Lot 80: Roman Lion Head Phalera
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 1st-3rd century AD. A large discoid bronze lid or hinged mount with stepped sidewall band of laurel leaves and pellets surrounding a lion's head modelled in the round with hole to the mouth; strap hinge above, hasp to the reverse. 249 grams, 10.5cm (4"). Property of a European gentleman living in the UK; formerly in a private collection formed mostly in the 1990s; reputed to have been acquired in a Gorny & Mosch sale, 2001, for 2,300 euros.
Condition Report: Very fine condition.