Authentic Bible coins and Antiquities from Bible times for education and sale.
Biblical Judaen Oil Lamps: shell
Samaritan Lamps, Maccabean Lamps
Roman Imperial Oil Lamps, Gladiator
10th X Legion Brick
Herodian Lamps -Herod the Great
Byzantine Christian PX Oil lamps
Aladdin Lamp, Pilgram Flask
Ancient Lamp Mould, Oil lamp filler
and other Holyland antiquities for sale . . .
Colourful Roman Glass Vessels
Unguentarium or Tear Vessels
Roman Glass tiny Juglets
Roman Glass Stoppers
Roman Glass Shards
Roman Glass Hair Rings (not bracelets)
Roman Glass Torch
Byzantine Glass Vessel
Roman Spearheads, Spear Butt, Arrowheads,
Roman Lead Slingshots, Nails
Roman Bronze Oil lamps and Filler
Roman Medical Instruments, Needle, Strigil
Roman Clothing Pins, Fibula, Buckles
Roman Belt Stiffeners, Tweezer, Stylus
Roman Locks & Keys, Dice
Roman Eagle Figures, Eagle Knife
Roman Votive Rooster, Sheep
Roman Legionary Officer Bronze Purse
Roman Eagle Rings
Roman Bracelets, Broaches
Roman S-hook Belt fitting
Ancient Christian Crosses large & small
Byzantine Gold Crosses
Roman Byzantine Archers Rings
Roman Gladius Votive
Sassanain Gold Granulation Pendant
Egyptian Scarabs -time of Exodus
Snake Rings, Lapis/Carnelian amulets
Alabaster Alabastron Perfume Vessels
Romano-Egyptian Alter, Apis bull
Mummy Bead Falcon
Alabaster/Granite Mace heads
Museum Relief Sandstone & chisel
Roman Inkwells -Bronze, Stone
Roman Arm Purse,
Roman Fish Hooks, Scale Balance
Roman Axe H
Byzantine Bronze Lamp with cross
Nabatean Goblets/Drinking Vessels
Byzantine Bread Stamps,
Luristan Short Swords
. . . features the atef-crown, with flaring hood inlaid with turquoise, carnelian, and lapis lazuli.
Early in Genesis we hear about the serpent (a manifestation of Satan) who deceived Eve and was cursed to slither on its belly. It would strike Christ's heel -but He would crush Satan's head.
The strong vibrant colours remind us of Joseph whose coat of many colours landed him in Egypt as a slave -only to rise to pharaoh's second in command.
Egypt provided refuge for the toddler Jesus when His parents fled from Herod.
*Sothebys Auction 2014, Lot 13
*Gallery Rosen Ancient Art, Frishman Street, Tel Aviv, by 1976
Catalogue Note: Cf. George Steindorff, Catalogue of Egyptian Sculpture in the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, 1946, nos. 698-701.
This wonderful Egyptian bronze staff is reminiscent of the confrontation of Moses and Pharaoh -Moses had a wooden shepherd’s staff which turned into a serpent devouring the one conjured by sorcerers of Pharaoh. (In middle school I read how snake handlers can paralyze cobras by a certain grip so they appear like a staff. I was never able to confirm if true).
Ancient Egyptian Bronze Staff With Uraeus c.26th Dynasty, ca 672 to 525 BC. Fine Cast bronze staff with large cobra uraeus; the cobra resting upon top. Staff has two lines of Hieroglyph text. Size 7 inches high.+ Custom stand.
Ex Private NYC Collection acquired from Arte Primitivo (Howard S. Rose: 3 E 65th St #2, New York, NY 10065
. . . This Egyptian-Romano chariot reign holder could have belonged to a chariot (quadriga) or wagon (carpentum). It is one of my favourite pieces -featuring an eagle's head flanked by two rearing cobras. These were usually lost in battle and are found in rivers/bogs in N. Europe (Belgium, Netherlands, Germany). Ca. AD 2nd-3rd century.
Height: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm). Intact.
HIXENBAUGH ANCIENT ART (NYC) -Private Sale
. . . which lead his people into idolatry while Moses was receiving the ten commandments. The Apis calf was likely very similar but on a massive scale. Today we think it is foolish to worship made-made items of stone or metal -yet we only have to look at the 2022 Commonwealth opening games to see how easily some can be lead astray.
This bronze statuette has a sun disk with uraeus between his horns. Incised decoration covers the body of the bull: a collar around his neck, a patterned blanket over his back, a winged scarab beetle on his shoulders and a falcon with wings outstretched on the rump. Late period, ca. 664-332 BC.
*HIXENBAUGH ANCIENT ART (NYC) -Private Sale
*Formerly in the Marguerite A. Wyman collection, acquired at Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, December 14, 1978, lot 392
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EGYPTIAN APIS VOTIVE STATUETTE , LATE PERIOD (664-332 BC)
It was Aaron’s golden calf which lead his people into idolatry while Moses was receiving the ten commandments. The Apis calf was likely very similar but on a massive scale. Today we think it is foolish to worship made-made items of stone or metal -yet we only have to look at the 2022 Commonwealth opening games to see how easily some can be lead astray.This bronze statuette has a sun disk with uraeus between his horns. Incised decoration covers the body of the bull: a collar around his neck, a patterned blanket over his back, a winged scarab beetle on his shoulders and a falcon with wings outstretched on the rump.
Bronze with green patina
6 cm H
*Eternal Egypt Londres, NICE 5/11/1992 privately acquired
*HVMC Auction (Monte-Carlo) Lot 53
The mother-son worship cult originated in Babylon as Ishtar “the Virgin Mother” and “the Queen of Heaven” goddess and the son as Tammuz (Baal or Molech in Israel).
Isis-Hathor seated with one hand held to her bare breast ready to suckle the infant Horus (sometimes called Harpokrates) seated in her lap. She wears an ankle-length gown, her typical feathered vulture headdress with a projecting avian head, and a horned crown with a central sun disk she adopted from the goddess Hathor. Horus is shown nude with arms draped to his sides and a minimalist visage flanked by his characteristic braided side lock of youth.
Likely from a temple or grave niche.
Covered in lustrous layers of great green and russet patina, with light earthen deposits.
Horn tips are damaged and repaired with light adhesive residue which can be easily improved.
. Custom museum-quality display stand included (14.9 cm H).
*private East Coast, USA collection
*ARTEMIS GALLERY Ancient Art
For a similar example demonstrating straight rather than curved horns, please see The Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession number 89.2.570: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/570653
What was once the most common artifact (750,000) Roman iron nails -ten tons worth -soon became one of the more rarer items as most were melted down for their scrap iron value!
While many found antiquities do not have a timestamp to be accurately dated -the nails found at the abandoned Inchtuthil Fort are from before AD 82 when the Scottish Highland fort was built. This means that the nails from that period are very similar to the ones used for crucifixion. Ancient nails are 4-sided since the sharp edges do not split wood when hammered near the end of a board. (It is also easier for fabrication than a rounded nail).
Around summer AD 86 the fort was dismantled and the nails buried in a deep pit so the local Caledonian tribes would not re-forge into weapons. They remained hidden until the 1950's.