Auction Catalogue

2 & 3 June 2021

Starting at 10:00 AM

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Coins, Tokens, Historical Medals and Antiquities

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Lot

№ 920

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3 June 2021

Hammer Price:
£500

Roman, bronze Cupid (Eros), 1st-2nd cent. AD, 8.7cm x 4.6cm, standing nude male figure, weight resting on right leg with left leg drawn back, right arm bent at the elbow and holding a torch, left arm extended forwards holding a bow, a pair of small wings behind his shoulders, head angled slightly right with circular indented eyes, prominent knot of hair above his forehead with curls of hair swept backwards. Very fine condition with a smooth green patina £240-£280

Provenance: P. Dawson Collection.

Cupid is the youthful winged god of love, often accompanying his mother Venus

In very fine condition with an olive green patina. this overlays areas of red cuprite. The patina shows signs of enrichment and slight restoration/infill to some areas.