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General Discussion / test
« Last Post by David Knell on Sun. 08 Mar 2020, 10:02 pm »
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Ancient Artifacts / Re: Ancient Artifacts Updates
« Last Post by David Knell on Mon. 28 Oct 2019, 05:17 pm »
The migration is now official ...

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SO the moment has come for the last post on Yahoo ancientartifacts. 
Thanks to all of you who have posted and even lurked.

It is intended that the group should continue at
https://groups.io/g/AncientArtifacts - we are still waiting for the
membership and archives to be copied across, but anticipate that this
will happen in the near future.

Please do join the new group now, in advance of your subscription being
transferred across from Yahoo, and let's carry on the party over there!

Tim Haines

listowner yahoo ancientartifacts

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News / 3,000-year-old Assyrian seal found Turkey
« Last Post by David Knell on Wed. 23 Oct 2019, 03:20 pm »


Archaeologists have discovered a 3,000-year-old Assyrian seal cylinder in Turkey’s  southeastern Diyarbakir province. The seal was unearthed in an excavation at Zerzevan Castle, the ruins of a military base built by the Byzantine Empire in the 4th century.  The seal was discovered 13 feet under the surface of a field close to an underground Mithraeum that dates to the castle’s early days as an important military base. (Mithraism was extremely popular among soldiers who established the cave sanctuaries characteristic of the mystery religion all over the Empire.)

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/56812
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Antiquities / Re: To buy a statuette
« Last Post by David Knell on Wed. 23 Oct 2019, 02:48 pm »
I can't tell if the plinth is a modern addition merely from the photos; the patination looks slightly different (see rear view) and the thought crossed my mind. However, if it is a modern addition I imagine that would have been done by the supplier or a previous owner, not the seller. It would also be a reassuring sign that the figure itself may be authentic.
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Antiquities / Re: To buy a statuette
« Last Post by Antonio Barsotti on Wed. 23 Oct 2019, 02:25 pm »
Hello. True, in the past Lifepik was more reliable than now.
If the base is false it is not an obvious false and in any case does not affect much the overall object considered. It seems to me that I can exclude that, if it was added, it was Lifepik who made the addition. He is able to make small corrections, as far as I could verify, but I don't think he is able to falsify the base and then stick it to the statuette.
Thank you for your opinion that, as you know, I really appreciate.

Antonio
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General Discussion / MOVED: To buy a statuette
« Last Post by David Knell on Wed. 23 Oct 2019, 02:19 pm »
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Antiquities / Re: To buy a statuette
« Last Post by David Knell on Wed. 23 Oct 2019, 01:41 pm »
Antonio,

As you know, the stock offered by 'lifepik77' tends to be a mixed bag and it is of course extremely difficult to judge only by images. It's also worth noting that Roman bronze votive figures are prime candidates for forgery.

I'll just comment that this figure does not seem to be part of the repertoire of mass-produced fakes of Fortuna that I am familiar with (though that may be merely because the range has been expanded in the meantime). The execution and patina are convincing and I see no obvious features that raise doubts.

I wonder if the plinth is a modern addition?

David


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Antiquities / To buy a statuette
« Last Post by Antonio Barsotti on Wed. 23 Oct 2019, 12:05 pm »
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Ancient Artifacts / Ancient Artifacts Updates
« Last Post by David Knell on Tue. 22 Oct 2019, 03:57 pm »
I imagine Mark Fletcher of Groups.io is dealing with a huge inundation of requests to migrate many Yahoo lists to his site and it may take some time. While we're waiting for news of the migration of the Ancient Artifacts list, I'll repeat the new proposed URL:

https://groups.io/g/AncientArtifacts

If the operation is successful, the current list of Yahoo members should also be migrated and there should be no need to re-register.

In the meantime, if the Yahoo list ends abruptly, I expect Tim will post updates on the Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/125845746479/

And for those with an allergy to Facebook, I'll also repeat any updates in this emergency thread.

David

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Ancient Artifacts / Re: Welcome to Ancient Artifacts test
« Last Post by David Knell on Fri. 18 Oct 2019, 12:42 am »
Hi 'an'! :)

I'm happy with FB but I know a lot of people don't like it.

David
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