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LOT 0918

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GBP (£) 80 - 100
EUR (€) 92 - 116
USD ($) 111 - 139

Bid History: 3   |   Current bid: £10

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Bid History: 3   |   Current bid: £10

Roman Mixed Bead Necklace

2nd-4th century AD and later

A mixed group of restrung glass, carnelian and stone beads of various sizes with a flat rectangular bead stamped with the head of a gorgon. 65 grams, 72cm (28 1/4"). Fine condition. [No Reserve]

Provenance
From the private collection of Antony John Scammell (1937-2019); acquired on the UK art market from 1960-2000; accompanied by a copy of a certificate of authenticity from Enchanted Treasures, Taos, USA.

Footnotes
Antony John Scammell (1937-2019) was born, and lived his entire life, in the city of Bristol, England. Already from an early age he was enthralled by history and the heroes that it created. While serving overseas with the British Army, Antony began collecting coins and banknotes and this led to collecting a variety of different items throughout his life. From the early 1960s onward, Antony invested in acquiring ancient artefacts. Antony's vast collections started with Egyptian antiquities, but soon branched into Greek and Roman civilisations. The Roman civilisation fascinated him most and, when family commitments allowed, archaeological digs were coordinated in the west of England. These digs uncovered numerous artefacts, many of which were donated to local museums. In retirement, the collecting continued apace, branching into UK coins, British Empire banknotes and fossils.