Bronzes, Silver, Bone, and other metalware

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Bronzes (and other metalware), Silver, Bone

Introduction by J.R. Green

Anyone interested in ancient metalware should consult G. Hellenkemper Salies, with H.-H. von Prittwitz und Gaffron and G. Bauchhenß (eds), Das Wrack. Der antike Schiffsfund von Mahdia (Cologne 1994), the catalogue, with ancillary studies of the material, from the shipwreck discovered at Mahdia on the eastern coast of Tunisia in the earlier part of the twentieth century, which was cleaned and re-studied for a major exhibition in Bonn. It covers many aspects of the find, from the art to technical studies of the metalwork to issues of trade in the ancient Mediterranean. The material is also of importance for absolute chronology, since the accident must have happened not far from 86 BC, and the suspicion is that it was blown off course when carrying looted or purchased art to Italy after Sulla’s sacks in Greece.


1968.09 - Bronze Strigil

1974.02 - Bronze Ladle

1977.01 - Bronze Figurine of a Bull


Etruscan and Latin

1977.02 - Bronze Figurine of a Priestess

1993.01 - Etruscan Mirror



1969.03 - Bronze Buckle

1970.03 - Bronze Protome of a Horse

1976.04 - Silver Spoon

1979.10-13 - Four Roman bronze surgical instruments

1980.09 - Two Bronze Mounts for a Couch

1981.06 - Bronze Pan

1984.01 - Iron Adze

1989.03 - Tinned Bronze Spoon

1990.03 - Lead Sarcophagus

1999.01 - Four Iron Arrowheads

2004.01 - Roman Bronze Steelyard Weight (statera)

2005.01 - Three Roman lead sling-shots

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