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Roman Busts Realise £1.7m

A set of Roman busts with 18th Century provenance reached an impressive £1.7m at Lyon & Turnbull’s Classical Art sale. Bidders from all over the world competed to own three extraordinary over life-size 2nd Century Roman portrait busts which boasted an 18th century provenance linked to the renowned Cobham Hall: they were previously owned by John Bligh, 4th Earl of Darnley (1767-1831), the Lord of the Manor of Cobham, Kent. A noted amateur cricketer who...

British and Roman Coins to be Sold in Zurich

An outstanding collection of British and Roman coins is to be put up for auction in Zurich in May and October 2024. The collection includes an exceptionally rare trio of coins depicting British kings, while highlights of Roman bronze collection include a bronze sestertius of Emperor Hadrian commemorating his visit to Britain in AD 122. The Cope Collection, a collection of coins comprising rare and highly sought-after British and Roman specimens, will be auctioned in...

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