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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 1101

ROMAN. Rennes Patera. Modern replica of an original crafted circa AD 210.


CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 1101.

Closing Date: May 20 2021 11:00 ET

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Estimate: $ 250

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ROMAN. Rennes Patera. Modern replica of an original crafted circa AD 210. The footed patera, 25 cm (9.9”) in diameter and standing 9.9 cm (3.95”) tall, incorporates an elaborate central relief scene of Bacchus triumphing over Hercules, and surrounding frieze, with sixteen Roman gold aurei inset around the periphery. The aurei are of Hadrian (1), Antoninus Pius (3), Faustina Sr. (2), Marcus Aurelius (1), Faustina Jr. (1), Commodus (2), Septimius Severus (2), Julia Domna (1), Caracalla (2), and Geta (1). Replica is finely made of cuprite metal with gold and silver plating; the relief scene and replica aurei have an antique finish . The original at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Cabinet des médailles, Inv. #56.94. Intact and complete.

From the Collection of a Connoisseur.

The Rennes Patera is a gold vessel discovered in 1774 with a trove of jewels and gold coins at Rennes, France. It has been part of numerous traveling exhibits of Roman luxury objects, including The Berthouville Treasure and Roman Luxury at the Getty Villa, Malibu, 2017.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 117 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 May 2021. This lot is in Session 4, which begins 20 May 2021 at 2 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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