Lot 323: Roman Knife with Silver Inlay
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 2nd-3rd century AD. A small iron knife with single-edged blade, octagonal-section handle with rows of punched annulets, five bands of inlaid silver wire. Cf. Allason-Jones, L. & Miket, R. The Catalogue of Small Finds from South Shields Roman Fort, Newcastle, 1984, item 5.1 for type. 20 grams, 12cm (4 3/4"). Property of a Surrey collector; acquired in the early 1970s.
Condition Report: Fine condition.