A Villanovan bronze lid or applique with stylized bird heads, c. 8th Century BC. The three birds are similar, each having a long curved beak, and a sinuous neck that curves down to the rectangular base which sits above a pair of flanges. H: 1 5/8" (4.2 cm). Some minor corrosion to the edges of the disk. Mounted on a custom base. Ex Dr. Gilles Collection, Germany, acquired during the 1950’s & 60’s.
A Roman bronze netting needle, c. 1st - 2nd Century AD, with bifurcated ends at right angles to one another. L: 8 3/4" (22.2 cm). Intact and very rare in such condition. Ex Orange County private collection.
A Roman bronze votive of an eagle, c. 2nd - 3rd Century AD, standing upon the head of a stag, which in turn rests upon a tall stepped base. The figure is nicely detailed, the wings crossed behind. H: 3 5/8" (9.2 cm). Very attractive with an even patination, one of the stags horns is missing. Ex Oregon private collection.
A nice Roman terracotta mold of winged Erote, Roman, 1st - 2nd Century AD. This is the upper part of perhaps a two part mold, a large alpha incised into the outside. The frontal portion of the figure is featured in the mold with a large circular area around the feet. Intact with deposits. L: 3 1/8" (7.9 cm). Ex Illinois collection, acquired in the 1950’s.
A set of coins and an oil lamp from 1971 commemorating York’s 1900 years of history. Lot includes a terracotta lamp with birds within the discus, written around the rim is - York 1971, EBURACUM LXXI, numbered 1122 out of 1900 made, L: 5 1/8" (13cm); as well as a group of coins mounted in a low box replicating issues of various Roman emperors. Also included are 9 other replica Roman coins. An interesting commemorative lot!
A gold & silver ring and a pair of silver earrings, each set with a Roman bronze coin. The sterling silver ring with 14k gold round bezel decorated with granulation, framing a bronze follis of Licinius II (AD 317 - 324), ring size roughly 9. The sterling silver earrings in antique inspired style, each set with a bronze follis of Constantius II. A nice matching set!
A lot of rings and woven bronze jewelry fragments, Roman, c. 1st - 4th Century AD. Group includes 8 rings, two of iron, several woven sections of bronze links, one still embedded in the excavated matrix, a small woven child’s bracelet, and a heavy bronze wire linked suspension chain. Longest measures 9 1/4" (23.5 cm) in length. Ex Los Angeles private collection.
A choice carnelian intaglio depicting Cupid playing with a frisking kid, Roman, 1st - 2nd Century AD, the details well cut in fine style. A beautiful ring stone with an excellent polish after all these years. Few minor edge nicks. 15 x 13mm. Found in Britain. Ex Los Angeles private collection.
A bronze ring with orange glass intaglio depicting a theatre mask, Roman, c. 1st Century BC, with nice detail. The glass ring stone is still set tight within its original ring. Some light pitting and crack through the upper right corner. The bronze ring well preserved with a nice brown patina. Ring size roughly 9 1/2. Stone measures 15 x 12mm. Ex Los Angeles private collection.