Exceptional Roman Bronze Lion Head Roundel


10819. Exceptional Roman Bronze Lion Head Roundel

Ca, 1st to 3rd Century AD

Cast circular handle plaque in raised relief, the lion with deeply incised flowing mane, fine facial details, protruding ears and open mouth which would have once held a ring. Size: 6-1/8 inches (15.5cm) Diameter + custom mount.
Beautiful olive green patina. Provenance: From an American private collection since the 1960s. Compare with near identical examples in Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Bronzes in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, by M Comstock & C Vermeule, MFA 1971, no. 673.


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