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379.**SOLD** Very unusual Roman bronze decorative stud WHO?/WHAT?

 
 
 
 
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This is a Roman decorative stud showing , apparently, the generic Eros with an animal over his shoulders. This may well be a goat skin container as one legg appears to go directly into the aryballos at his feet.
Very unusual iconography and if anyone can throw light upon it, that would be intersting to hear.
In good metal with a leally lovely lustrous green patina.
29mm diameter.
From stylistic  considerations, I'd say 1st century/ begining 2nd
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Thanks to Professor Rialtos for getting us this far.
As another professor once said "Why, any four year old kid could tell you that.....go out and find a four year old kid".
 
Price: sold GBP

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