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Roman Fire Striker with Leopard Handle
Item Details
Description
2nd-4th century A.D. A fire steel composed of a bronze handle modelled in the round as a leopard or other feline sitting on a tiered plinth, curled tail forming a suspension loop, stylised detailing to the face, ears and coat, punched ring-and-dot motifs to both faces of the lower base; iron blade. 34.7 grams, 42 mm (1 5/8 in.) German art market before 2000. With a European gentleman living in the UK. Property of a Surrey gentleman.
Condition
Fine condition.
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Roman Fire Striker with Leopard Handle

Estimate £120 - £170
May 25, 2022
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Starting Price £110
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0788: Roman Fire Striker with Leopard Handle

Sold for £500
25 Bids
Est. £120 - £170Starting Price £110
TimeLine Auctions Antiquities Sale - Day 2
May 25, 2022 4:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0788 Details

Description
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2nd-4th century A.D. A fire steel composed of a bronze handle modelled in the round as a leopard or other feline sitting on a tiered plinth, curled tail forming a suspension loop, stylised detailing to the face, ears and coat, punched ring-and-dot motifs to both faces of the lower base; iron blade. 34.7 grams, 42 mm (1 5/8 in.) German art market before 2000. With a European gentleman living in the UK. Property of a Surrey gentleman.
Condition
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Fine condition.

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