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April 23, 2014 at 5:38pm
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Copper ax. 2000 years BC. Weight - 2.7 kg.

Copper ax. 2000 years BC. Weight - 2.7 kg.

5:33pm
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Finno-Ugric tribes. Amulet horse. 10 - 11 centuries.

Finno-Ugric tribes. Amulet horse. 10 - 11 centuries.

5:21pm
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China, Striding horse figure, 549-77 (source).

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China, Striding horse figure, 549-77 (source).

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5:20pm
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Limestone head of a bearded man 
89 cm by 35.6 cm by 58.4 cm. ( 35 x 14 x 23 inch.) 
Cypriotic, Archaic Period, early 6th century BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

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Limestone head of a bearded man 

89 cm by 35.6 cm by 58.4 cm. ( 35 x 14 x 23 inch.) 

Cypriotic, Archaic Period, early 6th century BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

April 22, 2014 at 6:30pm
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Gold and silver mirror
The mirror is made from polished silver and the handle is made from gold, and in the shape of the goddess Hathor. She is the goddess of beauty and sexuality and can be shown in the form of a woman with cow’s ears. It is 29.3cm high (11 9/16 inch.)
Found in Upper Egypt, Thebes, Wadi D, Tomb of the 3 foreign wives. 
Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, reign of Thutmose III, 1479-1425BC
Source: Metropolitan Museum

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Gold and silver mirror

The mirror is made from polished silver and the handle is made from gold, and in the shape of the goddess Hathor. She is the goddess of beauty and sexuality and can be shown in the form of a woman with cow’s ears. It is 29.3cm high (11 9/16 inch.)

Found in Upper Egypt, Thebes, Wadi D, Tomb of the 3 foreign wives. 

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, reign of Thutmose III, 1479-1425BC

Source: Metropolitan Museum

4:34pm
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Scandinavian pendant amulet Odin and the Ravens”, X-XI centuries. Silver, gilt.
Vikings, Kievan Rus

7:46am
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Medieval  crosses pendants, 11-13 centuries. Kievan Rus, Slavs, Byzantines, Vikings.

Medieval  crosses pendants, 11-13 centuries.
Kievan Rus, Slavs, Byzantines, Vikings.

7:42am
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Warrior helmet decorated with ram horns. 3-2 centuries BC

April 21, 2014 at 4:51pm
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Chevron Pattern Welded Viking Sword with Decorated Hilt

Dated: 10th Century 

Provenance: Northern Europe

Measurements: Length 92cm

The sword features a flat, straight, double-edged pattern-welding blade decorated with a fishbone pattern and waves at the forte. The strengthened edges are typical, iron hilt with cross-quillon and rayed pommel (in two pieces). Both are decorated with knots and bas-relieved racemes.

Source: www.czernys.com/

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4:50pm
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Brooch, 970–1030 Ottonian (probably northern Italy) Gold with pearls, glass, and cloisonné enamel

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Brooch, 970–1030 Ottonian (probably northern Italy) Gold with pearls, glass, and cloisonné enamel