Roman gilt bronze fitting , amphora & grapes, 3rd-4th century AD

$645.00 AUD

Large Roman bronze fitting with gilt detailing, the domed rounded disk finely detailed with four acanthus leaf motifs radiating from a central hole, the panels between containing wine amphora and grapevines.

Found in France,

circa 3rd-4th century AD

Disk 9cm wide

 

Provenance: found in France, purchased 1990’s. The trace of giltwork shows this was a high-quality piece, perhaps the base of a standard oil lamp, with the stem passing up through the central hole.

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