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April 02 2014

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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.

February 13 2014

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Bronze Oil Lamp
Greece, 18th Century AD

Bronze oil lamp with Leda and the Swan, the head of the swan serving as the ansa.

Leda and the Swan is a story in Greek Mythology. Zeus, disguised as a Swan, in order to escape the watchful eyes of his wife Hera, seduced or in other versions raped the maiden Leda, daughter of the Aetolian king Thestius.

June 19 2013

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Ancient Greek owl shaped terracotta vessel with a single handle. Owl is the sacred animal of Athena, Goddess of wisdom.

400 BC

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