All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1347798 (stock #ECC.babylon)
Biblical Artifacts
$30.00
The lost wonders of the ancient world, the famed hanging Gardens, were not located in Babylon, as originally thought, but at Susa, in the Biblical realm of Elam-or so some numismatists now believe. The answer to the riddle lies in the strange markings on this ancient Elmymais coin.

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon is the only one of the original Seven Wonders of the World whose location has not been discovered by archeologists—possibly because they’ve been looking in the wrong place...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1332523 (stock #g.2)
Biblical Artifacts
$4,750.00
c. 3rd-7th Century CE

This bottle is free blown of dark green glass with an oblate spheroid body, a short neck and an everted rim. The rim is also folded to create a narrow mouth to prevent the escape of precious oils. The vessel is decorated with repeating wheel cut lines on the shoulder and upper body of the vessel...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1325466 (stock #WC.11)
Biblical Artifacts
$300.00
Orodes II (57-38 BCE)

Susa Mint

Obverse: Short-bearded bust of Orodes II facing left, wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before, crescent behind. No wart visible on forehead. Pellet border.

Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand. Monogram above bow, monogram (mint mark) below bow...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1315644 (stock #C.S.83)
Biblical Artifacts
$450.00
c. 35-12 BCE

Obverse: King on horseback, facing right, holding whip. Monogram in right field. BASILEWS BASILEWN MEGALOY AZOY (The Great King of King Azes).

Reverse: Zeus facing left, holding Victory with wreath in right hand, scepter in his left. Sigma in left field. Kharosthi letters in right field. Kharosthi inscription Maharajasa rajarajasa mahatasa Ayasa. (The Great King of Kings Azes)

In fine to very fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1315643 (stock #C.S.73)
Biblical Artifacts
$425.00
c. 35-12 BCE

Obverse: King on horseback, facing right, holding whip. Monogram in right field. BASILEWS BASILEWN MEGALOY AZOY (The Great King of King Azes).

Reverse: Zeus Nikephoros facing left, holding Victory with wreath in right hand, scepter in his left. Monogram in left field. Kharosthi letters in right field. Kharosthi inscription Maharajasa rajarajasa mahatasa Ayasa. (The Great King of Kings Azes)

In fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1315641 (stock #C.S.71)
Biblical Artifacts
$375.00
c. 35-12 BCE

Obverse: King on horseback, facing right, holding whip. Monogram (no longer visible) in right field. BASILEWS BASILEWN MEGALOY AZOY (The Great King of King Azes).

Reverse: Zeus or Poseidon facing right, his right hand outstretched, scepter in his left. Monogram in left field, Kharosthi letter in right field. Kharosthi inscription Maharajasa rajarajasa mahatasa Ayasa. (The Great King of Kings Azes)

In fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1311575 (stock #P.101)
Biblical Artifacts
$1,800.00
Iran (Kashan); c. 12th-13th Century CE

This fritware bowl stands on a small foot and is embellished with black painted decoration under a transparent turquoise glaze. The primary decorative focus is on a band of script within two black borders on the inside rim of the vessel. Below this, a stylized band of foliage is present and a rosette is painted on the bottom of the interior ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1299837 (stock #P.179)
Biblical Artifacts
$4,500.00
Mesopotamia; c. 4th-7th Century CE

Period of the Mishnahand the Talmud

This wheel-made bowl is inscribed with an Hebrew spiral incantation, now mostly illegible, within a painted band. Although there is great variety in the incantations used on these bowls they all served the same purpose of capturing and containing demons and other evil spirits before they could enter the home and prey on its inhabitants. Such bowls were common in the Near East in Late Antiquity and were buried, u...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1288777 (stock #P.123)
Biblical Artifacts
$1,100.00
c. 1800 BCE

Made of fine grained clay, the bird headed goddess stands with both feet together, the legs delineated by an incised line. The arms of the figure are conical and extend to either side. The bellybutton and eyes are represented by applied and pierced pellets. Her pubic region is emphasized by punctures at the hips and she wears a necklace of applied clay and an elaborate pierced headdress to further identify the figure as the fertility goddess Astarte.

In excellent an...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1285886 (stock #S.16)
Biblical Artifacts
$1,150.00
Early Dynastic II; c. 2800-2600 BCE

This seal made of soft white stone depicts a battle scene between various animals. In the center of the image is a lion, on the right, attacking a caprid, most likely an ibex or goat, on the left. Behind this pair and to the right another lion is also attacking a caprid, this time with their positions reversed. To the far left, the image is divided into two registers. On the upper register is the head of an animal and below a kneeling human figure is hol...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1277168 (stock #CB89)
Biblical Artifacts
$150.00
c. 710-50 AD

Al-Ramla Mint

Obverse: Arabic script (There is no god but Allah alone) within circle, striations around edge.

Reverse: Arabic script (Muhammad is the messenger of Allah) and palm branch within circle, Arabic script around edge.

In fine condition with natural patina present.

Certificate of Authenticity and Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority Included

Bibliography:

Walker, 846

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1268994 (stock #P40)
Biblical Artifacts
$1,500.00
c. 2nd Millennium B.C.

This figure depicts the goddess Astarte and is an excellent example of the “bird-faced” type. The only features present on the face are the beak-like nose and two pellet eyes. The headdress is elaborate and is accentuated by the incised decoration. The figure’s jewelry is depicted by six horizontal pierced lines on the upper chest. The two hands cup where the breasts of the figure would be, although they are not actually depicted.

Slight chip to the b...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1235545
Biblical Artifacts
Price on Request
c. Late 3rd Millennium - Early 2nd Millennium B.C.

This piece depicts a somewhat stylized representation of a two-wheeled chariot accompanied by three equids, most likely mules or donkeys. Comprised of a narrow central platform, the design of the vehicle closely resembles that of vehicles used on a regular basis for the transport of people and goods in the regions of Northern Syria and Anatolia at this time. In the front of the platform is a shield, rectangular with the exception of the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1222879
Biblical Artifacts
SOLD
c. 8th-6th Century B.C.

A winged bearded hero faces right, wearing kudurrus (Babylonian style crown) and double wrapped kilt, stands in contest, right hand raised behind, left hand extended holding a winged griffon on hind, forepaws extended. Crescent above griffon. With vertical hole for suspension present.

In original and excellent condition.

.90 x .43 inches (2.60 x 1.10 cms)

Worldwide shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1214957
Biblical Artifacts
SOLD ..Thank You
Late Bronze Age; c. 1500-1200 B.C.

The red-slipped flask of tapering cylindrical form with an elongated neck, a flaring rim and a handle applied from shoulder to neck.

In very good and original condition.

11.8 inches (29.97 cms)

Worldwide shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.

Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1214219
Biblical Artifacts
$3,000.00
c. 6th-5th Century B.C.

The lotiform phiale with a flaring rim and a central omphalos surrounded by ten lotus petals with bud motifs between them, both done in repousse.

In excellent and original condition. Natural green patina present. Found in the Holy Land.

Diameter: 6.7 inches (17.02 cm)

Worldwide shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.

Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Bibliography:

O. W. Muscarella, Bronze...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1204212
Biblical Artifacts
$3,500.00
Early Dynastic III c. 2600-2300 B.C.

The calf stands statically on all four legs, the front right leg slightly in front of the left, the two back legs parallel, with a large tail curved over and resting on its back. The muzzle of the calf is clearly defined as are the protruding ears and slightly downward turned horns. The eyes are incised and each pupil is delineated by a small dot. Incision is also used to mark the ribs of the animal and can be clearly seen on the left side of its body....

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1102987 (stock #seal.S.10.11)
Biblical Artifacts
SOLD
Third Dynasty of Ur; c. 2100-2050 B.C.

A rectilinear cylinder seal of a merchant with name inscribed. Central presentation scene shows supplicant being presented to the enthroned horned deity on the right. Anzu bird and crescent moon in field. Inscription in Sumerian reads “URNIGAR SON OF DUMUERINDA DAMGAR” (Damgar=Merchant). Vertical drill hole for suspension. In excellent condition.

2.36 x 1.18 inches (6 x 3 cms)

Provenance: probably Umma (modern Tell Jokha in Iraq)

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