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Rupert Wace sold this Pseudo-Corinthian bronze helmet, 5th century BC at the opening of the TEFAF Maastricht fair.

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The organisers reported more than 10,000 visitors attended the fair preview on March 12.

Big sales at TEFAF tend to be slow burners - the event is more about considered sales spread out over its duration than a mad rush on the first day.

However, London antiquities specialist Rupert Wace had one of his best openings of the fair, selling 20 items by mid-afternoon on preview day including a sculptural Pseudo-Corinthian bronze helmet, 5th century BC.