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Bronze statue of crouching lion 

6.3cm high and 14.3cm long. 

Greek or Roman, estimated between 500 and 300 BC. 

probably from Etruria. 

Source: metropolitan Museum

Bronze griffin head 

These griffin heads were used to decorate the rims of cauldron’s, used for cooking. 

25.8cm high (10 3/16 inch.) 

Greek, Archaic Period, 7th century BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum 

Bronze S- shaped brooch 
4cm by 2.6cm by 1.4cm ( 1 9/16 by 1 by 9/16 inch.) 
Roman, Imperial period, 2nd - 3rd century AD. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum 

Bronze S- shaped brooch 

4cm by 2.6cm by 1.4cm ( 1 9/16 by 1 by 9/16 inch.) 

Roman, Imperial period, 2nd - 3rd century AD. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum 

Bronze neck ring

It is decorated with a geometric design consisting of lines and dotts. 

Celtic, 500 - 300 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum 

Bronze mirror

The mirror is supported by a naked girl. She is standing on a curled up lion and there are griffins springing from her shoulders. It is 33.8cm high (13 5/16 inch).

Greek, Laconic Period, Archaic Period, 650 - 600 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum 

Gilded bronze spiral

It was either an earring or hair adornment. It shows an erect griffin. 

Cypriot, Classical Period, 400 - 350 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum 

Bronze seal ring of horned animal 

Iron Age II, probably from Iran, Luristan, 8th - 7th century BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Bronze helmet with divine figurines 

The helmet is decorated with divine figures made from bitumen and covered with gold foil. On top is a hawk or eagle. 

Middle east, Elamite periode, Middle Elamite, 1500-1100 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum 

Bronze statue of emperor Trebonianus Gallus 

He is shown naked, this was to emphasis his heroic nature and this statue was places on markets and other well visited areas where is served as imperial propoganda. The only pieced of cloth on this statue are his boots. This is one of very few whole bronze statues left from the 3rd century.

Roman, Imperial Period, AD 251 - 253

Source: Metropolitan Museum 

Bronze askos

It has a long projecting spout and it is decorated with acanthus leaf. 

Greek or Roman 

270 B.C. to 320 A.D. 

Found in Gammai 

Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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