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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VA… Read more Auction at 10.30 am and 2.30 pm First session (lots 1-286) Bronze Age and Classical to Byzantine (lots 1-75) Property from the Collection of Dr Desmond Morris (lots 76-97) Jewellery (lots 98-117) A Private Collection of Egyptian and Graeco-Roman antiquities (lots 118-197) Egyptian (lots 198-243) The Ouseley Achaemenid Relief (lot 244) Near Eastern (lots 245-272) Coptic and Islamic (lots 273-286) Second session (lots 287-543) An English Private Collection of Ancient Gems, Part II (lots 287-340) The Heidi Vollmoeller Collection (lots 341-543, see separate catalogue). BRONZE AGE, CLASSICAL AND BYZANTINE PROPERTY FROM A DECEASED ESTATE (lots 1-5, 205-211, 258-263, 287-327)
A GROUP OF MAINLY BRONZE FIBULAE

8TH CENTURY B.C./4TH CENTURY A.D.

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A GROUP OF MAINLY BRONZE FIBULAE
8TH CENTURY B.C./4TH CENTURY A.D.
Including fourteen Roman crossbow fibulae with knobbed terminals, some with traces of gilding, one with niello frieze on the foot, circa 3rd-4th Century A.D., 4¼ in. (10.9 cm.) long max.; a Roman knee-type fibula with semicircular head plate, circa 3rd Century A.D.; a Roman T-shaped fibula, the bow with traces of blue enamel in the diamond-shaped recesses, circa 1st Century A.D.; a Roman headstud fibula with suspension loop, the zigzag pattern on the bow with traces of red enamel, circa late 2nd Century A.D.; a Roman trumpet fibula; a Roman bow-and-fantail fibula, both 1st-2nd Century A.D.; a Persian triangular 'arm-and-hand' fibula with the hand forming the catchplate; an Italic boat type fibula, the bow with incised linear decoration, both 8th-7th Century B.C.; a further group of bronze fibulae, 3½ in. (8.9 cm.) long max.; a bronze knobbed cloak pin; three bronze belt buckles, various periods; a Roman style silver fibula, after the antique; and a tinned bronze twisted torque with flat terminals, circa 1st Century A.D., 8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) diam.(a lot)
Provenance
From the collection of the late Gavin Todhunter, acquired mainly during the late 1940s-1970s.
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