue as being for ‘collection only’, shipping costs will be invoiced and must be paid, together with all sums due, before goods will be shipped. Collection of Goods: Most Lots will be present at the Sale venue and may be collected immediately after the Hammer falls, on full payment being made. TimeLine Auctions Ltd, at the specific request of the Buyer, will make arrangements to ship goods to the Buyer’s Registered Address at such cost as will be advised by TimeLine Auctions Ltd. Certain Lots, by virtue of size or other difficulty, may not be present at the Sale venue and any Buyer will be required to make prompt arrangements for collection from a storage location designated by TimeLine Auctions Ltd. Invoices: Invoices will be issued at the Sale venue or, for those not attending, shortly afterwards. Payment in full is required and funds must be fully cleared before any Goods may be collected or shipped. Payment: Payment becomes due at the time the Hammer falls. Settlement of Invoices is required within 7 days of the date of the Sale. Interest, at 5% above the prevailing Lloyds TSB bank base rate, will be payable for late payment. TimeLine Auctions Ltd will accept payment by any of the following methods: Cash in Pounds Sterling – up to a maximum of £5,000 at any one Sale Cash in Euros/$US – at the rate prevailing – up to a maximum of £5,000 (equivalent) Sterling Cheque – Goods will only be released upon clearance Debit Card – to any amount Credit Card – to any amount – a 3% surcharge will be applied Banker’s Draft – to any amount - by prior arrangement Bank Transfer – to any amount - by prior arrangement Export Licences: For all items potentially requiring an Export Licence, all Buyers with a Registered Address outside the United Kingdom will be required to sign an indemnity waiver on collection of their goods. TimeLine Auctions Ltd will make applications for Export Licences on behalf of a Buyer, after full payment has been cleared, for any Lot, on request. There is no charge for this Service but protracted periods may be required to complete the process. It is the Buyer’s sole responsibility to make any necessary enquiries, prior to Bidding, regarding Export Licence procedures. The deferment of an Export Licence shall not be grounds for cancelling the purchase. Value Added Tax: Value Added Tax at the prevailing rate(s) will be payable in addition on the Buyer’s Premiums, shipping costs or on any other Charges made by TimeLine Auctions Ltd. Where so indicated in the Catalogue, VAT may be applied to the Hammer Price for Lots to which the Auctioneer’s Margin Scheme does not apply or where Import VAT applies. Buyers with a Registered Address outside of the United Kingdom or European Union may be exempt from some aspects of VAT, provided that any Lots purchased are shipped directly by TimeLine Auctions Ltd to the Buyer’s registered foreign address. Disputes: In the event of any dispute, the Buyer must notify TimeLine Auctions Ltd immediately, but in no case later than fourteen days after the date of the Sale, in writing and stipulating fully the ground for such dispute. During the progress of any dispute, Timeline Auctions Ltd shall hold any and all monies paid by the Buyer until such time as the matter is finalised. In cases where deliberate forgery is alleged, any such claim shall be subject to review by TimeLine Auctions Ltd who may consult such experts as they deem appropriate. The responsibility for proof of forgery shall rest with the Buyer but disagreement between experts or the inability of an expert to express a definite opinion shall not be sufficient grounds. All disputes shall be resolved in accordance with English law. Acceptance of Buying/Bidding Terms: Any person bidding at any sale is deemed to have read and accepted these Terms in full and undertakes to fully indemnify TimeLine Auctions Ltd against any claims.


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