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Ancient Engraved Gems Finger Rings Greek Roman Etruscan Near East Seals Scarabs

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Seller: ancientgifts (4,308) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381714175924 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish 0 document.write(''); document.write(' '); document.write(' '); document.write(' '); document.write(' '); document.write(' '); document.write(' '); document.write(' '); document.write(' '); document.write(' '); document.write(' '); } else { document.write(' '); document.write(' '); document.write(' This Vendio Gallery is best viewed with Macromedia Flash Player 6 or higher. '); document.write(' Click here to get the latest Macromedia Flash Player. '); document.write(' '); document.write(' '); document.write(' '); } //--> Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! Ancient Gems and Finger Rings by Jeffrey Spier. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardcover with Dustjacket. Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum (1992). Pages: 184. Size: 12 x 9¼ inches; 3 pounds. This volume catalogues the J. Paul Getty Museum's comprehensive and important collection of Greek, Roman, Etruscan, and Near Eastern gems. Most of these objects have never before been published, making this catalogue essential for the scholar. The volume is fully and richly illustrated--each entry includes photographs of the gem and its impression as well as a profile drawing. Where pertinent, bibliographic references and comparative material are cited. CONDITION: NEW. VERY LARGE new hardcover with dustjacket (in new mylar sleeve). J. Paul Getty Museum (1992) 184 pages. Unblemished and pristine in every respect EXCEPT that dustjacket shows mild "shopwear", mild edge and corner creasing, etc. But very mild, principally at the corners and spine head/heel, no tears or chips. The backside of the dustjacket also shows a bit of rubbing...the dustjacket is gloss black, and so shows rubbing and shelfwear very easily, even merely being shelved between other books. We placed the dustjacket in a new mylar cover so as to protect it against any further deterioration. . Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread, though of course it is possible that the book was leafed through once or twice while in the bookstore. Notwithstanding that possibility, the condition of the book is entirely consistent with a new book from an open-shelf bookstore environment such as Barnes & Noble or B. Dalton. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! Meticulous and accurate descriptions! Selling rare and out-of-print ancient history books on-line since 1997. We accept returns for any reason within 14 days! #7694a. PLEASE SEE DESCRIPTIONS AND IMAGES BELOW FOR DETAILED REVIEWS AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEWS: REVIEW: This volume catalogues the J. Paul Getty Museum's comprehensive and important collection of Greek, Roman, Etruscan, and Near Eastern gems. Most of these objects have never before been published, making this catalogue essential for the scholar. The volume is fully and richly illustrated--each entry includes photographs of the gem and its impression as well as a profile drawing. Where pertinent, bibliographic references and comparative material are cited. REVIEW: Jeffrey Spier is adjunct professor of classics at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Spier is also an Honorary Research Fellow at University College, London in the Institute of Archeology. He is also a lecturer in Greek Numismatics. Herbert L. Kessler is professor of the history of art at Johns Hopkins University. Steven Fine is Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University. Robin M. Jensen is Luce Chancellor's Professor of the History of Christian Worship and Art at Vanderbilt University. Johannes G. Deckers is professor at the Institute for Byzantine Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat, Munich. Mary Charles-Murray is professor of theology at the University of Oxford. Table of Contents. Foreword. John Walsh. Acknowledgments. Abbreviations. Catalogue. Guide To The Catalogue Descriptions. Shapes. Materials Plates. Greek Gems. Minoan and Mycenaean Gems. Geometric and Archaic Gems. Classical and Hellenistic Gems: Fifth–Second Century BC. Glass Scaraboids. Greek Rings. Archaic Rings. Classical and Hellenistic Rings. Western Rings. Decorative Rings. Bronze and Iron Rings. Ptolemaic Rings. Near Eastern and Phoenician Seals. The Lyre-Player Group Seals. Syro-Phoenician Seals. Graeco-Phoenician Scarabs. Graeco-Persian Gems. Achaemenid Glass Conoids, Scaraboids, and Tabloids. Achaemenid Rings. Etruscan Scarabs. Italic, Late Hellenistic, and Roman Gems. Italic Gems: Third–First Century BC. Italic Pellet-Style Gems: First Century BC. Italic Gems without Pellets. Late Hellenistic, Eastern Gems. Early Imperial Classicizing Gems. Second–Third Century AD Gems. Roman Rings. Glass Gems. Roman Cameos. Sasanian Gems. Greek and Roman Sealings. Subject Index. Materials Index. Inscriptions Index. Provenance Index. Previous Collections Index. Other Ancient Gems and Rings in the Getty Museum. Concordance of Accession Numbers and Catalogue Numbers. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: Exceptionally well-researched catalog of mostly unpublished seals, scaraboid seals, cameos, etc., from around the Classical Mediterranean. A vital reference for scholars, students, and enthusiasts of the subject. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: Deals extensively with ancient ring seals, scarab seals, cameo-portrait type, carved stone rings. I would strongly recommend this luscious book if you are interested in ancient stone seals." I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site) and free insurance coverage. A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE."

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