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Roman Bronze Eagle on Antelope, ex MuM, 2nd-3rd Century AD

Roman bronze eagle standing with outspread wings on the head of an antelope. The eagle is modeled in the round, tail and wing feathers are engraved. The head of the prey is worked as an attachment.

The eagle on the antelope head is associated to the worship of Jupiter Dolichenus, whose syncretic mystery cult was widespread among Roman soldiers since the time of Vespasian.

Published with Sonderliste V, December 1985 sale catalogue, lot no. 40. Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel.

Brown and green patina. Small section on the right wing restored.

H. 4.2 cm (1.7 in), L. 4.2 cm (1.7 in)

Basel market, Münzen und Medaillen AG, December 1985.

1450 USD

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