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Antiquities
All of our antiquities are legally collected and imported, are guaranteed genuine, and come
with a Certificate of Authenticity for your peace of mind.
Samian Ware - Terra sigilatta
Samian ware was a high status style of pottery made in Germany from the first century B.C. to
the second Century A.D. Being extremely fine grained clay the pottery was able to be worked
into thin and ornate pieces that could bear images of animals, people, patterns and when fired
produced a glossy orange colour. Some of the most attractive pottery ever made in the Empire.
Bulk Samian Ware - 200g lots - £15/$25
One 200g lot of Samian Ware pottery shards. These pieces are all the plain type of pottery,
but preserve the distinct orange/red colour. The first image shows a typical lot in a ~6 inch
long box.
Samian Ware - Decorated shard - £10/$15
One piece of decorated Samian ware in a professional quality display case measuring ~2
inches tall. Every piece shows one of the many patterns known from this style of pottery.
Samian Ware - Decorated shard - £10/$15
One piece of Samian ware preserving the rim housed in a professional quality display case
measuring ~2 inches tall. Very nice pieces.
Samian Ware - Large mold - £100/$150
This is a rare piece. It is a fragment of the mold used to make the pottery. Each mold
would have been used many times before it finally wore out and discarded. Not only do
you get part of the mold, but you also get part of the pot that was thrown in it. Rare!
Samian Ware - Small mold - £50/$75
This is a rare piece. It is a fragment of the mold used to make the
pottery. Each mold would have been used many times before it
finally wore out and discarded. Not only do you get part of the
mold, but you also get part of the pot that was thrown in it. Rare!
Roman Pottery
All the pieces in this section were found field walking in the UK and can represent a variety of
different pottery types, with most dating from the 2nd to 3rd century AD.
Roman Pottery - large - £6/$10
Roman Pottery - med - £4/$6
Roman Metalware & Jewellery
All the pieces in this section were found in the eastern portions of the Western Empire and what
was Byzantium and date from the 2nd to 15th centuries A.D. Byzantium was the Eastern
Roman empire that existed for 1000 years after the fall of the empire in the west.
Byzantine large applique - £10/$15
Appliques were used on clothing, trunks, saddles, and many other items as ornamentation.
These come housed in a display case measuring ~2.5 inches wide.
Roman large applique - £10/$15
Roman fibula brooch - £20/$30
Roman plate brooch - £20/$30
Roman fibula dating to the 1st and 2nd
century AD
Roman plate brooch housed in a display case
dating to the 1st century AD
Roman Coins
The following Roman coins were all legally imported from Israel, where the collection and export of
coins is still permitted.
ROMAN
Roman coin collection - £15/$25
Each collection includes 12 average quality Roman coins, each housed in a coin capsule within a
larger labelled display case. A set of ID cards is also included in the collection. The final image
shows the typical quality of the coins offered in the collections.
Roman Coin showing Constans Standing
on reverse - £5/$8
The Roman coins listed below have not been attributed and are instead being sold based on
what is shown on the reverse of the coin. Any good reference material will allow you to identify
the emperor to which these coins belong - something that is always fun to do. Most will date
from the 2nd to 4th centuries A.D. Each comes with an ID card as shown.
Roman Coin showing Romulus and Remus
on reverse - £8/$12
Roman Coin showing soldier dragging
captive on reverse - £5/$8
Roman Coin showing standing figures with
banners on reverse - £5/$8
Roman Coin showing soldier spearing
fallen horseman on reverse - £5/$8
Roman Coin showing votive wreath on
reverse - £5/$8
Roman nummus coin collection - £15/$25
Each collection includes 12 average quality Roman Nummus coins. Each is housed in a coin
capsule within a larger labelled display case. A set of ID cards is also included in the collection.
Nummus were the smallest coins used in the Roman empire and are highly collectable as despite
being tiny they still have legends and images on the reverse plus the head of the emperor.
Medieval
The following artifacts were all found in the UK by metal detectorists.
Elizabethan belt mounts £15/$25 per case
Medieval Belt Mounts £15/$25 per case
Plantagenet belt mounts £15/$25 per case
Buckles
Buckles have been in use for over 1000 years. The specimens listed here were all
found in the UK using metal detectors and represent styles from much of the last
millenia.
Belt Buckle Collection - £20/$30
This collection contains 7 different types of buckle ranging in date from 1300 to
1700. Each is housed in a labeled pouch as shown and comes in a handy storage
case listing the contents of the collection.
Loose Buckles - £2/$3 each
These buckles are all inexpensive
examples recovered during metal
detecting. They range in age from
about the late 1500's (smaller) to
the early 1800's (larger). Great
study and starter specimens.
Militaria
English Civil War Pistol/Musket balls £5/$8
We have these from the following sites:
Newbury - October 27, 1644.
Marlsborough - November 1642
Basing House - November 1643
Napoleonic War Musket flint and ball - £15/$25
The flints were stored in the armories of the
British Army in Nepal for 200 years before
being found!
American Civil War era bullet - £10/$15
These lead bullets are from the period of the
American Civil war. Discovered through metal
detecting in the UK where many were made.
Spanish Cobs - Pirate Pocket Change - £8/$12
These little coins are commonly known as 'Pirate pocket change' as they were
used in Spain and it's territories during the 16th to 18th centuries when piracy on
the high seas was at its zenith. Who knows handled these in the past! They were
made on any bit of metal available and then trimmed to the correct weight. Really
thought provoking pieces.
Celtic Ring Money - £6/$10
Some of the oldest form of currency
known. The way in which this
'money' was used is unknown, but
the value of metals in neolithic times
meant that these metal rings were
undoubtedly used in trade long
before the first coins were minted.
Date to approximately 3000 B.C.