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The Classical World - Greece and Rome...

Artefacts and resources from the ancient world including Greece and its predecessors and the Roman Empire.

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Roman Slave Collar Set

Reproductions of two Roman Slave Collars used as props in the series "Spartacus" These are castings from props in my collection. These bronze collars attached around the neck had statements on them such as: "If you find me wandering, I have escaped. Return me to my owner."....or "Hold me or I will run".  The image of the right shows how it appeared mounted to its collar. 

Set includes two slave collar discs.

$59.95 Aud plus P&H

Roman Oil Lamp Gladiator 1

A working replica of a 1st - 2nd century Roman Terra Sigillata Oil Lamp with the image of a Thracian Gladiator on the discus. This lamp can be used just as it was in ancient times. It comes with a wick. The lamp is earthenware with a fine liquid slip as in Terra Sigillata. 

120 x 90 x 30mm.

$49.95 Aud plus P&H

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Roman Oil Lamp Gladiator 2

A working replica of a 1st - 2nd century Roman Terra Sigillata Oil Lamp with the image of a Hoplomachus Gladiator on the discus. This lamp can be used just as it was in ancient times. It comes with a wick. The lamp is earthenware with a fine liquid slip as in Terra Sigillata. 

120 x 90 x 30mm.

$49.95 Aud plus P&H

Pompeii Double Wick Oil Lamp

A replica of an oil lamp from Pompeii. This lamp features a double wick neck and a large carrying handle with a two horse chariot and rider on the discus of the lamp.

This lamp was glazed and would have graced the table of an important household in Pompeii. This lamp is cast from Hydrostone and is a non functioning display lamp.

170 x 70 x 70mm.

$29.95AUD plus P&H

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Pompeii Single Wick Oil Lamp

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This is a replica of a single wick oil lamp cast from an original from our collection. The original lamp was glazed in a copper coloured glaze and is covered in tiny pieces of pumice.

The lamp has a laurel wreath on the discus and a makers mark on the base. It has a small handle that allowed for the lamp to be hung when not in use so that mice wouldn't be able to 

get to it to eat the oil remnants. This lamp is cast from hydrostone and is a non working lamp for display only.

105 x 75 x 50mm

$29.95 Aud plus P&H

Roman North Africa Lamp

A replica of a Roman Oil Lamp from North Africa with a Chi Rho symbol on the discus. This is a larger lamp.

Fully working lamp.

100 x 65 x 35mm.

$39.95 Aud Plus P&H


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Roman 3 Wick Oil Lamp

A working replica of a 2nd - 3rd century Oil Lamp with three wick spouts. This lamp was able to produce much more light with the four wicks burning, but being of a similar size to the other lamps here it would have used oil at four times the speed. Larger versions of this multi wick oil lamps would have been used in larger buildings.

$49.95 Aud plus P&H

So what are oil lamps?

This is an original lamp in my collection, originally from the J.R.Stewart collection from the University of Sydney. He was once the curator of the Nicholson Museum. It is a small Iron Age Oil Lamp c 1200-560BC. 

Oil lamps have been used almost from the beginning of time. Early lamps were usually shells or stone bowls that were filled with oil of one form or another. A wick was made from flax. It would give off a light not dissimilar to a candle.

Over time lamps were made by potters,  first hand formed, then made on a potter's wheel and eventually made in moulds. Oil lamps were used right up until the early twentieth century.

The style of the lamps changed over the centuries and it was this ongoing change in form from simplistic to more complex that has allowed an archaeological dating system to be formed that allows pottery such as this to be used to date the stratum in which it is found. 

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Cycladic Figurine

Cycladic figures have been found all over the Aegean Islands including Crete and mainland Greece. They have been found mostly in burials and date from 3300 - 1100BC. They can be as large as human size or as small as this one being 85mm tall.

There is no consensus amongst scholars about their use. As they were found in graves, many were found broken and repaired and so were most likely used by the deceased in life. The Cycladic civilisation existed alongside the Minoans and Mycenaeans.

This particular figure is an early design c2800 - 2700BC and is 85mm tall. 

$24.95 AUD plus P&H

Gladiator Oil Lamp - Secutor

Gladiator Oil Lamp in the form of a sector helmet. A fully functioning lamp as a reproduction of oil lamps from the first century.

$49.95AUD plus P&H  85mm tall.

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Samianware Bowl

A samianware bowl reproduction based on a first century original. Samianware was considered the fine ware table utensils of the Roman period and was a key indicator of upper class occupation in archaeological sites. 

$99.95AUD plus P&H 155mm (D) x 100mm (T)

Roman Period Oil Lamp -Theatre Mask

A large terracotta oil lamp in the shape of a grotesque theatre mask.

These grotesque masks were used in both Greek and Roman theatre and hear a large lamp of that style. The original may have been used in a theatre room setting due to its large capacity which would allow it to burn longer then the standard size.

180 x 90 x 60mm.

$49.95 AUD plus P&H

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Roman Eagle

The Roman eagle or Aquila is one of the best known figures from the Roman world. It served as a sign of power and authority being displayed in many aspects of Roman life. 

It is probably best known in its for as the Roman Legionary standard that was used to lead each Roman legion into battle.

Gilded. Hydrostone casting.

225mm tall.

$49.95AUD plus P&H SOLD

Roman Black Samianware 

A reproduction of a Roman samianware cup with a black fine glaze. Like the Saminaware bowl this fine ware was a symbol of wealth, emblazoned with imagery of dancers.

It has a potters mark.

$99.95AUD plus P&H 120mm tall.

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Greek Black figureware Jug Dionysis

A reproduction of a Greek Black figure ware amphora with handle c530BC.

It has the image of four Greek gods around the body. 

275mm tall.

$59.95AUD plus P&H

Greek Black Figureware Urn

A large 350mm tall reproduction of a Greek lidded urn in the Black Figureware style c 530BC. It has a classic battle scene on the body.

$69.95AUD plus P&H SOLD

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Greek Orientalizing Period Hydra

A museum reproduction of a vessel for serving water from the Orientalizing period (also known as the Proto Attic). From late 8th to mid 7th century BC.

These vessels were often large but could be as small as this one for personal use to dilute wine at the serving table. 

130mm tall. Museum lead tag.

$49.95AUD plus P&H

Pompeii Graffito Research Projects...

Two sets of graffiti from Pompeii as a research project in which the students will will be given one of 5 different graffiti panels from which they will need to research what the panel tells them about life in ancient Roman society.

Some will need to use an online translator to translate the latin text while others will need to try to work out what the imagery portrays.

Comes with a basic instruction sheet.

Pompeii Graffiti Research Kit 1 $39.95AUD plus P&H

5 Panels - general graffiti

Pompeii Graffiti Research Kit 2 $39.95AUD plus P&H

5 Panels - Gladiator focused.

Both Kits combined $70.00AUD plus P&H (10 panels)

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Alexander Medallion

A cast medallion representing Alexander the Great.

It is based on a gold coin depicting him in profile.

$19.95AUD plus P&H

70mm diameter.

The Townley Diskoblos

This is a replica of the famous discus thrower in the British Museum. It is topical in that the original was restored incorrectly when it was found in Hadrians Villa in Tivoli. When found the head was not attached and was incorrectly restored with the head down rather than looking back at the discus. Statues of discus throwers such as the famous bronze statue by Myron where the thrower looked back as his discus and followed through as he swung his arm.

230mm tall. $49.95AUD plus P&H

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Geometric Period Greek Vessel

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A reproduction of a Greek Lekanis from the Geometric period 8th century BC. 

This period of pottery is well known for its complex geometric patterns and simplistic depictions of animals and humans.

150mm (D) x 120mm (H)

$49.95AUD plus P&H

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Minoan Serving Plate "Octopus"

A reproduction of a serving plate from the Minoan period c 1500BC depicting an octopus. The Minoans graphically depicted many sea creatures on their ceramic vessels especially dolphins and octopus. This is a classic representation of the style of the period. 200mm (D)

$59.95AUD plus P&H

Poseidon & Athena Black Figure Ware 

A serving plate depicting Poseidon and Athena in the black figure ware of the 7th to 5th century BC. Black figure ware was produced using a complex firing technique that allowed the glaze to change in colour producing this classic black skin tone on mythical depictions. 

295mm (D) $59.95AUD plus P&H

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Achilles Iliad Serving Plate

A large serving plate depicting Achilles slaying Troilus. A depiction from the Iliad.

3D image on pottery (Embossed). 335mm (D)

$39.95AUD plus P&H

Achilles defeats Hector

A serving plate depicting the classic scene after Achilles defeats Hector. The scene where he drags Hectors body behind his chariot. 240mm (D).

$39.95AUD plus P&H

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Large Greek Copper Lekythos

A very large Lekythos made from copper 670mm tall with serving scenes depicted on both sides in the later white figure ware c 420BC in Athens.

This vessel depicts a large serving vessel though Lekythos were most used in funerary settings.

This very large oversize vessel would make a great centre piece display.

$49.95AUD plus P&H

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