Archaeology

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  • 5 HOLY LAND TERRACOTTA VESSELS

    COLLECTION OF 5 HOLY LAND TERRACOTTA VESSELS
    LATE ROMAN/BYZANTINE, 3RD-5TH CENTURIES CE., TIME OF KING HEROD

    Jugs and storage containers all with fine ridged bodies, one and two handled, varying shapes and sizes from 2 3/4″-6″ high, including an interesting twin container.By around 400 CE., Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Empire was urbanized and prosperous and had become the largest city in the world. Under powerful rulers, including Justin I and Justinian the Great, Byzantium flourished even as the Western Roman Empire was disintegrating. These are examples of some of the influences of well-crafted wares on potters’ wheels), circulating in the Holy Land at this time.By around 400 CE , Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Empire was urbanized and prosperous and had become the largest city in the world. Under powerful rulers, including Justin I and Justinian the Great, Byzantium flourished even as the Western Roman Empire was disintegrating. These are examples of some of the influences of well-crafted wares (on potters’ wheels), circulating in the Holy Land at this time.

  • Bronze Coin 285 BCE

    $850

    LARGE BRONZE COIN (40MM.)
    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, PTOLEMY II, 285-246 BCE., GAZA

    Obverse: Diademed head of Zeus;
    Reverse: Eagle standing on a thunderbolt of Zeus. The largest coins ever to circulate in Eretz Yisrael.
    VERY FINE

    Under the Ptolemies, Egypt minted some extremely thick and heavy bronze coins, such as this ezample. Instead of placing the metal blank for the coin between dies and then striking the top die with a hammer, these monsters were produced using a screw press which brought down thousands of pounds of pressure on the metal. The Ptolemies ruled Egypt for 275 years until the suicide ot Cleopatra VII (the Cleopatra) and the last of the Ptolemies.

  • COLLECTION OF 10 OIL LAMPS

    $1,500

    COLLECTION OF 10 OIL LAMPS
    EARLY ROMAN 70-2ND CENTURY CE (4), LATE ROMAN 4TH CENTURY CE (2), BYZANTINE 5TH-6TH CENTURIES CE (3),

    EARLY ISLAMIC 7TH-8TH CENTURIES (1)
    $1,500

    Varying circular, ovoid or more elongated shapes, some with raised shoulders and assorted geometric designs, some with handles, mostly orange-buff ware

  • Cypriot Vessels 1550 BCE Bronze Age

    $3,000

    TWO ANCIENT CYPRIOT VESSELS
    LATE BRONZE AGE 1550-1200 BCE., TIME OF THE PATRIARCHS

    One jug, white painted ware, vase-shaped bodywith everted rim, two handles, the other a dish of same, with black/red geometric and concentric circles on backs, two handledformer 5 1/4″ high, latter 6″ diameter

  • Holy Land Clay Jug 1st Century CE

    $3,000

    ATTRACTIVE LARGE HOLY LAND CLAY JUG
    ROMAN, 1ST-4TH CENTURY CE.

    The sharp angled convex body with two ridged loop handles, tapering neck with carinated ridge, base wheel-turned, pulled handle, wheel burnished and fired, orange-pink ware, excellent condition

    8 1/2″ high

    This bowl is typical of the well-crafted pottery of the area, and reflects the high standard of living enjoyed by the people at this time.

  • Holy Land Terracotta Bowl 800 BCE

    $800

    HOLY LAND LARGE TERRACOTTA BOWL WITH MOULDED RIM
    LACHISH AREA, IRON II C, 800-700 BCE., TIME OF KING HEZEKIAH

    The convex sided body, with carinated rim, ridged sides, circular base, wheel-turned, slipped burnished and fired, losses

    10 1/4″ diameter

  • JUDAIC TERRACOTTA TOKEN

    $800

    JUDAIC TERRACOTTA TOKEN (26MM.)
    4TH CENTURY CE.

    Obverse: Showing the star of David in relief;
    Reverse: Plain
    A very interesting and rare item.
    VERY FINE

  • LARGE BRONZE COIN 285BCE

    $575

    LARGE BRONZE COIN (32MM.)
    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, PTOLEMY II, 285-246 BCE., GAZA

    Obverse: Diademed head of Zeus;
    Reverse: Eagle standing on a thunderbolt of Zeus. The largest coins ever to circulate in Eretz Yisrael.
    VERY FINE

    Under the Ptolemies, Egypt minted some extremely thick and heavy bronze coins, such as this ezample. Instead of placing the metal blank for the coin between dies and then striking the top die with a hammer, these monsters were produced using a screw press which brought down thousands of pounds of pressure on the metal. The Ptolemies ruled Egypt for 275 years until the suicide ot Cleopatra VII (the Cleopatra) and the last of the Ptolemies.

  • Pinched Oil Lamp

    $800

    HOLY LAND TERRACOTTA PINCHED OIL LAMP
    LACHISH TOMBS, 1200-800 BCE., TIME OF SAUL, DAVID, SOLOMON

    Wheel-turned, fired shallow bowl with everted rim forming a flat ledge, with pinched area for wick, orange-red ware5 1/2″ diameter, 2″ high

  • RARE ANCIENT CYPRIOT PYXIS

    RARE ANCIENT CYPRIOT PYXIS
    EARLY BRONZE AGE 2700-1900 BCE.

    Egg-shaped, incised red polished ware with small flat oval lid, used for storage of grains

    13″ diameter at widest point

    After this period these objects disappear from the art of ancient Cyprus altogether. There are only 28 examples in existence today.

    For comparisons see: Desmond Morris: The Art of Ancient Cyprus, London, 1985, p.75

  • ROMAN BRONZE SESTERTIUS 161CE

    $550

    LARGE ROMAN BRONZE SESTERTIUS (28MM.)
    MARCUS AURELIUS, 161-180 CE.

    Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius;
    Reverse: Minerva standing, holding an olive branch and leaning on a shield with spear on left arm.
    VERY FINE

    Marcus Aurelius’s troubles began with a war in Persia followed by a terrible plague that swept the Empire and killed millions. Next came a series of invasions by Germanic barbarians to the North, one of which penetrated deep into Italy itself. Narcus met all, at one point auctioning off his own possessions to finance the war effort. Yet, he still found timne to write his Meditations, one of the most widely read books of all time. This coin was minted in 164 CE., the year that the Parthians were driven from Armenia.

  • TERRACOTTA HEAD OF APOLLO

    ROMAN TERRACOTTA HEAD OF APOLLO
    NEAR LIFE-SIZE HEAD, 4TH CENTURY BCE.

    10″ high

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