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Late Roman Bronze Rivet Cup with Superb Patina


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Pre AD 1000: Item # 595318
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This superb late Roman bronze cup dates circa 3rd-5th century A.D. and is approximately 3 inches high and 4 inches in diameter. This piece has exceptional late Roman heavy bronze riveting that attaches the handle to the main body of the vessel. There are five heavy rivets that can be seen and they were beaten down on the inside of the piece. This piece required a good metal smith in order to create this vessel from one single sheet of metal, and then apply the heavy rivet system for the handle. This piece was probably also made in and around Trier, Germany. This piece has a superb patina, as it is dark green with a mix of red and gold colors. The inside of the vessel has light green mineral deposits, and it is intact with no dents and/or minor damage. An exceptional vessel for the period with a superb patina. Ex: Gunter Puhze, Freiburg, Germany. Ex: Private German collection. I certify that this piece is authentic as to date, culture, and condition: