11 December 2009,
Price realised USD 5,000
USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A ROMAN BONE KNIFE HANDLE
CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
In the form of a Thraex gladiator, armed with a visored crested helmet and a short curved dagger (sica), protected by a rectangular shield (parmula), a protective belt, padding along his arm and padding below greaves along his legs, the now-missing blade originally folded into the lower end of the shield
3¼ in. (8.3 cm.) high
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Molly Morse Limmer
Private Collection, 1990s.
Anonymous sale; Gorny & Mosch, 13 December 2003, lot 452.
with Rupert Wace, London, 2005.
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III
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