All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1371309 (stock #nj.12)
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Middle Bronze Age I; 2100-1900 BCE

This exquisite set consists of three of the most important short and mid-range Holy Land Bronze Age weapons, those without which the battle could not be won.

THE SWORD

The broad blade of this sword tapers evenly to a point and is reinforced with a thin central midrib, which would become broader and more prominent in later periods...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1371308 (stock #nj.11)
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Early Bronze II; 2900-2650 BCE

This well proportions juglet sits on a flat base and is composed of an ovoid body. The top of the juglet tapers to a short neck with a flared rim. A single handle is attached from rim to shoulder. It is exquisitely decorated with a red burnished slip indicative of the type with a combed design for additional visual interest.

In excellent condition, slight chip to rim and neck...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #1371307 (stock #nj.10)
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Roman Period; 2nd-3rd Century CE

This exquisite oil lamp is a rare, intact example of a beautiful type found during the Roman period in the Holy Land. Unlike most lamps which have a simple body for holding the oil, this example is composed of a ring to distribute oil to all of the eleven rounded nozzles. The center of the ring contains two crossed bands which serve as both decoration and a handle/suspension device...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1370971 (stock #nj.8)
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Roman Period; 1st-2nd Century CE

Utilitarian by nature, this torch is nonetheless, able to combine several decorative motifs to make a beautiful work. Sitting on a small, flat base the handle has ribbed detailing with the rim of the torch being decorated with incised triangles and dots.

In excellent condition and showing signs of use in antiquity.

From a private American collection.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1370969 (stock #nj.7)
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Late Bronze Age IIA; 1400-1300 BCE

Called a pilgrim flask due to its portability and favor among pilgrims traveling in the Holy Land this form has been prominent in the region since the Late Bronze Age, making this piece one of the earliest examples of its type. Made of thick clay the body of the vessel is lentoid and is decorated with painted red concentric circles. The neck is short and has an thick rim...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1370968 (stock #nj.6)
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Late Bronze Age; c. 1400-1300 BCE

Sickle swords were among the most effective short-range weapons of the Late Bronze Age Levant and most likely developed out of the Middle Bronze Age battle ax. This sword was cast with an integral hilt which is visually distinguished from the sword by a raised rectangle at the end of the blade. The blade remains straight and without an edge near the hilt before curving into the arched blade with a cutting edge that typifies this piece...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1370967 (stock #nj.5)
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Roman Period; 1st Century BCE- 1st Century CE

This incense shovel is composed of a rectangular tray and horizontal handle embellished with repeating raised bands and terminating in a small, flat handle. Shovels like this one were used during time of the Second Temple to remove the ashes from the lamps of the Menorah. Following the destruction of the temple this ritual object became a potent symbol in Judaism and remains a source of remembrance to this day...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #1370481 (stock #nj.4)
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Middle Bronze Age I; 2200-1950 BCE

This early period oil lamp is created by bending the sides of a bowl inward to create the four nozzles seen here. Oil is placed in the lamp and four wicks are placed in either nozzle...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #1370480 (stock #nj.3)
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1st Century BCE- 1st Century CE

A stylistic departure from other jugs of the period the most noteworthy feature of these vessels is their bulbous off-center protrusions which create the distinctive shape of the body. The vessel itself is thin walled and is topped with a straight, reinforced neck terminating in a reinforced everted rim, creating even more contrast with its asymmetrical body. Two handles extend from the neck of the vessel to the shoulders for functionality...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1370478 (stock #nj.1)
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Iron Age IIC; 800-586 CE

A direct stylistic descendant of the preceding periods, this flask is an excellent example of its type. It is composed of a spherical body with a straight neck terminating in an everted rim. The handles are applied to a thickened portion of the neck and are attached at the shoulders...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1361866 (stock #NO.1)
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$275.00
A ROMAN BRONZE COIN OF CONSTANTINE I IN SILVER PENDANT 307-337AD Obverse: CONSTANTINVS Reverse: D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG. VOT/XX within laurel wreath topped with star. Silver chain, olive wood box and Certificate of Authenticity included in price. COIN FOIND IN JERUSALEM Ships from Jerusalem. ***** Flavius Valerius Constantinus, Constantine the Great, was the son of Helena and the First Tetrarchic ruler Constantius I...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1359422 (stock #jugletUS)
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$450.00
Iron Age II A-B; c. 960-700 BCE

This juglet sits on a knob base and is composed of a globular body, a cylindrical neck and a handle attached to the middle of the neck from the shoulder. It is made of grey ware with a black burnished slip.

In excellent and original condition.

Height: 8.6 cm (3.39 inches)

Bibliography:

Ruth Amiran, “Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land”, (Rutgers, 1970), p. 256; pl. 86, No...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1359421 (stock #NGC.wm.2)
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$400.00
Reign of Alexander Jannaeus (103-76 BCE)

Obverse: Paleo-Hebrew inscription “Yehonatan the King” between rays of eight-rayed star within diadem.

Reverse: BASILEWS ALEXANDROU around inverted anchor.

In Very Fine condition. Doublestrike.

Authenticated and encapsulated by NGC Ancients

Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in Price.

Ships from the United States.

Reference:

Hendin, 1150var

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Minted during the reign of King...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1359418 (stock #NGCvalerius2)
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Jerusalem Mint; 15/16 CE

Obverse: KAI CAP (Caesar) within wreath.

Reverse: TIB (Tiberius) LB (Year 2) between horns of crossed double cornucopias.

In Choice Very Fine condition.

Authenticated and encapsulated by NGC Ancients

Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in Price.

Ships from the United States.

Reference:

Hendin, 1332

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A governor of Judaea during the reign of Tiberius, Valerius Gratus ruled from 15-26 CE. Desp...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1359417 (stock #NGCarchprut2)
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Jerusalem Mint; 4 BCE-6 CE

Obverse: HPW; double cornucopias, adorned with grapes, horns parallel, turned to the right.

Reverse: EθN/PA/HX (Ethnarch); war galley facing left with aphlaston, oars and ram.

Condition: Choice Fine.

Authenticated and encapsulated by NGC Ancients

Reference: Hendin, 1195a

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Ships from the United States.

*****

Herod Archelaus was the son of H...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1359414 (stock #NGC.archprut)
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Jerusalem Mint; 4 BCE-6 CE

Obverse: HPWΔOY (Of Herod). Anchor with long, slender arms.

Reverse: Eθ AN Y (Ethnarch) within wreath.

Condition: Very Fine

Authenticated and encapsulated by NGC Ancients

Reference: Hendin, 1193 var

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Ships from the United States.

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Herod Archelaus was the son of Herod the Great and was Ethnarch of Samaria, Judea and Idumea from 4 BCE u...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1359413 (stock #NGC.2prutot)
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$275.00
Jerusalem Mint; 4 BCE-6 CE

Obverse: HPWΔHC (Herod). Double cornucopias with horns parallel and turned left, adorned with grapes.

Reverse: EθN PXA CH (Ethnarch), war galley facing left with aphalstron, oars, cabin and ram.

Condition: Very Fine

Authenticated and encapsulated by NGC Ancients

Reference: Hendin, 1194

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Herod Archelaus w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1359204 (stock #NGC.valerius)
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$200.00
Jerusalem Mint; 15/16 CE

Obverse: KAI CAP (Caesar) within wreath.

Reverse: TIB (Tiberius) LB (Year 2) between horns of crossed double cornucopias.

In Choice Very Fine condition.

Authenticated and encapsulated by NGC Ancients

Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in Price.

Ships from the United States.

Reference:

Hendin, 1332

*****

A governor of Judaea during the reign of Tiberius, Valerius Gratus ruled from 1...