Here James Brenchley, head of Hansons’ Antiquities Department, picks out four star items coming up for sale in our November 26 Antiquities Auction.
Medieval Gold Seal Ring
This Medieval gold seal ring, found near Oxford,has become one of the most important metal detectorist finds over the last few years. LOT 1, Estimate: £10,000-15,000. Clock HERE to read more about this item (link this to my online story about it)
Greek Bronze Helmet
Another fascinating object is this Greek Chalcidian Type bronze helmet which dates from the 5th – 4th Century BC. These helmets were used in Lucania and were worn in military pursuit. LOT 110, Estimate: £6,000-8,000.
Greek Pottery Krater
This beautifully designed Greek Campanian red figure pottery krater by the Branicki painter dates from 325 – 315 BC. This stunning example of ancient pottery depicts two hoplite soldiers fighting a mystical griffin. LOT 112. Estimate: £5,000-£7,000.
Chinese Tang Dynasty Horses
Particularly eye-catching is this exquisite pair of large Chinese Tang Dynasty Horses in an active pose with arched neck and head slightly tilted, the musculature carefully defined to the neck, chest and legs, the mouth open showing power and aggression. 618-906 AD. LOT 290. Estimate: £12,000-£15,000.
Fascinating items already consigned for our spring Antiquities Auction include The Hoard of Welbeck Hill, a fascinating selection of artefacts discovered in the early 1960s, and the Egyptian antiquities collection of Julian Bird who collected a stunning range of objects.
To browse our November 26, 2018 Antiquities catalogue CLICK HERE.
To arrange a free valuation of antiquities or metal detecting finds, email: [email protected]