Ancient Macedon, Greece. Huge silver tetradrachm minted under Roman occupation, 158-149 BC. Set into custom silver bezel. Diademed head of Artemis right with quiver over shoulder in the center of a Macedonian shield
Nabis ruled Sparta from 207 BC until 192 BC, the above is a coin of Nabis reign in Sparta. In the years following the defeat of the reformist king Cleomenes III of Sparta at the Battle of Sellasia (222 BC), Sparta experienced a power vacuum that eventually led to the Spartan kingship being bestowed on a … More Tyrant King Of Sparta.
The Code of Hammurabi is a well-preserved Babylonian law code of ancient Mesopotamia, dating back to about 1754 BC. It is one of the oldest deciphered writings of significant length in the world. The sixth Babylonian king, Hammurabi, enacted the code, and partial copies exist on a man-sized stone stele and various clay tablets. The … More The Code of Hammurabi
Archaeological evidence, at Sparta, reveals that the city-state was not always focused on military strength. During earlier times, craftsmen expertly used bronze and ivory to create beautiful objects. Such items were later found at religious sites (where they had been given, as gifts, to the Spartans’ gods). This image is of a bronze horse, … More Spartan Horse
In 2009 archaeologists began to excavate a site in Greece believed to be the royal palace of the ancient Greek kings of Sparta, many interesting things were discovered and the work is still undergoing now this was one of the items that was uncovered a seal depicting a nautilus was found at the ancient Greek palace, … More Spartan Seal
A Marble statue of a helmed hoplite (5th century BC), it is thought that this maybe Leonidas, Sparta, it is now housed at the Archæological Museum of Sparta, Greece.
The Victorious Youth, referred to in Italian sources as theAtleta di Fano, is a Greek bronze sculpture, made between 300 and 100 BCE,in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Pacific Palisades, California. On its first rediscovery Bernard Ashmole and other scholars attributed it to Lysippos, a grand name in the history of Greek art; modern concerns are less with such traditional … More Victorious Youth
Gold snake bracelet with garnet, from the Greek-Hellenistic period, 3rd-to-2nd century BC.
This beautiful Gold Greek hairnet is from the third century B.C. and is housed at the National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
A 200 BCE Greek Gold Armband with a tritome, female mermaid deity, holding a putti.