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Roman, Small Bronze Bull, cf. 1st - 3rd Century A.D.

|Metal| |Antiquities|, |Roman,| |Small| |Bronze| |Bull,| |cf.| |1st| |-| |3rd| |Century| |A.D.|NEW
AB23906. Small Roman bronze bull, cf. BnF Bronzes 1159 (similar form but larger and more detailed), near Choice, nice green patina, missing three hooves, attractively mounted, bull standing, its tail form forming a loop, 36 mm (1 7/16") long, 33 mm (1 5/16") tall, ex Griffin Gallery of Ancient Art (Boca Raton, FL); $450.00 SALE PRICE $405.00

Roman, Bronze Krater Handle Ornamented with Lions, c. 1st - 3rd Century A.D.

|Metal| |Antiquities|, |Roman,| |Bronze| |Krater| |Handle| |Ornamented| |with| |Lions,| |c.| |1st| |-| |3rd| |Century| |A.D.|NEW
Click here to see the line drawing of Catalogue des bronzes antiques de la Bibliothque National no. 1446, a nearly identical handle in the Bibliothque nationale de France published in 1895.
AM23903. Roman bronze krater handle; cf. BnF Bronzes 1446, Superb, about as made with the addition of an an attractive green patina, c. 1st - 3rd Century A.D.; 12 cm (4 7/8") tall, on the upper part, which would have been attached atop the rim of the vessel: a lion's head faces inward, its back arching above, between two lions lying in opposite directions, on the lower part: acanthus and scrolls between two snakes with heads upward, ex Griffin Gallery of Ancient Art (Boca Raton FL); $2500.00 SALE PRICE $2250.00

Canaanite, Line-Painted Ware, Twin Pots, Early Bronze Age IB - II, c. 3100 - 2700 B.C.

|Holy| |Land| |Antiquities|, |Canaanite,| |Line-Painted| |Ware,| |Twin| |Pots,| |Early| |Bronze| |Age| |IB| |-| |II,| |c.| |3100| |-| |2700| |B.C.|NEW
The referenced similar double pot was found at Tell es-Sultan. That pot, with simple wide vertical stripes, is probably a little earlier. Many criss-cross decorated vessels were also found at Tell es-Sultan. Tell es-Sultan, also known as Tel Jericho or ancient Jericho, is UNESCO-nominated archaeological site in the West Bank, adjacent to the Ein as-Sultan refugee camp two kilometres north of the center of Jericho. The tell was inhabited from the 10th millennium BCE, and has been called "the oldest town in the world," with many significant archaeological finds.
AT23905. cf. Sala Tell Es-Sultan p. 262, Fig. 6.2 & p. 307, 7 (a bit cruder in form, thick vertical lines); see page 315 for vessels with criss-cross lines, Superb, complete and intact, 10 cm (3 7/8") long, 7.5 cm (3") tall, light brown connected twin pots of uneven size, v-shaped loop handle holed at the top, pots painted reddish brown criss-cross line decoration, ex Griffin Gallery of Ancient Art (Boca Raton FL); $600.00 SALE PRICE $540.00

Byzantine, Transjordan (Northern Israel or Jordan), 'Elongated' Pottery Oil Lamp, 500 - 650 A.D.

|Oil| |Lamps|, |Byzantine,| |Transjordan| |(Northern| |Israel| |or| |Jordan),| |'Elongated'| |Pottery| |Oil| |Lamp,| |500| |-| |650| |A.D.|NEW
This type is identified by Adler as a Transjordan elongated lamp. Adler writes that the shoulders are narrow and ornamented with a wide variety of motifs including linear bands, geometric, and floral designs; the handle is tongue shaped projecting horizontally and decorated with three or more bands; the nozzle is decorated with geometric or floral designs or rarely a cross. The type is found in the northern part of Transjordan, and in Israel, mainly in northern Israel and the Beit Shean area. They date possibly as early as the fifth century, mostly to the sixth century and extending into the first half of the seventh century. In the Hellenistic and Roman eras Beit Shean was the Decapolis city Scythopolis. Click the photo on the right of the ancient ruins at Beit Shean, to learn more about the city. Scythopolis
AL21917. Adler Type 6.3/JOR.2, 970 - 971, Choice, complete and intact, some earthen encrustations, some ornamentation wear, pink-orange clay, mold made, 8.4cm (3 1/4") long, elongated body, narrow convex shoulders and sides of nozzle ornamented a geometric floral design, double rim around large filling hole, tongue shaped handle projecting horizontally and decorated with five bands; $117.00 SALE PRICE $130.00

Arados, Phoenicia, c. 380 - 339 B.C.

|Phoenicia|, |Arados,| |Phoenicia,| |c.| |380| |-| |339| |B.C.|NEW
Early coins of Arados have the Aramaic letters mem aleph (read from right to left) above the galley, abbreviating Melech Arad (meaning King of Arados), sometimes followed by the king's initial, and sometimes by the Phoenician regnal year date.
GS110249. Silver stater, cf. BMC Phoenicia pp. 4 - 5, 18 - 26; Betlyon 10 p. 86, pl. 6, 7; HGC 10 28 ff. (R1), VF, light toning, slightly off center, tight flan as usual for the type, weight 10.519 g, maximum diameter 20.5 mm, die axis 315o, Arados (Arwad, Syria) mint, c. 380 - 339 B.C.; obverse laureate bearded head of Ba'al Arwad right, archaic almond shaped eye; reverse galley right, row of shields on bulwark, oars not presented, Phoenician letters mem aleph above, three waves below, all within a shallow round incuse; ex Noble Numismatics auction 123 (31 March 2020), lot 3166; ex George Mihailuk Collection, acquired from Richard Welling 15 Aug 2009; rare; $440.00 SALE PRICE $396.00

Arados, Phoenicia, c. 350 - 339 B.C.

|Phoenicia|, |Arados,| |Phoenicia,| |c.| |350| |-| |339| |B.C.|NEW
This obverse is apparently unpublished as a diobol. The usual type is a full figure of Ba'al with a fish-like lower body ending in a forked tail, dolphin held by tail in each hand.
GS110252. Silver diobol, apparently unpublished denomination, cf. Betlyon 13; HGC 10 46; BMC Phoenicia p. 7, 45 (all obols), aEF, toned, tight flan, weight 1.355 g, maximum diameter 10.0 mm, die axis 0o, Arados (Arwad, Syria) mint, c. 350 - 339 B.C.; obverse laureate bearded head of Ba'al Arwad right, with profile eye; reverse galley right, three lines of waves below, Phoenician letters mem aleph above (from right to left, abbreviating Melech Arad - King of Arados); no other specimens of this Arados diobol type known to FORVM; extremely rare; $250.00 SALE PRICE $225.00

Canaanite Offering Vessel, Clay Kernos with Four Pedestalled Bowls, c. 1700 - 900 B.C.

|Holy| |Land| |Antiquities|, |Canaanite| |Offering| |Vessel,| |Clay| |Kernos| |with| |Four| |Pedestalled| |Bowls,| |c.| |1700| |-| |900| |B.C.|NEW
In the typology of ancient Greek pottery, the kernos (plural kernoi) is a cult offering vessel, with a pottery ring or stone tray to which are attached several small vessels for holding offerings. The Greek term is also applied to similar compound vessels from other cultures in the Mediterranean, the Levant, Mesopotamia, and South Asia. Amiran photo 350, is a kernos from Megiddo, dated Iron I, 1200 B.C. 1000 B.C. It has a similar ring base. but with eight ornate vessels of various shapes attached. Amiran assumed it was used in the First Fruits offering and notes the form originated in the Mycenaean-Minoan world. Pande fig. 12 is simpler kernos with three small bowls on a ring (without the pedestals) from Mycenae, Middle Minoan III levels, 1700 - 1600 B.C. We do not know of another example with pedestalled bowls.
AL23895. cf. Pande fig. 12, see Amiran photo 350, Choice, reconstructed, c. 1700 - 900 B.C.; 12.5cm tall, buff clay kernos, four shallow bows, each on an individual column pedestal, joined at the sides, holes in the walls connecting them, the pedestals on a ring base, ex Griffin Gallery of Ancient Art (Boca Raton FL); very rare; $2200.00 SALE PRICE $1980.00

Antoninus Pius, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D., Ascalon, Philistia, Judaea

|Roman| |Judea| |&| |Palestina|, |Antoninus| |Pius,| |August| |138| |-| |7| |March| |161| |A.D.,| |Ascalon,| |Philistia,| |Judaea|NEW
The Philistines conquered Canaanite Ashkelon about 1150 B.C. and it became one of the five Philistine cities that were constantly warring with the Israelites and the Kingdom of Judah. The last of the Philistine cities to hold out against Nebuchadnezzar, it finally fell in 604 B.C.; burned and destroyed, its people exiled, the Philistine era ended. Ashkelon was rebuilt, dominated by Persian culture. After the Alexander's conquest, Ashkelon was an important Hellenistic seaport. The Jews drove the Greeks out of the region during the Maccabean Revolt, which lasted from 167 to 160 B.C. In 63 B.C. the area was incorporated into the Roman Republic. Cleopatra VII used Ashkelon as her refuge when her brother and sister exiled her in 49 B.C. The city remained loyal to Rome during the First Jewish Revolt.
RY110574. Bronze AE 22, cf. Yashin 200 - 202; RPC IV.3 T10145/2 (2 spec., one with this bust); Rosenberger I 169; BMC Palestine -, Sofaer -, aF, well centered, red-brown patina, weight 11.076 g, maximum diameter 21.8 mm, die axis 0o, Askalon (Ashqelon, Israel) mint, 141 - 142 A.D.; obverse CEBA(?), laureate draped, and cuirassed bust right, short beard; reverse ACKAΛW, Tyche-Astarte standing slightly left on galley, turreted head left, standard in right hand, apluster in left hand, incense altar over E left, dove standing left over EMC (year 245) on right; Coin Archives records only one specimen of the type at auction in the last two decades; extremely rare; $180.00 SALE PRICE $162.00

Iberian Celts, Lot of 10 Hacksilver Fragments, c. 300 - 150 B.C.

|Hacksilver|, |Iberian| |Celts,| |Lot| |of| |10| |Hacksilver| |Fragments,| |c.| |300| |-| |150| |B.C.|NEW
Hacksilver or hacksilber, are fragments of cut and bent silver items treated as bullion, either for ease of carrying before melting down for re-use, or simply used as currency by weight. It was common in trade until the first century B.C. and again in the middle ages with the Vikings.
GA110589. Hacksilver Lot, cf. Garcia-Bellido 393, Kim and Kroll 66; Van Alfen Hacksilber 85; weights range from 0.698g - 3.960g, $320.00 SALE PRICE $288.00

Tyre, Phoenicia, 104 - 105 A.D.

|Phoenicia|, |Tyre,| |Phoenicia,| |104| |-| |105| |A.D.|NEW
Astarte, called "Ashtroth" in Scripture, was the favorite goddess of the Sidonians, Tyrians, Philistines, and Syro-Phoenicians generally. She was associated with the Greek Aphrodite and Roman Venus Genetrix, being believed by the ancients to be the goddess of generation, as well as of beauty. Astarte was chiefly worshiped and appears on the coins of Berytus, Bostra, Sidon, and Tyre. Her image is of a young woman, wearing a tall headdress; and clothed in a tunic, high in the neck- sometimes, not reaching lower than the knees, or sometimes with a longer dress, but with one knee exposed, and one foot planted on a galley's prow.
RP110571. Bronze AE 12, RPC Online III 3883; Rouvier 2251; BMC Phoenicia p. 260, 305; SNG Cop 356; Baramki AUB 169, VF, black patina, reverse off center, porosity, light corrosion, weight 1.768 g, maximum diameter 12.3 mm, die axis 0o, Tyre (Lebanon) mint, 104 - 105 A.D.; obverse turreted and veiled head of Tyche right, palm frond behind; reverse Astarte standing left on galley left, turreted, wreath in right hand, transverse cruciform scepter in left, volute on prow, aphlaston at stern, ΛΣ (year 230) above galley left, (metropolis Tyre monogram) above galley right, Phoenician inscription "of Tyre" in exergue; $90.00 SALE PRICE $81.00


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