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The Olive in the Ancient Mediterranean
Article by Mark Cartwright

The Olive in the Ancient Mediterranean

Olives and olive oil were not only an important component of the ancient Mediterranean diet but also one of the most successful industries in antiquity. Cultivation of the olive spread with Phoenician and Greek colonization from Asia Minor...
Ancient Celtic Torcs
Article by Mark Cartwright

Ancient Celtic Torcs

In ancient Celtic cultures, torcs were a common form of jewellery and were made from bronze, copper, silver, and gold. Torcs were not just exquisite works of Celtic art but also identified the wearer’s status and perhaps were believed to...
Kartli/Iberia Coin of Prince Stephanos I
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Kartli/Iberia Coin of Prince Stephanos I

Kartli/Iberia coin of Prince Stephanos I, first emission. Silver. Weight – 2,9 gr. d=28mm. Obverse: Ohrmazd IV to the right. Legend in Pehlevi: hrm – aphzu (Ohrmazd Augustus). This is placed within onefold circle of the dots. Four Georgian...
Stela of Hernán Pérez VI from Bronze Age Iberia
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Stela of Hernán Pérez VI from Bronze Age Iberia

This granite stela dates from the Early or Middle Bronze Age. It was discovered in Cáceres, Spain. (Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid)
Warrior Stela from Bronze Age Iberia
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Warrior Stela from Bronze Age Iberia

This stela is from Solana de Cabañas (Cabañas del Castillo, Cáceres), Spain and dates from the Late Bronze Age. It is made of slate, and it was unearthed in the late 19th century CE. This was the first specimen to be discovered in a series...
Early Bronze Age Bell Beakers from Iberia
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Early Bronze Age Bell Beakers from Iberia

These clay bell beakers come from the Early Bronze Age necropolis of Ciempozuelos (Cuesta de la Reina, Madrid), Spain and they were found during excavations conducted in the late 19th century CE. (Ciempozuelos was the first Bell-Beaker necropolis...
Kartli/Iberia Coin of Ohrmazd IV
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Kartli/Iberia Coin of Ohrmazd IV

Silver. The weights range from 2,92 gr. to 3,83 gr. d=30-31/34 mm. Obverse: Ohrmazd IV to the right. Legend in Pehlevi: hrm – aphzu (Ohrmazd Augustus), in front of the figure. Cross behind the figure. This is placed within onefold circle...
Kartli/Iberia. Prince Juansher’s Drachm
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Kartli/Iberia. Prince Juansher’s Drachm

Silver. Weight – 2,73 gr. d=24/25 mm. Obverse: Ohrmazd IV to the right. Legend in Pehlevi: hrm – aphzu (Ohrmazd Augustus). This is placed within onefold circle of the dots. Above two Asomtavruli letters ႿႭ for the name Jonber//Juansher...
Kartli/Iberia. Prince Gurgen’s Drachms
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Kartli/Iberia. Prince Gurgen’s Drachms

Silver. The weights range from 2,70gr. to 2,98 gr. d=26/28-28/31mm. Obverse: Ohrmazd IV to the right. Legend in Pehlevi: hrm – aphzu (Ohrmazd Augustus). This is placed within onefold circle of the dots. Above two Asomtavruli letters...
Dzalisa Archaeological Site, Georgia
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Dzalisa Archaeological Site, Georgia

Dzalisa is an archaeological site in Georgia dating back to the ancient kingdom of Iberia. It is situated in the Mukhrani valley, some 20 kilometres (12.4 mi) northwest of Mtskheta, and features remnants of a fortified city and various structures...
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