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

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by lordmarcovan, Dec 25, 2017.

  1. Ken Dorney

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

    Here are a couple of neat items. From the Song Dynasty a bowl and dish (though the dish may be Ming, not sure yet. Only had them 25 years, should be enough time to properly attribute!):


    The bases are inscribed, the bowl 天位乙, sky or heaven, a place, two(?). It refers to the artist or workshop and the lot number of the pottery batch.

    The dish is inscribed simply 五, or Two, again either the worker or batch number. IMG_3962.jpg
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  3. Milesofwho

    Milesofwho Omnivorous collector

    This character is 5.
  4. Milesofwho

    Milesofwho Omnivorous collector

    二 This character is two.
  5. Ken Dorney

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

    Typo. Sorry.
  6. Milesofwho

    Milesofwho Omnivorous collector

    It’s fine! No one’s perfect.
  7. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    Hey!!!!!!……….Oh, you're right! :smuggrin::smuggrin::smuggrin:
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  8. Bert Gedin

    Bert Gedin Well-Known Member

    There was talk, somewhere, about Spain in 1492, and Christopher Columbus discovering the USA and Donald Trump in that year. Seriously, although CC is known for that deed, it is arguable, in fact, quite likely that previous explorers arrived before him. There must be quite a lot of coins, of various countries, celebrating CC, with portraits, pictures of the ships, etc. If some of you, out there have relevant coins, any chance of sharing them with us ? Please ??
  9. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    I've got this ancient lamp, as well as a sculpted stone which has the shape of an animal (like a small squirrel without a tail). I'd love just to show them on this site. Lp O.JPG Lpan R.JPG animSto.JPG animalStn.JPG
  10. Alegandron

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

    These are kinda cool and may be my oldest. 4.5 Billion Years old for the Moon Rock

    and Mars is perhaps 4.6 Billion. However, with the volcanic activity, this piece may be between 3.5 - 4.6 Billion...

    Grandkids will have fun with these...
  11. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Could you please tell us how much you paid @Alegandron for this Martial stone.
  12. Alegandron

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

    @7Calbrey I got them from Gabriel Vandervort at

    I am not sure he has any left... AH, on his site he says that he has a couple left...

    Me? Anything for you Charles...

    Last edited: Jun 12, 2018
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  13. Johndakerftw

    Johndakerftw Mr. Rogers is My Hero

    So jealous! I'd love to have a piece of Mars and the moon someday.

    Wanna adopt me as a grandkid? :D

  14. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Supporter

    Wow, amazing stuff on the site you linked!!! The glass bottles are SERIOUS!! Well, really all of is!!
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  15. Bert Gedin

    Bert Gedin Well-Known Member

    From the Song Dynasty - a Bowl and a Dish. Most suitable for a portion of Kellog's Corn Flakes !!!
  16. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    9_9...are you cereal?!?
  17. Alegandron

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

    how about an anonymous face from the Hittites... this could be the elusive Gregarius or maybe @ominus1 ? :D

    Hittite Steatite Head of a Man Amulet 2nd Millennium BCE 15 x 20 mm Intact side.JPG
    Hittite Steatite Head of a Man Amulet 2nd Millennium BCE 15 x 20 mm Intact front.JPG
    Hittite Steatite Head of a Man Amulet 2nd Millennium BCE 15 x 20 mm Intact front-Side

    These were the guys that Rameses II fought at the Battle of Kadesh... Rameses told everyone HE won, as the Hittites stated THEY won. Lotta dumb mistakes from Rameses II side, but I understand it was really a draw.

    Egypt Scarab RAMESSES II cartouche 19th Dyn 1292-1189 BCE winged uraeus cobra 4.1g 19mm Gustave Mustaki coll acquired fr Egypt in 1948
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2018
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  18. ancientcoinguru

    ancientcoinguru Supporter! Supporter

    @Alegandron, that Hittite amulet is so cool!! You own an artifact from an important ancient civilization — the Hittites controlled most of Anatolia and Upper Mesopotamia from 1600-end of the Bronze Age. Something to add to my wish list!
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  19. Bert Gedin

    Bert Gedin Well-Known Member

    How can I not be, ominus 1 ? "Dynasty" is a lovely Song !!!
  20. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    I just scanned the reverse of this original cross which dates back to several centuries, I believe. The legend is clearly German, a language that I can easily read and understand. I could detect the Father (Vater) for instance, as well as the Holly Spirit, the soul (Geistes), AMEN, IHM, IHN , Einheit (Unity) etc... Regardless of what century in the past that bronze cross was crafted, can you guess the name of the related German State? By that time Germany was very far from being united as one country. I shall shoot the superb obverse of the crucified Lord tomorrow after recharging the battery at day light. I will also post a new attractive jug. Thanks.. GerCross 001.jpg
  21. Bert Gedin

    Bert Gedin Well-Known Member

    Don't know about the German State, 7Calbrey. Looks more like a Heavenly State !
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