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Lot 8 - Auction 107

1.500,00/3.000,00 £
Starting price:
900,00 GBP
Price realized:
7.000,00 GBP

A rare greek banded agate scaraboid engraved seal. Club and bow.

4th century B.C.

16x23x6 mm

On the left a club; on the right a bow. Emblem referable to Hercules. Interesting variety of sardonyx agate, in which the engraver has artistically followed the curvilinear movement of the bands for the curve of the bow. Wear marks. Through hole. Rare. Parallel: J. Boardman, GGFR, n. 732 ("Leningrad, from Chersonesos. Gold..Bow and club. Gaidukevich and Maximova, Antichnie Gorod 440, pl. I.2).

Provenance: UK private collection 80's.


Lot status:
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