Bird Figure, Early Byzantine

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British Museum
Great Russell Street London England WC1B GB

Bird Figure, Period: Early Byzantine, circa: 6thC-7thC; Made in: Egypt. Dimensions: Height: 2.6 inches. British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year. Fast facts about the British Museum: Founded: 1753, Collection size: 8 million objects, Oldest object in the collection: Stone chopping tool (nearly 2 million years old).

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Gold coin of Leontius II.jpg

Gold coin. Ruler: Leontius II; Period: Early Byzantine; circa: 695-698; Minted in: Rome. British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year. Fast facts about the British Museum: Founded: 1753, Collection size: 8 million objects, Oldest object in the collection: Stone chopping tool (nearly 2 million years old).

Gold coin of Constantine IV.jpg

Gold coin of Constantine IV; Period: Early Byzantine Period; Date: 654-685; Minted in Rome. British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year. Fast facts about the British Museum: Founded: 1753, Collection size: 8 million objects, Oldest object in the collection: Stone chopping tool (nearly 2 million years old).

Coin of Alexander the Great.jpg

Silver coin of Alexander the Great; Greek; Date: 323BC-280BC; Kingdom of Macedonia, Minted in: Anatolia, Turkey (Uncertain mint, Western Asia Minor) Weight: 4.12 grammes. Die-axis: 12 o’clock. British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year. Fast facts about the British Museum: Founded: 1753, Collection size: 8 million objects, Oldest object in the collection: Stone chopping tool (nearly 2 million years old).

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Copper Alloy Weight, Period: Early Byzantine, 6thc-7thc, discoidal with double-grooved convex profile; lathe-turned with rims; face engraved with double wreath enclosing cross above denominational mark, both inlaid with silver. British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year.

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Cameo; red glass; quadrangular; Period: 13thC, Late Byzantine. Figure of St John the Baptist in relief with inscription. Made in: Venice. British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year.

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The Raising of Lazarus, Panel; ivory; Christ with cruciferous nimbus relocate to right with hand raised as well as first finger expanded; various other hand lugs a staff; behind him walks a bearded apostle; prior to him are Mary and also Martha, one standing listening, the various other stooping with hands extended in supplication; behind them to right is an aedicula with cupola, where is the covered body of Lazarus; behind-the-scenes the structures of Bethany.

Period: Middle Byzantine, circa: 900-1100. Materials: ivory

British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year.

 

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Circular mosaic. Personification of the city of Halicarnassus. Period: Late Roman; circa: 4th c.; Excavated/Place: Halicarnassus, Modern Turkey, Aegean Region, Anatolia. Materials: stone. Dimensions: Height: 54.5 centimetres Width: 49.5 centimetres. British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year. Fast facts about the British Museum: Founded: 1753, Collection size: 8 million objects, Oldest object in the collection: Stone chopping tool (nearly 2 million years old).

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The Lion of Knidos, Museum Description: Colossal marble statue of a recumbent lion; carved with inlaid eyes originally probably of glass, but now missing. Period: Hellenistic, circa: 2nd century BC. Excavated/Findspot: Knidos, Lion Tomb (Turkey, Aegean Region, Caria, Knidos Ancient City, Anatolia)Materials: marble, glass (eyes). Technique: inlaid (eyes) carved. Dimensions: Length: 2.89 metres Height: 1.82 metres. Location: Not on display (Great Court) Acquisition date: 1859, Discovered by Richard Pullan during Charles Newton’s excavations in 1858; removed by Robert Murdoch Smith; brought back on HMS Supply. British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year. Fast facts about the British Museum: Founded: 1753, Collection size: 8 million objects, Oldest object in the collection: Stone chopping tool (nearly 2 million years old).

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Silver Coin, Period: 5thc. B.C., Ancient Greek circa: 480 B.C-460 B.C, Ruler: Taththivaibi, Minted in: Lycia (Modern Turkey, Anatolia) Museum Description: Head of Aphrodite left, rows of formal curls on fore-head, hair fastened by band passing three times round it, and caught up behind; truncation on neck dotted; symbol, resembling T on neck. (reverse) Tetraskeles right, members of which divide the legend; in inner ring, owl standing left, head to front; symbol at beginning of inscription: the whole. British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year. Fast facts about the British Museum: Founded: 1753, Collection size: 8 million objects, Oldest object in the collection: Stone chopping tool (nearly 2 million years old).

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Silver Coin, Period: 5th c. 410 B.C. (circa) Minted in Lycia, Anatolia, Turkey. Ruler: Khariga, Materials: silver. Museum Description: Head of Aphrodite left, rows of formal curls on fore-head, hair fastened by band passing three times round it, and caught up behind; truncation on neck dotted; symbol, resembling T on neck.
(reverse) Tetraskeles right, members of which divide the legend; in inner ring, owl standing left, head to front; symbol at beginning of inscription: the whole. British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year. Fast facts about the British Museum: Founded: 1753, Collection size: 8 million objects, Oldest object in the collection: Stone chopping tool (nearly 2 million years old).

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Silver Coin, Period: 5th. century B.C. 480BC-460BC (circa). Minted in Lycia, Anatolia, Modern Turkey. Ruler: Taththivaibi Museum Description:(obverse) Griffin, curved wing, seated left; right forepaw raised. (reverse) Tetraskeles left; in dotted incuse square.” British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year. Fast facts about the British Museum: Founded: 1753, Collection size: 8 million objects, Oldest object in the collection: Stone chopping tool (nearly 2 million years old).

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Museum Description: “Pair of gold earrings in the shape of a half globe with a small disc above, decorated in relief with a female dramatic mask.” Period: Roman, circa: 2nd century A.D. Made in/Findspot: Miletopolis, Modern Turkey, Aegean Region, Anatolia. Dimensions: Height: 3.81 centimetres. British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year. Fast facts about the British Museum: Founded: 1753, Collection size: 8 million objects, Oldest object in the collection: Stone chopping tool (nearly 2 million years old).

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Museum Description: “Silver coin.(obverse) Head of Athena right, wearing earring and crested helmet decorated with olive-leaves. (reverse) Owl within incuse square, right; to left, olive-spray and crescent.” Period: 5 th century B.C., Minted in: Athens, Greece; Excavated/Findspot: Cilicia (Anatolia, Modern Turkey). British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year. Fast facts about the British Museum: Founded: 1753, Collection size: 8 million objects, Oldest object in the collection: Stone chopping tool (nearly 2 million years old).

Coin, Eagle above Dolphin..jpg

Silver Coin, Period: 4 th century B.C. 330BC (circa); Museum Description:Silver coin.(obverse) Head of nymph Sinope waring earring. (reverse) Eagle above dolphin.” Minted in: Sinope (Modern Turkey, Black Sea Region Sinop Province) British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year. Fast facts about the British Museum: Founded: 1753, Collection size: 8 million objects, Oldest object in the collection: Stone chopping tool (nearly 2 million years old).

Silver Coin, Datames.jpg

Silver Coin. Period: 4th century B.C. 378BC-372BC (circa). Minted in: Tarsus (Modern Turkey, Mediterranean Region, Mersin (province),Anatolia ) Ruler: Datames. Museum Description: “(obverse) Female head facing. (reverse) Bearded head with crested helmet l.” British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year. Fast facts about the British Museum: Founded: 1753, Collection size: 8 million objects, Oldest object in the collection: Stone chopping tool (nearly 2 million years old).

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Silver coin, Period: 4 th. century B.C. 378BC-372BC (circa), Ruler: Datames, Minted in: Tarsus (Modern Turkey, Mersin Province) Museum Description: “Silver coin.(obverse) Baal seated r. (reverse) An standing r. facing Tarkumuwa.” British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year. Fast facts about the British Museum: Founded: 1753, Collection size: 8 million objects, Oldest object in the collection: Stone chopping tool (nearly 2 million years old).

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Roman Mosaic, Period: Late Roman; circa: 4th c.; Excavated/Place: Caria, Bodrum, Hadji Captan’s Field (Halicarnassus), Anatolia. Materials: stone. Dimensions: Diameter: 105.41 centimetres. Museum Description: Stone mosaic; medallion with mask of Phobos in the centre of rosette with 12 petals; triangles between rosette petals; the mask is red-brown and ochre; rosette petals are black and the triangles are red-brown. British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year. Fast facts about the British Museum: Founded: 1753, Collection size: 8 million objects, Oldest object in the collection: Stone chopping tool (nearly 2 million years old).

Mosaic of Venus and Tritons-1.jpg

Mosaic of Venus and Tritons, Period: Late Roman; circa: 4th c.; Materials: stone. Dimensions: Height: 1.96 metres Width: 2.11 metres (at base) Excavated/Place: Caria, Bodrum, Hadji Captan’s Field (Halicarnassus). Excavated by: Sir Charles Thomas Newton, 1857. Museum Description: Venus is seated on a twisted shell, which is seen to the right; In her right hand she holds a circular mirror which reflects her full face; in her left hand she holds a long tress of hair; behind her is a veil held by a Triton on either side; the Tritons have curling forked tails and a pair of claws on their heads; below are two dolphins, one crab, and three.  British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year. Fast facts about the British Museum: Founded: 1753, Collection size: 8 million objects, Oldest object in the collection: Stone chopping tool (nearly 2 million years old).

Terracotta Figure of Winged Nike Flying.jpg

Terracotta Figure of Winged Nike Flying, wings raised, Period: Hellenistic 1stc(late) BC-1stc(early) (circa) Acquisition Date: 1893. Her left leg outstretched (perhaps coming down to land), her right hand raised and holding a small wreath, her left hand pulling at the drapery on her left thigh, wearing peplos belted high up under the breasts leaving her left bare, her left leg emerging from the garment at thigh level, wavy centrally parted hair drawn back into. Made in: Myrina, Anatolia (Modern Turkey) British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year.

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Bowl; circular medallion with half-figure of a nimbed saint, St Sergios. Period: Early Byzantine; circa: 641-651; Materials: Silver.  Production place: Made in Tarsus, Anatolia (Modern Turkey). Found: Acheripoetos Monastery, Cyprus,Nicosia. British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year.

Fast facts about the British Museum: Founded: 1753, Collection size: 8 million objects, Oldest object in the collection: Stone chopping tool (nearly 2 million years old).

 

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