Author: Ancient to Medieval (And Slightly Later) History

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Greek Agate Kohl Pot, 5th-3rd century BC

Greek Agate Kohl Pot, 5th-3rd century BC

A carved agate kohl pot or cosmetics phial formed as two addorsed rams’ foreparts and two bulls’, the rim formed by the conjoined horns of the rams. 99 grams, 60mm (2 ¼").

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Greek Agate Kohl Pot, 5th-3rd century BC

Greek Agate Kohl Pot, 5th-3rd century BC

A carved agate kohl pot or cosmetics phial formed as two addorsed rams’ foreparts and two bulls’, the rim formed by the conjoined horns of the rams. 99 grams, 60mm (2 ¼").

See it in 360° here.

Sogdian Nobleman Scepter Finial, Late 1st ML B…

Sogdian Nobleman Scepter Finial, Late 1st ML BC

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substantial bronze finial or figurine of a male with hair swept back and
held in place by a diadem; large, flat nose, wide eyes and small,
pursed mouth; slender body and hands on hips; tang to bottom of waist
for attachment. 364 grams, 10cm (4")

Sogdian Nobleman Scepter Finial, Late 1st ML B…

Sogdian Nobleman Scepter Finial, Late 1st ML BC

A
substantial bronze finial or figurine of a male with hair swept back and
held in place by a diadem; large, flat nose, wide eyes and small,
pursed mouth; slender body and hands on hips; tang to bottom of waist
for attachment. 364 grams, 10cm (4")

Elizabethan Gold ’+BEHOLD THE END’…

Elizabethan Gold ’+BEHOLD THE END’ Mourning Ring for A N, Late 16th Century AD

A substantial Tudor D-section gold hoop with reserved foliage on black enamel field, scrolled capital to each shoulder and initials ‘A’ and ‘N’, the plaque a fluted hexagon with disc, legend to the perimeter ’+DYE TO LYVE’ and disc with ’+BEHOLD.THE.END’ surrounding a white enamel skull in three-quarter view. 17 grams, 26mm overall, 22.07mm internal diameter.

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Elizabethan Gold ’+BEHOLD THE END’…

Elizabethan Gold ’+BEHOLD THE END’ Mourning Ring for A N, Late 16th Century AD

A substantial Tudor D-section gold hoop with reserved foliage on black enamel field, scrolled capital to each shoulder and initials ‘A’ and ‘N’, the plaque a fluted hexagon with disc, legend to the perimeter ’+DYE TO LYVE’ and disc with ’+BEHOLD.THE.END’ surrounding a white enamel skull in three-quarter view. 17 grams, 26mm overall, 22.07mm internal diameter.

Watch this video for more info on this ring.

Viking Gold Elf Shot Pendant, 9th-12th Century…

Viking Gold Elf Shot Pendant, 9th-12th Century AD

A gold ‘elfshot’ amulet with a rectangular cap decorated with applied roped border, securing a smooth agate(?) arrowhead; suspension gold ring to the top. 7.26 grams, 63.7mm including loop (2"). Very rare.

Viking Gold Elf Shot Pendant, 9th-12th Century…

Viking Gold Elf Shot Pendant, 9th-12th Century AD

A gold ‘elfshot’ amulet with a rectangular cap decorated with applied roped border, securing a smooth agate(?) arrowhead; suspension gold ring to the top. 7.26 grams, 63.7mm including loop (2"). Very rare.