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Lot 126C: Large Roman bronze steelyard weight with Minerva

Auction 55: Fine Ancient Artifacts Winter Sale

by Ancient Resource LLC

December 4, 2016

Montrose, CA, USA

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  • Large Roman bronze steelyard weight with Minerva
  • Large Roman bronze steelyard weight with Minerva
  • Large Roman bronze steelyard weight with Minerva
  • Large Roman bronze steelyard weight with Minerva
  • Large Roman bronze steelyard weight with Minerva
  • Large Roman bronze steelyard weight with Minerva
   
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Description: A large late Roman bronze steelyard weight with the bust of Minerva, c. AD 350 – 500, wearing a crested helmet and breast plate with aegis, her features nicely detailed. Remains of suspension loop atop crest and hollow interior which was originally filled with lead to give the piece a certain weight. H: 7 ¼ in (18.4 cm). Deep brown patina with areas of mottled red and green. Ex Los Angeles private collection.

Condition Report: The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Ancient Resource LLC's Conditions of Sale.

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