Roman mask leads antiquities parade

A Roman mask offered by TimeLine Auctions, estimated at £80,000-100,000.

This copper-alloy Roman mask will be offered for sale on September 3 by TimeLine Auctions in London, estimated at £80,000-100,000.

Extracted from Antiques Trade Gazette | ATG Reporter

Dating from the late 2nd or early 3rd century AD, it bears similarities to the famed Crosby Garrett parade helmet which sold at Christie’s for £1.9m in 2010.

A report by the conservation specialist who restored the mask concludes that it is probably made by the same craftsman, or at least from the same workshop.

The mask is among a range of antiquities coming up for auction over the next two months and leads our review of the market in this issue.