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ROMAN BRITAIN, FROM AD43 TO AD410

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R-1076

Roman Bronze Mount of Cupid circa 1st 2nd century AD. A large bronze mount of the Roman god Cupid. Nice green patina with good facial features showing hairstyle. Round cherub like features. These types of mounts were used to adorn furniture or wooden caskets. This item was discovered in Germany. 40mm x 40mm. 

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R-1076

£165.00

Roman Bronze Mount of Cupid circa 1st 2nd century AD. A large bronze mount of the Roman god Cupid. Nice green patina with good facial features showing hairstyle. Round cherub like features. These types of mounts were used to adorn furniture or wooden caskets. This item was discovered in Germany. 40mm x 40mm. 


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R-1077

Roman Bronze Bust of a God circa 2nd century AD. Here we have a fine bronze bust showing excellent facial features and hair. These busts were mass produced during the Roman period and were used to decorate a variety of items such as armour, horse fittings, chariots, caskets and furniture etc. They each depict a Roman or Greek god or goddess. This item is of good solid construction and a fine example of Roman bronze work. 35mm x 40mm. 

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R-1077

£155.00

Roman Bronze Bust of a God circa 2nd century AD. Here we have a fine bronze bust showing excellent facial features and hair. These busts were mass produced during the Roman period and were used to decorate a variety of items such as armour, horse fittings, chariots, caskets and furniture etc. They each depict a Roman or Greek god or goddess. This item is of good solid construction and a fine example of Roman bronze work. 35mm x 40mm. 


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R-1078

Roman Bronze Mount of the God Silenus circa 1st 2nd century AD. A small but perfectly executed miniature Roman bronze of the god Silenus. The facial details are very detailed showing moustache and beard. This item may have been fixed to a small wooden casket in adornment to the god. The mount is fixed to a small alabaster base for display purposes. 25mm x 25mm. 

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R-1078

£115.00

Roman Bronze Mount of the God Silenus circa 1st 2nd century AD. A small but perfectly executed miniature Roman bronze of the god Silenus. The facial details are very detailed showing moustache and beard. This item may have been fixed to a small wooden casket in adornment to the god. The mount is fixed to a small alabaster base for display purposes. 25mm x 25mm. 


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R-1079

Roman Bronze Tankard Handle of the God Bacchus circa 1st century AD. A superb example here of a Roman bronzedrinking vessel handle depicting the Roman god of wine, Bacchus. This idea like so many others was copied by the Romans from earlier classical Greek examples on tankards. The handle would have originally been attached to a bronze drinking vessel unfortunately now lost having come unattached in ancient times. At the top of the item are bird head terminals with stylised head and wings which are decorated. Decoration is also shown at the foot of the bird. At the bottom of the handle is a good detailed depiction of the Roman god of wine, Bacchus. Very slight damage to the left hand side of the head but this does not distract from the very impressive piece of stylised Roman workmanship. Discovered in Germany . 60mm x 110mm. 

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R-1079

£245.00

Roman Bronze Tankard Handle of the God Bacchus circa 1st century AD. A superb example here of a Roman bronzedrinking vessel handle depicting the Roman god of wine, Bacchus. This idea like so many others was copied by the Romans from earlier classical Greek examples on tankards. The handle would have originally been attached to a bronze drinking vessel unfortunately now lost having come unattached in ancient times. At the top of the item are bird head terminals with stylised head and wings which are decorated. Decoration is also shown at the foot of the bird. At the bottom of the handle is a good detailed depiction of the Roman god of wine, Bacchus. Very slight damage to the left hand side of the head but this does not distract from the very impressive piece of stylised Roman workmanship. Discovered in Germany . 60mm x 110mm. 


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R-1080

Roman Bronze Panther Headed Fountain Spout circa 2nd century AD. A beautiful Roman bronze panther headed water fountain spout. This would have been fixed to a water fountain for decorative purposes which was common during the Roman period. The item is of good solid construction with a large hollow hole underneath the animal's neck for allowing the water to flow out. Also at the far end which would have been fixed to the fountain can be found another hole for the water. There are also three small holes in the animal's mouth, two of which are now clogged up. The panther's head shows excellent facial detail with mane and tongue hanging out in a drinking fashion. There are three large finials between the panther's neck and the fountain spout. The panther in Roman times was associated with war chariots and Bacchus god of wine. 70mm x 60mm. 

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R-1080

£295.00

Roman Bronze Panther Headed Fountain Spout circa 2nd century AD. A beautiful Roman bronze panther headed water fountain spout. This would have been fixed to a water fountain for decorative purposes which was common during the Roman period. The item is of good solid construction with a large hollow hole underneath the animal's neck for allowing the water to flow out. Also at the far end which would have been fixed to the fountain can be found another hole for the water. There are also three small holes in the animal's mouth, two of which are now clogged up. The panther's head shows excellent facial detail with mane and tongue hanging out in a drinking fashion. There are three large finials between the panther's neck and the fountain spout. The panther in Roman times was associated with war chariots and Bacchus god of wine. 70mm x 60mm. 


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R-1081

Roman Bronze Steelyard Weight circa 2nd century AD. The Roman steelyard was used throughout the Roman world, and being portable was used by many street sellers and traders. The steelyard is a beam with a fixed axis, the arm of the steelyard had hooks where merchandise was placed, and the weight slid up the arm. The Romans used a system of weighing based on the pound or "Libra" this was then divided into twelve "Uncia". This bronze weight is in the form of a female head with facial features showing sign of wear. To the back is a long hair style. This item was discovered in Sonning Common Oxfordshire UK. 40mm x 20mm. 

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R-1081

£120.00

Roman Bronze Steelyard Weight circa 2nd century AD. The Roman steelyard was used throughout the Roman world, and being portable was used by many street sellers and traders. The steelyard is a beam with a fixed axis, the arm of the steelyard had hooks where merchandise was placed, and the weight slid up the arm. The Romans used a system of weighing based on the pound or "Libra" this was then divided into twelve "Uncia". This bronze weight is in the form of a female head with facial features showing sign of wear. To the back is a long hair style. This item was discovered in Sonning Common Oxfordshire UK. 40mm x 20mm. 


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R-1084

Roman Bronze Oil Lamp Filler circa 1st 2nd century AD. A nice addition to the previous item. Here we have a small Roman bronze oil lamp filler possibly with a military connection due to it being more robust than terracotta. The handle is that of a bird with grooved pouring spout with two small finials on either side of the bowl. 80mm x 45mm. 

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R-1084

£135.00

Roman Bronze Oil Lamp Filler circa 1st 2nd century AD. A nice addition to the previous item. Here we have a small Roman bronze oil lamp filler possibly with a military connection due to it being more robust than terracotta. The handle is that of a bird with grooved pouring spout with two small finials on either side of the bowl. 80mm x 45mm. 


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R-1085

Roman War Chariot Bronze Lynch Pin circa 1st 2nd century AD. A very rare and superb example of a Roman war chariot bronze lynch pin which would have originally been for decorative rather than functional purposes. The item depicts a panther attributed to the god Bacchus. The panther was always associated with war chariots rather than ordinary carts. The Panther is stood on a semi circle base with right paw raised. With good facial features and incised markings on either side of the animals body. The 45mm pin is solid and still intact. This item comes with a wooden display stand. The item was discovered in Germany.110mm x 50mm. 

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R-1085

£595.00

Roman War Chariot Bronze Lynch Pin circa 1st 2nd century AD. A very rare and superb example of a Roman war chariot bronze lynch pin which would have originally been for decorative rather than functional purposes. The item depicts a panther attributed to the god Bacchus. The panther was always associated with war chariots rather than ordinary carts. The Panther is stood on a semi circle base with right paw raised. With good facial features and incised markings on either side of the animals body. The 45mm pin is solid and still intact. This item comes with a wooden display stand. The item was discovered in Germany.110mm x 50mm. 


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R-1089

Roman Bronze Military Eagle circa 1st century AD. A classic Roman bronze military eagle associated to the god Jupiter. This item is very detailed with incised feathers, wings extended and feet forward which allows the eagle to rest upright on its feet and tail. This is a well documented Roman style of eagle. The Romans believed that the spirits of their ancestors flew with the birds. 38mm x 50mm. 

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R-1089

£295.00

Roman Bronze Military Eagle circa 1st century AD. A classic Roman bronze military eagle associated to the god Jupiter. This item is very detailed with incised feathers, wings extended and feet forward which allows the eagle to rest upright on its feet and tail. This is a well documented Roman style of eagle. The Romans believed that the spirits of their ancestors flew with the birds. 38mm x 50mm. 


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R-1090

Roman Bronze Bears Head Petera Handle circa 1st century AD. Here we have a solid cast petera handle which depicts a bear's head terminal. A petera in Roman times was a kind of frying pan used for cooking and sometimes for religious ritual purposes. The neck of the handle is slightly pitted from constant use in ancient times. The bears head shows good smooth features with rectangular incised eyes. The item is mounted on a wooden base and pin for display purposes. Discovered in the south east Roman provinces. 120mm x 25mm. 

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R-1090

£165.00

Roman Bronze Bears Head Petera Handle circa 1st century AD. Here we have a solid cast petera handle which depicts a bear's head terminal. A petera in Roman times was a kind of frying pan used for cooking and sometimes for religious ritual purposes. The neck of the handle is slightly pitted from constant use in ancient times. The bears head shows good smooth features with rectangular incised eyes. The item is mounted on a wooden base and pin for display purposes. Discovered in the south east Roman provinces. 120mm x 25mm. 


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