Lot 171: Byzantine Tabular Weight Collection

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Description: 6th-8th century AD. A mixed group of bronze tabular weights comprising: one with two silver-inlaid nimbate figures beside a tree, armoured and carrying weapons, trampling a supine dragon; one with three facing seated figures with silver-inlay detailing to the faces, hands and feet, marked '?S'; one with facing nimbate bust of Christ, silver inlay to the face; one with central silver-inlaid cross, concentric rings and legend 'A?IA MAPIA [...]ICO?'; accompanied by a 17th century weight with floral detailing. 528 grams total, 25-50mm (1 - 2"). Property of a British gentleman; formerly in the private collection of Russian businessman Yuri Golubev (1942-2007), some of his collection was published in his book 'Symbols and Images'; previously with Iconastas Russian Fine Art and Antiques, London SW1; formerly in the collections of Constable-Maxwell and Lord McAlpine in the 1980s-1990s; accompanied by a copy of the invoice for a part of the collection acquired from Iconastas dated 26 September 2005. [5, No Reserve]
Condition Report: Fine condition.
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