Roman soldier

Jan 31, 2021. 00:50 UTC
Roman soldier
United States of America


Acquired from
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For sale

24 inches tall, 10.5 lbs, on a wooden base. I don’t see any marking, it does have a sticker that says “CC”, I’m guessing it was purchased mid to early 1980s. Looks like a sword in his right hand might be broken off.



Answered within about 15 hours
Jan 31, 16:12 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$500 - $800 USD

Insurance Value

$1,300 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Mike,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
This particular model is unfamiliar to me but its part of a larger grouping of works made in the second half of the Nineteenth Century and into the first quarter of the 20th Century and were collected by wealthy people going on a Grand Tour of Europe. Unsigned cast metal (this could be iron, bronze or brass) figures of this size are currently bringing a few hundred dollars at auction, a bit closer to $1,000 if without losses (the loss of the sword or spear does, I'm afraid, hurt the value a little bit).
The sticker is a shipping label; it does not have anything to do with the maker etc of this.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A Grand Tour Cast Metal Figure of a Roman Warrior
European, late 19th-early 20th Century
Depicting a figure standing in contrapposto wearing a helmet and armor and carrying a shaped shield with dragon decoration, on a metal plinth on a wooden block base.
24 inches high overall
CONDITION: small loss to what figure was holding
PROVENANCE: acquired at auction
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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