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Medieval Artifacts

Germany, Iron Mace Head, Late Medieval, 1400 - 1500

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From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AW36874. Heavy metal mace head, ball with five protruding rounded points to the back is a loop for suspension, 10.1 cm long; black patina with some rust, Choice, $500.00 (445.00)


Byzantine Lead Bulla Seal, Sergios Mesopotamites, Late 11th - Early 12th Century

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The first part of the inscription reads "Graphas sphragizo kai logous" - "I seal the writings and words of..." The last lines read the well-known family name "Mesopotamites," with eta for iota. The personal name is most likely Sergios, with the C missing from either logous or Sergios.

The Mesopotamitai were a prominent Byzantine family in the late 12th and early 13th century. They originated either from Mesopotamos (in modern Albania) or some place called Mesopotamia. Sergios was likely related to Constantine Mesopotamite, the de facto chief minister under emperors Isaac II Angelos and Alexius III Angelos (1193 - summer 1197) and the archbishop of Thessalonica (c. 1197 - 1227, but in exile 1204 - 1224, when the city was occupied by Latin Crusaders).
AS63897. Lead bulla (tag seal), unpublished in references examined by Forum; DOCBS -, Zacos BLS -, Zacos -, Jordanov -, gVF, high relief, attractive patina, weight 4.861 g, maximum diameter 16.0 mm, die axis 0o, obverse nimbate facing bust of the Virgin Orans, MP - OV across fields; reverse ΓPA(phas) / CΦPAΓI(zo) / S ΛOΓOU(c) CE[P]/ΓIOTOU M[E]/COΠOTA/MHTOU (S abbreviates KAI and the OU's are ligate); $240.00 (213.60)


Byzantine, Syro-Palestinian, Terracotta Oil Lamp, 7th - 8th Century A.D.

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This rare type is similar to flat-topped round Byzantine lamps discovered in Jerash, bearing Arabic inscriptions with dates from the eighth century, the name of the potter, and Jerash as the place of manufacture (Schloessinger 578 and 579). Those lamps are clearly different, but the similarity may indicate the date of our lamp. Perhaps the Tel Aviv source points to a Palestina Prima origin.
AG63808. Terracotta lamp; cf. Anawati C250 (rounder, also with arc and pellet ornamentation, but arcs from both mouth and shoulder); 8.3 cm long, Good condition, two cracks radiating from spout, soot on nozzle, mold-made, ovoid shape, convex nearly flat diskus ornamented with pellets within arcs from shoulder, knife-pared conical handle, raised rim around filling hole, raised rim at shoulder to from handle to nozzle, convex side above sharp carination, flat bottom with ring base; from a Florida dealer, purchased in Tel Aviv in 1971; $150.00 (133.50)


Roman-Byzantine, Bronze Disk Nomisma Weight, c. 350 - 650 A.D.

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BZ90518. cf. Weber Byzantinische 127; perhaps made from a coin, VF, green patina, scratches, weight 4.169 g, maximum diameter 18.4 mm, obverse concentric circles (appear to be lathe cut); reverse blank, scratches from use; $70.00 (62.30)


Late Roman-Byzantine, Square Bronze Nomisma Weight, c. 350 - 700 A.D.

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Late Roman-Byzantine Nomisma weights listed in David Hendin's Ancient Scale Weights and Pre-Coin Currency of the Near East, page 212 - 213, range from 3.91g to 4.54g. Most are marked with the letter N. The variation cannot be solely due to inaccurate scales, the weight of the numisma must have varied over time and place.
BZ90816. Bronze weight, cf. Hendin Weights 352 ff., weight 4.226 g, maximum diameter 18.9 mm, obverse engraved N and ornamental pellets in groups of three; reverse unmarked; $60.00 (53.40)


Late Roman - Byzantine, 8 Siliqua Bronze Square Weight

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BZ90525. Bronze weight, cf. Hendin 347; bronze square with H (8) engraved on a raised panel, weight 1.453 g, maximum diameter 14.1 mm, $50.00 (44.50)


Late Roman-Byzantine, Square Bronze Nomisma Weight, c. 350 - 700 A.D.

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Late Roman-Byzantine Nomisma weights listed in David Hendin's Ancient Scale Weights and Pre-Coin Currency of the Near East, page 212 - 213, range from 3.91g to 4.54g. Most are marked with the letter N. The variation cannot be solely due to inaccurate scales, the weight of the numisma must have varied over time and place.
BZ90812. Bronze weight, cf. Hendin Weights 353, weight 3.978 g, maximum diameter 17.4 mm, obverse N engraved in dots, circle of dots within above; reverse unmarked; $45.00 (40.05)


Late Roman - Byzantine, One Nomisma Square Bronze Weight

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Late Roman-Byzantine Nomisma weights listed in David Hendin's Ancient Scale Weights and Pre-Coin Currency of the Near East, page 212 - 213, range from 3.91g to 4.54g. Most are marked with the letter N. The variation cannot be solely due to inaccurate scales, the weight of the numisma must have varied over time and place.
BZ90521. Bronze weight, cf. Hendin 348; unmarked bronze square, 4.308g, 16.4mm, $40.00 (35.60)


Late Roman-Byzantine, Square Bronze Nomisma Weight, c. 350 - 700 A.D.

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Late Roman-Byzantine Nomisma weights listed in David Hendin's Ancient Scale Weights and Pre-Coin Currency of the Near East, page 212 - 213, range from 3.91g to 4.54g. Most are marked with the letter N. The variation cannot be solely due to inaccurate scales, the weight of the numisma must have varied over time and place.
BZ90824. Bronze weight, cf. Hendin Weights 352 ff., weight 3.973 g, maximum diameter 18.2 mm, obverse engraved N; reverse unmarked; $36.00 (32.04)


Late Roman-Byzantine Square Bronze 2 Scripula Weight, c. 350 - 700 A.D.

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We think we see an engraved B, but it could be just hopeful imagination.
BZ90534. Bronze weight, cf. Hendin Weights 367, 13.5 x 14.4 mm, 2.120g, obverse engraved B(?); reverse blank; $36.00 (32.04)











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