Roman bronze ram’s head patera handleR98
A bronze patera handle with a fluted body and terminal in the form of a ram’s head.
The patera was a type of rectangular shovel used for scooping incense and other offerings on votive fires.
Roman, 1st or 2nd Century AD
14 x 4 cms
Fragment as shown
Ex. private collection, Frankfurt, Germany; acquired in the 1960’s and thence by family descent.