Ancient Roman Iron Luxury Knife with an Exquisite Bone Handle engraved with Zoomorphic images of a Bird (Eagle the favorite animal of God Jupiter or Owl the favorite animal of the Goddess Minervabehind) and a Stag the favorite animal of the Goddess Diana in front of it.
Exceedingly rare type with a masterfully engraved handle with zoomorphic motifs giving a very elegant look of this knife which perfectly displayed also the status (presumably from the patrician society) owner.
An insignificant crack and small damage on the handle, slightly rusty but stable iron part, otherwise in very good grade of preservation. See Photo
Purchased by the current owner in 2014 in Austria, Wien from Collector fair.
Previous owners history: Old Austrian Private Collection.
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- Ancient Roman
- Luxury Knife with an Exquisite Handle engraved with Zoomorphic images of Bird & Stag in front
- Century/ Timeframe
- 1st.-3rd. Century AD.
- An insignificant crack and small damage on the handle, slightly rusty but stable iron part,