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India, Stone Head of a Bodhisattva, c. 10th Century A.D.
The bodhisattva, a popular subject in Buddhist art, is someone who, motivated by great compassion, has a spontaneous wish to attain Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings. In early Indian Buddhism, bodhisattva usually referred specifically to the Buddha Shakyamuni in his former lives.AH59767. India, stone head of a bodhisattva, 9.5 cm tall, c. 10th century A.D., ex New Jersey collection, ex European dealer (c. 1980); $240.00 (Ä204.00)
Roman-Byzantine or Early Islamic, Bronze Disk Weight, c. 350 - 650 A.D.
This is light for a nomismaweight and we would suspect it is a game piece but Weber insists all these types of bronze with concentric rings are weights. He suggests some may be early Islamic.BZ90517. cf. Weber Byzantinische 127, VF, green patina, weight 3.570 g, maximum diameter 15.1 mm, obverse concentric circles (appear to cast); reverse plain; $36.00 (Ä30.60)
Medieval Europe, Iron Spear Head, 1000 - 1200 A.D.
From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.AA36859. Spear head; 8.5 cm long; trilobate with long tang, Choice, SOLD