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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 30

    A LA TÈNE BRONZE 'GORGONEION' FACE PHALERA

    3RD-1ST CENTURY B.C.

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    A LA TÈNE BRONZE 'GORGONEION' FACE PHALERA
    3RD-1ST CENTURY B.C.
    Chased with snake-like hair and a snake curled around the neck, within an ivy wreath border, pierced around the edge for attachment, 7 in. (17.5 cm.) diam.; and a large quantity of bronze ornaments, including six fibulae of varying types, 2¼ in. (5.7 cm.) long max.; a group of La Tène 'bossed' bracelets, 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) diam. max.; an animal-headed vessel handle, 7¾ in. (19.6 cm.) high; an archer's ring, mainly 1st millennium B.C./early 1st millennium A.D.; a beaded bracelet with gazelle-headed terminals, 2¼ in. (5.8 cm.) diam.; a pair of silver alloy twisted hoop hair rings with notched terminals, 1¼ in. (3.2 cm.) diam.; three pairs of bronze earrings, two leech-shaped, circa 8th-7th Century B.C., 1 in. (2.5 cm.) high max.; and a bossed openwork cross belt buckle and plate, the clasp with animal-headed terminals, Hallstatt, circa 8th-7th Century B.C., 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) long overall(a lot)


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    Provenance

    German private collection, formed during the 1960s-1970s.