Roman Bronze Medallion

Culture: Roman
Period: 2nd century A.D.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 5.4 cm in diameter
Price: Sold
Ref: 3212
Provenance: Collection J.M., Bath, UK.
Condition: Except for some encrustation intact. Of extraordinary quality.
Description: Exquisitely worked out relief with embossed and engraved details. In the centre a rider with a waving cape, holding a spear in his right hand. The horse is scared up in front of a boar. The boar with a thick fur crouching with raised forelegs, hissing with its open snout. On the right a tree with two branches as boundaries. Engraved border lines with leaf decor. Numerous details, for instance the bridle of the horse and clothes of the rider. Most probably the bronze medallion from the centre of a valuable sacrificial bowl.