SEMI PRECIOUS STONE

 

ROCK CRYSTAL:
ROCK CRYSTAL IS A FORM OF TRANSPARENT QUARTZ. IN PLINY'S DAYS, ROCK CRYSTAL WAS "THE MOST COSTLY PRODUCT ON THE EARTH'S SURFACE", MUCH MORE VALUABLE THAN GOLD OR SILVER. IN ANCIENT TIMES IT  WAS MINED IN ASIA, CYPRUS,  ALPINE MOUNTAINS;  BUT ROCK CRYSTAL THAT ORIGINATED FROM INDIA WAS MOST IN DEMAND. 

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S103
II-III c. A.D.
16 x 17 x 17 mm
$100

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S20          SOLD 
I-IV c. A.D.
D: 18 mm
   

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S21
II c. BC-III c. AD
D: 15 mm
$75

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S16
I-V c. A.D.
L: 12 mm
$75

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S106           two beads
I-V c. A.D.
7 x 10 x 13 mm
$  120

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S22         SOLD
I-II c. A.D.
L: 21 mm


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S15
III-II  c.B.C.
L: 28 mm
$250

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S105         two beads
II-IV c. A.D.
6 x 11 x 15 mm
$  150

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S102
II-IV c. A.D.
12 x 19 x 21 mm
$  250

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S23          SOLD
III-V c. A.D.
L: 24 mm
   

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S104
II-IV c. A.D.
10 x 10 x 21 mm
$ 200 

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S17          SOLD
I-IV c. A.D.
D: 15 mm
$200

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S107
II-IV c. A.D.
13 x 16 x 18 mm
$  200

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S18           SOLD
II c. A.D.
L: 13 mm
$125

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S19          SOLD
II-III c. A.D.
L: 12mm
$100   

 

CHALCEDONY:

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S84           SOLD
II-III c. A.D.
28 x 32 x 32 mm


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S85               SOLD
I-II c. A.D.
16 x 27 x 27 mm


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S86               two beads        SOLD
I-II c. A.D.
12 x 16 x 16 mm
 

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S26            SOLD
II-III c. A.D.
D: 24 mm
  

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S24
II-III c. A.D.
D: 26 mm
$100

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S30           SOLD
II-III c. A.D.
D: 16 mm


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S27          SOLD
I-III c. A.D.
D: 12 mm


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S29
I-II c. A.D.
L: 14 mm
$60

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S53
I-III c. A.D.
17 x 25 mm.
$250

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S25
II-IV c. A.D.
L: 25 mm
$75

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S31
IV-VI c. A.D.
L: 16 mm
$125

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S32           
III-I c. B.C.
L: 22 mm
$200

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S28
I-II c. A.D.
D: 21 mm
$150

 

CARNELIAN:
CARNELIAN IS A SPECIES OF CHALCEDONY, REDDISH IN COLOR BECAUSE OF IT'S IRON INCLUSIONS.
PLINY SAID THAT "NO OTHER STONE WAS MORE IN USE THAN CARNELIAN". 

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S91
I c. B.C.
12 x 16 x 16 mm
$ 125

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S92
I-II c. A.D.
11 x 12 x 12 mm
$ 65

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S88                         two beads
I-II c. A.D.
12 x 12 x 12 mm
$ 100

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S97                        two beads
I-III c. A.D.
7 x 7 x 7 mm
$ 55

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S93
IV-VII c. A.D.
8 x 16 x 16 mm
$ 65

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S96             two beads
V-VII c. A.D.
8 x 8 x 11 mm
$ 75

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S98              two beads
II-IV c. A.D.
8 x 8 x 10 mm
$30

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S38
III-V c. A.D.
L: 15 mm
$30

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S40
I-III c. A.D.
L: 9 mm
$35

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S37           SOLD
V-VII c. A.D.
L: 14 mm


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S90
V-VII c. A.D.
10 x 10 x 18 mm
$ 65

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S87   two beads
V-VII c. A.D.
7 x 7 x 16 mm
$ 85

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S41
I-IV c. A.D.
L: 18 mm
$150

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S42
II-III c. A.D.
L: 14 mm
$75

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S94
I-II c. A.D.
4 x 8 x 10 mm
$ 85

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S55       pendant
I-II c. A.D.
11 x 11 mm
$100

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S35           SOLD
I c. BC - I c. AD
L: 21 mm
$200

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S56      pendant
I-II c. A.D.
8 x 11 mm
$100

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S36    pendant
I-II c. A.D.
L: 15 mm
$75

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S34       pendant
I-II c. A.D.
L: 22 mm
$100

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S33          SOLD
II-IV c. A.D.
L: 22 mm
 

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S43
III-VI c. A.D.
D: 25 mm
$200

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S44           SOLD
III-VI c. A.D.
D: 16 mm
$150   

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S45          SOLD
III-VI c. A.D.
D: 13 mm
 

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S46          SOLD
III-VI c. A.D.
D: 12 mm
 

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S47          SOLD
III-VI c. A.D.
D: 15 mm
 

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S48           SOLD
III-VI c. A.D.
L: 15 mm


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S49   two beads
III-VI c. A.D.
D: 9 mm
$80

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S50     two beads
III-VI c. A.D.
D: 11 mm
$80

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S54
III-VI c. A.D.
D: 12 mm
$70


 

AMETHYST:
AMETHYST IS A variety of quartz, differing from common quartz and rock crystal chiefly because of its violet to purple color, which is caused by the presence of compounds of iron or manganese. PLINY SAID THAT THE HIGHEST QUALITY AMETHYST Came FROM INDIA, HOWEVER IT WAS ALSO MINED IN ASIA MINOR, ARMENIA, EGYPT, SYRIA AND CYPRUS. AMETHYST WAS NOT COMMONLY USED IN THE ANCIENT WORLD.

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S57
I-II c. A.D.
8 x 10 mm
$150
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S58
I-II c. A.D.
6 x 14 mm
$150
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S95
VI-IX c. A.D.
6 x 9 x 14 mm
$ 100
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S59    SOLD
VI-IX c. A.D.
8 x 18 mm
 

 

AGATE:
Agate  IS a CRYPTO-CRYSTALLINE FORM of quartz WITH DIFFERENT-COLORED WAVY BANDS. ACCORDING TO PLINY THE  AGATE WAS MORE POPULAR IN TIMES PREDATING HIS OWN.

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S60
I-II c. A.D.
15 x 11 mm
$95

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S61
I-II c. A.D.
14 x 9 mm
$75

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S62
I-II c. A.D.
20 x 7 mm
$200

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S89
II c. A.D.
9 x 9 x 19 mm
$75

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S101        
VII-IX c. A.D.
11 x 21 x 24 mm
SOLD

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S100
VII-IX c. A.D.
13 x 16 x 28 mm
SOLD

 

MARBLE AND OTHER STONES:

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S99
VII-IX c. A.D.
11 x 22 x 26 mm
$125
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S77
IV c. A.D.
25 x 26 x 26 mm
$150

 

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