This is a gorgeous ancient Islamic fibula or dress brooch from Jerusalem, it dates to around 800 AD when islam was just begining to flower in the Holyland. Size: 80mm x 33mm. Bronze and in very fine condition.
Superb Small Ancient Roman Dolphin Pendant 200 AD with excellent dark green patina. Found near Jerusalem, this Roman image of the dolphin is well documented. Intact and unrestored a beautiful small piece, 24mm x 11mm. Superb.
Very Rare Ancient Roman Gold Coated Legionary Crossbow Fibula or Toga Brooch. In lovely condition and completely intact, many areas still covered in the original gold coating, which is very rare for these items. 64mm x 44mm A really lovely and important piece of Ancient Roman Military history, used to hold a Toga or Tunic closed on a Centurian or General. Very Rare and in Extremely Fine condition.
Rare Large Ancient Roman Bronze Legionary Crossbow Fibula or Toga Brooch. In lovely condition and completely intact. 76mm x 44mm. A really lovely and important piece of Ancient Roman Military history, used to hold a Toga or Tunic closed on a Centurian or Soldier. Rare and in Choice condition.
Ancient Roman Bronze Personal Seal Ring, dated to c 100 AD. This is a very robust and well made ring. It exhibits extremely fine detail and patina worthy of a museum display. Seal rings were worn in ancient times to seal (wax or clay) bullae on documents. Size US 8.5, Bronze Superb Condition, comes complete with burgundy ring presentation case.
Choice Roman Bronze "Tear Drop" Pendant 200 - 400 AD, found in the Roman Provinces, now the Balkans. This gorgeous piece has a suberp deep green patina and is decorated with a lovely geometric "basket" design. 28mm x 36mm chice condition, pattern one side only, plain on reverse and small gash to lower left quadrant that does not detract.
This is a superb Roman Toga Brooch based on an intricate Lily design. It has wonderful classic lines and was found near Jerusalem. The importance of the Lily, to the Jewish people should not be understated. The Lily: The Lily was regarded as the choicest among the flowers. It graced the tow main pillars which stood at the entrance to the sanctuary of the Temple in Jerusalem. This antiquity is intact and in fantastic condition, very rare.
Gorgeous Roman Panther Head Bronze 30BC - 70 AD, found near Jerusalem in the Holy Land. This suberb bronze sculpture is actually a Staff Mount, evidenced by the fixing holes in the side and the opening diameter. A very Rare and Uniquie Antiquity from the Roman occupation of Jerusalem. Size 50mm x 35mm (opening diameter 22mm approx)38.7g Superb Condition, unrestored and intact.
Lovely Ancient Roman Childs Bronze Bangle - Bracelet. 1st Century lovely incised bronze bracelet in magnificent condition and wearable due to its very storng construction. Internal diameter: 45mm - width of bracelet: 14mm superb condition with lovely olive and brown patina.
An Interesting & Very Rare Ancient Engraved Bronze Pendant of St George from Jerusalem. Dated between 1000 - 1200 AD. Although St. George is important to the Orthodox Religion (feast days April 23 and Nov 3) there is no tradition of the dragon until the Crusaders arrive. Only under western influence does the story of George and the dragon appear on eastern icons. This gorgeous etched pendant was found near Bethlehem. A lovely antiquity, intact and wearable.
Rare Roman Naval Anchor Toga Fibula or Brooch 200 - 400AD VF, 52mm x 23mm. A choice piece of Roman Imperial Navy decoration, perhaps worn by a War Galley Master or Official in charge of shipping. This fibula would have been used to hold a Toga or a Tunic closed. Found in the ancient Roman province of Moesiae. Suberb condition, bronze intact.
Ancient Greek Roman Bronze Signet Ring Jerusalem 100AD - Please check the complete photo set for this ring. It was found near Jerusalem in Israel and has a nice set of Ancient Greek letters engraved on the very heavy bezel It is a gorgeous example and dates to the period of Roman occupation of Jerusalem or before. Intact and very robust. I'd appreciate any assistance from Scholars of the Ancient Greek language.