ETRUSCAN AND ROMAN ART

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B2474. AN ETRUSCAN RELIEF FRAGMENT, ca. 5th-4th century BC. The terracotta fragment with the wing and arm of a Victory holding a wreath. 5.5 x 6 inches. Excellent style.



B2475. AN ETRUSCAN RELIEF FRAGMENT, ca. 5th-4th century BC. The terracotta fragment with a molded palmette and lily stalk. 4.75 x 5 inches. Excellent style.



B2476. A LARGE ROMAN TERRACOTTA BUST, ca. 2nd-4th century. The redware bust of a lady molded on integral socle. Covered with remains of white slip and light encrustation. 7.3" x 13.7". Intact.



B2477. A ROMAN TERRACOTTA HERM, ca. 1st-3rd century. The figure with typical stub arms and erect male organ. 4.8". Chip to back of head. Rare terracotta example.



B2478. A ROMAN CHALCEDONY AND GLASS BEAD NECKLACE, ca. 1st-3rd century AD. With large chalcedony and small dark blue glass spacers. 15 inches. Cf. Alexeva, 'Ancient Beads of The Black Sea Area', Table 37, #12,13, Table 33, #2,6.



B2479. A VERY FINE ROMAN BRONZE CAMEO RING, ca. 1st century BC/AD. The partial heavy bronze ring with jugate busts of Zeus Serapis and Isis in cameo on the bezel. 22mm. Bottom quarter of band lost. Of extremely fine quality and excessively rare. Considerable remains of gilding on interior.



B2480. A FINE ROMAN INTAGLIO RING, ca. 1st-3rd century. The large bronze knobbed ring set with a fine red carnelian carved with a scence of Eros subduing a stag. 28mm, 17 x 24 mm internal diameter. Excellent quality and condition and wearable with care. An especially large example.



B2481. A ROMAN BRONZE INTAGLIO RING, ca. 1st-3rd century AD. The ring set with a large (12 x 16 mm) and fine red carnelian deeply carved with the diademed bust of a bearded male, perhaps Zeus. 25 mm, 16 x 19 mm internal. Choice quality and condition.



B2482. A ROMAN SILVER INTAGLIO RING, ca. 3rdľ4th century AD. The ring set with a large (12 x 16 mm) and fine red carnelian deeply carved with the diademed bust of a handsome youth with cape over one shoulder. 29 mm, 14 x 21 mm internal. The ring is choice quality and complete and in excellent condition, one half in shadow in image.



B2483. A ROMAN SILVER INTAGLIO RING, ca. 3rdľ4th century AD. The ring set with a very large (14 x 18 mm) and fine red carnelian deeply carved with the diademed bust of an emperor with shield and spear, similar to those on coins of the period. 27 mm, 15 x 20 mm internal. The ring is choice quality and complete and in excellent condition, one half in shadow in image.



B2484. A ROMAN SILVER GLOVE RING, ca. 1st-3rd century AD. The huge ring designed either for a huge finger or to be worn over a glove, the bezel set with an extremely fine 12mm x 16mm deeply carved carnelian intaglio of the horned head of Zeus Ammon. 35mm, 27mm internal diameter. Choice quality and condition and wearable (if your finger is large enough!).



B2485. A FINE ROMAN AMBER INTAGLIO. Roman Republic, ca. 1st century BC. Reddish yellow amber carved with the head of Minerva or Roma wearing a crested helmet l., with three additional hidden heads emerging from the chest, shield, and top of head. 12 x 14 mm. A marvelous and excessively rare example of ancient gem engraving. In excellent condition. Cf. Munich 2553, Hague 326 for related examples.



B2486. A FINE ROMAN TWISTED SILVER BRACELET, ca. 1st-3rd century AD. The bracelet with finely symmetric twists tapering to the open ends. 2.4 inches. 36.49 gm. Choice example in excellent condition.



B2487. A ROMAN BRONZE RING WITH INSCRIPTION, ca. 3rd-4th century. The bezel engraved with VCIA IANN ICI? 21 mm. Size 8, 19 mm internal. Band is complete, just shadowed on image.



B2488. A ROMAN SILVER PHALLIC AMULET, ca. 1st-3rd century. In the form of the erect male member with suspension loop. 1.1 inches. Excellent condition. Scarce.



B2489. A ROMAN BRONZE APHRODITE, ca. 1st-2rd century AD. Superb Classical style solid cast figure of the nude goddess in contaposto stance her head turned to the left, her robes slipping to her thighs, her hair bound with a diadem and drawn up into a bun behind her head. 5.6 inches. Left hand and right forearm lost. A museum quality example of ancient art. Considerably better than image shows.



B2490. A LARGER ROMAN BRONZE FIGURE OF DIANA, ca. 2nd century AD. The goddess walks forward, her left arm slightly raised originally holding a bow, wearing high hunting boots and a short tunic falling from the left shoulder leaving her right breast bare, her belt knotted beneath the breasts, a quiver across her shoulder, her long center-parted hair rolled back over her ears and tied in a large knot on top of her head. 6.25". Very rare this large. On custom stand.



B2491. A SUPERB ROMAN EROTIC AMULET, ca. 1st-3rd century AD. The large solid cast bronze amulet with phallus to the right, manus ficus to the left and the male organs below, a large suspension ring above. 2.1 x 3.25 inches. Intact and choice condition with fine patina with light cleanable deposits. The best I've carried. Said to have been found in Spain. A museum quality example. Considerably better than image shows.



B2492. A RARE AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT LEGIONARY OFFICER'S BRONZE COIN PURSE, ca. 1st-3rd century AD. To avoid loss of coin Roman officers put their coins in these purses, probably wrapping the body with leather, then slipped the purse over their arm where the arm secured the opening. 4.5 x 5 inches. An historically and numismatically significant artifact that is rarely offered. In excellent condition with engraved designs on the handle.



B2493. A CHOICE ROMAN RAZOR, ca. 1st-3rd century AD. The bronze handle with 3 finger holes set with the remains of an iron blade. 1.8 x 1.9 inches. The bronze handle with a superb glossy green patina, the iron blade remarkably preserved. The finest example I've carried.



B2494. A FINE ROMAN BRONZE HERM, ca. 1st-3rd century AD. The small classical style herm with erect male organ and lateral knob arms, original mounting tenon at base. 2.4". Excellent detail and very rare this nice.



B2495. A FINE ROMAN BRONZE FINIAL, ca. 1st-3rd century AD. In the form of a finely detailed eagle perched on the head of a deer. 1.3". Excellent style and condition. Very rare.



B2496. A FINE BRONZE ATTACHMENT IN THE FORM OF A SPHINX, ca. 1st-3rd century. The solid cast attachment with concave back probably from a bronze vessel, cast in the form of a facing sphinx, her wings at her sides. 2.6 inches. Very rare and excellent condition.



B2497. A ROMAN BRONZE PATERA HANDLE, ca. 1st-3rd century AD. The heavy fluted handle terminating in a collar from which emerges a ram's head with curled horns. 5.6". The patera was used to make offerings to the Gods.



B2498. A ROMAN IRON FIRE STARTER. ca. 1st-3rd century AD. The iron implement with suspension loop used to strike sparks from flint. 2.7". Excellent example. Intact and rare.



B2499. A ROMAN BRONZE OIL LAMP FILLER, ca. 1st-3rd century AD. The small hemispheric filler with trough spout and incised leaf handle, decorative knobs at the side. 3.4". Nice example.



B2500. A ROMAN GLASS BEAD WITH BEAUTIFUL IRIDESCENCE, ca. 1st-3rd century. The swirled aqua-blue glass covered with subtle but exquisite silvery peacock iridescence. 23mm.



B2501. A ROMAN MOLDED GLASS HEAD. Syria or Holy Land, ca. 1st-3rd century. The nicely style curly haired male head molded of opaque black glass with blue beard. 25mm. Rare & nice.



B2502. A ROMAN MOLDED GLASS HEAD. Syria or Holy Land, ca. 1st-3rd century. The curly haired male head molded of opaque black glass. 25mm. Rare & nice.



B2503. A SMALL ROMAN GLASS HEAD AMULET. Syria or Holy Land, ca. 1st-3rd century. The molded head of opaque black glass with suspension loop. 7 mm. Good detail with light deposit one side. Very rare and an excellent example of the glass artisan's skill.



B2504. A ROMAN RIBBED GLASS BOWL, ca. 2nd-4th century. The thick aubergine glass vessel with 20 molded vertical ribs. 2.5 x 5.25 inches. Repair. Very rare. On custom lucite stand.



B2505. A ROMAN DOUBLE PINCHED GLASS VIAL, ca. 1st-3rd century AD. The pale azure body with two bulges and tall neck with rolled rim. 5.8". Scarce type with some iridescence. Intact.



B2506. A ROMAN PINCHED GLASS VIAL, ca. 1st-3rd century AD. The pale sea-green body with large bulge with slight central pinch and tall neck with rolled rim. 4.7". Scarce type with some iridescence. Intact.



B2507. A FINE ROMAN GLASS VIAL, ca. 1st-3rd century. With very narrow long body with rolled rim and teardrop base. 6.1". Neat repair. Very rare type with considerable pale peacock iridescence.



B2508. AN UNUSUAL ROMAN GLASS VIAL, ca. 1st-3rd century. With very wide shallow body and tall neck. 3 x 5.9". Rim cut perhaps in antiquity. It has been suggested that such vessels were designed for use aboard ships where the low center of gravity would resist tipping. Rare type.



B2509. A ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE, ca. 1st-3rd century. With globular body and tall neck with rolled rim. 4". Unusual example with very wide neck and rim. Scarce.



B2510. A FINE ROMAN GLASS VIAL, ca. 1st-3rd century. With conical body and medium neck with rolled rim. 4.1". Excellent example covered with pale milky iridescence. Scarce.



B2511. A FINE ROMAN GLASS VIAL, ca. 1st-3rd century. With conical body and tall neck with rolled rim. 4.9". Tiny rim line. Excellent example covered with pale silvery peacock iridescence. Scarce.



B2512. A ROMAN DOUBLE PINCHED GLASS BOTTLE, ca. 1st-3rd century. With double globular body and short neck with rolled rim. 2.25". Rim chip. A beautiful example covered with pale milky iridescence. Rare type.



B2513. A ROMAN DOUBLE PINCHED GLASS VIAL, ca. 1st-3rd century. With double globular body and tall neck with rolled rim. 5". Excellent intact example covered with pale silvery iridescence. Scarce.



B2514. A ROMAN GLASS VIAL, ca. 1st-3rd century. The vial of pale greenish blue glass with flattened circular body and tall neck with rolled rim. 3.8 inches. Scarcer type. Pinhole at rim.



B2515. A ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE, ca. 1st-3rd century. The bottle of pale green glass with globular body and tall neck with rolled rim. 3.3 inches. Intact.



B2516. A LARGE CARTHAGINIAN TRANSPORT AMPHORA, ca. 5th-3rd century BC. The amphora with several concentric ridges and two small ring handles at the shoulder. 10 x 24 inches. The bottom roughly reattached, a repaired crack up one side from the break. See 'The Phoenicians', Moscati, pps. 85, 504 for the type. Should be worth considerably more if properly repaired. Rare large artifact from the Roman adversaries in the Punic Wars.



B2517. A LARGE ROMAN REDWARE PLATTER, ca. 1st-3rd century AD. Large shallow plate with light deposits.12.8". Excellent intact condition.



B2518. A ROMAN RED GLAZED JUG. Holy Land, ca. 1st century BC/AD. The globular jug on ring base with single handle. 4.3 inches. The glaze faded in some areas, a small firing flake towards the bottom.



B2519. A FINE ROMAN BONE HEAD. Asia Minor or Syria, ca. 1st century BC/AD. The finely carved head wearing a Phrygian helmet. 24 mm.



B2520. A FINE ROMAN BONE EROTIC AMULET. Syria or Holy land, ca. 1st-3rd century. Carved in the form of an arm with closed hand, the other end terminating in a phallus, suspension hole through the center. 31mm. Some ancient green attesting to its authenticity. Rare and nice.



B2521. A PAIR OF ROMAN BONE OR IVORY DICE, ca. 1st-3rd century BC. Both with standard one through six annular marks. 1 cm. Chip to one edge. Very rare to find a matching pair.



B2522. A ROMAN LEAD BULLA WITH INSCRIPTION, ca. 1st-3rd century. The rectangular seal with vertical cord hole and a three line Latin inscription with most letters clear. 1.2 inches.




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