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10114. EXCEPTIONAL GNOSTIC MAGICAL AMULET. Eastern Roman empire, c. 1st century AD. Small polished stone heavily inscribed with an image of Thoth holding his staff standing on one side and detailed magical inscriptions on all four sides in Greek. Drilled lengthwise for suspension. Very rare and desirable and a choice example in excellent condition! A museum quality example. 6 x 6 x 18 mm. $4500 estimate.
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10082. FINE ARCHAIC GREEK VOTIVE TERRA COTTA GODDESS. c. 5th century BC. The Korai style figure with long braided hair and wearing a polos on her head and open robes and carrying a sacrificial pig. 3 x 6 inches. Rare more complete example carrying sacrifice with good detail and remains of white pigment. $1500 estimate.
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10083. FINE ARCHAIC GREEK VOTIVE TERRA COTTA GODDESS. c. 4th century BC. The Korai style figure with long braided hair and wearing a polos on her head. 2 x 2.5 inches. Good example with good detail and remains of white pigment. $900 estimate.
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10084. AN ARCHAIC GREEK VOTIVE TERRA COTTA GODDESS. c. 4th century BC. The Korai style figure with long braided hair and wearing a polos on her head. 1.5 x 2.5 inches. Good example with good detail and remains of white pigment. $300 estimate.
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10085. AN ARCHAIC GREEK VOTIVE TERRA COTTA GODDESS. c. 4th century BC. The Korai style figure with long braided hair. 2 x 2.5 inches. Good example with good detail and remains of white pigment. $300 estimate.
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10086. AN ARCHAIC GREEK VOTIVE TERRA COTTA GODDESS. c. 5th century BC. The Korai style figure with long braided hair. 2 x 3 inches. Good example with nice detail and remains of white pigment. Fine archaic Greek smile! $400 estimate.
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10087. AN ARCHAIC GREEK VOTIVE TERRA COTTA GODDESS. c. 4th century BC. The Korai style figure with long braided hair. 2 x 2.25 inches. Good example with good detail and remains of white pigment. $300 estimate.
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10088. AN ARCHAIC GREEK VOTIVE TERRA COTTA GODDESS. c. 4th century BC. The Korai style figure with long braided hair and wearing a polos on her head. 1.5 x 2.25 inches. Good example with good detail (better than image) and remains of white pigment. $200 estimate.
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10089. AN ARCHAIC GREEK VOTIVE TERRA COTTA GODDESS. c. 5th century BC. The Korai style figure with long braided hair and wearing a polos on her head. 3 x 3 inches. Good example with good detail and remains of white pigment. Fine archaic smile! $450 estimate.
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10090. AN ARCHAIC GREEK VOTIVE TERRA COTTA GODDESS. c. 4th century BC. The Korai style figure with long braided hair and wearing a polos on her head. 2 x 2.5 inches. Good example with good detail (better than image) and remains of white pigment. $300 estimate.
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10091. AN ARCHAIC GREEK VOTIVE TERRA COTTA GODDESS. c. 4th century BC. The Korai style figure with long braided hair and wearing a polos on her head. 1.5 x 2.5 inches. Good example with good detail (better than image) and remains of white pigment. $300 estimate.
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10092. AN ARCHAIC GREEK VOTIVE TERRA COTTA GODDESS. c. 5th century BC. The Korai style figure with long braided hair and wearing a polos on her head. 1.5 x 2.5 inches. Good example with good detail (better than image) and remains of white pigment. $300 estimate.
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10093. AN ARCHAIC GREEK VOTIVE TERRA COTTA GODDESS. c. 5th century BC. The Korai style figure with long braided hair and wearing a polos on her head. 2 x 2 inches. Good example with good detail (better than image) and remains of white pigment. Repair to neck and hair in shadowed area. $200 estimate.
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10094. AN ARCHAIC GREEK VOTIVE TERRA COTTA GODDESS. c. 5th century BC. The Korai style figure with long braided hair and wearing a polos on her head. 1.25 x 2 inches. Good example with good detail (better than image) and remains of white pigment. $200 estimate.
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10078. RARE GREEK BRONZE PYXIS LID. Hellenistic, c. 3rd - 1st century BC. The finely made bronze lid with knobbed handle, flanged rim and concentric ridges both on top and inside. 3.25 x 0.5 inches. Quite rare and would have covered a very fine Greek bronze pixies. $950 estimate.
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9614. RARE ARCHAIC GREEK KOUROS, ca. 7th-6th century BC. The terra cotta male figure standing nude with left arm across his abdomen, his long hair in curls across his head and falling over his shoulders. 3 x 4 inches. Lower part missing. Very rare and with a wonderful archaic smile. On custom stand. $1750 estimate.
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9615. EXCEPTIONAL CANOSAN POLYCHROME HORSE SIMILAR TO THE JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS EXAMPLES, ca. 3rd century BC. The horse with bridle and most of the the original white, blue, pink and burgundy pigment. 7 x 9.5 inches. Professional repair to legs. Extremely rare. See a couple of very similar examples in the Sotheby's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis sale. $6000 estimate.
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9616. A FINE GREEK TERRA COTTA FIGURINE. Ptolemaic, ca. 2nd-1st century BC. The terra cotta with Harpocrates Attis perched sidesaddle on the back of a large goose and wearing a high Asiatic cap with his finger to his mouth, and holding a cornucopia. 6.7 inches. An excellent and accomplished composition. Intact and rare. On custom stand. $1800 estimate.
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9617. A GREEK RED FIGURE SKYPHOS, ca. 4th century BC. The double handled wine cup with heads of elegant ladies both sides, palmettes under the handles. 3.75 x 5.5 across handles. Intact with light deposits (the piece has been lightly oiled to render them transparent but needs a professional cleaning to bring out its beauty). $2500 estimate.
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9618. A GREEK RED FIGURE SKYPHOS, ca. 4th century BC. The double handled wine cup with heads of elegant ladies both sides, palmettes under the handles. 3.75 x 5.25 across handles. Intact with light deposits (the piece has been lightly oiled to render them transparent but needs a professional cleaning to bring out its beauty). $2500 estimate.
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9619. A RARE GREEK BLACK GLAZED SITULA, ca. 4th century BC. The large bowl or bucket modeled after a bronze prototype with molded faux handles on the sides. 6 x 9 inches. Large shard and pedestal base reattached. Hard fired with a nice ring to it. Very rare and fine piece. $3500 estimate.
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9620. A FINE GREEK BLACK GLAZED OLPE, ca. 4th century BC. The single handled cup of elegant form with fluted body and wide rim and double strap handle, the body with a fine black glaze. 3.4 inches. Nice example. $1250 estimate.
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9621. A GNATHIAN GREEK STEMLESS KYLIX, ca. 4th century BC. The low two-handled wine cup with the body decorated with vine motifs in white, yellow and red. 6 inches across handles. Light deposits (the piece has been lightly oiled to render them transparent but needs a professional cleaning to bring out its beauty). Intact and rare thus as the elegant thin handles are often repaired. $1800 estimate.
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9622. A GNATHIAN GREEK STEMLESS KYLIX, ca. 4th century BC. The low two-handled wine cup with the body decorated with vine motifs in white, yellow and red. 6 inches across handles. Light deposits (the piece has been lightly oiled to render them transparent but needs a professional cleaning to bring out its beauty). Intact but for the tip of one handle which has been reattached. $1800 estimate.
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9623. A GNATHIAN GREEK TREFOIL OINOCHOE, ca. 4th century BC. The single handled jug with pinched pouring rim, the body black-glazed with vine patterns in white, yellow and red. 6 inches. Some losses to black glaze. $650 estimate.
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9624. A GNATHIAN GREEK TREFOIL OINOCHOE, ca. 4th century BC. The single handled jug with pinched pouring rim, the body black-glazed with vine patterns in white, yellow and red. 6 inches. Some losses to black glaze. $650 estimate.
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9625. A GNATHIAN GREEK TREFOIL OINOCHOE, ca. 4th century BC. The single handled jug with pinched pouring rim, the body black-glazed with vine patterns in white, yellow and red. 6 inches. Some losses to black glaze. $650 estimate.
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9626. A GNATHIAN GREEK SKYPHOS, ca. 4th century BC. The elegantly proportioned cup on pedestal base with twin handles, with vine patterns in yellow, white and red over the black glaze. 4.4 x 6.5 inches across handles. Repair to one handle and stable rim crack. Nice paint preservation. $1750 estimate.
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9627. AN ELEGANT GNATHIAN GREEK SKYPHOS, ca. 4th century BC. The elegant cup on pedestal base with twin vertical ring handles and fluted sides, the rim and base with yellow and black designs. 3.6 x 5.25 inches across handles. Intact. $1750 estimate.
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9628. RARE GNATHIAN GREEK HIGH NECKED JUG, ca. 4th century BC. The elegant jug on pedestal base with single strap handle, with fluted body, the high neck decorated with Greek key motif and other designs in red, white and yellow over black glaze. 5.1 inches. Minor flakes. Rare type. $1750 estimate.
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9629. RARE GNATHIAN GREEK HIGH NECKED JUG, ca. 4th century BC. The elegant jug on pedestal base with single strap handle, with fluted body, the high neck decorated with Greek key motif and other designs in red, white and yellow over black glaze. 4.1 inches. Minor flakes and glaze abrasions. Rare type. $1750 estimate.
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9630. GREEK RED WARE KYLIX, ca. 4th-3rd century BC. The two handled wine cup on pedestal base with everted rim. 2.5 x 6.5 inches across handles. Excellent condition with nice glaze. $1750 estimate.
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9631. GREEK BLACK GLAZED KYLIX, ca. 4th-3rd century BC. The two handled wine cup on pedestal base with everted rim. 3 x 7.5 inches across handles. Excellent condition with nice glaze. $1750 estimate.
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9632. FINE DAUNIAN GREEK KYATHOS, ca. 3rd century BC. The shallow cup with with high strap handle, the whole decorated with red and slate blue designs on handle, interior and exterior, including humanoid geometric style figures on underside. 4 x 6.5 inches. Tiny interior flake, otherwise choice example with excellent paint. $2250 estimate.
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9633. A DAUNIAN GREEK KYATHOS, ca. 3rd century BC. The shallow cup with with high strap handle, decorated with brown designs including a humanoid geometric style figure in the center of the bowl. 3 x 6 inches. Excellent example with good paint. $1250 estimate.
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9634. A FINE DAUNIAN GREEK CHALICE, ca. 3rd century BC. The elegant buff ware cup on pedestal base with slate-blue floral designs. 3.8 inches. Tiny rim flake, otherwise choice example and a rare type. $1750 estimate.
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9635. A DAUNIAN GREEK PEDESTAL PLATE, ca. 3rd century BC. The buff-ware plate on pedestal base with concentric rings of brown glaze. 3.3 x 6.5 inches. Intact. Scarce type. $450 estimate.
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9636. A FINE DAUNIAN GREEK SKYPHOS, ca. 3rd century BC. The buff-ware two-handled wine cup with brown designs. 4 x 5.7 inches across handles. Intact and in excellent condition. $1750 estimate.
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9637. A FINE DAUNIAN GREEK SKYPHOS, ca. 3rd century BC. The buff-ware two-handled wine cup with slate black and red. 4.5 x 5.25 inches across handles. Intact and in excellent condition. $1750 estimate.
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9638. A LARGE DAUNIAN GREEK CUP, ca. 3rd century BC. The buff-ware cup with double strap handles, red and slate blue designs. 4.75 x 5.75 inches across handle. Some surface abrasion on reverse otherwise intact. $450 estimate.
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9639. A FINE DAUNIAN GREEK OLLA, ca. 3rd century BC. The buff-ware pitcher with high looped strap handle with eyed appendage on top, the surface covered with very finely rendered geometric designs in slate blue. 7 x 8 inches. Neat repair to handle, otherwise intact and in excellent condition. An excellent example of a rare and prized type with two bug-eyed appendages atop the handle. $3500 estimate.
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9640. A FINE DAUNIAN GREEK ASKOS, ca. 3rd century BC. The buff-ware pitcher in the general form of a duck with erect tail and spout for the head, a wide looped strap handle on the top, the surface covered with nicely rendered geometric designs in slate blue and red. 7 x 9.25 inches. A choice intact example of a rare and desirable type. $3500 estimate.
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9641. A LARGE DAUNIAN GREEK OLLA, ca. 3rd century BC. The buff-ware krater with two heavy side handles and funnel rim, designs in brown and red on the body. 8.5 x 14.5 inches. Intact with some powdering to paint. Rare. $2500 estimate.
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9642. LARGE DAUNIAN GREEK PITCHER, ca. 3rd century BC. The buff-ware pitcher with single strap handle and everted rim, designs in brown, including a filleted ribbon with floral spray around the neck. 7.5 x 10.5 inches. Intact and in excellent condition. Rare. $2000 estimate.
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9643. FINE DAUNIAN GREEK TREFOIL OINOCHOE, ca. 3rd century BC. The small buff-ware pitcher with looped strap handle and pinched pouring spout. 3.25 inches. Intact. A rare and interesting piece with strong Corinthian influence. $1750 estimate.
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9644. A DAUNIAN GREEK TREFOIL OINOCHOE, ca. 3rd century BC. The small buff-ware pitcher with looped strap handle and pinched pouring spout. 3.5 inches. Intact. $950 estimate.
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9645. FINE EARLY HELLENISTIC TERRA COTTA OIL LAMP, ca. 3rd century BC. The buff ware lamp with deep oil chamber on ring base with perforated side lug and elongate spout. 3.6 inches. Intact. Excellent example. Rare early Greek oil lamp. $1250 estimate.
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9646. FINE HELLENISTIC TERRA COTTA OIL LAMP, ca. 3rd-1st century BC. The buff ware lamp with a nicely molded amphora on the elongated spout, rosette maker's mark on bottom. 3.2 inches. Intact. Beautiful little example. $1250 estimate.
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9647. RARE GRAECO-ROMAN TERRA COTTA OIL LAMP, ca. 1st century BC/AD. The red ware lamp with ring handle and elongate spout, the discus with a large facing head. 4.8 inches. Repair to handle. Can't find this type in either Anawati or Qedem. Rare thus. $1250 estimate.
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9648. EXCEPTIONAL LARGE GREEK MARBLE STELE, ca. 2nd century BC/AD. With an engraved Greek inscription reading ETOUC CKE MH/GORPIAIOU/TRIA KAD/AFIN H MH/THR MENRCTRA (could you have misread the first R? Menestra would make more sense)/TW TW UIW LOUKICO (are you sure about the O coming after the C?)/ADELFOC MHNOGEN/H ADELFH AFEIAC H A/DELFH APELLHC/PATHR PAPULOC O/ANDROC PAPULOC/ADELFHC UIOC/MNIAC XARIN EPOIH/ CAN. The inscription may be translated as: Year 225. Month/of Gorpiaios./The thirtieth [day]/The mother/Menestra/for her son. Loukios (the name Loukios is the Greek version of the Roman name Lucius)/her brother, Menogene/her sister, Apheias her/sister, Apelles /her father, Papylos her /husband and Papylos/the son of her sister,/Mnias, gave thanks. An interesting inscription. It is probably imperial in date. It may be from Macedonia because the month name is Macedonian, although these months were also spread to Asia Minor and the Near East after the conquests of Alexander. Asia Minor may be a better choice because a number of these people bear theophoric names related to the god Men, a particularly Asian deity. The prominence of women may (or not) also be important in linking it to Asia Minor (Lycia?). It is peculiar to have the mother named first and then her father and husband at the end. Presumably what is going on here is that something happened to the son of Menestra (probably illness of some kind). She and the rest of the family named here prayed to the gods to save the child, promising that they would give a thanks offering if he survived. The boy lived and they erected this stele in the temple precinct. 15.5 x 40 x 4.5 inches, lbs. A particularly large example in excellent condition with all letters of the lengthy inscription clear and readable. Provenance: Purchased by the current owner in the late 1990's on the European market from the collection of a European business executive. $17,500 estimate.
On sale at: $14,500. Place An Order:



9649. RARE EAST GREEK GEOMETRIC POT, ca. 8th-7th century BC. The vessel with two registers of geometric bands containing triangular and rhomboid motifs rendered in red and black on cream ground. 7.5 x 8 inches. Slight abrasion reverse else excellent condition. Very rare. $3500 estimate.
On sale at: $2250. Place An Order:



9650. LARGE GREEK OR ETRUSCAN TERRA COTTA HEAD, ca. 5th-4th century BC. The large strongly modeled head with the wild hair and heavy brow usually associated with representations of Alexander the Great. 5.5 x 6 x 7 inches. Chip to left rear edge. An exceptional example of ancient classical art. Very rare. On custom stand. $6500 estimate.
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9651. SUPERB EUROPEAN BRONZE AGE SWORD, ca. 1000 B.C. This 75 cm long bronze sword has two cutting edges. Wonderful bright green patina. The sword was found in eastern Germany. Very rare in this length and superb condition. $4500 estimate.
Sold.



9652. FINE GREEK BRONZE KRATER HANDLE, ca. 3rd-1st century BC. The attachments terminating in finely worked Pan heads with horns and protruding tongues. 4 x 4 inches. Nice red and green patina. Choice example. $3500 estimate.
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9653. A GREEK RED FIGURE LEKYTHOS, ca. 5th century BC. The vessel with a laurel wreath band in black figure technique around the shoulder. 4.8 inches. Intact with minor deposits. $1250 estimate.
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9654. A GREEK RED FIGURE LEKYTHOS, ca. 4th century BC. The tall necked vessel with the head of a fashionable lady flanked by palmettes. 6 inches. Small firing line behind head. $2500 estimate.
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9655. RARE CORINTHIAN ARYBALLOS WITH HOPLITE WARRIORS, ca. 6th century BC. The small perfume vessel of spherical form with a wide rim to distribute the scent of the perfume, the body decorated with a procession of four Greek hoplite warriors r. bearing spears and large shields. 2.2 x 2.25 inches. Couple of tiny flakes patched on the bottom not interfering with design. Very rare and desirable processional scene with hoplites. Classic early Greek art! $4500 estimate.
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9656. CLASSIC ATTIC RED FIGURE LEKYTHOS, ca. 5th century BC. Decorated with the bust of a young maiden in exceptionally fine Classical style. 3.1 inches. Repair to neck and upper handle. A beautiful little vase. $4500 estimate.
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9657. CLASSIC ATTIC RED FIGURE LEKYTHOS, ca. 5th century BC. Decorated with winged nude Eros squatting l. in exceptionally fine Classical style. 3.2 inches. Repair to neck and upper handle, minor flakes to surface. A beautiful little vase. $4500 estimate.
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9658. BEAUTIFUL BLACK-GAZED MEDUSA HEAD KALENE WARE GUTTOS. Athens, Greece or South Italy, Ca. 4th Century BC. Elegant and complex black-glazed oil vessel with ring handle, tall protruding spout, thick disc foot and nice ribbed body and raised relief Medusa head on tondo. Size: 5"H x 6". Condition: Cracks on ribbed sides professionally repaired with small patch under shoulder. Large and finely styled example. $2500 estimate.
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9659. RARE BRONZE AGE SWORD, 1500 BC. Bronze blade with a green-black patina (75 % of the patina is remaining) On the top, there is about 1 cm missing, also the handle is partially broken (75 % is remaining). The handle shows the typical rivets and holes for the wooden grip. Lenght is 60,3 cm Very typical but rare sword of the bronze-time. Found in south Germany. $5000 estimate.
Sold.



9660. A CELTIC BRONZE AXE, ca. 1000-600 BC. Cast socketed axe with side loop and reinforced rim. 4.7 inches. Excellent unused condition with casting sprue still on blade. $3000 estimate.
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9661. CHOICE CELTIC CHARIOT TERRET RING, ca. 3rd-2nd century BC. The heavy bronze ring was mounted on a chariot and served as a rein guide. 2.3 inches. Wonderful fine olive patina. In choice condition. A real gem! $1750 estimate.
On sale at: $1250. Place An Order:



9662. DESIRABLE CELTIC CHARIOT TERRET RING, ca. 3rd-1st century BC. Nice condition overall. 2.6 inches. Some encrustation. $950 estimate.
On sale at: $425. Place An Order:



9663. LARGE GREEK MARBLE FRIEZE WITH GARLANDED BULLS, ca. 4th-2nd century BC. The frieze with three deeply carved bull heads with connecting garlands draped across them, a rosette and medallion above the garlands. 14 x 44 x 5 inches. In three fitting sections which stand on their own together very nicely. A nicely symmetrical and very decorative frieze. Very rare. Provenance: Purchased by the current owner in the late 1990's on the European market from the collection of a European business executive. $15,000 estimate.
On sale at: $12,500. Place An Order:



9664. RARE EARLY GREEK 12 COIL BRACELET, ca. 8th-6th century BC. Of hammered bronze with stylized snake head terminals, one detached but included. 4.5" diameter. Very rare. $4500 estimate.
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9665. FINE CORINTHIAN GREEK KOTHON, ca. 6th century BC. The single handled vessel with bands of glaze and dots around the rim. 1.75 x 4.25 inches across handle. Choice condition with excellent hard glossy surface and glaze which is especially rare for Corinthian pottery. $1800 estimate.
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9666. LATE CORINTHIAN EXALEIPTRON, 525-500 BC. The distinctively shaped vessel with dot and line pattern. 2 x 7.4 inches across handle. Nice large example, a few chips on inner rim reattached with small gap. Rare. $1250 estimate.
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9667. GREEK RED FIGURE OINOCHOE, ca. 4th century BC. The pinched rim pitcher with head of a lady between palmettes, a wave pattern above. 2.75 x 3.75 inches. Excellent condition with light ancient deposits. $2500 estimate.
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9668. GREEK RED FIGURE PEDESTAL PLATE, ca. 4th century BC. The plate on pedestal base with the large head of a lady framed by curlicues on the tondo, dash pattern around the rim. 1.5 x 4.8 inches. Insignificant firing crack as made, otherwise in nice condition. $3500 estimate.
On sale at: $2850. Place An Order:



9669. MEGARIAN GREEK BOWL WITH MOLDED ORNAMENTATION, about 300 BC. Molded floral ornaments all over the body. Megarian ware is the precursor of the roman Samian ware. 12,5 x 7 cm. Intact. $3500 estimate.
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9670. RARE EARLY GREEK GEOMETRIC PERIOD FIBULA, ca. 1000 800 BC. Curved shape with a rectangle and ornamented plate. 8.5 x 5.2 cm. Wonderful bright green patina. Needle broken and glued. Very rare. $3000 estimate.
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9671. EXCEPTIONAL LARGE GREEK MARBLE STELE, ca. 2nd century BC/AD. The stele carved with the bust of robust bull-necked man with short cropped hair and wearing a shoulder pad, apparently an athlete or gladiator. The inscription reading:

ETOUS(RorI?)(G with line above)G(M with line above)LUDNAIOU B [Year 103, Month of Lydnaios, 2nd day]
ARISTONEIKOS (?? possibly OE?) TWN(L with line above)???? [Aristoneikos ???? of the ???]
AMMIAS TON UION MHTROPO- [Ammias for her son, Metropolis]
LIS TON ANDRA ARISTONEIKH [For her husband, Aristoneike]
TON PATERA AMMIAS TON [For her father, Ammias for her]
ADELFON TROFIMOS TON [Brother, Trophimos for his]
TON G(F?)EN QERIDEA [???? ]
ERMOGENHS AMMIAS TON [Hermogenes and Ammias for their]
GAMBRON ARISTONEIKOS TON [Son-in-law, Aristoneikos for]
ADELFIDEA F(AorL?)(U?)STOS TROFI- [His nephew, ??? Trophimos]
MOS TON QREYANTA OI SUN [For the one having reared him]
GENIS PANTES ARISTONEI- [All the relatives. Aristoneikos]
KE CAIRE [farewell]

18.5 x 27.5 x 4 inches. Provenance: Purchased by the current owner in the late 1990's on the European market from the collection of a European business executive. $35,000 estimate.
On sale at: $25,000. Place An Order:



9672. EXCEPTIONAL LARGE GREEK MARBLE STELE, ca. 2nd century BC/AD. The stele carved with a robed figure offering a sacrifice at an altar. The inscription reading:

ETOUS TM(digamma)M(with small square u above)PANHMOU [Year 346, Month of Panemos]
F(small superscript A)TROFIMOS ETEIMHSEN [F(lavius?) Trophimos erected]
THN EAUTOU SUNBION A- [For his own wife]
LEZANDRAN META TWN TE- [Alexandra with their]
KNWN KAI TWN SUNGENE- [Children and relatives]
WN MNFAS CARIN [???? offering.]

18 x 32 x 3.25 inches. Provenance: Purchased by the current owner in the late 1990's on the European market from the collection of a European business executive. $12,500 estimate.
On sale at: $8500. Place An Order:



9673. EXCEPTIONAL LARGE GREEK MARBLE STELE, ca. 2nd century BC/AD. The stele carved with central wreath with six-pointed star, offering baskets? to the left, two large connected rings to the right, and clover leaf devices above. The inscription reading:

ETOUS RPH(all with lines above)M(small H above)AIDONAIOU L(line above) [Year 188, Month of Aidonaios, 30th day]
PAPIAS TATIAN THN GUN [Papias for Tatia, his wife,]
AIKA PAPIAS THN MHTERA E [Papias for his mother]
RMAS THN QREYAS AGRAPTH [Hermas for the one who reared him, Agrapte]
THN KURIAN SWTHRP(possibly TI?)AOKA [For her mistress, Sotertia ????]
MOS THN KURIAN MELTINH [For her mistress, Meltine]
THN QUGATERA OLUMPICOS [For her daughter, Olympichos]
THN QUGATERA OLUMPICOS [For her daughter, Olympichos]
THN ADELFHN AFEIN THN [For his sister consecrated]
ADELFHN MENEKRATHS THN [For his sister, Menekrates for his]
ADELFHN KAI SUNGENEIS [Sister and relative]
TATIAN CAIRE [Tatias. Farewell.]

14 x 26 x 3 inches. Provenance: Purchased by the current owner in the late 1990's on the European market from the collection of a European business executive. $25,000 estimate.
On sale at: $18,500. Place An Order:



9674. EXCEPTIONAL LARGE GREEK MARBLE STELE, ca. 2nd century BC/AD. The stele carved with a large wreath. The inscription reading:

PLOUTIWN KERASEI KAI ASKLH- [Ploution joined together (to erect the stele) and Asklepias]
PIAS FILISTION THN EATWN QUGA- [For Philistio, their own daughter,]
TERA MHNOGENHS THN ADELFHN [Menogenes for his sister,]
APOLLWNIOS THN ANEYIAN TATIAS [Apollonions for his cousin, Tatias,]
H THQEIS TATIAS H PATRA ARTEMI- [The aunt, Tatias, the one on the paternal side, Artemidoros,]
DWROS O PATRWS FILISTION [his paternal uncle for Philistio.]

(These are all relatives of the deceased Philistio who came together to pay for the stele. The emphasis on Tatias is interesting)

18.5 x 30 x 3.5 inches. Museum quality in choice condition. Provenance: Purchased by the current owner in the late 1990's on the European market from the collection of a European business executive. $25,000 estimate.
On sale at: $18,500. Place An Order:



9675. A CHOICE BRONZE PATERA HANDLE, ca. 3rd-1st century BC. The bronze handle terminating in the finely detailed head of a ram. 6 inches. Rare this nice. See a nearly identical patera handle from the Cristos G. Bastis collection, Sotheby's 12/9/99 lot 163 estimated at $4000-$6000. $3500 estimate.
On sale at: $2850. Place An Order:



9676. RARE GREEK ALABASTER PYXIS WITH ORIGINAL LID, ca. 7th-6th century BC. Of beautiful form with everted knobbed lid. Ancient deposits and minor abrasion. 4.3 inches diameter. Extremely rare! $4500 estimate.
On sale at: $3850. Place An Order:



9677. A GREEK RED FIGURE LEKANIS, c. 4th c. BC. With the heads of fashionable ladies & palmettes. 3.8". Chip on foot restored else intact. $3500 estimate.
On sale at: $2450. Place An Order:



9678. CAMPANIAN BLACK GLAZED PLATTER, c. 4th c. BC. With pedestal base & black glaze with light abrasion. 5.7". $650 estimate.
On sale at: $225. Place An Order:



9679. BLACK GLAZE CAMPANIAN OLPE, c. 4th c. BC. With strap handle & black glaze with light deposits. 3 x 4". $650 estimate.
On sale at: $425. Place An Order:



9680. GREEK CALENE WARE BLACK GLAZED GUTTOS WITH ZEUS. ca. 3rd century BC. With the molded facing head of Zeus on the discus. 5 x 3.25 inches. $2500 estimate.
On sale at: $1850. Place An Order:



9681. A FINE GREEK CORE GLASS AMPHORISKOS, ca. 3rd-1st century BC. The vessel of elegant form with combed bands of dark blue, white and yellow glass, the two handles of lighter blue. 5.1 inches. One edge of base restored. Very rare and beautiful. $4500 estimate.
Sold.



9682. A RARE GREEK KYLIX WITH INSCRIPTION, ca. 6th century BC. The vessel with an archaic Greek inscription in black figure running around the rim filled out with letter like designs at the end. 2 x 5 inches across handles. Extremely rare. The inscription seems to read (l. to r.) L?ZI.I(qoppa?)Q.G(?)RE. If anyone can shed additional light on the reading and meaning it would be greatly appreciated. $4500 estimate.
On sale at: $3500. Place An Order:



9683. SOUTH ITALIAN MASTOID CUP, c. 5th century BC. The cup with distinctively upturned handles, remains of glaze on upper half. 3.25". Rare form. $650 estimate.
On sale at: $425. Place An Order:



9684. FINE CLASSIC ATTIC RED FIGURE LEKYTHOS WITH ATHLETE, ca. 5th century BC. The vessel depicting an Olympic athlete holding the jumping weights (halteres) in preparation for the long jump. 5 inches. Repair at neck, otherwise intact. Masterfully rendered. $7500 estimate.
On sale at: $6500. Place An Order:



9685. CLASSIC ATTIC RED FIGURE LEKYTHOS, ca. 5th century BC. The vessel with a standing female gesturing expressively to the right. 5.5 inches. Rim chip reattached, otherwise intact. $4500 estimate.
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9686. CLASSIC ATTIC RED FIGURE LEKYTHOS WITH NUDE CHILD, ca. 5th century BC. The vessel depicting a corpulent youth, nude but for a garland around his waist, on his hands and knees with one hand outstretched to the left. 3.25 inches. Handle reattached, otherwise intact. Rare likely an erotic depiction. Masterfully rendered. $6500 estimate.
On sale at: $4500. Place An Order:



9687. A GREEK RED FIGURE LEKANIS, c. 4th century BC. The lid with nicely styled heads of stylish ladies separated by palmettes. 6" across handles. Intact with light deposits. Added details in white. Considerably better than the washed out image. $1500 estimate.
On sale at: $650. Place An Order:



9688. SCARCE DAUNIAN GREEK ASKOS, c. 4th-3rd century BC. Black glazed designs on cream ground. 5". Nice condition and rare. $850 estimate.
On sale at: $625. Place An Order:



9689. A GREEK CALENE WARE GUTTOS, c. 3rd century BC. The black glazed lamp feeder with the molded head of Zeus facing on the discus. Chip to rim with small restored area. 4.5 inches. Rare. $750 estimate.
On sale at: $625. Place An Order:



9690. CHOICE GREEK BLACK GLAZED RIBBED PERFUME BOTTLE, ca. 4th century BC. The small finely made vessel with vertically ribbed body, twin upright loop handles and a tall neck with wide rim. 1.5 x 2.5 inches. Intact and in choice condition. Very rare type. $1750 estimate.
On sale at: $1250. Place An Order:



9691. A GREEK BLACK GLAZE KYLIX, c. 4th century BC. The two handled wine cup with ancient deposits. 8" across handles. Intact. $1750 estimate.
On sale at: $850. Place An Order:



9692. NICE GREEK BRONZE MIRROR, ca. 4th-1st century BC. The mirror with raised reinforced ridge. 5.25 inches diameter. $850 estimate.
On sale at: $625. Place An Order:




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