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Description
A massive Hellenistic bronze trident, c. 3rd - 1st Century BC, of heavy construction with three long tines, each with rectangular profile and rounded tips. The shaft widens toward base and is reinforced with solid ring around the bottom. A fantastic piece that is too heavy for any type of utilitarian use and was likely mounted on a long shaft and in the hands of sculpture of the god Poseidon or similar. 48 1/2 x 12 3/8 in (122.9 x 31.6 cm). Well-preserved with deposits throughout and some areas of corrosion. Ex Texas private collection.
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A massive Hellenistic bronze trident

Estimate $4,500 - $6,000Aug 01, 2020
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