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Silver Handle with Roman Portraits
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Description
1st-18th century AD. A substantial silver handle with four-band braid detailing in two lines to each face; five applied lead(?) discs to the upper face each with an appliqué silver profile portrait bust cut from a Roman denarius; suspension ring to the broken end. 84 grams, 14.5cm (5 3/4"). From the late Alison Barker collection, a retired London barrister; from her collection formed early 1960s-1990s. Several of the portraits resemble Roman emperors - e.g. the second from the top is bearded with tousled hair and may be based on coinage images of Hadrian. The usage wear prevents secure identification. [No Reserve]
Condition
Fair condition.
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Silver Handle with Roman Portraits

Estimate £80 - £100
Feb 24, 2022
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Starting Price £5
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1546: Silver Handle with Roman Portraits

Sold for £25
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Est. £80 - £100Starting Price £5
TimeLine Auctions Antiquities Sale - Day 3
Feb 24, 2022 4:00 AM EST
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Lot 1546 Details

Description
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1st-18th century AD. A substantial silver handle with four-band braid detailing in two lines to each face; five applied lead(?) discs to the upper face each with an appliqué silver profile portrait bust cut from a Roman denarius; suspension ring to the broken end. 84 grams, 14.5cm (5 3/4"). From the late Alison Barker collection, a retired London barrister; from her collection formed early 1960s-1990s. Several of the portraits resemble Roman emperors - e.g. the second from the top is bearded with tousled hair and may be based on coinage images of Hadrian. The usage wear prevents secure identification. [No Reserve]
Condition
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Fair condition.

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