For currency conversion you can use this good service: http://www.xe.com/ucc/

 

To either ENQUIRE or BUY a piece click the button you will see with each  item.

No impersonal 'shopping basket' system here. I prefer to do all this personally by email.

 

628. **SOLD** Exceptionally fine carved Roman bone pin

 
 
 
 
 
Click smaller images to see enlarged
Open new window fully to see maximum enlargement.
 
 
This is the  finest carved Roman bone piece I've ever had. I had another really lovely piece recently and never thought to come across another such wonderful thing.
It shows a nude female, possibly Aphrodite, holding a towel. The hair is done in a very archaic style.
What the pin was used  for is unknown but probably something to do with weaving.
Complete , good patina, 128 mm / 5 1/8 inches.
Found in the Balkans
An early piece I think.  1st century I think.
...............................................................................
I'm really happy to keep this piece for myself, so don't all rush at once!
A few years later......
See last photo.
Whew!!
If it makes anywhere that upper price noted there then it will be in a different ball park from what I sold it at!
Price: sold GBP

Back to the List

For currency conversion you can use this good service: http://www.xe.com/ucc/