Coins, Tokens, Historical Medals and Antiquities (2 & 3 June 2021)

Date of Auction: 2nd & 3rd June 2021

Sold for £1,300

Estimate: £1,400 - £1,800

Roman, bronze Mercury, 2nd cent. AD, 10cm x 6.5cm on a rectangular plinth 1.7cm high, standing nude figure with right leg backwards and left leg bent forwards, right arm stretched sideways holding a dangling purse, left arm held to the side, holding a caduceus surmounted by a pair of wings and two entwined serpents, chlamys falls from left shoulder and hangs below the knee, head with clear facial details, curly hair and wearing a winged helmet. Small repair to right foot, otherwise very fine with a green patina £1,400-£1,800

Footnote

Provenance: P. Dawson Collection