Ancient Roman Artifacts for Sale
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Ancient Rome, c. 1st-3rd century AD. Bronze theater-mask head from a statue. Elaborate tall wig upon its head, small hole drilled into the mough where a pipe or other device may have been placed. Thick and heavy. 30x25 mm (1 1/8 x 1"). #6205: $150

Ancient Rome, c. 1st - 2nd Century AD. Nice Roman bronze finial in the form of a hound! Depicted wearing a collar and standing on a thin rectangular base. The body is long and lean and the entire animal is quite naturalistic. L: 2" (5.1 cm). Intact, nice green patina. Ex German private collection; Ex Gorny & Mosch. #AR2039: $399

Ancient Rome, 2nd-3rd century AD. Beautiful bronze bird, likely from a hair pin or applique. 32 mm (1 1/4") long and nicely detailed #AR2049: $150

Ancient Rome, c. 1st century BC-1st century AD. Ornate silver earring. 38 mm, 1.79 g. Earthen deposits on surfaces. ex-Los Angeles CA private collection. #AR2060: $175

Rome, c. 2nd century AD. Fantastic bronze brooch in the form of a horse. Nicely detailed, with olive-green patina. Intact, the pin bent in antiquity. 38 mm (1 1/2"). ex-Los Angeles, CA private collection. #AR2117: $225

Roman Britain, 1st-3rd century AD. Rare bronze personal grooming tool; one end is an ear wax scoop, the other a fingernail cleaner. A "Chatelaine" tool. 66 mm (2 9/16" long. Holed so it could be worn around the neck. Nicely decorated surfaces. ex-Canadian doctor's collection. #AR2216: $199
Ancient Rome, c. 1st-3rd century AD. Fantastic large bronze tip from a small sceptre. In the form of a poppy! Likely from the hand of a large statue of Demeter, god of the harvest. Big 48 mm (1 7/8"), and a hefty 30.10 grams. Nice olive-green patina. ex-Canadian collection. #AR2168: $199

Ancient Rome, c. 1st-3rd century AD. Neat bronze applique or brooch in the form of a dolphin. 44 mm (1 3/4") long and very attractive! ex-Los Angeles, CA collection. #AR2042: $150

Ancient Rome, c. 1st-2nd century AD. Nice silver earring. 15 mm dia., 2.36 g. ex-Los Angeles CA private collection. #AR2057: $145

Ancient Rome, c. 1st-2nd century AD. Nice silver earring. 13.5 mm dia., 1.69 g. ex-Los Angeles CA private collection. #AR2058: $145

Roman Britain, 2nd-3rd century AD. Great bronze plate brooch. Heavily detailed with a star pattern, some original white and blue enamel remaining in details. Intact. 33 mm (1 1/4"). Ex Thomas Cotterill collection, UK, acquired in the 19th Century. #AR2120x2: $250

Ancient Rome, c. 1st-3rd century AD. Nice iron fish-hook. Single long, sharp barb, the tang flattened to be tied to the line. 49 mm (1 7/8"). Professionally conserved, nice black patina. #AR2200: $145
Roman, c. 1st - 2nd Century AD. Nice bronze decorative element, with central domed surmounted by a disc with green and orange enameling. The dome is supported by a bronze frame with four posts which fit into circular attachment points. Perhaps for a box or similar. 23 x 23 x 21mm. Nicely patinated, good color! Ex Royal Athena Galleries, New York. #AR2160: $325

Ancient Rome, 1st-2nd century AD. Bronze foot from a small statue. 19 mm (3/4") long. Ex-Los Angeles, CA collection. #AR2044: $99

Roman bronze gryphon's foot from a large metal vessel. 2nd-3rd century AD. Neat piece with 4 clawed toes and muscular ankle. Stands on its own. 29x36 mm (1 1/8 x 1 1/4"). #3268: $175

Roman Britain, 2nd-3rd century AD. Nice bronze plate brooch. Nicely made with some original red enamel remaining in the center. 53 mm (2 1/16"). Ex Thomas Cotterill collection, UK, acquired in the 19th Century. #AR2119x2: $225

Ancient Rome, c. 2nd - 3rd Century AD. Nice bronze leg from a wide footed bowl. Very nice stylized design. Olive green patina, silver or niello remnants on back. 50 mm (1 15/16") dia. ex-Dudley Short collection, UK. #AR2101: $99
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Ancient Rome, c. 1st -3rd Century AD. Bronze figure of a man. A small bronze Roman figure of a striding man, hands at his sides. Gorgeous green patina, light earthen deposits. Carefully-rendered buttocks, legs missing below the knees. H: 2 in (5.2cm). Ex Chicago private collection. #AR2172: $299

Ancient Rome, c. 1st-3rd century AD. Large and interesting bronze fixture or latch handle. Depicts the facing, smiling bust of a woman with well-defined hair and wide necklace. Large attachment loop still in place. Olive-green patina with earthen deposits. 68 mm (2 5/8") and heavy! #AR2143: $175

Roman Empire, c. 1st - 3rd Century AD. Lovely Roman provincial bronze figure of a woman wearing a tunic belted at waist over her striped gown, right hand held over her head, left hand on her hip. H: 3 7/8" (9.8 cm). Losses to right hand and mounted on antique red velvet covered base. Ex property from the collection of Joseph Klein (1899-1987), New York City. Mr. Klein sought out and acquired these souvenirs as part of his vast collecting interests. Said to have collected in the manner of an 18th century connoisseur, his overall collection showcased his diverse array of artifacts acquired over a period of 45 years and included the art of ancient China, Egypt, Persia, Greece and Rome. #AR2069: $850

Roman Egypt, c. 1st - 3rd Century AD. Great Egyptian gold and bronze loop from the Roman Period. The core of heavy bronze over which sheet gold has been hammered. 32 x 26mm. Few areas where the bronze core has been exposed. A neat piece which may be a form of jewelry or perhaps a loop for a larger composition. Ex property from a private San Francisco estate; estate residuary beneficiary California Pacific Medical Center Foundation. #AE2039x2: $399

Roman England, c. 3rd-5th Century AD. Small section of a floor mosaic, 5 3/4" (7 cm), and a small group of loose tesserae, probably from the same mosaic. Ex old English collection. #1210132: $275

Ancient Roman Egypt, c. 1st century AD. Fantastic large mirror. Made of iron with one face tinned and polished smooth. Large 150 mm (5 7/8") diameter. Surface still quite reflective! Repaired from three pieces. Mounted on custom stand. Ex-Dr. Geoffrey Smith collection, San Diego CA. Excellent! #GS454x2: $650

Ancient Rome, c. 1st-3rd century AD. Nice lead figure of an eagle with wings spread. 37 mm (1 1/2") tall with great form and nice patina. Thick & heavy! ex-old English collection. #AR2140: $199

Ancient Roman, c. 2nd - 3rd Century AD. Nice bronze figure of Genius. Depicted standing with cloak draped over shoulder and holding cornucopiae. Right hand, which most likely held a patera, is missing and with thick olive patination. H: 2 5/8" (6.6 cm). Mounted on antique stone base. Ex old French collection, acquired in the 1970's. #AR2148x2: $575

Ancient Roman shipwreck! A sea encrusted Roman jar, c. 3rd - 5th Century AD. Sturdily made with single handle and wide mouth. Some minor rim chipping under the heavy marine encrustation, likely caused during the wreck. Small hole/perforation under lip on front. H: 6 3/4" (17.2 cm). A nice display piece! Ex Australian private collection. #AR2091x3: $750

Ancient Rome, c. 1st-2nd Century AD. Excellent and very large bronze wing, likely that of a god. Intact and nicely detailed. Big 112 mm (4 2/8") and heavy! Ex collection of Joseph Klein (1899-1987), New York City. Mr. Klein sought out and acquired these souvenirs as part of his vast collecting interests. Said to have collected in the manner of an 18th century connoisseur, his overall collection showcased his diverse array of artifacts acquired over a period of 45 years and included the art of ancient China, Egypt, Persia, Greece and Rome. #AR2094x2: $399

Ancient Rome. Antonine period, c. early 2nd century AD. Interesting lead pendant or badge depicting the bust of the Emperor on one side and a god holding a cornucopia with a dog at his feet on back. Dotted border on both sides. Likely imitating a Roman coin of the time. 26 mm (1 inch) across. #AR2035: $175

Roman clay theater token, c. 1st-4th Century AD. Decorated with the head of Selinus on one side and female head on the other. Wear from use in antiquity. 17 mm dia. Found in England, ex-old English collection. #1210111-2: $199


Roman clay theater token, c. 1st-4th Century AD. Beautiful red color, depicts an arched theater doorway on one side. Wear from use in antiquity. Found in England. 20 mm diameter, and quite thick. Ex old English collection. #1210111-1: $299

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Roman bronze horse-applique. Most likely from a large chest or chariot. 30 mm across, 28 g. With great charm! $275 SOLD

Ancient Roman bronze tweezers! 1st-4th century AD. Battlefield type. Great green patina, circular and linear patterns. 67 mm long. #822: $125 SOLD

Excellent Roman bronze figure of Mars, 2nd - 3rd Century AD. Found in the Holy Land! He is shown wearing Roman military attire and crested helmet, left hand at his side clenching an uncertain object, right resting on spear (now lost). Some losses to feet and legs. H: 2 1/4" (5.8 cm). Ex Canadian private collection. Very very cool. #0611129x3: $375 SOLD

Ancient Rome, c.2nd-4th century AD. An amazing foot to a large vessel in the form of a captive Barbarian. He has a long beard and wears a cap, his two hands pressed together. 48 mm (1 7/8"). #6710: $250 SOLD

Roman woman's bronze hair device.
Severan period, circa early 2nd century AD.
Classic style! #hairpiece01: $75
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Roman bronze handle from a vessel. Depicts a roaring lion. Well-worn from probably generations of use. 1st -- 4th Century AD. A very interesting piece. 65 x 42 mm (2 5/8 x 1 3/4 inches). Some areas hint at underwater / shipwreck history. #handle0312: $95.00 SOLD

Ancient Rome, 1st-4th century AD. Gryphon's foot from a bronze vessel. Ornate and interesting! 33 mm. #1212: $95 SOLD

Ancient Roman Egypt, 2nd-3rd century AD. Gorgeous bone head of a lady, with elaborate hair-dress. from the end of a hair-pin. 27 mm (1 1/16"). Very nice! #17406: $175 SOLD

Romano-Celtic bronze crescent amulet. 1st-4th century AD. 30 mm tall with 3 original round inlays! Suspension loop has small crack. #13487x2: $135 SOLD

Roman lead seal, or bulla. 1st-4th century AD. Depicts an eagle with wings out, head left. Crescent over shoulder. #eagl18: $95 SOLD

Ancient Rome, c. 1st-3rd century AD. Fantastic bronze chariot fitting depicting the bust of Mars, the god of War. He is shown wearing cuirass and tunic, gazing upward and to the right. His helmet once was adorned with a crest, lost in antiquity. This was likely a chariot element, the remains of the iron rivet still attached to the back. The rounded area behind his neck apparently was used to hang reins or rope, evidenced by signs of wear. to 37 mm (1 1/2") tall, with deep olive-green patina. ex-Gorny & Mosch auction; acquired before 2000 for a South German collection. #AR2033x2: $525 SOLD

Ancient Rome, 1st-2nd century AD. Great bronze leg and foot from a small statue. 40 mm (1 1/2") tall with nice green patina. Ex-Los Angeles coll. #AR2017: $175 SOLD

Ancient Roman bronze face mask applique, c. 1st-3rd century AD. Well-detailed hair and facial features. Small attachment peg on back. Dark olive-green patina. 21 mm (7/8") across. #AR2055: $150 SOLD


Ancient Rome, 1st-4th century AD. An amazing carnelian semiprecious-stone inlay. Large piece, likely from a crown or jewelry of importance and significance. Pierced through for wearing. Outstanding! Measures 37x30 mm. #40401: $250 SOLD

Ancient Roman gold earrings, c. 1st -2nd century AD. Measure, top to bottom, 23 mm (7/8 inch) and 18 mm (11/16 inch), respectively. Both photographed, front and back. Found in the Holy Land. #21395x3: $200 each, or $375 for the pair. SOLD

Roman, c. 1st - 2nd Century AD. Excellent marble relief of a lion's face. From a larger composition, the relief is nicely rendered with soft features and a larger snout. 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" (7.3 x 7.3cm). On nice custom stand. Ex Bonham's, London; Ex Los Angeles private collection. #G18122: $900 SOLD
Ancient Rome, c. 2nd-4th century AD. Fantastic bronze S-shaped clasp in the form of a two-headed serpent or dragon. Likely a belt fitting or hook. 38 mm (1 1/2") with great bronze/green patina and excellent detail overall. #AR2139: $225 SOLD

Roman perfume grinder! Rome, c. 1st-3rd century AD. Small bronze tool used by women to grind and sort perfume powders. A lovely and rare piece. 38 mm (1 1/2") with nice olive-green patina. #AR2056: $175
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The Pantheon, Ancient Rome! 1st-2nd century AD. A large iron nail / spike taken from the Pantheon over 200 years ago. Comes from a very old collection, found in an old Italian photographer's envelope that had the following written on it: "A nail picked up or taken from wood work of the Pantheon, Rome - 1809". The Pantheon is a temple in Rome first built by Agrippa during the reign of Augustus, then re-built by Hadrian around the year 126 AD. Nail measures a whopping 134 mm (5 1/4") long and is square in construction with a pounded-flat squared-off head. The envelope comes with it. #AR2166: $525 SOLD

Large ancient Roman iron fibula, or toga-pin. 1st-4th century AD. Mostly intact and charming! Measures 68 mm. #387: $95 SOLD


Large Ancient Roman Fish-Hook. 2nd-4th century AD. Measures 1 3/4 inches (45 mm) tall. Great green/brassy patina! Found near an ancient port on the Black Sea in eastern Europe. $125 SOLD

Ancient Roman Fish-Hook. 2nd-4th century AD. 38 mm long. Green patina with earthen encrustation. Found in eastern Europe. #6338: $75 SOLD

Roman bronze eagle, 2nd-3rd Century AD, standing on the head of a bull, wings swept back together. 1 7/8" (4.7 cm) tall and intact. Ex- Touma Dabbah Collection, acquired in the 1960's. Cool piece! #0613118: $175 SOLD

Roman Britain. Bronze face-mount, 1st-3rd century AD. Great piece, wearing 3-pointed cap. Nice facial details. 24 mm. #face19: $150 SOLD

Ancient Rome, 1st-3rd century AD. Cute bronze statuette of a seated dog. Stands 42 mm tall. #dog12: $175 SOLD

Roman Holy Land, 2nd-3rd century AD. Beautiful small glass pendant depicting the facing head of Medusa. Nice blue-green glass with choice iridescence. 25 mm (1"). Holed through at top. #17656x3: $250 SOLD

Ancient Rome, c. 2nd-3rd century AD. Fantastic bronze head of Mars, the God of War. Very nice facial features, wearing Athenian helmet with long crest. 28 mm (1 1/8"). Dark green patina. ex-UK collection, acquired prior to 1980; Ex-Timeline Auctions, London. #3129515: $299 SOLD

Ancient Rome, c. 1st - 2nd Century AD. Nice bronze torso of winged Eros (Cupid). Nice olive green patina with good detail. Casting flaw on shoulder and side of head, probably originally a miscast. H: 1 3/8" (3.4 cm). Mounted on antique base. Ex Dr. Gilles collection, Germany, acquired prior to 1970. #A11013x2: $375 SOLD

Ancient Rome, c. early 1st century AD. Excellent and large gold leaf from either a Royal diadem or a victor's laurel wreath! Made of sheet gold with 5 lobes, linear impressed details, and small circular hole at the base where it would have been attached to the wreath. 36x26 mm (1 7/16" x 1"), and weighs .55 grams. Extremely rare. #272114: $750 SOLD


Roman bronze applique, 3rd-4th century AD. In the form of a lion-headed eagle. Fine incised dotted design on the long wings. Very interesting! 46 mm (1 7/8") diameter. frtom an old English collection. #50542: $125 SOLD

Ancient Rome, c. 2nd-4th century AD. Fantastic bronze S-shaped serpent clasp. Likely a belt fitting in antiquity, but is works perfect as a pendant! 35 mm (1 3/8") with great bronze/green patina. #AR2052: $225 SOLD

Roman Lead Ritual Mirror with
Ancient Greek Script on Back!
2nd-3rd century AD. Small mirrors such as this, with glass attached inside (now lost) were left as funerary/tomb offerings to be used in the afterlife. Found in Northern Greece. Beautiful Greek script on back. #40402: $199 SOLD

Ancient Rome, 1st-2nd century AD. Great bronze hand and forearm from a small statue. Fingers clearly detailed. Nice olive-green patina. 31 mm (1 1/4"). Ex-Los Angeles, CA collection. #AR2041: $150 SOLD

Ancient Rome, c. 1st-3rd century AD. Fantastic large bronze furniture attachment or steelyard weight, depicting a facing female head, likely that of a goddess. Large loop at top and smooth, angular back. Nice olive-green patina. 55 mm (2 1/8") and very thick! ex-Southern California colleciton. #AR2144: $250 SOLD

Ancient Rome, 1st-2nd century AD. Great bronze hand and forearm from a small statue. Fingers very clearly detailed. Nice olive-green patina. 22 mm (7/8"). Ex-Los Angeles, CA collection. #AR2048: $125 SOLD

Ancient Rome, c. 1st-3rd century AD. Interesting large bronze disk, set in custom silver bezel toned to match. Comprised of four concentric circles with original green paste inlay, what appears to be remains of text visible in the outer ring. Small hole through the center, light earthen deposits. Very cool, been in my own collection for years. 32 mm diameter. #JN2066: $145 SOLD

Roman Egypt. Fantastic and large Coptic wooden comb! c. 6th - 7th Century AD. Of long rectangular form with both fine and coarse teeth, the central portion decorated with crossed lines composed of incised concentric circles. A few teeth missing, but a well preserved example of an ancient hair comb! L: 6 1/4" (15.9 cm). Ex Los Angeles collection. #AR2097: $399 SOLD

Roman, c. 1st-3rd century AD. Interesting lead applique depicting Medusa or a gorgon, with horns on sides of the head. Very stylized. ex-old Southern California coll. 1 1/4" (3.1 cm) #AR2121: $85 SOLD

Ancient Rome, c. 2nd-3rd century AD. Nice bronze pendant. Diamond-shaped with concentric circle design, some original paste inlay still intact! Suspension loop intact. 29 mm (1 1/8"). #AR2043x2: $199 SOLD
Roman bronze box-inlay. 1st - 3rd century AD. Depicts a right hand. Unbelievable glossy emerald-green patina. A gem of an artifact. 42 mm and 46.8 g. $275 SOLD

Ancient Rome, 1st-4th century AD. Bronze phallic lid to an oil lamp or small chambered vessel. Measures 25x19 mm. Amazing detail! A neat piece. #2322: $95 SOLD


Roman billon ivy-leaf pendant. 1st-3rd cent. AD. Likely from a larger, possibly even wearable, head-piece. 38 mm. #287: $95 SOLD

Ancient Roman bronze tweezers! 1st-4th century AD. Likely for cosmetic use. 73 mm long, still flexes together! Could still be used in a "pinch." #tweez7743: $95 SOLD

Roman silvered-bronze S-shaped brooch. 2nd-5th century AD. Wonderful silver sheen! 47 mm tall. #s-7122 SOLD

Ancient Rome, 1st-3rd century AD. Pair of bronze earrings. Twisted-wire style, around 24 mm each. #690: $150/pair SOLD

Roman "kissing birds"! Late Roman, 4th - 5th Century AD. Beautiful bronze terminal with a pair of birds. Probably the end of a hair or clothes pin, the two birds are extremely well defined and stand face to face on an open-work rectangular box, small hole at the base for attachment to pin. H: 1 3/8" (3.6 cm). Beautiful emerald-green patina, sharp detail and nice style. Photo does no justice. #0611124: $350 SOLD

Roman, c. 1st-2nd century AD. Beautiful bronze bird finial, in the form of a dove or possibly an eagle. Retains its original iron pin that once attached it to a larger piece of furniture or the like. Gorgeous emerald-grean patina! 52 mm (2 1/8") tall. #51118: $325 SOLD

Amazing piece! Ancient Rome, 1st-4th century AD. Silver with gold leaf crest to a statue of a god or goddess, likely Roma or Mars. Measures 30 mm long. #2998: $125 SOLD

Ancient Rome, c. 1st - 2nd Century AD. Attractive terracotta figure of a Sothic dog, resting on a low bench. Modeled in the round, head facing with tail curled underfoot. The dog wears a collar with a circular pendant, a bulla, but the collar itself is not indicated. The tail is bushy and the face is nicely detailed. The bench is of two layers, the two front legs with lion’s foot terminals. Minor loss to left ear, earthen deposits. H: 4 1/8" (10.4 cm); L: 4 1/4" (10.8 cm). Ex Thomas Collingwood collection, Philadelphia, acquired before 1970. The Sothic dog of Isis was connected with the dog star Sirius, the heliacal rising of which marked the first day of the year and the coming of the yearly flooding of the Nile (the inundation). Figures of the Sothic dog were popular during the 1st and 2nd Century AD and valued for the domestic shrines as a harbinger of the New Year and to protect the household from the chaos caused by the rising waters. Gorgeous! #A10107: $750 SOLD

Roman Holy Land, c. 1st century BC - 1st Century AD. Large iron fishing-hook! Found outside Galilee, Israel. Ex-Los Angeles, CA private collection. 81 mm (3 1/4") long! #AR2051x2: $225 SOLD

Ancient Roman Bust of a Lady of Importance. 2nd-3rd century AD.
Romano-Celtic, c. 2nd-1st century BC. Beautiful small bronze crescent amulet. Raised circular and pellet design, traces of original blue and white enamel on surfaces. 19.5 mm (3/4"), intact! Lovely piece. #AR2138x2: $199 SOLD

Rome, c. 2nd-3rd century AD. Large and heavy bronze buckle. 53 mm (2 1/8") long when extended. Still moves freely. Nice patina. Ex Ventura County, CA collection. #AR2118: $125 SOLD

Ancient Rome, c. 1st century BC-1st century AD. Ornate silver earring. 38 mm, 2.41 g. ex-Los Angeles CA private collection. #AR2059: $175 SOLD

Ancient Rome, 2nd century AD. Large bronze "swastika-type" brooch decorated with four horse heads at the terminals. Incised concentric circle device at center. Pin missing, but with nice olive-green patina and earthen deposits. 42 mm (1 5/8") diameter. ex-Los Angeles, CA collection. #AR2036x2: $199 SOLD

Ancient Rome, c. 2nd-3rd century AD. Fantastic bronze head of Mars, the God of War. Very nice facial features, wearing Athenian helmet with long crest. From a larger statue, likely broken deliberately as an offering in antiquity. 23 mm (7/8"). Nice dark olive-green patina. ex-UK collection. #AR2079: $225 SOLD


Ancient Rome, c. 1st century BC - 1st century AD. Interesting bronze bust of Zeus. Depicted from the shoulders up, with hair, eyes and muscular neck and shoulders. Likely was part of a handle from a large Greek or Roman vessel. 42 mm (1 5/8") with nice olive-green patina. ex-Los Angeles private collection. #AR2050: $150 SOLD

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