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January 31 2014

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Ancient Greek terracotta statue of a horse with two amphorae on the back. 400 BC

January 23 2014

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Ancient Greek Bronze ring with a flat oval center piece with an incised floral pattern. 400 BC

June 03 2013

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Greco-Roman. Bronze medallion of a face surrounded with sun rays, probably Helios - the Greek Sun God, or its Roman equivalent, Sol. Thick green patina and encrustation.

May 01 2013

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Ancient Greece. Bell shaped terracotta vessel with two handles attached to the bottom and a wide open-mouth with flaring rim. Black figure with red highlights. Depicts a God holding a plate and women with fans. Earthen patina. 400 BC
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Ancient Greek. Terracotta oil lamp with a loop handle, beige background with black and red images of animals. Top, bottom, and handle in black paint. Mycenaean Period, 1425-1300 BC (7” x 4 ½”)
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April 15 2013

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Ancient Greek. Terracotta vessel, traces of linear designs painted in brown and burgundy. 500 BC (7 ¼" x 7 ½"). 

April 04 2013

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Carved black basalt female Cycladic Idol, Late Spedos Variety, with short legs, flattened feet, the stylized body with widely spaced breasts, the slender arms crossed, left over right, at the waist, the pubic area indicated by a grooved triangle. The significance of Cycladic Idols is still under debate. A vast majority were found in tombs and graves, which might suggest that they played similar roles to the Egyptian Ushabtis – Guardians of the Afterlife. However, stylistically they display characteristics of a fertility figure. 2400 BC (6" x 3")
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Ancient Greece. Terracotta miniature pitcher with a single handle. 400 BC (3 ¼" x 2")

April 03 2013

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Ancient Greece. Hydria shaped terracotta vessel with two handles, black and red figures on a light brown background: seated erotic male with visible phallus in front of a reclining woman, one side, a nude woman walking a phallus, with a body of an animal at the end on the other. Light earthen patina.
Size: 7 1/2" x 5"
Date: 400 BC
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Ancient Greece. Terracotta vessel with a single handle and spout to the back, a bearded figure on a base exposing a profound phallus. Traces of black and red. Earthen patina.
Size: 11 1/4" x 4 1/2"
Date: 400 BC

March 13 2013

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Greco-Roman. Bronze medical bone drill. Used by ancient physicians and dentists in order to remove diseased bone tissue and to remove foreign objects of considerable thickness (such as a weapon) from a bone. Green patina. 100-200 AD (7”)
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Ancient Greek. Terracotta statue of an acrobatic male figure. 400-300 BC (8 ½" x 3 ½")
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Ancient Greek. Terracotta pitcher with a single handle, black background with orange images of winged Greek Gods. 400 BC (6" x 3 ½")
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March 08 2013

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Ancient Greek. Silver Lysimachus tetradrachm coin, the reverse with the portrait of the deified Alexander the Great with the royal diadem and ram's horns that identify him as the son of Zeus Ammon. On the reverse, a seated Athena with spear and shield, her right hand extended on which stands the figure of Nike. Nike crowns the first letter of Lysimachus name. The lion's head on Athena's shield may also refer to Lysimachus. 297-281 BC (1")
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Ancient Greek. Silver Demetrios Poliorketes tetradrachm coin, on the front a diademed and horned head of Demetrios, the reverse with a naked Poseidon, the right foot on a rock, the right arm to the thigh, a trident held in the other hand. 294-288 BC (1 ¼")
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Ancient Greek. Silver Antiochos I, the king of the Seleucid Empire, tetradrachm coin. Obverse shows a profile of the king, reverse with enthroned Apollo holding a bow and arrow with Greek inscriptions. Minted in Syria. 280 -261 BC (1 ¼")

March 01 2013

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Ancient Greek Terracotta Vessel 36294.
Dark terracotta vessel of a lion, a ram on top, the head of the ram serving as the opening of the vessel. On a square base. 400 BC (7 ½" x 8").

February 28 2013

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Ancient Greek. Bronze oil lamp of Leda copulating with a swan, a head of the swan with a serpent like neck serves as the handle. To seduce the maiden Leda, Zeus transformed himself into a swan in order to escape the watchful eyes of his wife Hera. Traces of green patina. 1700's AD (6 ½" x 3 ½")
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Ancient Greek. Terracotta oil lamp with a theater mask, its origin drawn from the Dionysian cult. The cult worshiped Dionysus - the Greek god of grape harvest, wine, ritual madness and ecstasy. In good condition with traces of carbon residue about the wick hole. 200 BC (4")

January 31 2013

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Ancient Greek. Silver tetradrachm coin with Athena, the Goddess of wisdom on one side, an owl with inscriptions on the other.  400 BC (¾”)
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