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Roman - Lead Coffin Plate.

Antiquities - Roman


LOT 530

Estimate
GBP (£) 300 - 500
EUR (€) 340 - 570
USD ($) 420 - 700
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £460

ROMAN - LEAD COFFIN PLATE.

Circa 3rd century AD. A substantial section of a relief-ornamented lead coffin plate (the ends of the panel trimmed in modern times); the panel divided by ropework lines into diamonds and triangles with a row of small urns along the top border; each diamond containing an eight-spoked ropework star and each triangle a dolphin and four cockle shells; all are traditional funerary symbols, associated with the cult of Dionysus, which promised its initiates an existence beyond the grave, or for the repulsion of malevolent spirits. 80cm by 46cm.

Condition
The lower edge ragged but the mouldings excellent and stable. Uncleaned.

Provenance
From a deceased estate.

Literature
Cf. BM Roman London, p. 66 (fig. 32) for similar examples.

Date
Friday 19th March 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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