This fiercely expressive ancient lion's head doorknocker (MAB 1), once mounted on a Roman patrician's entryway in Syria and dated c.1st Century A.D., was obviously designed to signify the power and importance of the home's head occupant! A beautifully molded and complete bronze assemblage with movable ring, it measures 7 1/4" across and weighs 3 pounds. Still retaining its residual surface mineralization from centuries of burial, it could easily serve as the centerpiece of any ancient Roman display. This piece, together with its companion piece (see MAB 2), is herein offered at a special discounted price of $12,750 for the pair (MAB 1 and MAB 2). A purchase of either or both doorknockers comes with a display card, our certificate(s) guaranteeing authenticity, and a map of the eastern Mediterranean highlighting the country of Syria. And, if requested, an extensive list of available reference books that are being sold from the library of the original owner of the MAB collection will be included with a purchase. Select or ask any question by referring either to the Trocadero ITEM # or the STOCK # (MAB.1). NOTE: if you would like to view a large number of our various listings, and at the same time limit your browsing, try our ‘TWELVE different items on a single page format’ by simply spelling out the word TWELVE in the search box. That will quickly bring up all of our listings that have twelve different items on a page, each individually priced! And if you want to further refine the group, add one or two additional modifiers at the same time such as ‘Indian, Precolumbian, Stone, Pot, Gold, etc.’ Any item that has been sold will be so noted on its photograph.