• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 60

    A HELLENISTIC BRONZE ROUNDEL

    LATE 2ND CENTURTY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    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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    Provenance

    Acquired at auction in Switzerland, June 2000.


    Literature

    Art of the Ancient World, vol. XII, 2001, no. 45.