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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1492 item #1399833
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A BLACKSTONE STELE OF SURYA THE SUN GOD, Pala period, 10th.-11th cent.

Surya, the universal sun god, is one of the five principal deities of the Hindu pantheon (together with Shiva, Vishnu, Ganesha and Devi). He is identified with Saturn in the worship of the nine planets ('navagrahas'). Worship of Surya has been prevalent in India from very early times (c. third millennium BC). In the early Kushana period (c. first/second century AD) under Iranian influence, there emerged in North I...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1399510
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A rare and impressive decorated Iron Battle axe, Vikings of the Rus, ca. 10th.-11th. century AD.

Beautiful and extremely well-preserved specimen of the type, with a reenforced socket, highly decorated along the edges and over the blade. Fine metal and very sound for the type, no corrosion

Size: 18 cm. long.

Ex. Danish Private Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : European Medieval : Pre AD 1000 item #1399450
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A beautiful intact iron Battleaxe, dating to the Scandinavian Viking Period 8th.-9th. century AD.

Viking axe of the the typical battle type for the period, 19 cm. long.

Condition: Superb for type nice metal and silverish patina. Very nice, these are nearly always of bad metal and with chips.

Ex. Private Collection
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A scarce early medieval Beer Mug in this completely intact condition, Mug with grooves, brown clay. Rhineland, 12th.-13th. century AD.

Size: 10,5 m. tall.

Condition: Superb for type!

Ex. German, Nordrhein-Westfalen collection, aquired prior to 1986.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : European Medieval : Pre AD 1000 item #1398709
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A European bronze 'Morgenstern' Macehead, dating to the Migration period-Early Medieval period, 7th.-10th. century AD.

Likely of central European manifacture; A heavy compact knobbed macehead in solid bronze with a 'eye' or loop at the top, for attaching it to a chain, connected to a pole or shaft. A very difficult weapon to wield, so rarely seen in collection.

Size: 53 mm. high and 176 grams heavy.

Condition: Superb, intact with a fine unbroken green patina. ...
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A large and choice Medieval Battleaxe, Knightly period, central-north European, likely Germany, ca. 11th.-12th. century AD.

A fine large and impressive battleaxe with a great curving blade and reenforced socket. Makers mark near the socket at one side.

The piece is cleaned and retains a fine iron colour with some patina remaining. Typical traces of corrosion but in an very nice state of preservation for the early type.

Size: 21 cm. long and ca. 18 cm. wide over th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1395208
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A high unusual and important large round iron Shield, Persian medieval period, ca. 15th-16th. century AD.

Dahl shields from the Mughal period are pretty commomly seen on the market, but never this early a shield!

A massive shield with a diameter of approx 60 cm. the entire surface is cut with decorative engravings, 4 large 4-5 storey buildings of classical design, profile figures in the frames, 5 large threes between and beneath a floral band, 4 bosses with some remaining go...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Byzantine : Pre 1492 item #1378023
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An adorable broad silver ring with engraved cross, Byzantine, / Medieval period, 12th.-14th. century AD.

The ring of fine high grade silver and with engravings on the shoulds and on the bezel, which could have been used as a seal ring.

Size: 21 mm. or US size ca. 11 1/4.

Ex. Old German Collection / Hirsch 316, 2016
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A rare and massive European Gate key, Late Medieval, ca. 14th.-15th. century.

A very heavy key with kidney-shaped bow and a very thick stem and bit. Remnants of copper plating on the surface.

Size: 21,3 cm. long and 8,3 cm. wide over the bow! Weight: ca. 300-350 grams.

Condition: Basically intact with very heavy patina and corrosion and loss of metal to the bit.

Provenance: Birgit og Bent Wolstrup Collection
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A beautiful Latten bronze spoon w Pine finial, England, 16th. cent.

The spoon very elegant with an oval bowl and the pine finial. Interestingly a clear makers mark of three spoons or keys in the upper side of the bowl. Made in Latten - an alloy of bronze.

Size: 15,6 cm.

Condition: Choice, remnants of old silvering on the bowl and mark from contemporary repiar during use on the handle.

Provenance: Birgit og Bent Wolstrup Collection
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Rare large ancient gothic Iron key with a rhomboid bow, 12th.-14th. century

Size: 14 cm.

Condition: Intact but rough, conserved earthfind with find patina, stable metal.

Provenance: Birgit og Bent Wolstrup Collection.
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Beautifully hand cast with a deeply moulded design of classical portraits enface in relief around the body intersected by ribs.

The mortar is ca. 11,5 cm. wide and weighing app. 1,5 kilograms.

Provenance: Large Danish Private Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : European Medieval : Pre AD 1000 item #1239774
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An extremely rare and attractive silver filigree boat-shaped pendant, Vikings of Gotland, c. 10th.-11th. century AD.

All genuine Viking silver items are rare, so is this elaborate silver pendant, once around the neck of a Viking warrior or a warriors wife.

The pendant is larger measuring c. 26 mm. in length.

A finely crafted pendant with filigree work, shaped as a boat and guilded. Superb quality Viking artwork, found at the now Swedish Island of Gotland and in...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : European : Pre AD 1000 item #1140827
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A rare medieval / Viking period silver coin, dating to Vendian or Viking kingdoms of Northern Europe, c. 900-1000 AD. Crude imitation of a Carolingian denar, slightly cup-shaped of fine silver. The coin shows a cross with 4 pellets / a church or another building.

Condition: Good VF or better for type, very nice flan and wondeful old collection tone. A rare coin and unresearched, could be very good!