Antique Collector - Antiquities and Artefacts


ANTIQUITIES from the UK and around the World.
Antiquities are any artifacts of historical value, usually reserved for the period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe, but may be anywhere from hundreds to thousands of years old. Perhaps one of the most interesting has been the Ancient Egyptian civilization which began more than five thousand years ago. However, you won't find any pyramids for sale on this page, the shipping costs would be prohibitive.

Although there are some fairly serious restrictions about what can and can't be collected, or what must be declared treasure trove, there remains much scope for collecting or owning something that was once handled by another human being, millennia ago, perhaps to decorate themselves, to trade with, or to use as a tool.
Different countries define antiquities differently, such that an object can be manmade or man-shaped, and can cover items, including coinage, from civilizations around the world, Egyptian, Near Eastern, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, western European, British, Anglo-Saxon and medieval European.


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Catalog of World Coins: 19th Century, 1801-1900
by Chester L. Krause
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Every 19th century coin is identified in this complete one-volume reference to tens of thousands of coins. Specialists, collectors, and dealers use this as their standard for identifying and evaluating coins issued from 1801 to 1900. Heavily illustrated with most photos actual size. Collectors of all levels will easily navigate through the volumes of information by following the user's guide and using the helpful charts.


Standard Catalog of World Coins: 1901-present C.L. Krause, C. Mishler
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This annual best-seller is the only single volume available offering complete coverage from 1901 to the present day. Over one million prices catalogued with more than 48,700 obverse and reverse illustrations to make coin identification fast and easy. Listings price coins up to five grades and include the mintage number and date. Thoroughly researched, all prices are updated to reflect current market values and are given in US dollars.



This single volume represents a definitive collection of 18th century world coins, based on more than 30 years of research by hundreds of numismatic experts. The listings for issues from China, the German states, and the Holy Roman empire, along with Transylvania, the Papal states, France, and Spain contain a wealth of information not found in other world numismatic references. Over 17,900 actual size obverse and reverse coin images.


World Coins 1701-1800 by Chester L. Krause, Clifford Mishler, Colin R. Bruce
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Product details
Paperback: 246 pages
Publisher: Golden Books Adult Publishing Group; 2nd edition (Sep 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0307480089
ISBN-13: 978-0307480088
Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches


Whitman's Guide to Coin Collecting by Kenneth Bressett
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The Egyptologist
by Arthur Phillips

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4 Star



Product details
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Random House (15 Aug 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1400062500
ISBN-13: 978-1400062508
Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.2 x 1.6 inches


Myths of Greece and Rome by Thomas Bulfinch, Bryan Holme (Editor)
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The timeless stories of the gods and goddesses of Greece and Rome come to life beautifully in this lavishly illustrated edition of thomas bulfinch's "The age of fable", compiled by Bryan Holme. The profound effect these taleshave had on the great artists of the western world can be seen in paintings and sculpture by masters from Praxiteles to Bernini, from Rubens to Picasso.



Covers the cultural setting of Ancient Egypt, sites along the Nile River, and daily life of Egyptian society, and explains its geography, art, and architecture through maps and illustrations.


The Cultural Atlas of Ancient Egypt by John Baines, Jaromir Malek
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Designed to save collectors money and frustration, this guide takes an objective and candid look at the history of falsifying ancient coins, tracing the careers of well-known forgers and discussing the most prolific fakes in existence. Topics include manufacturing techniques and detection methods.


Counterfeits, Forgeries and Reproductions of Ancient Coins by Wayne G. Sayles
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The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English
by Geza Vermes
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Fifty years after the Scrolls' first discovery, and following the long-awaited release of all the scroll texts to scholars in 1991, The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English is now completely revised and expanded.


Handbook of Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
Zander Klawans, K. Bressett
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4 Star



Product details
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Golden Books (May 1995)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 030709362X
ISBN-13: 978-0307093622
Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.3 x 0.7 inches




The Greek World 479-323 BC is an indispensable guide to classical Greek history. With valuable coverage of the broader Mediterranean world in which Greek culture flourished, as well as close examination of Athens, Sparta, and the other great city-states of Greece itself, this third edition of a classic work is a more essential read than ever.


The Greek World, 479-323 B.C. by Simon Hornblower
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This groundbreaking new book illuminates the lives of the kings, queens, princes and princesses of ancient Egypt, unravelling family relationships and exploring the parts they played in politics, cultural life and religion. It ranges from the dawn of Egyptian history of the royal family, through the vast progeny of Ramesses II, and ends with the fiendishly complicated - and blood-soaked - interconnections of the Ptolemies and Cleopatras.


The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt Aidan Dodson, Dyan Hilton
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The Mystery of the Copper Scroll of Qumran
by Robert Feather
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The famous Dead Sea Scrolls compromise the oldest collection of Biblical documents ever discovered. Of the Dead Sea Scrolls, none has baffled experts more than the 2,000-year-old Copper Scroll, discovered in 1952 by a team of Bedouin led by Henri Contenson of the Ecole Biblique in Eastern Jerusalem. No one has been able to explain its meaning or discover any of the 64 locations where the biblical treasures it lists were buried.


Ancient Mysteries: Sacred Texts of the Mystery Religions of the Ancient World
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The ancient mysteries have remained all too mysterious because of the lack of ready access to them...Now we have in one volume a fine collection of the sources that have survived.

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The Modern Antiquarian
by Julian Cope
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The Egyptian Book of the Dead by Raymond Faulkner
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Secrets of the Maya
Peter A. Young
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