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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 4

    A ROMAN BRONZE FORK

    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN BRONZE FORK
    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
    With three tines (middle tine now missing), the cylindrical handle with animal hoof finial, 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) long; two small bronze cochleare spoons with round bowls, one with ribbed tapering handle, 6¼ in. (16 cm.) long max.; a bronze ligula spoon with oval bowl, the handle with animal hoof finial, 4¾ in. (12 cm.) long; a bronze fiddle-shaped spoon, handle missing, 2¼ in. (6 cm.) long; a bronze spoon with tear-shaped bowl, the handle with ribbed rectangular section at join with bowl, 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) long, all 1st-3rd Century A.D.; and a Late Roman/Early Byzantine spoon, the handle with notched and incised decoration, the finial in the form of a cross, the bowl of rounded leaf shape with pointed tip, probably silver-gilt, 6 in. (15.2 cm.) long, circa 5th-7th Century A.D. (7)


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    Item one: cf. a similar fork in the Musée de la Civilization Gallo-Romaine, Lyon.

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    Provenance

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