Home > Auctions > 16th December 2010 > Roman Gold-Mounted Antique Medusa Intaglo Pendant

Next Lot

Previous Lot  

Print page | Email lot to a friend

Back to previous page


Roman Gold-Mounted Antique Medusa Intaglo Pendant

Antiquities - Roman


LOT 400

Estimate
GBP (£) 400 - 600
EUR (€) 450 - 680
USD ($) 560 - 840
Additional Fees*

Sold for (Inc. premium): £1,150

ROMAN GOLD-MOUNTED ANTIQUE MEDUSA INTAGLO PENDANT

Circa 1st-3rd century AD. An amber-coloured intaglio of Medusa's head with radiating serpents, set in a later heavy gold disc pendant with large curled suspension loop. Gold, 19.47 grams, 40 mm.

Condition
Very fine condition, some chipping to the intaglio.

Provenance
Ex Stark collection.

Footnotes
The Gorgoneion or head of Medusa was a powerful protective symbol in the ancient world. The intaglio appears to have been re-set in the post-medieval period.

Date
Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

TimeLine Auctions Ltd arranges printed catalogue rostrum Auctions, eAuctions and Timed Auctions where we offer antiquities, ancient artefacts / artifacts, antiques, collectibles, coins, medals and books for public sale.

Lot No. 400

Next Lot

Previous Lot

Auction Catalogue


Auction Venue:
20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH

Viewing from noon Monday 19th February 2018
Champagne Reception: 5.30 - 9pm
Auctions start 10am GMT (Lunch 1.30 - 2pm)

Tuesday 20th February 2018 (Day 1)
Antiquities
(lot 1 - 596)
Wednesday 21st February 2018 (Day 2)
Antiquities (lot 597 - 890)
Coins & Medals (lot 1001 - 1401)

Auction Venue:
The Court House
363 Main Road
Harwich, CO12 4DN


Thursday 22nd February 2018 (Day 3)
Antiquities
(lot 1500 - 2140)
Friday 23rd February 2018 (Day 4)
Antiquities
(lot 2141 - 2805)
Saturday 24th February 2018 (Day 5)
Antiquities
(lot 2806 - 2963)
Coins, Banknotes & Medals (lot 3000 - 3583)

See auction lots:

All Coins
Coins - GreekCoins - Celtic Iron AgeCoins - Roman RepublicCoins - Roman EmpireCoins - ByzantineCoins - Saxon and VikingCoins - NormanCoins - English MedievalCoins - Tudor to StuartCoins - English Milled - GeneralCoins - ScottishCoins - IrishCoins - WorldTokens

All Antiquities
Antiquities - EgyptianAntiquities - GreekAntiquities - RomanAntiquities - ByzantineAntiquities - Bronze Age - EuropeAntiquities - Bronze Age - EasternAntiquities - Celtic Iron AgeAntiquities - Anglo-Saxon and VikingAntiquities - MedievalAntiquities - Post MedievalAntiquities - South AmericaAntiquities - Western AsiaticAntiquities - China and Far EastAntiquities - India and RegionAntiquities - Natural HistoryAntiquities - Groups and Miscellania

Auction 032010

Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

Browse catalogue