29 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 7,500
Estimate GBP 7,000 - GBP 9,000
A HELLENISTIC BRONZE ROUNDEL
LATE 2ND CENTURTY B.C.
With a bust of Herakles, head turned to left, eyes recessed, wearing lion skin, the jaw pulled up over his head with fangs framing his face, surmounted by a ketos forming loop for attachment ring, palmette on the left, his clenched fist on the right, tang at the back, mounted
6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) diam.
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.
Acquired at auction in Switzerland, June 2000.
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