c. 58/9 CE
Obverse: NER WNO C in wreath tied at the bottom with a X.
Reverse: Palm branch surrounded by KAICAPOC and date LE.
In fine condition.
Weight: 2.44g; Diameter: 16.5 mm
Olive wood box, worldwide shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included.
Ships from the United States.
Porcius Festus succeeded Antonius Felix as procurator of Judea under the Roman Emperor Nero.
An original copper plate engraved map, with hand coloring of country outlines, and also in the cartouche, titled there, at lower left, "A Map of Turky, Arabia and Persia", the first edition by Georges de l'Isle in 1701, this being the somewhat later revised 1721 edition by noted cartographer of the day John Senex (1678-ca. 1740). This map, 19" by 23" (22 1/2" by 26 1/2" as framed) was considered to be the first modern map of the Arabian Peninsula before the middle of the 18th century...
Map of the South American continent, titled "Amerique Meridionale", by Felix Delamarche, 1822. The map is on old type laid paper, and measures 12 3/4" by 16 3/4". There is a distinct plate mark and a central fold. The borders of Brazil, Peru, Chile, Patagonia and French Guyana are colored in green, yellow and blue. I do not know if the map is laid down, not having opened it up, but would be happy to do so upon request...
A sparkly rainbow Silicon Carbide specimen. Rainbow Carborundum is a crystal, with black spiked crystals, gorgeous rainbow-like luster, iridescent colors of green, blues, purple, pink, yellow, etc. The brown to black color results from iron impurities. Carborundum is known to be a master healer and a type of semi conductor.
Dimensions: 10.5" X 7.5" X10.5"
A fine green specimen of Malachite. Malachite is a green copper mineral. It has a natural deep, shimmery green color and a magnificent form. Malachite, with its beautiful, rich green color, leaves no doubt of its importance as a jewel. Its opaque strength and power demands respect, mesmerizing the viewer. Yet the movement, flow and energy in its lines, circles and designs soothe and welcome. It was one of the first ores used to produce copper metal.
Dimensions: 8" X 7.5" X 2.5"
A framed PAIR of hand-colored vintage early 20th century photographs of the scenic Pikes Peak area of Colorado, one titled in pencil in margin "Rainbow Falls Manitou, Colo." and the other "A Glimpse of Pikes Peak--Colo.", both pencil signed "Photo-Craft" at lower right margin. Measurements are 9 1/2" by 4 3/4" (photos) and 17 1/2" by 13 1/2" in identical gold frames with green double mat. There is a bit of brownish discoloration in the margin of the waterfall image, as shown...
Vespasian, Syria, Antioch
AE 28 (15,56 gr.)
IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG / SC and a wonderful roman style portrait! Struck on a huge flan for issue, Dupondius size.
Condition: VF/EF, some uneveness as usual with this issue, very attractive.
Ex. Danish Private Collection
Copyright 1907 by Geo. B. Cornish, Arkansas City, Kans. Slightly rounded corners.
A copy of the 1817 book "The Life of Robert Fulton" by Cadwalader Colden, printed in New York City. The book measures 8 1/2" by 5 3/8" and has leather covers in the old fashion. The pages are heavily foxed and generally browned, as is commonly seen in books 200 years old. Covers are attached, though worn, and at top of spine, a piece of leather is missing. An old brown ink signature of previous owner Edward S...
A group of 12 booklets, most of them illustrated, related to Japanese arms and armor.
Here are their titles:
- "Arms & armors of ancient Japan" , 1964, 64 pages, Illustrated.
- "Japanese swords", a chart compiled and published by W.M. Hawley
- "The Ito school pf tsuba makers", by Blaine Navroth, 11 pages, illustrated, 1976.
- "Japanese ornamented arrow heads", Oslo Ethnographic Museum, 1931, illustrated.
- "Introduction to Japanese swords" by W.M...
"Kaiseki: Zen Tastes in Japanese Cooking" by Kaichi Tsuji. 1972 First Edition, Kodansha. 207 pages. COlor & B/W plates, plus original wood block prints by Masakazu Kuwata. Introduction by Soshitsu Sen (grandmaster of Urasenke School of Chanoyu,) Foreward by Nobel Prize novelist Yasunari Kawabata. Clothbund Hardvover. Book Condition-New, but 2 cm tear on original paper dust jacket...
A very rare and wonderful first edition of the book 'Japanese and Oriental Pottery' by Hazel H. Gorham, who is the wife of William R. Gorham, who is the forgotten father of Japanese industry, known for his engineering contributions to the Canon camera company and Nissan motors; Mr. and Mrs...
This is a very detailed map of Worcestershire in western England, first engraved by noted London map maker Robert Morden in 1695 for Camden's Britannia, and issued in several later editions in the early years of the 18th century. The map measures 14 1/4" by 16 5/8" inside the mat (17" by 19" as framed). Like most of its type it has been hand colored at a later date...
Sasanian Yazdgerd, 438-457 AD, Silver dirham, (4.14 gm, 30 mm), GW mint (Gorgan), Lovely strike on a nice full broad flan, Die break on the reverse, Choice extremely fine and toned.
Early map titled "A Description of the Land of Goshen and Moses passage through the desert", 1614, by the English cartographer William Hole. Hole was active in cartography from about 1601 to about 1624. The map measures 10 3/4" by 14" inside the present mats (not examined out of the frame but would be happy to do so upon request). This is an uncommon map with a compass rose at lower right and cartouches at upper portion, the cartographer's name at lower left edge...
Rare antique Map of Alderney c1691 by Robert Morden with watercolor . Small scale map in nice condition framed and matted c19303s. Overall 9.75 by 6.5" map 5.25" by 3"
JAPAN, Mutsuhito. Circa 1860s. Gold 2 Bu (3.04 gm; 12mm x 20mm). Nibu-ban kin. (ND). Meiji 2, 1868-1869. JNDA 09-29 (20A); J.V. C5. Choice EF.
"The Clarence Buckingham Collection of Japanese Prints Volume II: Harunobu, Koryusai, Shigemasa, Their Followers and Contemporaries" by Gentles, Margaret O., The Art Institute of Chicago, 1965. Oversized book measuring 12" x 15.7"...