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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, $400.00 (356.00)


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 nomisma 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 nomisma 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 nomisma 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 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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