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Roman, Bronze Patera Handle, c. 1st - 3rd Century A.D.
A patera was a plate used by Roman priests to make sacrificial offerings to the Gods. Paterae were thin and most often have been lost to corrosion leaving only the handle remaining.
AL59776. Roman, bronze patera handle
, c. 1st - 3rd century A.D., 5.6", heavy fluted handle
terminating in a collar from which a ram's head
with curled horns emerges; from a New Jersey collection; rare
Catalog current as of Saturday, March 23, 2019.
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