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Superb Greek Illyrian Helmet with Heavy Crest Box and Gold Gilt
February 22, 2017 - 4:39 am
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

Superb Greek Illyrian Helmet with Heavy Crest Box and Gold Gilt

This rare Greek Illyrian helmet dates circa mid 6th century B.C., and is a full sized example. This superb piece features an extremely rare gold gilt perimeter band and a heavy raised crest box. This piece was produced during the last phase of Greek helmet design, and is classified as "Type III, A". The heavy raised crest box was added protection from overhead blows, and it is very likely that this piece saw battle, as there are minute knicks and scrapes that indicate battle contact with other weapons. A superb example with a beautiful multi-colored patina that has dark brown and red highlights.  



Mint and Vibrant Greek Apulian Plate: Ex Menzies Painter
February 15, 2017 - 2:25 am
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

Mint and Vibrant Greek Apulian Plate: Ex Menzies Painter

This mint quality Greek Apulian plate is by the Menzies Painter, circa mid 4th century B.C.  One of the best recored examples in terms of quality and vibrant colors.  High quality examples such as this piece are not often seen on the market with the full figure walking nude Eros.  



Rare Hellenistic Greek Silver Kantharos with Flat Handles
April 6, 2016 - 10:48 pm
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

Rare Hellenistic Greek Silver Kantharos with Flat Handles

This rare Greek silver vessel has flat handles that served as a thumb grip.  This type of handle was also subsequently copied by the Romans, who preferred this type of formal drinking cup.  This x-rare piece is complete, and has an attractive natural dark gray patina.  



Attractive Greek Boeotian Blackware Stemmed Kantharos
August 20, 2015 - 8:53 pm
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

Attractive Greek Boeotian Blackware Stemmed Kantharos

Mint quality eroteric shaped vessel that is a "Classical Period" ceramic.  This attractive piece also has an even deep lustrous black glaze.  An exceptional example that was likely used as a ceremonail drinking vessel.  $3,675.00



Attractive Large Greco-Thracian Silver Bowl with Floral Design
August 11, 2015 - 9:21 pm
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

Attractive Large Greco-Thracian Silver Bowl with Floral DesignThis extremely large example is a Greco-Thracian hand beaten silver bowl that dates circa 4th century B.C.  It is a rare example, not only for the size, but also it is a type that is seldom seen on the market.  The attached ring may have also allowed this piece to hang from a wagon or a horse, and was an aid that allowed this piece to travel easily.  An exceptional piece with a beautiful dark gray patina.  $6,875.00



X-Large Greek Apulian Knob-Handled Patera: Ex Ganymede Painter
August 8, 2015 - 3:47 am
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

X-Large Greek Apulian Knob-Handled Patera: Ex Ganymede Painter

This beautiful x-large Greek Apulian ceramic is a knob-handled patera that was used to pour ceremonial libations.  This intact vessel is an amazing 18.2 inches in diameter, and is attributed to the Ganymede Painter who was one of the best accomplished Greek Apulian artists during the second half of the 4th century B.C.  A rare example that is seldom seen on the market.  $13,800.00     



Roman Erotic Bronze Ring with Leda and the Swan
July 18, 2015 - 2:51 pm
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman

Roman Erotic Bronze Ring with Leda and the Swan

Erotic type ring showing Leda making love to Zeus, who was in the form of a swan.  The head of the swan is seen kissing her breasts.  This exceptional bronze ring was made for a young woman or girl.  Possibly worn by an individual who was engaged in the sex trade, and lived in a Roman resort city such as Pompeii.  Rare in this quality, and a superb example. 



Rare Roman Iron Plumbata Mamillata Javelin Head
February 1, 2015 - 2:27 am
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman

Rare Roman Iron Plumbata Mamillata Javelin Head

This piece is an extremely rare Roman weapon of arms.  This piece was designed to travel further than most Roman spears and/or javelins, and was designed to wound, rather than kill.  There are only a handful of these pieces that are recorded, as they were made from iron and the attached lead weight was molded around the shaft.



Mint Roman Glass Amber Flask with Brilliant Reddish-Gold Patina
February 1, 2015 - 2:22 am
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass

Mint Roman Glass Amber Flask with Brilliant Reddish-Gold Patina

This mint quality piece is an exceptional 1st century A.D. Roman glass flask, as it has a reddish-gold iridescent patina which is not a common feature relative to ancient Roman glass.  The patina is much more brilliant than what the photos show.       



Sensual Greek Attic Column Krater: Ex Florence Painter
January 30, 2015 - 8:30 am
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

Sensual Greek Attic Column Krater: Ex Florence Painter

Wonderful mint quality Greek Attic ceramic attributed to the Florence Painter, and there are very few ancient Greek Attic ceramics attributed to this painter.  Erotic scene with a young male water carrier who is seen partially nude, and is being admired by two standing figures.       



Greek Macedonian Silver Tetradrachm with Artemis Bust
December 3, 2013 - 8:26 pm
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

Greek Macedonian Silver Tetradrachm with Artemis BustBeautiful Greek Macedonian Silver Tetradrachm with Artemis Bust

This beautiful Greek coin features a bust of Artemis with her bow quiver behind.  She is seen as a young girl which is an artistic style that is seldom seen, and the entire obverse composition is designed as a hoplite shield.  This coin has extremely high relief and is in near Mint State condition.



X-Rare Moche Blackware Manta Ray Stirrup-Jar
December 13, 2012 - 6:54 pm
Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery

X-Rare Moche Blackware Manta Ray Stirrup-JarX-Rare Moche Blackware Manta Ray Stirrup-Jar

This extremely rare piece is from an old European collection from the 1970's.  This piece shows a human face/head that is seen in a "transformation" process.  Superb to mint quality, and seldom seen on the market.