Lot 8
  • 8

A ROMAN BRONZE STEELYARD WEIGHT IN THE FORM OF A BUST OF SILENUS, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D. A Roman Bronze Steelyard Weight in the Form of a Bust of Silenus

Estimate
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
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5,000 GBP
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Description

emerging from a calyx of acanthus, and wearing a nebris falling from his left shoulder, his head turned up and to his right, his face with long stylized beard of voluted curls, moustache, gnarled brow, and hair surmounted by a wreath of ivy leaves and berries, the body finely incised with tufts of spiraling hair, a fragmentary hook on top of the head, the back filled with lead.
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