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LOT 0163

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GBP (£) 300 - 400
EUR (€) 330 - 440
USD ($) 390 - 520

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£270 (EUR 300; USD 353) (+bp*)

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Byzantine Padlock with Animals

10th-12th century AD

A bronze padlock with trident hasp formed as two opposed felines(?), block with chamfered sides and pierced lobes, slot to accept the prongs of the hasp; ring-and-dot ornament. 61 grams total, 44-66mm (1 3/4 - 2 1/2"). Very fine condition. [2]

Provenance
Property of a London gentleman; acquired on the UK art market since 2011; previously in English collections prior to 2000.