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ANTIQUITIES, Babylonia, Cylinder Seal, 1900 - 1700 B.C.Cylindre-Sceau, 1ère dynastie de Babylone, 1900-1700 avant J.-C (Stéatite grise)
Cylindre de 18 x 10 mn, gravé en creux de symboles, personnages (Dieux) et animaux (aigle et félin), patine verte.
ANTIQUITIES, Egypt, Bronze statuette of Osiris with Isis on backStatuette bronze Osiris Basse époque (700-400 avant J.C. ) avec Isis au dos.
ANTIQUITIES, Egypt, Scarab of Sesostris III, 1836 - 1818 B.C.- Scarabée, Egypte Sesostris III, 1800 av.-JC. (Stéatite) 312
Amulette-sceau de 20 mm en forme de coléoptère, hiéroglyphes gravés sur l’abdomen : scarabée ….

Sesostris III was a Pharaoh of the 12th dynasty (which lasted from c.1938–c. 1756 B.C.) and during his reign he completely reshaped Egypt’s government and extended his dominion in Nubia, the land immediately south of Egypt.
ANTIQUITIES, Egypt, Stone Heart Amulet. c.2000 - 1700 B.C.Egyptian Stone Heart Amulet, c. Middle Kingdom with etched veins.
ANTIQUITIES, Egypt, Terracotta head of Hellenistic woman, 3rd C. B.C.Ptolemaic Kingdom/Terracotta head of Hellenistic woman.
Tanagra Style, 3rd Century B.C.
4.4 cm (1 3/4") tall; broken from a figure; mold made with hand tooling; very attractive.
ANTIQUITIES, Greek, Apulian blackware salt pot, c.400 B.C.Approx. 400 B.C.
Greek Apulian blackware salt pot - circular, raised foot, ridge body and white, rounded mouth, nice black glaze.
The base exhibits some graffito 'LA' (Could be a maker's mark or personal label of some kind)
These types of small pottery were commonly used as salt containers.
Diameter: 2 3/4 inches
(Ex Mcdonald collection)
ANTIQUITIES, Greek, Corinthian ArybalosCorinthian Arbalos
5th Century B.C.
Two Warriors Facing Boar
2 5/8" Height
ANTIQUITIES, Greek, Hellenistic period terracotta statue of a monkeyA very rare, genuine ancient Greek Hellenistic period terracotta statue of a monkey, dating to approximately 300 - 250 B.C.
The charming creaure is shown seated and clutching a cylindrical vessel under its left arm.
Possibly a votive piece which would have been dedicated at a temple or sanctuary, in thanks for, or in anticipation of a favor.
A fascinating and unusual piece of ancient Greek art.
Condition: Very good, age related encrustation, as shown. Unrestored.

Height: 3 3/4 inches


Ex. Collection of Mr. E. Ohly, United Kingdom.
ANTIQUITIES, Greek, Iron spear, c.300 B.C.An ancient Greek Iron spear point, dating to approximately 300 B.C.
A powerful weapon with long cylindrical socket for attachment to a wooden pole, now long since perished. The blade itself of elongated, triangular form with strong central mid rib.
Height: 14 inches.
ANTIQUITIES, Greek, South Italian “Owl skyphos”, 4th Century B.C.A South Italian “Owl skyphos”
This is one of the most iconic pieces of pottery from the ancient Greek world, showing the owl Goddess Athena.
A piece that would of had much sentimental value to its original owners, reminding them as they drank wine of their homeland in Athens.
Totally intact and lovely style.
75mm x 145mm across the handles
Mid 4th century BC
ANTIQUITIES, Medieval, Annular copper buckle (ca. 1370-1500)24-28 mm. Found near Halle ( Flemish-Brabant, Belgium )
ANTIQUITIES, Medieval, Gilded copper ring23-15mm. Found near Halle ( Flemish-Brabant, Belgium )
ANTIQUITIES, Medieval, Gilded pilgrim brooch (14-15th C.)55 - 53mm. Found near Halle ( Flemish-Brabant, Belgium )
ANTIQUITIES, Medieval, Lead pilgrim ampulla ( ca. 1350-1450 )45mm by 37mm. Found near Halle ( Flemish-Brabant, Belgium )
These ampulla were brought from pilgrimage places as a souvenir and contained holy water
ANTIQUITIES, Medieval, Seal matrix c.15th centuryWeapon divided in 4 quarters: Q1+4 shows 5 diagonally arranged diamonds; Q2+3 climbing lion to left. Found near Halle ( Flemish-Brabant ).
ANTIQUITIES, Persia, Bronze Arrowhead, c.1200-800 B.C.Near Eastern Bronze Age arrowhead, dating to the Late Bronze Age approximately 1200 - 800 B.C.
With long, four sided tang, cylindrical midsection and rounded blade with barbed shoulders.
Arrows such as this were used by the Early Cultures of Babylonia, Assyria and Anatolia.
Unrestored, in exceptional condition.
Length: 3 inches.
ANTIQUITIES, Roman, Bronze applique of female head, c.150 A.D.Solid cast, heavy applique, in the form of a female head.
It was said to have been found outside Piercebridge Roman Fort.
Height: 2 1/9 inches.
Piercebridge Roman Fort (possibly originally known as Morbium or Vinovium) is a scheduled ancient monument situated in the village of Piercebridge on the banks of the River Tees in County Durham, England.
ANTIQUITIES, Roman, Bronze Cavalry Officer's Horse Adornment, c.3rd century ADToo large to be worn as a a soldier's cuirass decoration, this cavalry adornment was probably affixed to a horse's bridle or harness.
Weight: 14.17 g
Dimensions: 34 mm
ANTIQUITIES, ROMAN, Bronze Fibula, c.A.D.200 - 250.Roman Bronze Fibula, c.3rd century A.D.
A nice bronze fibula with what seems to be the original pin.
This is an early version of the Crossbow Fibula. It is hard to be sure of the exact type without seeing the head in more detail. It looks like it is hinged which makes it a "short-arm T-shaped" variant, but the tall narrow bow looks more like a type usually found with a spring instead. Overall dates to circa AD 200-250 and I would guess Pannonian area.
It is very interesting because on the other side there is a slot to insert the pin, something I haven't seen on a fibula like it is on mine.
ANTIQUITIES, Roman, Bronze Ring, c.1st - 3rd Century A.D.Ancient roman bronze ring, c. 1st-3rd centuries A.D.
U.S. size 8 1/2, fully wearable.
ANTIQUITIES, Roman, Bronze Ring, c.1st - 3rd Century A.D.Ancient Roman Ring, c.1-3 centuries A.D.
U.S. size 7, fully wearable.
Pattern of X's and lines, each on its own little square. 2 crescent paths run through the ring where the designs are not there.
ANTIQUITIES, Roman, Coin dies found in FranceFrom: Bibliothèque Nationale - Catalogue des monnaies de l'Empire Romain - II De Tibère à Néron, 1988 ed.
Plate A
ANTIQUITIES, Roman, Crossbow Brooch - 4th CenturyLarge (92mm) complete Roman crossbow brooch dating from circa A.D.320 - 400.

Typology: Keller 4a; Pröttel 3/4a; Soupault III1
Distribution: Upper Danube, NE Gaul

The brooch would have been worn as shown in the inset, which is a detail from this ivory diptych of the Roman general Stilicho.
1 comments*Alex
ANTIQUITIES, ROMAN, Fibula, c.1st century A.D.ancient roman fibula, c. 1st century A.D.
"kraftig profilerte" type.
Interesting designs.
ANTIQUITIES, Roman, Glass guttusLight bluish green blown glass pouring flask (guttus) in the shape of a bird, with a folded over trefoil rim.
1st-3rd century A.D.
ANTIQUITIES, Roman, Indeterminate Lead Object.This lead object weighs around 60 grams. It's size is probably about 1½ inches. It was sold as a weight and it has been suggested that it could be a Roman groma weight.
ANTIQUITIES, Roman, Legionary tomb materialsTomb found on 9 Sept. 1874 in Chassenard (130 km from Lyon) by a ploughing farmer. The items are from a Gallic nobleman having served in the Roman army, with his decorations (Torque), armour (chain mail), belt, accessories (strigils, ...), and a distinguished attribute of his former role : 4 iron dies (2 for Tiberius, 2 unrecognized).Roma_Orbis
ANTIQUITIES, Roman, Mold-blown glass flaskRoman glass flask, blown and molded in two parts. The molded decoration represents flowers or perhaps a grapevine. 1st century A.D.
Height, 10cm; width, 3.5cm.
Extremely rare.
ANTIQUITIES, Roman, Molded and cast glass bowlsFrom left to right.
1st c.B.C. - 1st c. A.D. Roman amber colored cast and linear-cut ribbed bowl, 37 ribs, the interior decorated with horizontal bands of wheel-cut lines below the rim and around the middle of the body. Some pitting and weathering, incrustations inside. 10.5 x 5.5cm.
2nd - 4th century A.D. Roman colorless (greenish) cast bowl (patella cup) with hollow tube concave base, convex sides, broad rim with two hollow tubes (not folded). Intact with light weathering on some parts, large pontil mark. 9 x 5.7cm.
c.1st century BC - 1st century AD. Roman cast and ribbed glass bowl in a pale green glass, with a wheel-cut tondo inside the bowl. Intact, with weathering and a lot of iridescence. 13 x 5cm.
ANTIQUITIES, Roman, Square glass jar with conical stopperSquare glass jar with conical stopper. c.2nd century A.D.
Height (with stopper): 9.5 cm (3.7 inches), Height (without stopper): 7 cm (2.75 inches)

Mineral deposits remain, beautiful iridescence on some areas from age, bottle is intact and in very good condition overall.
ANTIQUITIES, Roman, UnguentariaA collection of Roman unguentaria.
BYZANTINEdiameter: 25.00mm, weight: 5.98g
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Tetarteron AE 16mm.
BYZANTINE, Alexius I, Trachy
Byzantine, Alexius I. Comnenus (1081-1118 A.D.), SB 1929, AE-Tetarteron, IC/XC//--, Thessalonica, #1B 060 Alexius I. Comnenus (1081-1118 A.D.), SB 1929, AE-Tetarteron, IC/XC//--, Thessalonica, #1
avers: +AΛZI ΔECΠ, crowned bust of Alexius facing, wearing jewelled chlamys, holding cross-tipped sceptre and cross on globe (left picture).
reverse: IC-XC to left and right of nimbate bust of Christ facing, holding book of gospels and raising right hand ( right picture).
exergue: IC/XC//--, diameter: 17,5-19,5mm,weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 1092-1118 A.D., postreform, ref: SB-1929, Grierson-1055,
2 commentsquadrans
Byzantine, Alexius I. Comnenus (1081-1118 A.D.), SB 1931, AE-Tetarteron, C/AΛ/Φ/Δ//--, Thessalonica, Jewelled cross,B 060 Alexius I. Comnenus (1081-1118 A.D.), SB 1931, AE-Tetarteron, C/AΛ/Φ/Δ//--, Thessalonica, Jewelled cross, #1
avers: TW KOMHN, Crowned facing bust of Alexius, wearing loros, holding cross-tipped sceptre and cross on globe.
reverse: Jewelled cross with globe at each end, X in centre, on two steps, C-Φ/AΛ-Δ in the corners, clockwise from top left.
exergue: C/AΛ/Φ/Δ//--, diameter: 19,0-21,5mm, weight: 3,75g, axis: 6h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: A.D., ref: SB 1931,
1 commentsquadrans
BYZANTINE, ALEXIUS, AE TETARTERONAE tetarteron. Alexius. S-1933, Rare
BYZANTINE, Anastasius I 491-518 AC.AE Follis of Anastasius I 491-518 AC.
Obv: ANASTASIVS PP AVG - Anastasius right
Rev: M in center, Cross above, star to either side of M.
Minted in Constantinople between 512-518AC.
Weight: 15.6gr; Diameter: 35mm
Ref: Sear 16 - Berk 5
BYZANTINE, Anastasius, Follis
BYZANTINE, Anastasius, Half-follis, Nikomediacopper, 3,9gr, 19-20mm, rare,

MIB 47, DO 31, BMC 63, BN 3-7, Sear 38
BYZANTINE, Andronicus II 1282-1328 ConstantinopleObv: St. Michael Holding Scepter and Globus
Rev: Emperor Holding Scepter and Akakia, Manus Dei Above
Sear 2348
BYZANTINE, Andronicus II 1282-1328 ConstantinopleObv: Seraph
Rev: Emperor Holding Cruciform Scepter and Globus (globus indistinct)
Sear 2351A
BYZANTINE, Andronicus II 1282-1328 ThessalonicaObv: Emperor Holding Scepter and Globus Cruciger; Two Large Stars in Left Field
Rev: St Demetrius (indistinct)
Sear 2373
BYZANTINE, Andronicus II 1282-1328 ThessalonicaObv: Two Lange Wings (indistinct)
Rev: Emperor Beneath Canopy, with Scepter and Akakia
Sear 2385
BYZANTINE, Andronicus II 1282-1328 ThessalonicaObv: St. Demetrius Standing (indistinct)
Rev: Emperor Holding Large Patriarchal Cross and Akakia, Star in Left Field
Sear 2377
BYZANTINE, Andronicus II 1282-1328 ThessalonicaObv: Cross Formed by Four Petals, Superimposed on a Square (indistinct), Silvered
Rev: Emperor Holding Stars in Each Hand, Stars in Lower Fields
Sear 2391, LPC 30, p. 224
The obverse is silvered. I have no idea why. There is no trace of silvering on the reverse.
BYZANTINE, Andronicus II 1282-1328 ThessalonicaObv: Large Palaeologan Monogram (mostly indistinct)
Rev: Winged Emperor Holding Scepter and Akakia
Sear 2395, LPC 34, page 226
BYZANTINE, Andronicus II 1282-1328 ThessalonicaObv: St. Demetrius (indistinct)
Rev: Emperor with Fleur-de-Lis in Each Hand
Sear 2372
BYZANTINE, Andronicus II 1282-1328 ThessalonicaObv: St. Demetrius (indistinct)
Rev: Emperor Crowned by Christ/Virgin, Star Above, Backward "B" Below
Sear 2360
BYZANTINE, Andronicus II 1282-1328 ThessalonicaObv: Cross Potent with Rays in Fields
Rev: Winged Emperor Facing Left, Holding Model Castle
Unpublished obverse. Reverse is the same as Sear 2370.
BYZANTINE, Andronicus II 1282-1328 Thessalonica Obv: Patriarchal Cross Winged Right (indistinct)
Rev: Emperor Holding Cross in Circle, Monogram Above
Sear 2383
BYZANTINE, Andronicus II and Andronicus III 1282-1341 ThessalonicaObv: Bust of St. Demetrius Holding Spear and Shield
Rev: Emperors Holding Long Cross Between Them, Christ Above Them with Arms Outstretched
Sear 2465, PCPC 259
Some attribute this type to Andronicus II and Michael IX based on hoard and overstrike evidence.
BYZANTINE, Andronicus II and Michael IX 1295-1320 ConstantinopleObv: Emperors with Labarum
Rev: Patriarchal Cross Between Bs
Sear 2451
BYZANTINE, Andronicus II and Michael IX 1295-1320 ConstantinopleHyperpyron
Obv: Virgin Orans within City, Four Towers
Rev: Christ Crowning Emperors
Weight: 3.4 grams
Sear 2396
BYZANTINE, Andronicus II and Michael IX 1295-1320 ConstantinopleObv: Elaborate labarum on crescent
Rev: Emperors with long cross between them
Sear 2425, LPC 24 page 80
BYZANTINE, Andronicus II and Michael IX 1295-1320 ConstantinopleSilver Basilikon
Obv: Christ Enthroned
Rev: Emperors Standing with Labarum Between Them
Sear 2402
BYZANTINE, Andronicus II and Michael IX 1295-1320 ConstantinopleObv: Emperors Crowned by Christ
Rev: St. Michael
Sear 2435, LPC 36, p.88
BYZANTINE, Andronicus II and Michael IX 1295-1320 Thessalonica Matched DiesTwo Coins With Die-Matched Reverses: Michael Crowned By Andronicus.
Obverses (Six-Pointed Star) are indistinct and not pictured.
Sear 2457
BYZANTINE, Andronicus II and Michael IX 1295-1320 Uncertain MintObv: Palaeologan Monogram
Rev: Emperors Holding Labarum Between Them
21 x 24mm, 1.36g

This coin is unpublished in Sear, LPC, and PCPC. Ross Glanfield has written about this type on his excellent website:
BYZANTINE, Andronicus II/Andronicus III 1282-1341 ThessalonicaObv: Bust of St. Demetrius (indistinct)
Rev: Emperor on Backless Throne, with Patriarchal Cross and Large B
Grierson 1468
BYZANTINE, Andronicus III 1328-1341 ThessalonicaObv: St. Demetrius
Rev: St Michael Crowning Emperor, Who Holds a Patriarchal Cross in Each Hand
Sear 2484
BYZANTINE, Andronicus III 1328-1341 ThessalonicaObv: Uncertain Saint (indistinct)
Rev: Emperor with Globus Cruciger in Each Hand
Sear 2492, Ben (244)
BYZANTINE, Andronicus III 1328-1341 ThessalonicaObv: Emperor and St. Demetrius holding a long cross between them, with a star overhead.
Rev: Winged patriarchal cross (indistinct)
17 mm, .47 g.
Sear 2483
This coin is overstruck on a debased non-Byzantine denier of some sort, which I'm trying to identify (if you can identify it, please let me know!). On the obverse, directly over the star is an "O." To the left of the O is an indistinct letter, and to the left of that is a cross. The reverse looks like a heraldic shield with some lettering around it, indistinct except for a dot followed by an "A" at the top.
BYZANTINE, ANDRONICUS III Palaeologus, Trachy, AD 1228-1341 ANDRONICUS III, Palaeologus ( 1228-1341 )
AE trachy Thessalonica mint - SEAR 2490
obv.: Uncertain, possibly bust of St. Demetrius
rev.: Andronicus stdg., holding scepter, two stars in upper field, two B in lower

weight 1,1 grs. - diameter 20 mm
Ref.: Sear 2490 , Grierson 1471
BYZANTINE, Anonymous Follis
BYZANTINE, Anonymous Follis Class A1
BYZANTINE, Anonymous follis of Christ, class I, Nicephorus III, 24 March 1078 - 4 April 1081 A.D.Crusades
Bronze anonymous follis, Anonymous follis of Christ, class I; S 1889, VF, 5.871g, 27.1mm, 180o, Constantinople mint, obverse Christ bust facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, gospels in left; reverse Latin cross with X at center, globule and two pellets at each extremity, floral ornaments in lower fields, crescents in upper fields;

BYZANTINE, Arabobyzantine, FalsEmesa
BYZANTINE, Bulgaria, Ivan Shishman 1371-1393AR Grosch, 15-16 mm
Obv: Czar Standing, Holding Scepter
Rev: Virgin Orans, with Infant Christ at Her Breast
Moushmov, pl. LXV 8
BYZANTINE, Bulgarian Imitation 1195-1200 Obv: Christ Enthroned
Rev: Emperor Holding Scepter, Crowned by Virgin
DO Vol IV, Plate XXVI, 1
Imitation of Manuel I, Sear 1966
BYZANTINE, Bulgarian Imitation 1200-1202(?)Obv: Virgin Enthroned
Rev: Emperor Holding Sceptre and Akakia
Imitation of Isaac II Angelus, Sear 2003
BYZANTINE, Bulgarian Imitation 1202-1215Obv: Bust of Christ
Rev: Emperor and St. Constantine
DO Vol IV, plate XXVI 3
Imitation of Alexius III trachy, Sear 2011-2013

AE 24-21mm
Constantine VII and Zoe.jpg
Byzantine, Constantine VII & Zoe AE Follisobv: Facing busts of Constantine VII and Zoe, both crowned and holding long patriarchal cross between them
rev: Legend within five lines
Struck 913-959 A.D.
BYZANTINE, Constantine VII Porphyrogenetos
BYZANTINE, Constantine VIII, Anonymous Follis Class A3, 1025-1028 ADConstantine VIII, AE Class 2 anonymous follis. 1025-1028 AD. IC-XC to left and right of bust of Christ, facing, with nimbate cross behind head, holding book of gospels, dotted square in each limb of the cross / IhSUS XRISTUS bASILEU bASILE in four lines. SB 1813.
BYZANTINE, Constantine X 1059-1067 ConstantinopleObv: Christ Standing
Rev: Empress Eudocia and Emperor with Labarum Between Them
Sear 1853
BYZANTINE, Empire of Nicaea John III 1222-1254 MagnesiaObv: Christ Standing
Rev: Emperor and St. Constantine, Each Holding a Shield, Holding Sword Between Them
Sear 2101, DOC Vol IV plate XXXIII, 47
BYZANTINE, Heraclius 610-641 Constantinople (CON)Obv: Emperor and Heraclius Constantine Standing
Rev: Large M, ANNO XXII, Counterstrike of Heraclius Monogram Similar to Sear 22, and a Second Counterstrike of Uncertain Attribution
Sear 810
BYZANTINE, Heraclius, AE Follis, 3 Offizin 3 year, Constantinople Heraclius 3 Offizin 3 year Constantinople SEAR 805
BYZANTINE, Heraclius, FollisHeraclius Constantine, Heraclius, Martina
BYZANTINE, Heraclius, Follis
BYZANTINE, Heraclius, SolidusHeraclius and Heraclius Constantine Solidus. Circa 616-625 AD. Gold (21mm, 4.30g). Constantinople mint. Large bust of Heraclius with simple crown and small bust of Heraclius Constantine, facing / Cross on three steps. Sear 738, MIB-11
BYZANTINE, Isaac II Angelus 1185-1195 ConstantinopleObv: Virgin Enthroned
Rev: Emperor Holding Scepter and Akakia
Sear 2003
AE tetarteron 16mm
BYZANTINE, John II Comneus - AE Half-Tetarteron - ChristCrusades
RULER: John II Comneus
MINT: Thessalonica
DENOMINATION: AE Half-Tetarteron
OBVERSE: Christ standing facing with book of gospels
REVERSE: Bust of John facing with labarum & cross on globe
SIZE: 17mm
WEIGHT: 1.7g
DATE: 1118-1143 AD
REFERENCE: SB 1954; Ratto 2108
HISTORY: The reign of John II, Comnenus represents a phase of consolidation in the Byzantine empire of the conquests of his father, Alexius, coupled with the reconquest of territories previously lost.
BYZANTINE, John II, Sear 2609TREBIZOND. John II. 1280-1297. AR Asper (22mm, 2.69 g, 6h). St. Eugenius standing facing, holding long cross; star to upper right / John standing facing, holding labarum-headed scepter and globus; Manus Dei to upper right. Retowski 58; SB 2609. Good VF, toned, typical flat spots1 comments
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