Roman Figurine

The finder of this item wishes to remain anonymous. It’s a cast figure of a man, which is 57mm tall, weighs nearly 50 grams and is said to be probably Roman.

The figure has a flat back. It has a face, arms, short legs and has a protuberance at the groin. I was told it is made of base metal, which I took to be lead but was told it is cast in copper-alloy.

If it was lead I would have said it was Georgian and circa 1780 in date. However, if it is copper-alloy then it could be Roman.

Valuation

The figure is crude but fairly large. If it was accepted as being Roman then it could sell for £80 – £100. However, whilst the protuberance might add interest for some collectors, the same feature might put off others.

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