Egyptian, Faience Amphoriskos, Ptolemaic to Early Roman, 3rd Century B.C. - 1st Century A.D.
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 (€348.00)
Greek, Olynthus, Archaic Terracotta Protome Head, 5th Century B.C.
From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years. AT34430. 9 cm (3 1/2") high, beige-orange terracotta; protome head; wearing amulet on necklace, archaic eye, Choice, on stand with black base; $315.00 (€274.05)
Greek, Lead Tessera or Weight, c. 500 - 300 B.C.(?)
This lead piece is a mystery. It may be a tessera or it may be a coin weight. Where and when it was made are uncertain. Facing head of Silenos types are most commonly found on coins from Sicily, Macedonia, Lesbos, and Mysia. The scallop shell is a common type for Italy and Sicily, but was used as a control symbol across the Greek world. If it is a weight, the weight is appropriate for an electrum hemihekte, a type which was struck at Kyzikos with a facing head of Silenos.GB90212. Lead tessera, cf. Scholz 597 - 598 (Silenos obverse, blank reverse); roughly rectangular shape, 13.3 x 8.6 mm, 1.309 g, VF, a very attractive and unusual tiny artifact, c. 500 - 300 B.C.(?); obverse head of Silenos facing; reverse incuse scallop shell; ex CNG auction 324, part of lot 670; $155.00 (€134.85)
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