Antiquities, arms and armor, firearms, medals and more at Hermann Historica Nov. 27-Dec.1

MUNICH, Germany — Hermann Historica, specialists in antique arms and militaria, have assembled a massive five-day auction event spanning numerous collecting categories, beginning on Monday, November 27 and finishing Friday, December 1. All catalogs are available for review and bidding at LiveAuctioneers (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5).

The catalog sessions are described as Works of Art, Antiques, Ancient and Asian Art; Antique Arms and Armor; Fine Antique and Modern Firearms; Orders and Military Collectibles until 1918; and Orders and Military Collectibles from 1919.

What is described as a “very unique, stylized and expressive animal sculpture dating from the early Iron Age” is a featured lot in the first session. Found in Sardinia and dated to the 8th or 7th century B.C.E., this bronze votive of a bull carries an estimate of €4,500-€9,000 ($4,800-$9,600).

Antiquarian military collectors will take note of this bronze Roman Republic helmet of the Montefortino type, dating to the 2nd century B.C.E. It includes a marking that suggests that the helmet belonged to an Iberian warrior serving in the Roman army, making the item likely associated with the Roman Conquest of the Iberian Peninsula in the 2nd century B.C.E. It is estimated at €6,400-€12,800 ($6,850-$13,700).

Antique firearms are always a feature of Hermann Historica. This pair of chiseled Eibar luxury miquelet pistols are from the 1760 period. They feature an 18.5mm bore and include intricate scrollwork and an illegible engraving of either the maker or the owner, Josef Ni. The pair has an estimate of €5,200-€10,400 ($5,500-$11,100).

Apollo Galleries to auction peerless antiquities, ancient jewellery, weaponry, May 14-15

Pair of life-size Roman marble statues of nude children representing Harpocrates, god of silence and secrecy, each standing on a plinth. Formerly in a West Sussex estate, acquired 1960s/1970s. Accompanied by archaeological expertise by Dr Raffaele D’Amato and geological scholarly report by Dr Ronald Bonewitz. Estimate £40,000-£60,000 ($50,185-$75,280)

LONDON – Dr. Ivan Bonchev of Apollo Galleries and Auctions, Britain’s premier source for authentic, expertly appraised cultural art and antiquities, takes pleasure in announcing highlights of the company’s May 14-15, 2022 sale. The elegant 599-lot auction event is divided into two sessions, each devoted to its own distinct specialties. Classical and Asian antiquities will be presented on Saturday the 14th, while ancient jewellery and weaponry are reserved for Sunday the 15th. Deeply provenanced, all auction items have been vetted by world-renowned consultants, and if applicable, scientifically analyzed and tested.

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