Lead plaques were often used for votive purposes, though this one seems to be of military subject. The lead sheet is likely to be a ornament made by repoussé technique, whereby the sheet metal is hammered into a die with decorative scene cut into the reverse.
Roman Lead Plaque With A Scene
An ancient Roman tinned lead plaque with suspension holes in the corners. The lead plaque features a scene with three male figures: one is standing, and wears what could be a military cuirass or long tunic. He is dragging the second figure, who is barely discernible, whilst the third figure watches over, holding either a hammer or a standard, and seeming also to be wearing military uniform.
Condition: Very good condition. Lower part broken off, please refer to pictures for details.
Category: Ancient Appliqués & Protomes Tags: Combat Scene, Male Figures, Repoussé Technique, Votive Offerings