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Roman Antiquities

Antiquities authenticated and attributed by Alex G. Malloy.


Roman Republic, Bronze Askos Pitcher, 1st Century B.C.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

An askos is an assymetric vessel imitating the shape of a leather wine-skin, with an off-center mouth, convex top, and single arching handle.
AY36080. Bronze askos; cf. Hayes ROM 112-113, MFA Boston, Comstock/Vermeule 470-1, 9.6 cm high, long projecting spout pinched at sides, handle with vegetable decoration at ends, spherical body, short pedestal base; mounted on wood base, complete, handle reconstructed; $1080.00 (€810.00)

Roman Bronze Vessel Handle, Ornamented With Bacchus and a Panther, c. 1st Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo The Panther was the companion of Bacchus. The grapevine and its wild barren alter-ego, the toxic ivy plant, were both sacred to him. This handle was once attached to vessel used for serving or drinking wine.
AI30971. height 8.0 cm (3"), excellent condition with a nice green patina, bronze vessel handle ornamented with a facing young head of Bacchus wearing an ivy wreath in his long flowing hair, panther skin tied at neck, the curving handle ends with a panther head; $1050.00 (€787.50)

Roman Greece, Barbotine Ware Amphora, 2nd Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

Barbotine is French for a ceramic slip, a mixture of clay and water used for decorating pottery. In English the term is used for two different techniques but here we are only concerned with the technique used in the ancient world. Barbotine is piped onto the object much like cakes are decorated with icing, using a quill, horn, or another kind of nozzle. The slip is often a color contrasting with rest of the vessel and forms a design, a pattern, or inscription, that is raised above the main surface. The Egyptians used barbotine decorative designs. Specimens have also been found at Minoan Knossos on the island of Crete.

This example was found near Corinth. The style is certainly related to the Egyptian Barbotine ware but it may have been made in mainland Greece.

AE36060. Barbotine ware amphora, Athenian Agora -, ROM -; 5 ½ inches high, Collectible condition, buff clay, ovoid body, wide tubular neck, strap handles, horizontal bands on neck, Barbatine rows of leaf shaped decorations on body; reconstructed, one section of rim, a small shoulder and part of one handle restored; rare; $930.00 (€697.50)

Roman, Bronze Repousse Plaque with Centaur Holding a Bow, Lorica Sqaumata Armor Plate(?), c. 1st - 3rd Century B.C.
Click for a larger photo Likely used in some legionary application; perhaps as a lorica squamata legionary armor plate segment.
AA59779. Roman, bronze repousse, 1.75 x 1.75 inches, c. 1st - 3rd century A.D.; sheet bronze hammered from behind in repousse technique to raise the figure of a centaur holding a bow, remains of two rivet holes where it was attached, tear on body, rare and interesting; from a New Jersey collection; $900.00 (€675.00)

Roman, Palmyra, Syria, Terracotta Plaque Tessera, 2nd - 3rd Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

Palmyra, in the heart of Syrian Desert. was the capital of Queen Zenobia. This tessera may have been made during the time of her short lived Palmyrene Empire.
AI59004. Terracotta plaque tessera, cf. E. De. Boccard, Les tesseres et les Monnaies de Palmyre; cf. Malloy, Writings of Mankind, 1990, #33; 3 x 2 cm, Choice, flat plaque depicting a lion lower left, palm tree in the center, crescent moon upper left, and star upper right, two lines of inscription of Palmyrene Aramaic; $900.00 (€675.00)

Roman, Small Sandstone Tetrarch Emperor Head, c. 285 - 337 A.D.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AE36072. Grey sandstone head of Roman Emperor during the Tetrarchy; cf. Two Emperors of the Tetarchy, in the Vatican Library, 9 cm high and 7 cm, Diocletian or Maximianus, short forehead, short hair, expressive large eyes and high relief with double eyelids, portrait style exemplifies the militaristic period; worn but worthy of any fine collection; rare; $880.00 (€660.00)

Roman, Bronze Patera Handle, c. 1st - 3rd Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo A patera was a plate used by Roman priests to make sacrificial offerings to the Gods. Paterae were thin and most often have been lost to corrosion leaving only the handle remaining.
AL59776. Roman, bronze patera handle, c. 1st - 3rd century A.D., 5.6", heavy fluted handle terminating in a collar from which a ram's head with curled horns emerges; from a New Jersey collection; rare; $760.00 (€570.00)

Roman, Round Silver Appliquι, 1st - 2nd Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo ex Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia, Rome de-acquisition, circa 1950’s, ex Ran Ryan, Rome 1974. From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

AI36082. Round silver appliquι; 5 cm diameter; flower of semi-circles swirled around a center dot in the center, Choice, framed by an inner dot circle and linear circle inner border, a wreath of two tendrils of leaves and berries around, and another dot circle and linear circle border outside the wreath; black toning; very rare; $490.00 (€367.50)

Roman, Round Silver Appliquι, 1st - 2nd Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo ex Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia, Rome de-acquisition, circa 1950’s, ex Ran Ryan, Rome 1974. From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

A cabochon or cabachon, from the Middle French caboche (head), is a gemstone which has been shaped and polished as opposed to faceted. The resulting form is usually a convex top with a flat bottom (dome shape).
AI36083. Silver appliquι; 8.8 cm diameter, flat round center surrounded by a circle of two light blue glass, a clear crystal and four carnelian cabochons, Collectible condition, one stone missing, dark toning; probably the outer shell of a box lid; very rare; $490.00 (€367.50)

Egypt, Black Slate Dish, Hellenic - Roman Period, 1st Century B.C. - 1st Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

This type of dish may have been used as a cosmetic pallet.
AE48734. Black slate dish; cf. Petrie, Stone & Metal Vases 972; four square protruding handles, 3 ½ inches diameter, Choice, ex Malloy, Egyptian Art & Artifacts, Summer 1980, 118; some chipping to edge, otherwise intact; $460.00 (€345.00)

Roman, Silver Jewelry Appliquι, 1st - 2nd Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo ex Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia, Rome de-acquisition, circa 1950’s, ex Ran Ryan, Rome 1974. From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

AI36081. Silver plaque appliquι; 4 x 5 cm, Collectible condition, clear crystal or glass cabochon in the center surrounded by a circle of pierced dots, floret pattern of eight pierced dots to the left and right, ornate rim with a zigzag line with pierced dots in the angles; toned; very rare; $440.00 (€330.00)

Egyptian, Faience Amphoriskos, Ptolemaic to Early Roman, 3rd Century B.C. - 1st Century A.D.
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AB31020. Faience amphoriskos; height 10.8 cm (3 3/4"), white with traces of green glaze, ornamented with inscribed bands and crescents, two small loop handles, Choice, complete and intact, $400.00 (€300.00)

Roman Palaestina, Large Pottery Beaker, Late Roman Period, 4th - 7th Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo Time of Christian Acceptance and First Ecumenical (Nicene) Council.

From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

Found in Israel.
AH48175. Large pottery beaker; Tushingham 38:27-28; buff, wheel made, ribbed conical body, wide mouth, narrowing to flat base, 5 ½ inches high, Choice, hole in bottom, $400.00 (€300.00)

Ptolemaic or Roman Egyptian, Glass Swan Inlay Fragment, c. 1st Century B.C. - Early 1st Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AA32454. Egyptian glass fragment, cf. Kofler-Tuniger 225 (swans but not identical) and Corning Museum of Glass III 1101 (yellow duck but similar work), Superb, 1.6 cm (5/8"), white swan with yellow beak on a purplish-black background; of great rarity!; $360.00 (€270.00)

Roman, Limestone Amphora-Shaped Statera (Steelyard) Scale Weight, 2nd - 3rd Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

The statera is a type of Roman scale, often called a Roman steelyard. The steelyard comprises a balance beam which is suspended from a pivot (or fulcrum) which is very close to one end of the beam. The two parts of the beam which flank the pivot are the arms. The arm from which the object to be weighed is hung is short and is located close to the pivot point. The other arm is longer, is graduated and incorporates a counterweight which can be moved along the arm until the two arms are balanced about the pivot, at which time the weight of the load is indicated by the position of the counterweight.
AI36107. Statera weight; 4 inches high; carved amphora-shaped weight with two side lug handles; long narrow ridges to pointed bottom, Choice, most unusual; $330.00 (€247.50)

Roman, Glass Apollo's Head Cameo, 1st Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AA32453. Glass cameo; 2.5 cm (1"), Apollo's diademed head right in white with speckled red, black background; graying to top of the cameo, Choice, lovely and rare; $320.00 (€240.00)

Roman, Millefiori Enamelled Brooch, 2nd Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo Probably made in the Rhineland but found in the Middle East.

Despite the corrosion and damage, this is a museum quality piece because of the superb quality of the original workmanship.
AS34494. cf. Hattatt's Ancient Brooches and Other Artifacts 1600 (overall shape) and Figure 75 (similar millefiori); 5 cm (2") long, symmetrical "equal ended" design, central raised rectangle, triangle ends, peripheral lugs, tiny millefiori enamelling with checkerboards, rosettes, stripes and concentric circles; corrosion, hole in side, pin missing, reassembled from two pieces; rare; $300.00 (€225.00)

Roman, Bronze Handle, 4th - 5th Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo The style exhibits central European influence, perhaps Gaul, Goth or Germanic.
AA59778. Roman bronze handle, 1.7 inches; terminus in the form of a bird with detail on both sides, nice; from an New Jersey collection, $270.00 (€202.50)

Roman, Large Iron Borer or File, 1st - 3rd Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo Another piece from the same group as this borer was dated by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to 120 A.D. with a probable range of 80 A.D. - 160 A.D. Testing was done using an innovative technique which measures the carbon isotope ratio of the trace carbon in the iron. This carbon comes from the wood used in the production of the iron which must be of essentially the same age as the tool itself. Results were published in the journal, Radiocarbon, Summer 2001.
AE61804. Roman borer, cf. Petrie, 'Tools and Weapons', plate LXV, #40; 7 inches, indent at one end for attaching handle, $270.00 (€202.50)

Roman, Bronze Bird Fibula, c. 3rd - 5th Century A.D.
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AS61829. Roman fibula; cf. Hattatt BOA 1156 - 1159; 1.25 inches, pin missing; from a New Jersey collection, c. 3rd - 5th century A.D.; $270.00 (€202.50)

Roman, Palestine, Small Terracotta Bottle, 2nd - 3rd Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo Made in the Holy Land during the time of the Christian Early Church Fathers. Found in Israel.

From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AI36076. Holy Land Bottle; 10.5 cm tall, Choice, red-buff terracotta with white slip, ovoid body, narrow tubular neck, ornamented with spiral ridges, pedestal base; chip in lip; $225.00 (€168.75)

Roman, Bronze Mirror Disc, 1st - 2nd Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo Ex Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia, Rome de-acquisition, c. 1950’s; ex Ran Ryan, Rome 1974; from the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia is a museum in Rome principally devoted to antiquities of the pre-Roman period from ancient Umbria, Latium, and southern Etruria. It is housed in the Villa Giulia, or Villa di Papa Giulio (Pope Julius), which was built in the mid-16th century for Pope Julius III and has housed the museum since 1889.
AI36100. Bronze Gφbl MIRror disc; 4 3/4 inches diameter; thick green patina, Choice, $200.00 (€150.00)

Acorn Pendant Weight, Central Italy, c. 350 - 250 B.C.
Click for a larger photo These acorn pendants, and very similar scallop shell pendants, were probably used as weights. They may also have been worn as jewelry, and undoubtedly they were traded, like all small bronze objects, as proto-currency.
AS90927. Small acorn pendant weight, loop broken; length 32.5 mm; weight 23.412 g, $200.00 (€150.00)

Central Italy, Lead Acorn Pendant Weight, c. 350 - 250 B.C.
Click for a larger photo These acorn pendants, and very similar lead and bronze scallop shell pendants, were used as weights.
AS18463. Lead weight, Small acorn pendant weight, length 29.9 mm; weight 28.641 g, cracks in loop, $200.00 (€150.00)

Roman, Bronze Tweezers, 2nd - 4th Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

AI36108. Bronze tweezers; cf. Malloy, Official Guide to Artifacts of Ancient Civilizations, 1997, 1775; 2 inches long, Intact and choice, $180.00 (€135.00)

Roman, Bronze Oinochoe (Jug) Handle, 1st - 2nd Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo Ex Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia, Rome de-acquisition, c. 1950’s; ex Ran Ryan, Rome 1974; from the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia is a museum in Rome principally devoted to antiquities of the pre-Roman period from ancient Umbria, Latium, and southern Etruria. It is housed in the Villa Giulia, or Villa di Papa Giulio (Pope Julius), which was built in the mid-16th century for Pope Julius III and has housed the museum since 1889.
AI36094. Bronze handle; 8 ½ inches long; palmette and scroll pattern at base terminal, green patina, Choice, $170.00 (€127.50)

Roman, Bronze Lozenge Shaped Stepped Brooch, c. 2nd Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

Appears to be from the same workshop as the referenced Hattatt brooch, which was found in Britain.
AS36059. Bronze stepped brooch, cf. Hattatt BoA, 1085; cf. Malloy Auction LXI, May, 9, 2001, # 1241; 28 mm long; finely made, Choice, diamond shape, without lugs, enamel diamond in center, stepped levels with incised lines, hinged pin, rear hollowed hemispherically; complete with pin, two holes from corrosion; rare without lugs; $160.00 (€120.00)

Phoenician (Palistinian Workshop), 4 Stamped Glass Votive Fragments, 1st Century B.C. - 1st Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

These votive pieces were made to be ritually broken before offering in the altar of the god or distribution in fields for fertility or under building foundations for good fortune. They are almost always found broken.
AA32416. 4 glass votive stamped fragements, partial images of male god; $155.00 (€116.25)

Roman, Two Terra Sigilatta Potsherds, 2nd Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

AI36089. Two red slip terra sigilatta potsherds; both about 2 1/2 inches across, one with male, nude, running right (top of head off); the other with floral pattern and lions running right (back part of one lion and one foreleg of another); $150.00 (€112.50)

Roman Egyptian, Terracotta Nubian Head, 1st - 3rd Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AT34446. 3 cm (1 1/8") high, red-beige terracotta, Superb, unmounted; $140.00 (€105.00)

Roman (Rhineland Workshop), 2 Clear Cut Glass Fragments, Late 3rd - Mid 4th Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years. Ex Robert Haas collection.

Facet-cut decorative patterns were used primarily on colorless glass vessels. Ancient facet-cuts were usually concave circular, oval or elongated "rice" facets. Interlocking facets can create lozenge shapes or hexagons. The technique was probably invented in Italy in the last quarter of the first century A.D. The earliest facet-cut vessels have facets over the entire surface. Around 250 A.D. it became popular to facet-cut only areas of the vessel. Shallow wheel-abraded facets are were used on some forth century tableware. Around the mid-forth century in Scandinavia, Germany and Mesopotamia distinctive styles developed with thick-walled vessels with deep facets.
AA32382. 2 clear wheel-cut bowl fragments, cf. Harden 106v and Constable-Maxwell 120., Choice, 6.3 cm (2 1/2") by 5.4 cm (1 1/8"), band of wheel-cut horizontal lines and two facet-cut rows of rice-shaped facets; second fragment with cross hatch pattern; $140.00 (€105.00)

Roman (Probably Italian), 1" Millefiori Mosaic Glass Vessel Fragment, Late 1st Century B.C. - Early 1st Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

The mosaic glass making technique is a painstaking labor intensive process. Long colored glass rods (canes) are arranged and bundled to form the desired cross-section pattern. The rods are fused with heat and pulled to reduce the diameter and shrink the pattern to a smaller scale. The fused and pulled canes of glass are then cut into wafers, each piece bearing the original cross-section pattern in miniature. The wafers are then fused together to form the millefiori (thousand flowers) pattern vessel.
AA32383. Fragment of a fine millefiori mosaic glass vessel; cf. Toledo Museum 478, Choice, 2.5 cm (1"), yellow pedaled flowers, with red centers, green background, lovely; $140.00 (€105.00)

Roman, Millefiori Mosaic Glass Fragment, c. 1st Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AA32406. Millefiori vessel fragment, Choice, 3.8 cm (1 1/2") x 2.5 cm (1"), white petals and yellow over green stems on swirling white and brown-black background; $140.00 (€105.00)

Roman, 2 Glass Vessel Fragments, 1st Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years. Ex Robert Haas collection.
AA32432. Roman, 2" glass cup rim fragment pattern of yellow, white, and red-brown bands; also a 1 Ύ" marbled fragment, Superb, $140.00 (€105.00)

Roman, Bronze Swinging Handle, 1st - 2nd Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo Ex Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia, Rome de-acquisition, c. 1950’s; ex Ran Ryan, Rome 1974; from the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia is a museum in Rome principally devoted to antiquities of the pre-Roman period from ancient Umbria, Latium, and southern Etruria. It is housed in the Villa Giulia, or Villa di Papa Giulio (Pope Julius), which was built in the mid-16th century for Pope Julius III and has housed the museum since 1889.
AI36097. Bronze swinging handle; 6 1/4 inches across; round bar, ends turned back, cone shaped terminals, Choice, from a two handled pot or bowl; green patina, complete and intact; $135.00 (€101.25)

Roman, Bronze Jug Handle, 1st - 2nd Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo Ex Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia, Rome de-acquisition, c. 1950’s; ex Ran Ryan, Rome 1974; from the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia is a museum in Rome principally devoted to antiquities of the pre-Roman period from ancient Umbria, Latium, and southern Etruria. It is housed in the Villa Giulia, or Villa di Papa Giulio (Pope Julius), which was built in the mid-16th century for Pope Julius III and has housed the museum since 1889.
AI36096. Bronze jug handle; 4 Ύ inches long; rim section with ornate scrolls, top end turned up; bottom broken off, green patina, $130.00 (€97.50)

Roman, Two Bronze Cheek Pieces to Horse Bit, 1st - 2nd Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo Ex Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia, Rome de-acquisition, c. 1950's; ex Ran Ryan, Rome 1974; from the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

AI36099. Two three-ring bronze horse bit cheek fittings; each 3 Ό inches across; one ring smaller, green patina, Choice, $130.00 (€97.50)

Roman, Syro-Palestinian, Glass Miniature Juglet Amulet, 4th - 5th Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years. Ex Robert Haas collection. This and a few other ex Haas miniature jug amulets offered here may be ex Kofler-Truniger lot 204. They appear to be some of the same pieces but it is difficult to be certain from the small black and white catalog photo.

In the Ernesto Wolf Collection, Marianne Stern argues the distribution of this type of juglets, from the Holy Land to western Europe, indicates they were produced in Palestine as early Christian amulets and taken as relics or souvenirs from holy areas.
AA32441. Holyland glass juglet amulet, cf. Kofler-Truniger 204; 1.5 cm (5/8"), blue with yellow rim and yellow zigzag trails, missing bottom, rare; $125.00 (€93.75)

Roman, Five Arretine Pottery Potsherds, 1st Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

Arretine pottery, first made at Arezzo (near Florence) was most popular during the age of Augustus. It is characterized by a uniform shiny red glaze and decorative figurative sculptural reliefs in a naturalistic Greek style, which were made in molds and applied to the surface before glazing and firing. Arretine pottery was widely appreciated across the Mediterranean and was imitated by potteries across Italy, Asia Minor and Gaul, so much so that its production more or less shifted to Gaul.
AI36071. Five Arretine potsherds; one with nude facing torso, one with acanthus leaves and other designs, another with linear design, two base fragments, Choice shards, some sherds marked in ink with numbers, which might be dd.mm.yy find dates from 1928; $125.00 (€93.75)

Roman, 6 Glass Rod Segments, 1st - 2nd Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

Glass rods were used as cosmetic applicators, as stirring rods and also as decorative architectural elements. Embeded in plaster, they were used to decorate walls and pillars and to highlight glass wall mosaics. Corning Pre-Roman 791 is a pilaster fragment from Rome which includes a variety of similar rods along with small glass tiles embedded in plaster backed by concrete forming a geometric pattern mosaic.
AG32554. 6 rod segments, cf. Corning Pre-Roman 720, average 3.8 cm (1 1/2") long, Choice, larger diameter fragment with twisted opaque white, beige and clear yellow, some iridescence; two opaque white rectangular segments; three others twisted various colors; $120.00 (€90.00)

Roman Egyptian, Terracotta Female Head, 1st - 3rd Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AT34474. 3.5 cm (1 1/2") high, red-beige terracotta, hair up and bound at top, Choice - Superb, unmounted; $110.00 (€82.50)

Roman (Rhineland Workshop), 3 Clear Cut Glass Fragments, 2nd Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years. Ex Robert Haas collection.

Wheel-cut decorative patterns were used primarily on colorless glass vessels. The wheel cut lines vary in depth, width and length and may be rounded or v-shaped, and the most common form is a series of horizontal lines. The technique has been used since the Hellenistic period. Wheel-incised geometric patterns were especially popular in the fourth century.
AA32384. 3 clear faceted bowl shards, Choice, wheel cut lines, in rectangles with cross hatched sectioned, one 4.4 cm (1 3/4") and two 3.8 cm (1 1/2"); $110.00 (€82.50)

Roman, Bronze Finial, 1st - 2nd Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AI36073. Bronze finial from a vessel, two opposing swan heads, 3 cm high, some green patina, Average, $110.00 (€82.50)

Roman, Terra Sigilatta Potsherd, 2nd Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo Marked with ink "102 St. GIIsi, 16.10.28" (found at Saint Gillis, 16 October 1928?). From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

AI36091. Terra sigilatta potsherd; 4 1/2 inches across; red slip; female in military garb (Virtus?) advancing left, smaller nude male figure (Eros?) above, $110.00 (€82.50)

Roman Syro-Palestinian, Glass Stamped Medallion Pendant, c. Mid 4th - Mid 5th Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

Many of these small glass medallions with stamped motifs and suspension loops, mass produced c. mid 4th to mid 5th century A.D., have been found, from Asia Minor, through the Levante, and as far west as Tunisia. Motifs are based on mythology, magic, and the Old and New Testaments. Colors include amber, blue, green and purple. They were used as pendants and earrings. The same stamps were also used on glass bracelets and on bottles.
AA32409. Glass pendant, cf. Corning III 871 (amber); 1.9 cm long, clear blue, facing head of Medusa with snake hair, beautiful iridescence, loop broken, $105.00 (€78.75)

Roman Syro-Palestinian, Glass Stamped Medallion Pendant, c. Mid 4th - Mid 5th Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

Many of these small glass medallions with stamped motifs and suspension loops, mass produced c. mid 4th to mid 5th century A.D., have been found, from Asia Minor, through the Levante, and as far west as Tunisia. Motifs are based on mythology, magic, and the Old and New Testaments. Colors include amber, blue, green and purple. They were used as pendants and earrings. The same stamps were also used on glass bracelets and on bottles.
AA32391. Glass pendant, cf. Corning III 871 (amber); 1.9 cm long, clear blue, facing head of Medusa with snake hair, beautiful iridescence, loop broken, $95.00 (€71.25)

Roman, Glass Cup Fragment, Mid 1st - 3rd Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AG32551. Stemmed cup glass fragment; cf. Corning II 653 ff. for beakers with slightly similar trail designs; 5.0 cm (2") high, Choice, clear green base and shoulder, white trail design of loops arching up from a horizontal line; rare; $95.00 (€71.25)

Roman, 3 Glass Vessel Fragments, c. 1st Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years. Ex Robert Haas collection.
AA32462. 3 Roman glass vessel fragments, Superb, 3.2 cm (1 1/4") cylindrical neck fragment, ribbed with white trails on purple-black; 4.1 cm (1 5/8") rim fragment with white bands on brown-black; 3.1 cm (1 1/4") fragment with white bands on blue background; $90.00 (€67.50)

Roman, 3 Glass Vessel Fragments, c. 1st Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years. Ex Robert Haas collection.
AA32463. 3 Roman glass vessel fragments, Superb, 1.2 cm (1/2") diameter and 2.8 cm (1 1/8") long cylindrical neck and shoulder fragment, ribbed with white drawn-up lines on black; 4.1 cm (1 5/8) vessel rim fragment with marbled white and brown bands; 1.9 cm (3/4") white and blue strips on yellow; $80.00 (€60.00)

Theodosius I, 19 January 379 - 17 January 395 A.D.,
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AS65213. Lead bulla (tag seal), Conical, uniface, with three draped facing busts; commonly attributed to Theodosius I and his sons Arcadius and Honorius, VF, weight 9.335 g, maximum diameter 19.4 mm, $80.00 (€60.00)



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