Hoplite with Cypriot Marine Prisoner & Lady in Red Dress Shield--two figures and accessories
Item Number: SPA028C
Hoplite with Cypriot Marine Prisoner & Lady in Red Dress Shield
Hoplite with Cypriot Marine prisoner set.
A great looking diorama set of a Hoplite questioning a Cypriot Marine recently captured. It comes with the two figures pictured, two helmets, lady in a rather see through red dress shield, spear, and gold cup. Of note to the Hoplite is the golden cup he has retrieved from the Cypriot, obviously he is hoping for information of the whereabouts of a larger hoard of similar items!
The cup is based on one recently found in a loft in Taunton UK, it dates back to Persian times and features two ladies' heads facing away from each other and is cast in solid gold. Due to be sold shortly it is expected to fetch £500,000 at auction. The current owner has admitted he used it for air rifle practice as a boy! How it got from Ancient Greece to Taunton is another story, but nevertheless an intriguing find.
Limited Edition of 100.