Lot 261: Roman Medusa Face Mount Pair
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 1st-2nd century AD. A matched pair of bronze discoid convex mounts each with three attachment holes, high-relief facing bust of Medusa. The face of Medusa, called the gorgoneion, was used as an amulet to ward off bad luck. 53 grams, 39-41mm (1 3/4"). From a German collection; acquired on the German art market before 1990. [2, No Reserve]
Condition Report: Fine condition, ferrous accretion to holes.