The Department of Archaeology is responsible for the acquisition and sale of archaeological artefacts and entire collections from prehistoric times to the dawn of the Middle Ages, with a special interest in objects from the Greek, Etruscan and Italic civilisations, the Roman and Byzantine worlds.
Its primary task is the study, classification, appraisal and sale of archaeological artefacts on the market – both for public auction and in the form of private negotiations – in compliance with Italian legislation on the protection of cultural assets.
Furthermore, the department offers a specialised appraisal service for objects of archaeological interest using state-of-the-art technology in collaboration with Italian universities. Andrea Pancotti is an archaeologist specializing in the topography of ancient Italy. A member of the Italian Academy of Numismatic Studies, a member of the editorial board of the "Bulletin of the History and Art Union," he has numerous scientific publications in the field of history and archaeology to his credit.