Introducing Lockdales’ new consultant Dr. Ivan Bonchev BA, Mst and Dphil in Archaeology, University of Oxford.

Ivan will be available this Thursday 7th June from 2pm, and all Friday, if you would like to come and meet him and view over 400 ancient artefacts coming up for sale in our auction 13th-14th June.  These items date from as far back as the Stone Age, up until the Tudor period, including many Roman, Anglo-Saxon, and Viking objects.  All the items for sale come from old British and European collections, mostly acquired in the 1950s-1980s.  In future he will be available to consult with the local metal-detecting community on behalf of Lockdales.

Dr. Ivan Bonchev began collecting old coins from an early age at six years old, when he inherited a collection of Russian Imperial roubles from his grandfather. This sparked an ongoing interest in history and collecting old objects. As a teenager he spent much of his time at archaeological excavations, coin fairs, museum visits and courses. Ivan took his undergraduate degree in Archaeology and Art History at the University of Sheffield where he received first class honours. His education continued with a Masters and Doctorate in Classical Archaeology & Numismatics at Oxford University, both passed with the highest honours. Five years ago, Ivan founded his own business - Pax Romana Gallery, in Central London. He deals exclusively in authentic Ancient art and numismatics, focusing on the Classical period. He also works for numerous auction houses and large private collectors - curating and inspecting.

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