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exceptional roman tessera collection
exceptional roman tessera collection - Ancient Art Style exceptional roman tessera collection - exceptional roman tessera collection -
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Period :
BC to 10th century
Ancient Art  - exceptional roman tessera collection BC to 10th century - exceptional roman tessera collection
Emmanuel Soubielle Works of Art

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exceptional roman tessera collection

Roman period.
16 ivory tessera and 1 in clay.

Larger diameter : 3,5 cm
Smaller diameter : 2,4 cm

Tessera were used as entrance tickets for shows during the Roman period. Most of them are engraved with Roman numerals. Others bear as well greek inscriptions, stating that they were used in hellenized part of the Empire.

This collection is exceptional for its quantity but also for the variety of iconographies (digital comput, Hercules bust, Eros with wine grapes, fantastic creature...).

Comparables models in the British Museum (London) and Cabinet des Médailles (Paris).

Emmanuel Soubielle Works of Art

Merovingian ring

4 200 €

18th century
Bouquet ring, circa 1700

5 600 €

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Ancient Art