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Alexander ask if this is genuine.

Though he already suspects that it is not.

29th March '10




No, it's not: Alexander was quite right to suspect it.

It's very vaguely Syrian in style; but only very vaguely.

Might come from the same workshop as the other?


Worthwhile checking this large section: fake cylinder seals.


April 7th  '10 

Someone asked me about this wedjat amulet strung with faience beads on a necklace.

I'm sent images of this sort of necklace  quite often.

They obviously sell in quite large  numbers.




So I thought I'd better create some pages about this sort of thing.

You can see this here.

From Feddow.

27th June '10


Many years ago I bought this bronze horse head (applique it seems). Approx 80mm.

The seller told me it was Roman..

After many years of collecting it doesn't seem Roman to me anymore.

In all those years nobody could tell me what it is.

It's absolutely old (not nessecarily ancient or classical)



I found on the internet "one" piece that's definitely same age and culture, but described as Celtic??????? which I don't believe.

It looks to me a bit like a pommel for a sword or something in that direction.


I agree it doesn't look "Roman" somehow.

Bridled  Roman horses usually, but not always, show an X strap or simple central connecting strap between the nose band and the head band.




I can't make out what it was part of.

Is double sided but looks too short to be a knife handle.

Below is a lovely horse head knife I had some years ago.

Also, the surface on the inside does not look patinated.

We shall see what others think.......


 From Marshall.

28th June '10.

I've just had a look at your site, and I wondered if the

broze horse implement might be a handle for something

related keeping horses, such as a brush or comb. 

I've attached a conceptual image.




From Al.

29th June '10


I agree, it does not look Roman to my eyes.

Aslo, I cannot think of an equivalent , fairly thin double sided bronze piece in the Roman repertoire of common antifacts.




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