How to Buy Antiquities

Here at Pax Romana Auctions we hold large monthly auctions, so there is always a catalogue to browse and new items to discover. We hold our auctions here on and in order to participate you need to register with us. The process is clearly explained and stress free. It’s all ready for you to enjoy the excitement of a real time auction where you can buy antiquities from all over the ancient world.

Once registered you can sign up to bid per auction where you can bid as many times as you like on our whole range of items. We will then process the items and invoices, safely sending your items to you as soon as possible.

Here are some things however to bear in mind:

  • If you plan on buying items over £2000 you will need to provide us with some sort of ID.
  • You may leave absentee bids before the auction if you won’t be able to attend. However, our auctions are always held on a weekend so it is most convenient for you.
  • If you have any questions about the auction process please send them to

When you Buy Antiquities with us we offer you all the following benefits:

Low Buyer’s Commission

We believe that most auction houses over-charge buyers with a very high premium and various other hidden charges. We offer our services for 15 to 20% buyer’s premium (VAT and Internet charges not Included). For the lowest commission please buy via our website (no Internet charges).

Free or low-rate fast worldwide shipping

We offer in-house packing & shipping and we have contracts with Royal Mail, Mail Boxes etc., Fedex, OlympexGlobal and many other couriers giving us the ability to send items quickly and at the best possible rates. We take the inconvenience away from our customers of organising their own shipping and handling and offer a quick and efficient service with 3 days dispatch period.

Certificate of Authenticity

Unlike most auction houses, we try to focus our efforts on establishing the provenance and authenticity of each item. We are happy to supply a COA with each purchased object stating that it was examined by us and our expert opinion. For more information please see our T&C’s.

Maintenance of your Collection

We are happy to advise our customers on all relevant questions they may have related to authentication, appraisal, conservation, storage etc. Please check our “Investment Option” to see the special services we offer for our clients

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