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Byzantine Antiquities

Egyptian, Coptic, Wood Hair Comb, 6th - 7th Century A.D.

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AB31029. Wooden comb; cf. Petrie, Objects of Daily Use, 47 - 51; length 22 cm (8 5/8"), width 7.3 cm (2 7/8"), ornamented with circular geometric patterns; warped, missing some teeth; SOLD


Early Christian, Late Roman, Antioch, Syria, Terracotta Oil Lamp, 5th - 6th Century A.D.

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AL34421. Christian oil lamp; cf. Anawati C275 (very similar but different discus/shoulder ornamentation); 10.2 cm (4") long, Choice - Superb, buff with red-orange slip, flat high-handle ornamented with cross inside round border of a band of dots between concentric circles, steep shoulders, ridge around discus and nozzle forming channel, geometric dot in crescent design on shoulders; very rare; SOLD


Byzantine Bronze Weight, 10th - 11th Century A.D.

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BZ58233. Byzantine bronze weight; cut square, 13.7mm x 14.1mm, 4.270 g; perhaps used for the minimum acceptable weight for a solidus, obverse bearded bust of Christ facing; reverse facing crowned busts of the emperor, on left wearing a loros, and his son, holding labarum between them; SOLD


Late Roman - Early Byzantine, Antioch, Syria, Terracotta Oil Lamp, 5th - 6th Century A.D.

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The Warschaw Collection (Israel Museum, Jerusalem) lamp referenced has a male head and is a different shape but, like or lamp, the back of the head is on the reverse of the handle. In addition, the Warschaw lamp has the same type of decoration on the base. The two lamps are perhaps from the same Antiochian workshop.

Describing a similar lamp, the Nakayama Collection website notes, "It is said, but not proven, that it depicts the face of the Virgin Mary."
AL34531. High-handle oil lamp; cf. Anawati C270, Warschaw 474 (male head), Choice, 10.8 cm (4 1/4") long; red clay with white slip, mold made, high handle decorated with facing female head wearing earrings, back of head with long hair on the reverse side of the handle, bottom ornamented with four pellets in circles; SOLD


Byzantine Lead Bulla Seal, Soterichos, Patrikios and Strategos of Thrace, 10th Century A.D.

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SH60400. Lead seal, cf. Jordanov-Zhekova Shuman 297, Zacos BLS -, Zacos -, Metcalf Seals -, DOCBS -, VF, undersized leaving some elements off flan, weight 15.156 g, maximum diameter 29.8 mm, die axis 90o, obverse ΘEOTOKE BOHΘEI in cruciform monogram, TW - CW/ ∆OV- ΛW in the angles (God-bearer [the Virgin], help your servant); reverse [CWTH]/PIXW ΠAT[PI]/K∋ KAI CTPA/THΓW... / ΘPAKH (or similar); SOLD


Byzantine, Bronze 12 Sided Weight, 6th - 8th Century A.D.

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

AI36110. Bronze weight, cf. Hendin Weights p. 225; each side decorated with multiple dots in the center, surrounded by additional dots and lines of four dots, Choice, weight 59.288 g, maximum diameter 26.2 mm, SOLD


Eastern Roman, 2 Glass Weights, 6th Century A.D. and 2nd Century A.D.

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From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AM32474. Glass weights, both 1.6 cm (5/8"), on left, green, inscription around facing head wearing a crown with crucifix and holding mappa in right, blank reverse, 6th century A.D., cf. Wolf 229; on right, blue with a male bust right, reverse bank, 2nd century A.D.; SOLD


Late Roman - Early Byzantine, Antioch, Syria, High-Handle Terracotta Oil Lamp, 5th - 6th Century A.D.

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"High-handle" lamps (this style) have been attributed to 5th and 6th Century Antioch. They have been found in tombs in Syria dated to this period and are much less common even in areas as close as Palestine.
AL34114. High-handle lamp; cf. Anawati C273 (unbearded face) and Warschaw 470 (similar face other decorations differ); 11.6 cm (4 1/2"), Choice - Superb, buff terracotta with red slip, high-handle ornamented with high-relief bearded face or animal forepart facing, steep shoulders, ridge around discus and nozzle forming channel, pellet and circle design on shoulders, discus and trench; lovely; SOLD


Late Roman - Early Byzantine, Antioch, Syria, High-Handle Terracotta Oil Lamp, 5th - 6th Century A.D.

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"High-handle" lamps (this style) have been attributed to 5th and 6th Century Antioch. They have been found in tombs in Syria dated to this period and are much less common elsewhere, even in areas as close as Palestine.
AL34413. High-handle oil lamp; cf. Schloessinger 503 and Anawati C278 (both different decoration), Choice, 10.5 cm (4") long; buff terracotta with red-orange slip, high flat handle, steep shoulders, ridge around discus and nozzle forming channel, fine geometric design on handle, discus and nozzle, five dots with a circle inside base ring; SOLD


Late Roman - Early Byzantine, Antioch, Syria, Terracotta Oil Lamp, 5th - 6th Century A.D.

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"High-handle" lamps (this style) have been attributed to 5th and 6th Century Antioch. They have been found in tombs in Syria dated to this period and are much less common elsewhere, even in areas as close as Palestine.
AL34532. Terracotta high-handle oil lamp; cf. Schloessinger 503 (shape) and 504 (similar geometric decoration in trench); 11 cm (4 3/8") long, Choice, buff-red terracotta, high handle with six ribs, steep shoulders, ridge around discus and nozzle forming channel, geometric design of dots within circles between ridges on shoulders and channel, wreath on discus, nine dots within circles on base; SOLD




  




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