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5532. A MUSEUM QUALITY ROMAN OIL LAMP, ca. 2nd century AD. The redware lamp with the standing figures of Isis, Harpocrates and Anubis on the discus, maker's plantipedia on bottom. 3 x 5 x 6.1 inches. Of exceptionally large size and quality with sharply detailed figures. A rare scene perhaps indicating the lamp was used in a temple dedicated to Isis. Museum quality. Intact with some ancient soil encrusted inside.
5533. A ROMAN FIGURAL OIL LAMP, c. 1st-2nd century. Classic Roman volute spouted lamp with
a hound attacking an doe molded on the discus. Makers name C(nais) ABINIA stamped on bottom. 4.6".
5534. A ROMAN OIL LAMP, ca. 1st-3rd century AD. The lamp with a crab on the discus, maker's plantipedia on bottom. 3.1 inches. Rare type. Intact with removable dendritic lime deposits. Clearer than image shows.
5535. A LATE ROMAN EROTIC LAMP, ca. 4th-5th century AD. The redware lamp with a nude couple embracing on the discus. 4.8 inches. Possible Christian significance. A rare type.
5536. ROMAN INVENTION OF PIZZA! ca. 1st-3rd century AD. Small bronze figure of a nude boy with a huge slice of pizza in his mouth thus providing the first archaeological evidence that the Romans did in fact invent this popular food. Note, however that this was before they learned that one should start eating at the small end! Well though the preceding description is of course 'tongue (pizza) in cheek', the artifact itself is genuine and begs for a better explanation. Any ideas? 2.1 inches. Rare and of great culinary significance!
5537. A ROMAN GLASS BEAKER, end of II – beginning of III c. A. D. Pale green. Cylindrical shape, broad, with vertical wall, and rounded, slightly bulging bottom; short bulging rim; base pushed up at center. Pontil-scar. Iridescence in places. Small patch restored. H. 2.75"(7.2 cm). For a similar beaker, see Ancient Glass in Hermitage Collection, by N. Kunina, 1997, cat. #327 (available for sale); also Roman and Preroman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum, by J. W. Hayes, Toronto, 1975, cat. #180,182.
5538. A ROMAN GLASS BEAKER, Cyprus, end of II – beginning of III c. A. D. Colorless glass. Cylindrical shape, with vertical wall and rounded, slightly bulging bottom, flattened at center; rim reheated and rounded off, tubular pushed-in foot. Pontil-scar. Blue, green and lilac iridescence. Intact. H. 2.75"(7.2 cm). For a similar beaker, see Roman and Preroman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum, by J. W. Hayes, Toronto, 1975, cat. #181.
5539. A ROMAN GLASS BEAKER, late I-early II c. A. D. Light turquoise; body slightly widening towards low angular belly, with short bulging rim, ground flat on top; solid disc-like base with thin tooled edge and small hollowing at center, producing a corresponding hump on inside. Broad shallow wheel-incisions below neck. Pale blue, green, and lilac iridescence. Intact. H. 3.5" (8.9cm). For a related beakers see Roman and Preroman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum, by J. W. Hayes, Toronto, 1975, cat. #136.
5540. A ROMAN GLASS BEAKER, middle of Ic. – II c. A. D. Light turquoise glass. Tall cylindrical body with short bulging rim, ground flat on top; thick flat bottom, slightly hollowed at center. Pontil mark. Symmetrical. Three bands of several wheel-incisions at wall: single line below rim; one line below and above a broader and deeper central band; another band of two lines on lower part of body. Milky blue, green, and lilac iridescence. Similar beakers can be found in several Turkish museums (Bergama, Eskisehir, Izmir museums) as a popular group amongst the types of vessels in Anatolian glassware. H. 2.45"(6 cm), diameter 3.4"(8.5 cm). For a identical beaker, see A Catalogue of Glass Vessels in Afyon Museum by C.S.Lightfoot, B.A.R., Oxford, cat. # 12.
5541. A ROMAN GLASS JUG, ca. IV cent. Thick clear light yellow-green glass. Sagging body with wide base, slightly hollowed; funnel- shaped orifice, rim reheated and rounded off. Pontil-mark on bottom. Silky pale blue, green, and lilac iridescence. Intact. Height 3.6"(9.1 cm). For a related glass see Roman and Preroman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum, by J. W. Hayes, Toronto, 1975, cat. #113, 314.
5542. A ROMAN TERRA SIGILLATA KANTHAROS, ca. 1st century AD. Wide body with walls narrowing slightly upwards and abrupt bend toward low ring shaped base. Figured handles with horizontal upper resting on loop-shaped lower parts. Relief vines on the sides. Dark brown glaze. Intact. Height 2.4" (6.2 cm), 5.25(13.5cm) across handles.
5543. A ROMAN MOSAIC GLASS INLAID FIBULA, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. 32mm.
5544. A ROMAN CARNELIAN INTAGLIO, ca. 1st-3rd century AD. Set in iron bezel depicting the crown of Isis. Intaglio is 10x9 mm. Rare type.
5545. A ROMAN CARNELIAN INTAGLIO, ca. 1st century AD. Set in a bronze bezel depicting an eagle with spread wings. 9 x 6 mm.
5546. A ROMAN JASPER INTAGLIO, ca. 1st century AD. Set in a bronze bezel. 9x6 mm.
5547. A ROMAN GLASS INTAGLIO, ca. 1st –3rd century AD. Set in a bronze bezel depicting a helmeted hd. l. 8x6 mm.
5548. A ROMAN GLASS INTAGLIO, ca. 1st –3rd century AD. Set in a bronze bezel depicting a std. femal figure. 7x4 mm.
5549. A ROMAN GLASS INTAGLIO, ca. 1st –3rd century AD. Set in a bronze bezel. 8x6 mm.
5550. A ROMAN GLASS INTAGLIO, ca. 1st –3rd century AD. Set in a bronze bezel depicting a nude male figure l. 9x6 mm.
5551. A ROMAN GLASS INTAGLIO, ca. 1st –3rd century AD. Set in a bronze bezel depicting a hd. l. 8x6 mm.
5552. A ROMAN GLASS INTAGLIO, ca. 1st –3rd century AD. Set in a bronze bezel depicting a radiate hd. l., either Sol or a Roman emperor. 5x6 mm.
5553. A ROMAN GLASS INTAGLIO, ca. 1st –3rd century AD. Set in a bronze bezel depicting a stg. figure l. 9x6 mm.
5554. TWO ROMAN GLASS INTAGLIOS, ca. 1st –3rd century AD. Set in a bronze bezels, one is simple glass cabachon, the other a blue glass intaglio. To 8x8 mm.
5555. A ROMAN GLASS INTAGLIO, ca. 1st –3rd century AD. Set in a bronze ring depicting a stg. male figure. Interior diameter is 18x13 mm.
5556. A ROMAN BRONZE FIBULA, ca. 2nd century AD. The bridge fibula of openwork design with enamel inlay and two animal head terminals set with garnet eyes. Pin intact. 45x20 mm. Choice example.
5557. A ROMAN GILDED BRONZE FIBULA, ca. 2nd century AD. 46 mm. Gilding in excellent condition.
5558. THREE ROMAN BRONZE BUCKLES, ca. 1st-2nd century AD. To 29 mm.
5559. A ROMAN BRONZE RING KEY, ca. 1st-3rd century. 26 mm.
5560. A ROMAN BRONZE KEY, ca. 1st-3rd century. 52 mm.
5561. A ROMAN TERRA SIGILLATA CUP, ca. 1st century AD. Small rim chip. 3.8 inches.
5562. A ROMAN TERRA SIGILLATA DIPPER, ca. 1st century AD. 2.8 inches. Scarce type.
5563. A ROMAN TERRA SIGILLATA CUP, ca. 1st half 4th century AD. 2.8 x 4.5 inches.
5564. A ROMAN REDWARE CUP, ca. 1st century AD. 3.25 inches.
5565. A ROMAN REDWARE PITCHER, ca. 1st century AD. 7.25 inches.
5566. A ROMAN TERRA SIGILLATA OINOCHOE, ca. 3rd-4th century AD. 6.6 inches.
5567. AN EXTREMLY LARGE PHALLIC AMULET, About 2nd to 3rd century AD. The bronze amulet with manus ficus to left, erect phallus to right and the complete male organs center. Intact with original suspension loop. Also one of the pendants is originally attached. Because of the size this amulet is supposed to be a part of a legionary horse bridle. 7 cm to 10 cm. Very rare in this size.
5568. A PART OF AN OFFICERS HORSE BRIDLE, about 2nd century AD. This pendant is made of two pieces. The upper part was fixed on a leather strap. This amulett was definetly the part of a legionary horse bridle. Because of the silvering (about 90% remaining) it is supposed to be an officers owned item. 8 cm x 3.5 cm
5569. A „PILE" OF SIGILLATA, 6 larger Sigillata bowls which are stuck together from overheating
in the kiln. The „pile" was found in a potters stove in the famous Sigillata manufacture of „La
Graufensenque" in Gallia. This is a very interesting item for the collector of samian ware. Some
cracks. Early 1st century AD. 15 cm high.
5570. A VERY NICE „REIN-DIVIDER", about 2nd century AD. This bronze item was the former part of a roman travel wagon. Large bronze loop with the bust of (showed by the knot of the toga) on the top. Through the loop the reins were leaded.12.5 cm high and 4.5 cm in width. The bust is 5 cm in height. A nice and rare example.
5571. A EXTREMLY RARE LEGIONARY INSIGNIA , about 1st century AD. This rare terracotta shows an eagle on a bulls head, the typical insignias of a legion. Highly detailed all over the statue. Hollow work with the typical „vent" hole on back. Repaired at eagles head. High: 17.5 cm
5572. A TERRACOTTA STATUE, showing an rider on a horse. This statue has a relation to the „Epona" or the Mithras cult. Washed, but intact. Hollow work with the typical „vention" hole on back. Some deposits. 18 cm x 13 cm
5573. A VERY LARGE WALL FRAGMENT, showing a „marble" ornament. About 3rd century AD. Green pattern on white ground. One one side rest of the yellow ground with red bands. Rhineland, 2nd century. 20 cm x 16 cm.
5574. A RARE SET OF ROMAN TILES, about 2nd century AD. This set consists of four different types of tiles: a) a „Hypocaust" wich was used in the inner walls to lead the hot air of the house-heating through the building. b) a „Tegula" wich is a typical example of a roof tile. c) two parts of a roman water supply wich fits together and d) a round tile on wich the floor plates was build.
Very interesting and rare set of tiles wich were commonly used in the roman empire. All tiles are intact.
5575. A VERY RARE SAMIAN WARE BEAKER, showing a "hunting scene" and a barbotine decor wich is typical for the 2nd century AD. The beaker is 11 cm in high and fully intact but some chips at the rim and figures.
5576. A LARGE GRASSHOPPER FIBULA, about 5th century AD. Nice large fibula with much of the silvering remaining. The body is ornamented with zig-zag bands. Detailed eyes. Intact but needle missing. Length: 7.5 cm.
5577. A NICE SANDAL FIBULA, about 3rd century AD. Fibula in shape of a sandal with blue enamel inlay. Needle missing, enamel with cracks but complete. Rare type and nice. Length: 4.4 cm.
5578. A SEA-HORSE FIBULA, about 3rd century AD. Very interesting fibula in shape of a sea-horse with intact enamel inlays in different colors. Needle is missing. The good green patina and the detailed work makes this fibula a nice item. Length: 3.8 cm.
5579. A SILVERED BRONZE MIRROR, about 2nd century AD. Silvered bronze disk with about 90% of the silvering remaining. Ornamented with circles. Some small cracks at rim. Interesting item of the daily roman life. Diameter: 10 cm.
5580. A LARGE ROMAN LAMP, 1st century AD. Nice early lamp showing an antilope. Brown glazed clay with deposits. 1 cm repair (museums work) at side (museums work) wich can only be seen by an expert. Length: 12,5 cm.
5581. A LARGE MARBLE PLAQUE, showing Hercules with his attributes lion skin and club. About 3rd century AD. Nice provincial work wich looks to be a part of a house altar. The plate is 18.5 cm high and 14.5 cm in width. Small damages at upper corners. At the back an attachement for hanging can be found. Very rare and nice work.
5582. A BRONZE INK WELL, About 1st century AD. Nice work with ornamented bands around the body. Encrustations, lid is missing. A rare part of a writing set which was used in rich households. Height: 4.1 cm
5583. A BRONZE FIBULA, showing a lion standing on his legs. About 3rd century AD. This rare type of fubula is intact and complete with the needle. Lenght: 3 cm
5584. A EXTREMLY RARE ROMAN ONE-HANDLE JUG, about 3rd century AD. This is one of the very rare examples of green glazed pottery wich can only be found in Panonia and at the Upper-Rhine area of Germany. Only a few of them can be found in museums. This jug comes out of an old Cologne collection and has been found there in 1920. Intact without any damages. High: 11.5 cm
5708. A TERACOTTA STATUE OF AMOR, in walking position. Unfortunately both
wings are broken and missing but still a nice statue. Hollow work on a
plate, white deposits. About 3rd century AD. No repairs. Height: 16.5 cm.