Authentic ancient Roman large bronze lion head handle circa 2nd century A.D. Circular in form and cast in high relief, holding a fluted bronze ring within its gaping jaw, teeth bared, the mane rendered in a radiating series of short locks and the face with incised detail. Pierced with three attachment holes on the perimeter, with remains of the original iron rivets. DIMENSIONS: High including the ring.19.7 (7 3/4 in).Diameter: 15 cm (5 7/8 in). Ring Diameter: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in). CONDITION: in very good condition with nice green patina. No cracks, restorations, or repairs.
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