HISTORIC CONNECTIONS

Bringing the Past Alive...

Herodotus P Oxy 2099 Early 2nd Century AD


A papyrus fragment found at the Egyptian town of Oxyrhynchus dated to the early 2nd century AD. It contains part of Book VIII.

Herodotus lived in the 5th century BC in Bodrum in modern day Turkey. He was contemporary with Thucydides, Socrates and Euripides.

He was later called the Father of History due to the fact that he changed the aspect of recording of historic events by creating them

in an investigative process. He records some of the Greco-Persian wars being our major source of information on these events.


He also recorded information on Egyptian history much of it again as our source, yet his sources are considered unreliable.

Approx 90mm sq.


$79.95AUD plus P&H


Athena  Statue 


This is the statue of Athena similar to the massive statue that stood in the Acropolis in Athens in 432BC. Athena was the patron deity of Athens.

This is a marble copy that stood in the Parthenon called the Athena Varvakeion. 

This reproduction stands 260mm tall.


$79.95AUD plus P&H

Corinthian Likinthios Black Figure 650BC

From Rhodes.


190mm tall.


$49.95AUD plus P&H

Athena Juglet 


A small juglet 120mm tall with museum seal. Black Figure pottery


$29.95AUD plus P&H

Geometric Period Oil Lamp with museum seal


155mm diameter


$39.95AUD plus P&H

Geometric Period - Horse Juglet


190mm tall.


$39.95AUD plus P&H

Athena meets Heracles Likinthios Museum Seal


A Likinthios 215mm tall with Athena and Heracles in black figured.


$59.95AUD plus P&H

Cycladic Art Figure


c2800-2700BC


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. 


$24.95AUD plus P&H

Istiaia Disc

Inscription from Istiaia on the Island of Evia with an image of a Greek lady sitting on the prow of a ship. 4th century BC.

Plaster cast.125mm diameter.

$19.95AUD plus P&H Quote ISTIAIA Disc


Alexander Medallion

a Casting of a bronze medallion based on one of Alexanders coins with the head of Alexander.

70mm diameter

$24.95AUD plus P&H Quote ALEXMED1



Linear B Tablet - Knossos (Crete)


A reproduction of a Linear B Tablet excavated at the Palace of Knossos on Crete. It is an accounting tablet for sheep at Phaistos.

Dated 1400 - 1450BC this is one of a large group burnt when the building was destroyed by fire. It was that fire that preserved this clay tablet 

allowing us to see it today. It was part of a Palace record. 


$29.95AUD plus P&H

Phaistos Disc 


The Phaistos disc is a Minoan circular tablet excavated from the Palace of Phaistos. It has a series of stamped impressed pictographic signs that spiral inwards from the outer rim to the centre on both sides.

The text is yet to be fully deciphered though studies on Crete have recently shown some major advances in understanding of the text.


110mm diameter on stand  $54.95AUD plus P&H


95mm diameter on stand  $49.95AUD plus P&H


Linear B Mycenaean Tablet "Labyrinth"


This a Linear B tablet from the Palace of Nestor. It is an administrative tablet but is noted for its depiction of a Labyrinth on the reverse.


$79.95AUD plus P&H

Linear B Tablet from the House of the Oil Merchant


This tablet shows 3 lines of text in the text of Linear B that was used in the royal court for accounting purposes. This tablet comes from the house of the Oil Merchant listing the amount of wool for dyeing. 

The reverse shows a man in a lion cloth. 


$69.95AUD plus P&H



Linear A Tablet from Crete #1


Linear A has yet to be deciphered and was used by the Minoans until 1450 where it fell out of use and Linear B came into use.

This tablet comes from Hagia Triada in Crete. 


$44.95AUD plus P&H

Linear A Tablet from Crete #2


Linear A has yet to be deciphered and was used by the Minoans until 1450 where it fell out of use and Linear B came into use.

This tablet comes from Hagia Triada in Crete. 


$44.95AUD plus P&H

Coins of Ancient Greece

Dekadrachma of Syracruse 400BC Tetradrachma of Athens 480-400BC Tetradrachma of Alexander the Great 336BC Tetradrachma of Gela 470BC Tetradrachma of Rhegium 435-425BC Tetradrachma of Naxos 735BC Made by the same medal makers as the above Roman coins. An amazing set of replicas. Pictured at the top is the Tetradrachma of Athens.

 $44.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE CAG1


 

Coins of Ancient Rome & Greece


Images of Historical Leaders of the Ancient World

A set of 6 coins representing: Alexander the Great; Julius Caesar; Cleopatra VII; Mark Antony; Augustus & Nero.

 $39.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE CARG1