Roman Artifacts Depicting Gods and Goddesses



Ancient Rome, c. 1st-3rd century AD. Fabulous bronze discus fragment depicting the Moon goddess Luna! Her facing head is shown with nicely detailed eyes, nose, mouth and hair. This would have been at the center of a discus, likely used as an applique attached to a cultic object. W: 4 cm (1 5/8") with great dark olive-green patina. ex-P. Siegel, Herakles Numismatics. #AR2813: $299


Ancient Rome, c. 1st century BC-1st century AD. Nice lead bulla depicting the helmeted head of Mars, god of War, with a Latin inscription around. 14x18 mm. Nice detail! ex-David Liebert, Time Machine, NY. #AR2856: $250

Maximianus, 286-310 AD. Bronze antoninianus with Hercules!
Rome mint, struck 291 AD. His radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG / Hercules standing left holding branch and club, lion skin over arm, HERCVLI PACIFERO. Mintmark XXI-epsilon. ref: RIC 502, Cohen 287. 23 mm, 3.65 g. Incredible detail on Hercules! #CR2654: $150

Venus!
Ancient Rome, c. 1st-3rd century AD. Fabulous small bronze statuette of Venus. Depicted draped in robes, holding single finger to her lips. Her other hand raises her robes to expose her left leg. Suspension loop on back to be worn as an amulet or such in ancient times. H: 42 mm (1 5/8"). Excellent green patina. ex-Herakles Numismatics. #AR2703: $899

Medusa! Ancient Rome, c. 1st-2nd century AD. Great ceramic or glass inlay with the face of Medusa! HL 19 mm, light greenish color. ex-David Liebert, Time Machine, NY. #AR2855: $225

Gallienus, 253-268 AD. Bronze antoninianus, Rome mint. His radiate head right, GALLIENVS AVG / Mars standing left, holding olive-branch, spear and shield, MARTI PACIFERO; H in left field. ref: Cohen 617; RIC 236, H. 20 mm, 2.83 g. #CR2843: $125


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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: 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, 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. #AR2050x2: $150
SOLD


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. #AR2094: $399
SOLD


Ancient Rome, c. 1st-2nd Century AD. Wonderful Roman bronze figurine of Jupiter. Depicted standing, nude except for chlamys over shoulder. Repaired at the ankles, missing both hands. 69 mm (2 3/4"). Nice olive-green patina, excellent facial detail and musculature. Comes with custom base. A fantastic display piece! ex-Los Angeles, CA collection. #AR2459: $750 SOLD



Ancient Rome, c. 1st-3rd century AD. Great bronze figure of Apollo. Depicted standing, quiver on back, holding patera. H: 7 cm (2 3/4"). Olive-green patina with light earthen deposits. With nice custom stand. ex-Los Angeles, CA collection. #AR2554: $750 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 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. #AR2148: $575 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

Rome, c. 1st-2nd Century AD. Beautiful terracotta bust of Apollo. Nicely detailed with Roman tunic and locks of hair flowing down to his shoulders. Nicely-executed facial features. H: 3" (7.6 cm). Mounted on a lucite base. Ex Collection of the late Margaret 'Maggie' and Norwyn Rowe of Washington, DC. #AR2275: $599 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. 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. 28 mm (1 1/8") long. Nice dark green patina. ex-UK collection, acquired prior to 1980; Ex-Timeline Auctions, London. #3129515x2: $299 SOLDakles Numismatics. #AR2703: $900

Ancient Rome, c. 2nd – 3rd Century AD. Nice Roman bronze figure of a soldier. Depicted wearing military attire, arms in positions for hands to have held a spear and shield. H: 3 1/16" (77 mm). Mounted on custom Lucite base. ex-Philadelphia, PA collection formed in the 1960's. #AR2421: $699 SOLD