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May 26 2014

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Latest Addition: Persian ceremonial 22KT gold brooch in the form of a deer, with stylized antlers. 500 BC
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Latest Addition: Persian bronze oil lamp with a seated bird on the attached hinged lid, from the Sassanian Period, 700-900 AD.
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Latest Addition: Bone fragment, depicting the torso of a male. Roman-Egypt, 30 BC - 200 AD

April 02 2014

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Gold Stater of Philip II of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great.
Ancient Greece - Macedonia, 356-336 BC
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Gold Stater of Alexander the Great (336-323 BC):
On the obverse, the head of the Goddess, Athena, with facial features modeled after those of Alexander. On the reverse, a beautiful Nike (winged Victory) holding a scepter and a victory wreath. The name ALEXANDER (in Greek) appears along the side of the wing, on the right.
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Seleukos VI, Epiphanies Nikator silver tetradrachm (95-94 BC): These coins originated from the Seleucid Kingdom that was established by Seleukos, general of Alexander the Great, after the death of Alexander. At its peak, the kingdom comprised almost all of the conquests of Alexander the Great with the exception of Egypt. Antiochus VII ruled from 138-129 BC and led a successful campaign in Palestine and Babylon. He ruled with competence and integrity but was killed in battle against the Parthian. Epiphanies Nikator was the eldest son of Antiochus VIII.
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Ancient Holy Land, Silver Shekel of Tyre (126-70 BC):
Of all the Biblical references to coins, the “thirty pieces of silver,” also known as Shekel of Tyre, paid to Judas Iscariot for his betrayal of Christ is perhaps the best known. (Matthew 26: 14-15). In the great temple of Jerusalem built by Solomon, these coins were used to pay taxes.

March 26 2014

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New Arrival: Very attractive ancient Egyptian vivid blue faience cat seated on a base and wearing a collar, from the 26th Dynasty.

Cats were revered in ancient Egypt as they were the sacred animal of the sun god Ra and Bastet. The earliest Egyptian depiction of the cat took the form of three hieroglyph symbols, each representing seated cats. These formed part of the phrase ‘Lord of the City of Cats’ inscribed on a stone block from El-Lisht that may date as early as the reign of Pepy II, 2278-2184 BC. The Egyptian word for cat was the onomatopoeic term miw.
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New Arrival: Ancient Egyptian miniature glazed limestone ceremonial boat, from the 18th Dynasty, with horned animal heads in the front and the back. The boat is shown carrying a removable mummy figurine, under the canopy. Anubis, the jackal-headed patron God of embalming who presided over mummification, sits on top of the canopy. Incised hieroglyphs on each side of the boat.
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New Arrival: Ancient Egyptian 18th Dynasty wooden miniature sarcophagus with a Ushabti on the lid, wearing a headdress with a cobra, Carved hieroglyphs on the front, linear details on the hair and a carved beetle on each side. On the inside, a carved figure.
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New Arrival: Ancient Egyptian limestone wall fragment, from the 18th Dynasty (New Kingdom), with the torso of an Egyptian ruler wearing a headdress with a cobra head, a collar and bracelets. Three lines of incised hieroglyphs on the upper left. Incised linear details and geometric designs.

February 27 2014

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Chinese Jade statue of a horned dragon with it’s mouth open and a baby dragon on its back. Decoratively carved details including circles and geometric designs on the body. Ming Dynasty 1300's AD
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Green jade disc with nine lizards on the surface, incised circular designs bottom. Discs were placed above the head, below the feet and on the chest of the deceased. Han Dynasty, China - 200's AD
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Chinese, Ming Dynasty, green jade stone three-piece vessel. Central body and lid in the shape of a pagoda, with dangling triangular ornaments. Carved details on the surface including a stylized fire-blowing dragon. Three curved feet on the bottom, a curved handle on each side.
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Variegated green jade stone statue of an eagle with gracefully spread wings, sitting on a tree stump with beautifully carved facial features and details on the body including feathers and flowers. China, Ming Dynasty - 1300’s AD
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Chinese, Ming Dynasty, variegated jade two-piece vessel with a pedestal base. A seated dragon on the lid, a dragon handle on each side, a carved dragon on one side and carved blooming lotus flowers on the other side. 

February 21 2014

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Bronze Vessel
Yuan Dynasty - 1300’s AD

Bronze head-shaped vessel with removable lid and a single snake-shaped handle. The lid, with a seated figure. The single spout is shaped like a stylized bird-like animal with scales, with an animal surmounted on the top of its head.
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Bronze Vessel
Yuan Dynasty - 1300’s AD

Bronze Asian two-piece animal shaped vessel, from the Yuan Dynasty, with two animals on the head and mouth. Its back with a removable lid, the small bird on the lid serving as the handle. The surface of the piece is adorned with raised geometric designs.
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Bronze Animal Statue
Qing Dynasty - 1700’s AD

Hollow bronze statue of a large cat hunting its prey. Its body is highly ornamented with intricate geometric patterns, including four stylized dragons. 

February 13 2014

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Ancient Egypt. Bright cartonnage panel with a decorative border of flowers and the Djed Pillar symbol of stability. The stucco surface well secured to the linen base. Ptolemaic.
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