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Welcome to the May 2019 TimeLine Auctions London Rostrum Auction




Since our founding, TimeLine Auctions have connected thousands of people with one-of-a-kind artworks and artefacts, catering to enthusiasts and collectors of all tastes and interests. Where else can one delve into ancient history and experience cultures from around the globe? Let the pages of this catalogue transport you to the Parthian plains, the Roman games, the Sassanian battlefields or the Viking feasts. From precious pieces of jewellery to triumphal statues, our lots encompass the functional, the exquisite, the military and the ceremonial, each with its own unique story to tell.


What secrets will you discover?

Particular highlights include a Scythian Gold Decorated Ritual Vessel (Lot 22); a Roman Dedicatory Plaque from Rapada and Athenodoros (Lot 67); a Roman Marble Head of Antoninus Pius (Lot 80); a Roman Sports Mask of an Numidian Prince (Lot 447); and a Tudor Earl of Macclesfield Gold 'Memento Mori' Heraldic Swivel Ring (Lot 598). To request condition reports, further images or to register for telephone bidding on any of the included lots, please do not hesitate to get in touch, our experienced and knowledgeable staff are always happy to help.

We are proud to welcome a new consultant, Dr. Raffaele D’Amato, to our team in time for this sale. Dr. D’Amato completed a PhD in Romano-Byzantine Law, followed by a PhD in Roman archaeology at the University of Ferrara, and is now a leading Italian archaeologist and historian. Having previously worked as a curator of Romano-Byzantine artefacts at the Museum of Man based in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A, Dr. D’Amato currently works as an independent researcher at the Laboratory of the Danubian Provinces at the University of Ferrara, with a particular focus on the military material of Rome and Byzantium. Dr. D’Amato continues to run academic conferences and is the author of many published papers.

The TimeLine Champagne reception will take place in the Crystal Ballroom of The May Fair Hotel, London, from 6pm to 9pm on Monday 27th May. Lots will be available for viewing from noon.


Yours sincerely,

Brett Hammond
TimeLine Auctions CEO