Ref/ Mills,'Celtic & Roman Artefacts, R372. These images can be found on the reverses of any number of LRBC issues..."Holding a patera from which liquor flows". The more common of these'libation' pateras always featured virile masculine terminals such as a ram's or wolf's head and were used in the household shrines of wealthy Roman citizens. Cast hollow, such handles were light in weight.
Our terminal is exceptional as it was most certainly used in a temple with priestly attendants during the ceremony. Lead-filled to counter-balance the patera bowl, the ram's horns were cast in 3D. This terminal is extremely rare and rarely presented to the public at large.
Now perfectly conserved and fitted to a custom-made display stand, this remarkable piece of Roman history will grace your home or office. This item was brought into this country legally per the laws in place in the US at the time it was imported. This item is guaranteed to be an authentic artifact that was found with a metal detector in Croatia. The item "Ancient Artifact Roman Bronze Ram's-headed Patera handle terminal 14801" is in sale since Thursday, June 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antiquities\Roman".
The seller is "empiredanny" and is located in Cordova, Tennessee. This item can be shipped worldwide.