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

 
 
 
 
 
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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.
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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

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