26 - 27 October 2004
A ROMAN SILVER FIGURE OF AN EAGLE
2ND-4TH CENTURY A.D.
The alert eagle stands with talons gripping a triangular ledge, with finely chased feathers and well-modelled face; and a Greek silver figure of a weasel or ferret, standing with tail curling upwards, head and neck extended and turned to the left, on integral base, 4th-3rd Century B.C.
(2.5 cm.) high and 1¼ in. (3 cm.) long respectively (2)
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Animals, 1981, I, no. 193; and Animals, 1996, II, no 138 respectively.
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