6 July 2016,
Price realised GBP 5,250
GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
TWO ROMAN SILVER BRACELETS
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
Each with square-section hoop, solid, tapering to a flat strip, the overlapping ends further narrowing to plain wires forming a tight spiral then coiling back on the hoop on either side, the exterior of the hoop of the larger with incised crescent and stippling, the exterior of the hoop of the smaller with incised crescent and dotted triangular decoration
Larger: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) diam.; smaller: 3 ¾ in. (9.5 cm.) diam.
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Rui da Silva
Cotton collection, Hampshire, England, until 1979.
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