Senatus Consulto sells neolithic axe, spear, cylinder seal, scarab, tools, ceramic
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1346490
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An interesting ring carved in one piece of carnelian, Sassian 3rd.-5th. century AD.

The ring with the engraved image of a bird. Beautiful and meant to have been carried in a string, not to wear.

Size: 26 mm. wide.

Condition: Choice, patina and some light wear to the inner edge. A very sharp intaglio.

Ex. Egeskov Collection, Old Danish Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1375933
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A scarce and well executed larger Sassanian stamp seal, 3rd.-6th. century AD.

The seal carved in a fine red carnelian and with a good rendering of a reclining Bull.

Size: 26 mm. wide.

Condition: Verry nice, some overall wear and minor chips.

Ex R.T. Private collection, since 1958 in Münich, Germany.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1376040
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$150.00
A scarce stamp seal in red Jasper with unknown Symbol, perhaps a Luwian hieroglyph or just an Anchor?, ca. 1st. mill. BC.

The seal either Neo-Hittite of slightly later from the Levantine cultures.

Attractive in finely polished red stone.

Size: 22 mm.

Ex R.T. Private collection, since 1958 in Münich, Germany.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : European Medieval : Pre AD 1000 item #1416426
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$150.00
A profusely decorated sturdy bronze bracelet, Northern Europe, Viking Period, 8th.-10th. century AD.

A very nice well-known type of the Viking era with symethric decoration of lines, bulls eyes and other elements, over the entire surface. Fine green and brown patina. Comes with lucite stand as seen in the pictures.

Size: Inner diameter 6,3 cm by 4,5 cm.

Ex. Danish Private collection, comes with COA
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : European Medieval : Pre AD 1000 item #1416425
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A rare early decorated iron fire starter, Viking period of Scandinavia, ca. 900-1000 AD.

A particularly beautiful and top condition artifact from the Viking period. Interestingly, this piece is profusely decorated with hammered crescent symbols and of a nice quasi-boat shaped design.

Size: 11 cm. including the attached ring at the loop.

Condition: Superb! Very stunning quality, glossy patinated and very sound iron, fine conserved.

Ex...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1376829
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A fine Greenish black stone rectangular seal, Hittite Empire, ca. 16TH - 12TH century BC.

A scarce Anatolian version of the ancient Cylinder seal, where all 4 sides are engraved with a figures, Star and perhaps Moon symbols.

Size: Nearly 20 mm. tall.

Ex R.T. Private collection, since 1958 in Münich, Germany.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1378385
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A highly interesting and beautiful Redstone (Jasper?) Scaraboid, Levantine / Holyland, 1st. millenium BC.

This seal predates the Greco-Persian period of Scaraboids and was made during the Neo-Assyrian period, ca. 10th.-8th. century BC.

The seal is engraved with a complicated pattern, like multible Swaztikas or perhaps a scetched bird (?). Very sharp and attractive engraving

Size: 16 mm.

Ex R.T. Private collection, since 1958 in Münich, Germany.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1378390
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Anatolian / Levantine stamp seal of speckled stone, dating ca. 1st. mill. BC.

Interesting seal of an oval rounded shape with a flat side engraved with a motif of a man with a helmet placing a bird or a star on a three (?).

The stone speckled in cream and black, very attractive!

Size: 22 mm.

Old German Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1251583
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$150.00
A VERY RARE PERSIAN BRONZE STAMP SEAL, Achaemenid Empire, c. 600-400 BC.

A fantastic S-shaped bronze seal with a loop on the back and depicting a standing lion.

The seal of Achaemenid manifacture and done in a wonderful vivid Persian style.

Size: 19-20 mm.

Condition: Superb! uncleaned and sharp of fine metal.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1412095
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Ancient Near East, Luristan, ca. 1200 to 800 BC. A massive really elaborate bronze cloak pin, cast via the lost wax (cire perdue) process with poppy flower shaped terminal.

Used to fasten clothes, in this case due to the unusually heavy fabric and decoration, likely leather for presentation use - perhaps for a very thick cape or leather armor...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1412094
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Ancient Near East, Luristan, ca. 1200 to 800 BC. A large elaborate bronze cloak pin, cast via the lost wax (cire perdue) process with poppy flower shaped terminal.

Used to fasten clothes, in this case due to the unusually heavy fabric and decoration, likely leather for presentation use - perhaps for a very thick cape or leather armor...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1285624
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A superb condition bronze lance, Western Asia, Persian style of turkmenistan / Uzbekistan, later bronzeage dating to the 12th.-8th. century BC.

A fine style lance with a deadly sharp triangular blade and a long tang ending in a knob.

Efficient spear in the later bronzeage.

Commonly termed Luristani by dealers and collectors.

Size: 224 mm.

Condition: Superb!, exceptional quality spear, pristine with a very sharp blade and smooth water-patina.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1279749
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A RARE LARGER SILVER STAMP SEAL, TURKEY, 3RD.-2ND. MILLENIUM BC.

Interesting silver seal circular with conical handle and the engravings of an animal, likely a deer, in a double border, on the base.

Size: 27 mm. in diameter, 23 mm. high and massive weighing 27 grams!

Ex. Classical art, J. Rubens, and formerly in a Danish Private Collection for many years.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1260862
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A fine little lot of three silver rings, dating to the 8th.-12th. century AD.

One ring with a small hemispheric bezel with a duck engraved is likely Islamic and belongs to the very early period. The other two either Islamic or Byzantine with dome-shaped bezels.

Condition: Nice and intact. Ex. German Private Collection, sold at Hirsh.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1360787
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$150.00
A wonderful and massive bronze dress-pin for the type, Luristan, dating 2nd. millenium BC.

The pin conical - it gradually thickens to a massive rounded finial.

Size: 290 mm. and ca. 127 grams, so a huge specimen, very rarely seen.

Condition: Superb! Exceptional green patina and superb metal.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413845
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$150.00
A choice stamp seal in Carnelian, with a Lion engraved on it's face, 3rd.-5th. century AD.

Fine elipsoid seal in a particularly attractive banded carnelien with a nice engraving of a Lion on it's face.

Size: c. 19 mm. wide.

Ex. Egeskov Collection, an important and rare collection of Sassanian seals, handpicked over 30 years of collecting. Formerly in British private collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1362848
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$150.00
A fine silver ancient Islamic belt buckle from the earliest fase in the Islamic domination of the world, 7th.-9th. century AD.

A beautiful and perfectly intact belt buckle completely covered in black patina and in solid silver. Fine ornamentation.

Size: ca. 6 cm. long.

Condition: Superb! A partidularly fine specimen with completely black patina.

Ex. Ib Olsen Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1362507
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An nice larger mirror in bronze, Islamic, 10th.-12th. century AD.

The islamic bronze mirrors were typically made in the Chinese style of the Han Period with added islamic elements. This mirror is large and with a recessed face and undecorated back. Small loss to the handle.

Size: 14,2 cm.

Condition: Choice, fine smooth water-green patina. Old Collection tag on the reverse.

Ex. Ib Olsen Collection.