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Antiquities from all Ancient Cultures


Pharaonic Egypt, 2nd Intermediate Kingdom, 1759-1539 BC, Steatite Scarab
Beetle realistically carved, wing-casings decorated with chevrons
Anubis walking right, flanked by fronds
13mm x 19mm, 9mm thick, 2.00g
Ex Lodge Antiquities

Ancient Egypt, Steatite Scarab
10mm x 15mm, 7mm thick, 1.85g

Ancient Egypt, Stone Scarab
9mm x 12mm, 5mm thick, 0.73g

Pharaonic Egypt, Hyksos Period, 15th-16th Dynasties, Steatite Scarab
Beetle with smooth shell
Ram with checker-board pattern, resting right, palm above
10mm x 14mm, 8mm thick, 1.55g
Newberry, pl.XXV-22

Ancient Egypt, Stone Scarab
11mm x 14mm, 7mm thick, 1.80g

Judaean Kingdom

Judaean Kingdom, Herodian Period, c.1st Century AD, Oil Lamp
(No legend)
Rim around medium ledge
(No studio mark)
Smooth bottom, no base
67mm x 90mm, 45.07g
Adler Her.2 Series, 79-87

Consignor notes: Intact, no repairs.


Late Hellenic or early Roman, c.2nd Century B.C.-1st Century AD, Cast Lead Tessera or Appliqué
(No legend)
Facing head of Medusa (gorgoneion) with torque tied at front of neck, all within a circular linear border
(No legend)
Identical to the ‘obverse’ as both sides appear to be cast from a single mold.
18mm x 20mm, 6mm thick, 10.61g, 12'

Roman Empire, Early 2nd Century, Bronze Pendant
Midsection of nude male, displaying lower chest, serratus muscles (or ribcage), flaccid phallus
Rounded gluteus maximus, otherwise featureless reverse
55mm x 37mm, 26mm thick at highest point, 50.00+g
Ex Harlan Berk

Roman Empire, c.2nd Century, Bronze Statuette Fragment
Hand of Lares, holding a rhyton with forepart of a dog
30mm x 31mm, 10mm thick, 16.45g
Ex HD Rauch

An except from Wikipedia talking about Lares: 'Traditional Roman households owned at least one protective Lares-figure, housed in a shrine along with the images of the household's penates, genius image and any other favored deities. Their statues were placed at table during family meals and banquets. They were divine witnesses at important family occasions, such as marriages, births and adoptions, and their shrines provided a religious hub for social and family life.'

For more, click here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lares

Roman Empire, c.1st-3rd Century, Bronze Fibula
39mm, 11.60g


Indo-Scythian, 3rd-4th Century AD, AE Seal Ring (?)
Mythical creature with human torso and winged-lion body, holding bow
14mm x 15mm across the flats, 2.93g
Ex Indus Valley Coins, VCoins, November 2010

Note: Although this was described as a "seal ring", the back actually comprised of a flat piece of metal with a center hole, making this appear to be a button of some sort.

Indo-Scythian, 3rd-4th Century AD, AE Seal Ring (shank missing)
Winged lion
11mm x 12mm across the flats, 3.21g
Ex Indus Valley Coins, VCoins, November 2010

Byzantine Kingdom

Byzantine Kingdom, c.5th-7th Century AD, Oil Lamp
Light of Christ (Greek abbreviated legend)
Ring surrounded by legend, "candlestick" design toward opening
(No studio mark)
Ring base
65mm x 95mm, 50.00+g (too heavy for my scale)
cf. Adler 934
Ex David Hendin

Consignor notes: Intact, no repairs.


Anglo-Saxon, 900-1066 AD, AE Bridle Strap End
Horse-head shaped with Celticized dog in center motif, two holes on end for bridle straps, green patina
42mm x 13mm, 7.79g