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Applique, \'Mona Lisa\', ca. 2nd-3rd Cent AD On Hold!


Roman 'Mona Lisa' vessel applique, ca. 2nd-3rd Cent AD

Copper alloy; 46mm/26.2gm

Not exactly "the girl with the mystic smile", this vessel adornment started life on the wrong foot. Poorly forged to begin with, then lost or dis-guarded (possibly by the smith) and left in the ground for 1,800 years and slowly accumulating a very thick and almost mud-like green patina.

I have no clue as to which deity or personification this represents: your guess is as good as ours.


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