A very rare and unusual Stamp seal in solid silver, Sassanian, 3rd.-6th. century AD.
The seal in fine pure silver now toned grey, pierced with a large hole and engraved with animal.
Size: 15 mm. wide.
Ex. German Collection of Dr. M. M., Westfalen, since 1970-72.
A VERY RARE SUMERIAN / BABYLONIAN, TRIPARTITE BRONZE STAMP SEAL, 3RD. MILLENIUM BC.
The seal three detailed imprints - a monster with three bird heads, an oxe or bull, and two eagles with wings spread.
Size: 24 mm. in massive bronze weighing 20,14 grams.
Condition: Superb, wonderful red patina and preserved details.
A very rare and important seal.
Ex. German private Collection (W.D.) Rhine, 1970s-1980s.
Macehead in bronze, Seljuk Slave warriors of the Samenid Dynasty, likely from Nishapur, ca. 11th Century AD.
Beautiful bronze macehead of simple form with spikes and a shallow domed cap.
Size: Approx 54 mm. high and 50 mm. wide.
Condition: Choice, nice brown patina.
Provenance: A Rheinish German Private Collection (W.D.), bought in the 1970s-1980s.
Ancient Near Eastern Bronze 4 Leg Kohl Makeup bottle, 4 legs with bent feet the body has 4 rings interspersed between the legs the bottles neck having a geometric band decoration . Great condition size h 4.25" by 2.75" w
Seljuk Slave warriors of the Samenid Dynasty, likely from Nishapur, ca. 11th Century AD.
Of bronze alloy, of tapering fluted form finely engraved with running arabesques along the length of each flute and surmounted by a shallow domed cap, and moulded circular socket engraved with a band of ropework above a row of diamond-shaped florets...
A beautiful and large Pre-Achaemenid Silver Phiale (offerbowl), decorated in Repousse, Ancient Near East, Early-mid 1st. millenium BC.
A spectacular piece in hand with a paticularly fine ancient patina, uncleaned!
Size: 16,6 cm. in diameter, 47 mm. high ca. 206 grams of silver!
Condition: Intact, with a few short closed cracks and a few edge chips
Ex. Old German Collection, comes with COA
BRONZE DAGGER WITH A DECORATED HANDLE
BRONZE AGE, PERSIA, 1200 – 800 BC
Beautifully made with remains of limestone inlay on the handle, untouched as found...
PERSIAN BRONZE TORQUE
NEAR-EASTERN, 1800 - 1600 BC
Heavy solid bronze torque of thick rounded form, the terminals tapering to a curve point
Diameter: 16 cm
Height on stand: 20 cm
Condition: Left tip of terminal is missing in antiquity otherwise intact and enjoys a beautiful patina
Nicely mounted on an acrylic "Plexi-glass"display stand of high quality
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A large ancient bronze dagger or short sword, Black Sea area, ca. 1200-1000 BC.
The weapon very long with an integral handle, made to take inlays of bone or wood, now lost. Crescent before the hilt which is typical for the Black Sea Area.
Size: ca. 37 cm. so the size of an ancient short sword.
Condition: Choice, slight flaking of edges, fine dark enamel green patina.
Ex. Dæhnfeldt Collection, c. 1990.
Islamic bronze seal ring, from the Seljuk Period, dating ca. 11th.-13th. century AD.
Beautifully crafted, profusely decorated all over, with a sharp cross-shaped seal.
Ringsize: ca. 19 mm. - weighing 16 grams!
Condition: Superb and fully wearable, terrific patina.
Ex. Large German Special Collection of seal rings.
CULTURE: Luristan, western Iran
PERIOD: 8TH – 7th century BC
SIZE: Diameter 15.7 cm.
PRICE: 2,500 euros
PROVENANCE: Private collection, England.
Description:A Beautiful and Quite Rare Example of an Ancient Near Eastern Phiale Mesomphalos-Type Bronze Bowl from Pre-Achaemenid Persia's Luristan Culture, located in the Northwest of Modern-Day Iran, with a body shaped by perfectly symmetrical parallel ribbing, or lobes, which run outward from the circular indentation which surrounds an Omphalos "button" at the center, decorated with a Rosette design pressed into the bronze, the ribbing of the body continuing upward and bulging o...
A superb quality, Ancient Luristan Bronze Horsebit, circa 10th-7th century B.C. consists of a pair of large cheekpieces (psalia) on either side. Each cheek-piece finely modeled and cast, by a lost-wax process, in the form of a striding horned mouflon on a groundline, with a head and neck of the feline appearing at the back of the mouflon...
An exceptional condition Bactrian bronze compartmentalized seal, Late 3rd - Early 2nd Millennium BC.
Simple design on the round base, tall handle. Beautyful brown patina - attractive!. Interesting design in compartements.
Size: c. 20 mm. tall.
Condition: Superb! Exceptional brown patina and fine metal for the type!
Provenance: Anders Egeskov Collection
Presented here is a nice bronze spear with raised center ridge. The spear head features a beautiful green/brown patina and measures an impressive 10”. It remains intact and is presented on a custom base for display. Acquired from Malter Galleries in the late 1990’s.
A fine bronze standard finial of the "Master of Animals" type, worked on both sides identically. A tube in anthropomorphic form showing a human with a long nose and jutting ears, grasping the necks of two animals. The center of the figure with a human mask and two protruding cock's heads. Western Iran, Luristan culture, c. 9th-7th century B.C. Provenance: Private Collection, Switzerland. Condition: fine, only slightly bent. With nice patina. Dimension: height: 18.2 cm.
A beautiful bronze standard finial of the "Master of Animals" type. A tube in anthropomorphic form, worked on both sides identically, showing a human with a long nose and jutting ears, grasping the necks of two animals. Western Iran, Luristan culture, c. 9th-7th century B.C. Provenance: Private Collection, Switzerland. Condition: fine, with nice patina. Dimension: height: 15.2 cm.
SUPERB CONDITION BRONZE DAGGER, WESTERN ASIA 'LURISTAN', 1200-1000 BC.
A good very large and heavy specimen for the type. The handle measure 12 cm. in itself and was made to take inlays of bone or stone, now lost. The blade with a broad central section tappering to sharp edges.
Size: ca. 33 cm.
Condition: Superb, wonderful metal, very sound with a fine dark green patina.
Ex. Johan Dæhnfeldt Estate Collection (2013).