Lot 1565: Italian Knife with Panther Handle
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 16th century AD. A knife with single-edge iron blade, bronze handle with barleytwist shank, lotus flower band to each end, panther-head pommel with chevron texture, gaping mouth and flattened ears. Cf. Allason-Jones, L. & Miket, R. The Catalogue of Small Finds from South Shields Roman Fort, Newcastle, 1984, item 5.1 for type. 100 grams, 21cm (8 1/4"). Property of a Surrey collector; acquired in the early 1970s.
Condition Report: Very fine condition.