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Other Ancient Weapons and Tools
Roman, Bronze Figural Chest Hasp (Herm), 1st - 4th Century A.D.

|Other| |Weapons| |&| |Tools|, |Roman,| |Bronze| |Figural| |Chest| |Hasp| |(Herm),| |1st| |-| |4th| |Century| |A.D.|
To learn about Roman padlocks, Roman chest locks, Roman door locks, and similar Roman chest hasps, see Donald| Jackson's Roman| Gallery| of Locks| Keys| & |Seals in NumisWiki.
AS111507. Bronze small chest hasp; cf. Jackson Roman Locks type 1, 5118, Collectible, missing hing loop at back of the top and lock bolt or bolt slot slot at the back of the base, 5.47 cm (2 1/8") long, crude figure in the form of a herm, incised hair and facial features, five punched annulets (Celtic circles) on chest, male genitalia at the midsection; ex The Time Machine (Mark E. Reid); $200.00 SALE PRICE $180.00


Roman, Bronze Stud, c. 100 B.C. - 100 A.D.

|Metal| |Antiquities|, |Roman,| |Bronze| |Stud,| |c.| |100| |B.C.| |-| |100| |A.D.|
Most ancient nails were Iron. Bronze nails were used in ship construction and also with decorative purposes. The photo right is of a lockable strongbox or arca for storing money and other valuables. It was found at Pompeii. dates to the 1st century A.D. and is now in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. These boxes were often placed in the atrium, the public area of the house, as a display of wealth and power. This one is decorated with numerous bronze studs.Roman_arca
AS111506. Cone-headed bronze stud with four-sided shaft, Choice, green patina, point blunt and bent, 15.140g, 40.4mm long, head diameter 15.9mm, ex The Time Machine (Mark E. Reid); $120.00 SALE PRICE $108.00


Egypt, Bronze Crescent Shaped Axehead, Early Dynastic, 2750 - 2350 B.C.

|Other| |Weapons| |&| |Tools|, |Egypt,| |Bronze| |Crescent| |Shaped| |Axehead,| |Early| |Dynastic,| |2750| |-| |2350| |B.C.|
From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

This early axe type had good distribution throughout the fertile Crescent. The design was inyroduced to the Egyptians from Syria.
AM36787. Bronze crescent-shaped axe head; cf. Moorey Ashmolean 22; 8 inches x 3.5 inches; three rear projections, each pierced in center, Choice, SOLD


Israel, Iron Twin Plow Head, Iron Age, Time of Isaiah, 7th Century B.C.

|Other| |Weapons| |&| |Tools|, |Israel,| |Iron| |Twin| |Plow| |Head,| |Iron| |Age,| |Time| |of| |Isaiah,| |7th| |Century| |B.C.|
From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

The Babylonians attacked Israel in the 600's B.C.
AW36807. Iron twin plow head; cf. Biblical Archaeology Review, XVI-2, pp. 39; 10 Ĺ X 4 Ĺ inches; twin pronged fork head, Choice, SOLD


Narino, Columbia, Capuli Complex, Sea Shell Shaped Potter Ocarina (Flute), 850 - 1500 A.D.

|Pre-Columbian| |Antiquities|, |Narino,| |Columbia,| |Capuli| |Complex,| |Sea| |Shell| |Shaped| |Potter| |Ocarina| |(Flute),| |850| |-| |1500| |A.D.|
An ocarina is a wind instrument in the category of vessel flutes.
AE61810. Pottery ocarina, 3.7 inches, Choice, in the form of a sea shell with incised dot and cross designs on a highly burnished gray surface; SOLD


Medieval, England, Iron Small Knife Blade, 1300 - 1400 A.D.

|Medieval| |European|, |Medieval,| |England,| |Iron| |Small| |Knife| |Blade,| |1300| |-| |1400| |A.D.|
AA36880. Iron small knife blade; 89 mm long; one side sharp and one blunted, from the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years; SOLD







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