TimeLine Auctions Antiquities, Coins & Medals - Day 2 - Wednesday 21st February 2018
Western Asiatic Achaemenid Gilt Silver Lion Mount. 6th-4th century BC. A sheet silver mount with repoussé
ornament comprising: outer ring of leaves and pellets encircling a parcel gilt mane with fur detailing, central lion's mask with open mouth and exposed fangs; mounted on a custom-made display stand. 727 grams, 21 x 23.5cm including stand (8 1/4 x 9 1/4"") Fine condition, some restoration to the rim. Rare. Property of a London gentleman; part of a family collection since the 1970s; accompanied by an original French Archaeological Passport number 173927.