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Roman Lion Head Phalera

Antiquities - Roman


LOT 0153

Estimate
GBP (£) 800 - 1,000
EUR (€) 930 - 1,160
USD ($) 1,000 - 1,250

Opening Bid: £720 (EUR 835; USD 901)
ROMAN LION HEAD PHALERA
1st-3rd century AD

A large discoid bronze lid or hinged mount with stepped sidewall band of laurel leaves and pellets surrounding a lion's head modelled in the round with hole to the mouth; strap hinge above, hasp to the reverse. 249 grams, 10.5cm (4"). Very fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a European gentleman living in the UK; formerly in a private collection formed mostly in the 1990s; reputed to have been acquired in a Gorny & Mosch sale, 2001, for 2,300 euros.

Date
Monday 27th February 2017 :
Antiquities & Coins

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