This is an ancient Roman or Greek bronze figurine of a Thracian horseman, and he is depicted with fine detail riding into battle, his hair swept back and with a loose hanging cloak over his shoulder. This figurine would have once graced the top of a horse, with detailed hands holding reigns or a spear. This is a nice example in good excavated condition with a fine dark brown patina. This figure would have been set in a temple or used for private worship.
CULTURE: Roman or Greek
DATE: c. 3rd century BC - 1st century AD
SIZE: 9.3cm tall, 5.6cm wide
WEIGHT: 104.7 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Bath.