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Roman Scale Bar with Neptune, Hippocamp and Griffin

Antiquities - Roman


LOT 0248

Estimate
GBP (£) 8,000 - 10,000
EUR (€) 8,940 - 11,180
USD ($) 10,410 - 13,010
Additional Fees*

Opening Bid: £7,200 (EUR 8,047; USD 9,367)
ROMAN SCALE BAR WITH NEPTUNE, HIPPOCAMP AND GRIFFIN
1st century AD

A bronze scale bar from a set of weights decorated with a hippocamp to one end with forepart of a rearing horse, head slightly turned, rest of body a sea serpent with tail wrapped around bar; to the top a standing naked male, possibly Neptune (Poseidon) holding the hippocamp by the mane and brandishing weapon in other hand; to the other end a griffin with head turned, erect ears, body ending in a sea serpent wrapped around bar; centre of bar balustered and detailing of scales to both sea creatures. 53 grams, 33cm (13").

Condition
Very fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a gentleman; from a Mayfair, London, UK, gallery.

Date
Tuesday 23rd May 2017 to Saturday 27 May 2017: Antiquities & Coin Catalogue Auction

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