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Lot 2381
4th-7th century AD. A whetstone comprising a round-section sharpening stone shaft, tubular silver handle formed as the head of a boar with open mouth; two ferrous attachment pins. 55 grams, 12.5cm (5"). Previously in a private family collection, 1980s; previously with Pierre Bergé & Associés, Archéologie, Paris, 21 May 2014, lot 137 (5,000-6,000 euros); accompanied by copies of the relevant Pierre Bergé catalogue pages.


Fine condition, usage wear. Rare.

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Western Asiatic Sassanian Silver-Handled Blade

Estimate £450 - £650
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