BALKANS. Lot of bronze and iron objects.
|Sale: CNG 63, Lot: 2046. Estimate $200.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 21 May 2003.
Sold For $155. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Roman period and later. Bronze and lead steelyard weight, plain ball with attached hook, along with a fragment of the steelyard scale // Three bronze roundels, the two smallest Roman, 40mm with head of Medusa, 45mm with dancing putti, the largest probably Turkish, 65mm with vinescroll pattern // Proto-money bronze rings, 15mm to 52mm (12) // Two bronze pin heads in the form of birds // Iron key, fishhhook and canvas needle // A peculiar object, consisting of four bronze rings with spiked projections, originally joined by an iron pin. Conjecture: an ancient caltrop, a device intended to impede the progress of men and horses on a battlefield. Twenty-eight (28) pieces total in lot. An interesting group. ($200)