Dr Ivan Bonchev
Ivan has a substantial academic and business background in the field of antiquities and numismatics. He 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. During his studies he has collaborated with many other academics in various research projects, allowing him to create a vast network of contacts of specialists at his disposal. His experience includes work in the Ashmolean museum, 3 years presidency of the Oxford Numismatic Society and attendance to all major European archaeological conferences.
Seven years ago, Ivan founded Pax Romana Gallery, in Central London. He deals exclusively in genuine Ancient art and Numismatics, specialising in the attribution, authentication and appraisal. He has worked for numerous auction houses and large private collectors – curating and inspecting their acquisitions. Ivan is dedicated to provide all customers with the highest level of services and products.
Mr Derek Glover
Member of the ADA (Antiquities Dealers Association) and BNTA (British Numismatic Trading Association). Specialist in Celtic, Roman and Medieval antiquities and coins with strong focus on British artifacts. Derek has been dealing in ancient art for over 30 years and has been interested in Archaeology since he was at school, 50 years ago. He has participated in many archaeological digs, collaborating with most of the East-Anglia archaeologists including excavations in Cambridge, Harlow, Brentwood and work for the Museum of London. Derek believes it is important that all of the listed items are authentic and well provenanced. His experience as a dealer and appraiser come in handy here. He can often tell within a few seconds whether an object is interesting enough for the auction.
Ralf Kotalla Laboratory
Pax Romana is official partner and representative of Ralf Kotalla Laboratory (Germany) for the United Kingdom. Ralf’s Laboratory has the best technical equipment strengthen by 34 years of experience in the Art business authentication – from Neolithic to 17th C porcelain. The Ralf Kotalla Laboratory establishes only top quality expert reports. These are outstanding by speed of analysis, precision of statements and layout.
We strongly believe that expert’s opinion backed with scientific data is the most secure way to determine the authenticity of each art object. The collaboration between our Auction House and Ralf Kotalla Laboratory can assure our customers of the dedication we have to fight forgery and offer only the best art pieces.
See more here: https://www.kotalla.de/ueber-uns/?lang=en