A group of three Neanderthal scrapers and one naturally backed blade from Marbach, Germany. Chert, heights all at 2 3/8". Ground patina, all legal excavation finds. Minor chips to all four. The naturally backed blade is third from the left. This group of smaller lithics exhibits a wide variety of scraper edges, small notches and borer tips, making them highly effective tools despite their smaller size. Dating to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
This is the book: TIFFANY TASTE by JOHN LORING 1986 FIRST EDITION.
Published by Garden City and Authored by Mr. Loring a TIFFANY & CO. DESIGN DIRECTOR. 223p; Excellent Full Color Photography; folio size hardbound book; dust cover is lightly nicked; grade is VG+ NF. jpgs give MORE info. Note to overseas buyers: Shipping cost is an additional twenty five dollars US minimum
An absolutely magnificent unheated, untreated ruby from the famed gem mines of Mogok in Burma weighing an immense 4.37ct. Gorgeous shade of almost pure ‘traffic light’ red, absolutely beautiful! The stone is, inevitably, clearly included as virtually all Unheated Burma ruby of this size will be...
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"
Neanderthal Sub-triangular biface axe. Flint, height 3 7/8". Legal surface find, Grand-Pressigny region, France. Overall excellent condition, one small chip on the right near the distal end. Interesting, art-brut sort of axe, apparently made using hard hammer percussion (stone on stone). Possibly a tool made in the field for some more immediate purpose. Dates to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
large Fluorite sphere in pale greens and rust browns, with large fracture like lines make this an interesting piece when lit . Size 5.5" in diameter weight 7.5 pounds
Neanderthal discoid scraper on a flake. Flint, height 2 5/8". Excellent condition with nice, medium ground patina. Auction purchase, I think this may be from the Dordogne region of France. The entire edge has been retouched except for a small part of the proximal end. Small burin at the distal end. Dates to approximately 50,000 BCE.
A truly beautiful and completely untreated Unheated 6.97ct Burma Blue Sapphire in this gorgeous light blue hue. The stone is astonishingly not only eye clean but virtually loupe clean as well. Cutting is exceptional and brings the maximum fire, lustre and sheer gorgeousness out of the stone. The gem comes complete with a Certificate from the world respected lotus Gemology laboratory confirming the stone is origin Burma and untreated. Beautiful! Shipping DHL
Four Neanderthal multi-tools on flakes. Chert and jasper, heights between 2" and 2 3/8". All in excellent condition, legal excavation finds, Marbach, Germany. All four represent variations on the basic Neanderthal scraper multi-tool, each with a variety of differently refined edges to best serve different purposes on a single tool that would be light to transport...
Both Qur'an in Arabic language, dating from the first half of 20th century. One with original brown leather binding with gilt motifs, all edges gilt. Originating from Cairo and dated AH 1347 corresponding to 1928 AD. The other with cover made of printed wax cloth. Condition: not collated, first one with missing magnifying glass and loose binding, the second one with one loose page and one with tear. Dimension: 3.6 cm x 2.6 cm, 3.4 cm x 2.4 cm.
Book: Ancient Sichuan (Chinese Han Dynasty and Earlier)
Published price £64.00. Our price £30.00
This fine book is the fully illustrated catalogue of an exhibition of 125 outstanding examples of Chinese bronze, jade and pottery objects dating from the 13th century BC to the 3rd century AD. It really is packed with information about the civilizations of this period in the Sichuan basin in the relatively isolated south-west of China...
An albumen photograph of the Kas Mahal in the center and portion of the Anguri Bagh in the foreground. This view is of part of the Agra Fort. I’m not sure but I think the Taj Mahal is just visible on the far right above the roof of the building. The image is 8 3/4 (22 cm) by 11 ½ (29 cm) inches. The card is 14 (35.5 cm) by 17 (43 cm) inches...
The 2.42 carats colour-change spinel (purple in daylight, pink in incandescent light) mounted with diamonds in an 18 carat white gold mount. GFCO certificate. Ring size P. The spinel eye-clean and rare as such.
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Good Korea Five Fun copper coin- 1898. Diameter: 26mm. Free shipping
An interesting example of cultural exchange around WWII. This book was originally published in 1936; this 1947 printing from Tokyo, while Japan was still occupied and recovering from the destruction of war, is of inferior quality as a book but a fascinating historical artefact. Broken binding reveals what appears to be re-purposed newspaper used in the creation. Covers feel to be cardboard or similar.
This is a Beautiful AMETHYST Cluster. It measures about 8" X 5 1/2" X 3" ( 20.4 cm X 14.0 cm X 7.7 cm ).
A Canadian one dollar silver dollar coin ($1) dated 1939. This King George VI Parliament Building commemorative features unusual toning, with the untoned imprint of a quarter on the reverse. This coin was in a box in an estate for decades, and we rate this coin to be in EF condition. All coin and banknote gradings are subjective and are included as guides only, and are based on published grading charts...
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.