Ancient ... but not a coin! Artifacts thread! Post 'em!

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  1. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    O very nice!..
     
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  3. lrbguy

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    Not sure about scale of size, but here goes: on the left a simply decorated Apulian skyphos (I'd be dubious if you said it is Gnathian), and on the right what appears to be a small composite Daunian krater?
     
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  4. 7Calbrey

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    I've chosen a lamp which I liked for its color, colorRU.JPG cup.JPG Phoen O 1.JPG Phoen O 1b.JPG Phoen R 1!.JPG despite wear on the base. Then there is a beautiful cup measuring 2.7 inches of diameter and about 2 inches high. Also I shot a joint couple of small statues measuring nearly 4 and 7 inches. They are believed to be Phoenician from a sunk vessel, dating back to the Persian era , maybe 5th century BC.
     
  5. 7Calbrey

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    Here are 2 vases. The first has one handle, and I managed to shoot it on both sides. The second is much bigger and has 2 handles, possibly an amphora but the neck is partially broken on one side. Some say they're Roman, others say they're Phoenician. VHandR.JPG VHandyL.JPG Camphor.JPG
     
  6. Quant.Geek

    Quant.Geek Well-Known Member

    Those are the choppers I want when I eat BBQ!
     
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  7. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    i have a set of rentals...:D smile 001.JPG
     
  8. Wheels

    Wheels Active Member

    02CAE6E4-6564-4384-9DBF-F4289D29FBBA.jpeg 4476196B-7DF2-459A-B03F-BBCD14233187.jpeg It used to be something a Greek fertility goddess I think
     
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  9. lrbguy

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    Not vases and not an amphora, but is there any chance we could get a side/profile view of each? And maybe some dimensions (height and width)? You have interesting pieces.
     
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  10. Ryro

    Ryro "To the strongest!" Supporter

    I was excited to add this beautiful Greek shard to my collection a couple weeks back. Maybe someday I'll have a complete piece. For now I'm stoked to have a "handle" on things...
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    Greek Pottery Shard 350 - 250 B.C. Measures 7.5"x 4.5"
     
  11. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    I dunno. Are you SURE it is a handle on a pottery shard? Or was it a poor design for a helmet???

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    Egypt Amethyst Uninscribed Scarab 1667-1085 BCE 17x14mm Intact.jpg
    Egypt Amethyst Uninscribed Scarab 1667-1085 BCE 17x14mm Intact
     
  12. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    @lrbguy .. Thanks for your concern. Of course I'll post more detailed pictures tomorrow, and possibly with some beautiful trinkles.
     
  13. 7Calbrey

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    The height of the presumed amphora is 24 cm. Width : 20 cm. Mouth Diameter: 4 to 5 cm. Base diameter: 14 cm. The dimensions of the presumed vase with one handle are as follows : Height: 16 cm. Width; 13 cm. Mouth Diameter:around 3 cm. Base diameter: 11 cm. I also managed to take several photos of the "amphora" in different positions. You'll also find new items such as "circular vase", "Cup", Lamp, and Trinkles ( colored glass) with some round handcraft of other items. I feel myself a total newbie in this delicate and interesting field. Thank you.. Amph A.JPG Amph B.JPG 10.JPG Round V Mth.JPG DSC00715.JPG Cup A.JPG Cup B.JPG Lamp O.JPG Lamp R.JPG Trinkles.JPG
     
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  14. 7Calbrey

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    Here's the base photo of the "Amphora ". Amph Base.JPG
     
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  15. Ken Dorney

    Ken Dorney Yea, I'm Cool That Way...

    What you had called an 'amphora' is a jug, the style of which is common to the Syro-Palestine region of the 3rd to 4th Century AD. The other two pots are from the same area, probably Bronze Age (I'd have to look them up, but dont have the time). The lamp is the same locale, Roman from the 2nd - 3rd Century AD.

    I know nada about beads, but they look Roman.
     
  16. lrbguy

    lrbguy Well-Known Member

    What he said. :happy:

    But let me add a suggestion. You are killing yourself for nothing by giving us shots from above the vessels. Profile/side views and dimensions are what it takes to identify most pottery. There will always be exceptions, but for vessels like these, the side view is king. To that end I would still like to see a side view of the first bottle/jug you showed us of the two on May 4. But it would appear that all of the ware you have shown so far is Palestinian.
     
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  17. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Maybe I misunderstand. I mean have I given you the side and profile of the jug above which has 2 handles and I miscalled Amphora? If not tell me how, since I'm also a perfect newbie in photography. Sorry. LOL..
     
  18. lrbguy

    lrbguy Well-Known Member

    The first pic in the group of nine was the most useful for the vessels that have any height to them. The oil lamp shots were fine for a low profile item.

    I infer from picture 1 that you are using a cell phone, so getting good profile shots would mean holding the phone vertically on about the same level as the object. Tricky if it is sitting on the floor or a low table. For a lot of folks, formal dining is a thing of the past, and so is sitting at a table on a dining room chair. My son and his wife eat at a counter sitting on stools most of the time. They gave away their dining room set. But sitting with your feet under the table and the vessels ON the table will give you great perspective for profile shots of your pottery.
     
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  19. 7Calbrey

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    I'm using a digital camera. I'll shoot tomorrow the bottle/jug that I showed on May 4 and measure height, depth and everything. I can even weigh it. Many other items will soon be posted as budget and luck allow. For the first time in 7 years, I feel those stones will keep me away from coins. Thank you all again.
    Charles
     
  20. 7Calbrey

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    I shot the jug in various positions. But first, here are the dimensions :
    Height: 13.5 cm. Width: 9.5 cm. Depth: 4.5 - 5 cm. Mouth Diameter: 3 cm.
    Weight: 200 g. j1Face.JPG J2Reverse.JPG J3Sid.JPG J4SR.JPG J5SL.JPG j6Mouth.JPG
     
  21. Ken Dorney

    Ken Dorney Yea, I'm Cool That Way...

    These are typically called 'pilgrim flasks'. Once again from Palestine, from the Iron Age II C, 800 - 586 BC. These are notable for their decoration in the Cypriot style (but not made there, just inspired by). See Ruth Amiram, Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land, plates 93 to 95.
     
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