RARE- AN AMLASH TERRACOTTA HUMP-BACKED BULL RHYTON
10TH-8TH CENTURY B.C.
The HUGE stunning hollow burnished zoomorphic vessel with prominent rump and neck hump, the muzzle extending into a long spout, with curved horns and punched circular incised eyes, with vertical ridges for the dewlap and tail, on four tapering legs.
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An ancient Greek faceplate of a warrior’s shield "Shield boss", C. 300 BC
Constructed of a thin hammered sheet with triple concentric circles stepped form, some remains of iron pin attachments. Minor edge roughness and losses, otherwise exc. cond.
Such shields as this would have been used by the Greeks in their battles with ...click for details
The broad heavy triangular-shaped blade bronze dirk with crescentic pommel with three midribs, the cylindrical grip with three pairs of encircling ribs, with rectangular guard, the triangular blade with shallow midrib
A wonderful set of ancient arrowheads from three different periods, Iron Age, 1000 BC - Greek- 400 BC and the Roman period, 100 – 300 AD
One of the reasons for the soldier's success was their weapons. Besides his sword or spear, the most common weapon for a soldier would have been his bow and arrow. Bronze weapons were far superior to soft copper blades. Arrowheads were produced in a variety of shapes and si ...click for details