6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 11,875
Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000
A ROMAN BRONZE STEELYARD WEIGHT
CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
In the form of a bust of a boxer, his torso nude, with muscular shoulders, his head turned to his right, with closely-cropped hair and thin beard over his strong jaw line, the broad nose flattened and creased, the small round eyes inlaid in silver, the suspension hoop now missing from the top of his head, the weight filled with a lead core
4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high
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For a similar example, with broken nose and "cauliflower" ears, see no. 93, p. 83 in Köhne and Ewigleben, eds., Gladiators and Caesars, The Power of Spectacle in Ancient Rome.
American Private Collection, 1980s.