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Ribbed Plate

Ribbed Plate

During the early Byzantine period, the state controlled the silver industry. From the late fifth century through the reign of Constans II (641–68), imperial portraits or monograms were stamped on silver, usuall... More

Coin Depicting the Amazon Smyrna

Coin Depicting the Amazon Smyrna

The front of this coin depicts the Amazon Smyrna, or perhaps the bust of Tyche. On the back the prow of a ship is shown.

Lamp
Comb
Comb
Jar
Lamp, Oil
Coin
Silenus, the Tutor of Dionysos
Flask
Warrior
Coin
Ewer
Dionysos

Dionysos

The figure stands in the relaxed pose made popular by the Greek sculptor Praxiteles in the fourth century b.c. Made in Egypt

Ewer
Spoon with Christian Inscription

Spoon with Christian Inscription

The inscription was engraved horizontally to be read by a devout Christian when eating. The spoon is similar to liturgical spoons on which inscriptions were usually arranged vertically to be read by the faithfu... More

Warrior
Flask
Pitcher
Jug
Bowl
Solidus
Solidus
Solidus
Solidus
Solidus
Solidus
Solidus