8 June 2004
A PROVINCIAL ROMAN SILVER ROUNDEL
CIRCA 4TH CENTURY A.D.
The repoussé disk with a draped bust of a bearded god, his head in high relief, his face framed by the curving locks of his hair and beard, holding a cluster of grapes at his chest, a bird at his right shoulder, the enclosing border with a punched inscription in Greek
3½ in. (8.9 cm.) diameter
Lord McAlpine of West Green, England.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1988.
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