Medieval Artifacts From the Crusades
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Coptic Egypt, c. 480 - 650 AD. Terracotta souvenir pilgrim flask. Depicts Saint Menas on one side, flanked by camels, his arms outstretched in blessing. Above each arm is a quincunx, representing a cross; all within a beaded circular border. Measures 3 7/8" (10.1 cm) tall. Missing most of one handle, otherwise intact! ref: Bailey, Ptolemaic and Roman Terracottas from Egypt, p. 118, no 3415. Small flasks were probably produced at the pilgrimage center of Abu Mena, south-west of Alexandria, to sell to the devout as a souvenir of a visit. They have been deduced to have contained holy water or oil from the shrine. Ex old English collection. #1210184x2: $550

Medieval England, 13th-15th century AD. Nice lead pilgrim's badge. One side with a radiant wheel patern around a central pellet. Suspension loop on top. 30 mm (1 1/8") dia. Ex old English collection. #AM2001: $125

Medieval England, 14th-15th century AD. Pilgrim holy water flask made of lead. Also known as an ampulla, these lead vessels were brought from pilgrimage places as a souvenir. Some scholars have suggested that many ampullae were used in the annual springtime 'Blessing the Fields' ceremony, in which the Holy Water they contained was sprinkled on the ground to give prayer for a good harvest. Others have suggested that the ampullae were buried along with their contents for a similar purpose. Decorated with a floral element on one side, interesting symbol or monogram on the other. 50 mm (2"), weighs 42 grams. #BL2488x2: $199
Crusader/Medieval Europe, c. 9th-13th century AD. Beautiful bronze Crusader-cross pendant. Decorated with 2 sets of punched-dot "Five Wounds of Christ" design, one vertical, the other horizontal. H: 28 mm (1 1/8"). Beautiful color! #JM2123: $299

Crusader/Medieval Europe, c. 9th-13th century AD. Large round bronze disk with a central Crusader cross. Set into custom silver bezel. Thick and chunky! 40 mm (1 1/2") with loop. #AR2277: $399 SOLD

Crusader/Medieval Europe, c. 9th-13th century AD. Nice bronze Crusader-cross pendant. Open center section likely once held silver inlay. Nice light green patina. 34 mm (1 5/16". #JM2126: $275 SOLD


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Crusader Europe, 11th-13th Century AD. Lead seal/bulla. Stamped with a Crusader's cross on the front, 2 small x-shaped punch marks on the back, which is somewhat conical-shaped. 19 mm dia. Very interesting piece! #7815: $225 SOLD

Crusader Jerusalem, 11th-14th century AD, during the height of the Knights Templar. Small bronze weight, Cup-shaped, stamped with a fleur-de-lis on the inside! 13 mm (1/2 inch) diemeter. Found in Jerusalem. Neat! #8218: $110 SOLD

Medieval Europe, 9th-12th century AD. Amazing lead "Pilgrim's flask" or ampulla. Nice depiction of a crown on one site, cross on the other. This would have been carried to the Holy Land to be filled with holy water from Jerusalem! Measures 37 mm tall. #9902: $175 SOLD

Crusades hand grenade!
Time of the Crusades, Holy Land, c. 6th - 9th Century AD. Choice very large Islamic-period grey ware hand grenade! The body with stylized bands with what resembles seeds from a pomegranate, parallel grooves between each. Domed top with opening for flammable liquid and wick. H: 5 1/8" (13 cm). Intact , minor age crack. A beautiful example! Ex Orange County private collection. #A15176x2: $799
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Crusades hand grenade!
Near East, Islamic Period, c. 7th-9th Century AD. A terracotta ‘grenade’ in the form of a stylized fish. The body of the weapon has a fin-like backside and a small tail, raised and incised bands with rippling decorate the back. The lip is very thick with a narrow neck to tie a stopper. Intact, light yellowish earthen slip with some Arabic markings on one side. 3 7/8" (10 cm) long. Ex Henk Huffener 19th Century collection, UK. #0411149: $599
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Crusader/Medieval Europe, c. 12th-13th century AD. Beautiful silver Crusader cross, set into a modern sterling silver bezel. H: 39 mm (1 1/2") with hoop, weighs 4.21 grams. Bezel by Erez, high-end jeweler, Berkeley, CA. Gorgeous! #JM2068: $450 SOLD

Seljuk Turks, c. 12th - 13th Century AD. THe Great Seljuk Empire was the target of the First Crusade. Bronze ornament in the form of a stylized goat, with large almond eyes. Some loss to back legs, but an attractive and scarce piece. L: 2 1/2" (6.3 cm). Mounted on base. Much nicer in-hand than photo allows. Royal Athena Galleries, New York. #272109x2: $225 SOLD


Medieval / Crusaders Europe, 11th-13th Century AD. Lovely bronze ring with cross. Thin and delicate. Size 8 1/2. Found in Jerusalem! #1362: $199 SOLD

Large and heavy Medieval / Crusaders lead cross. Likely an applique for a chest or other piece of furniture. Measures 42 mm tall and is thick and heavy! #31122: $165 SOLD

Medieval / Crusades Europe, 8th-11th century AD. Lovely lead Pilgrim's cross. Latin cross on one side with elaborate double-wide cross on the other, surrounded by ring of punched dots. Intact horizontal suspension loop through top. Nice gray to almost blue tone. 25 mm tall. #7752: $150 SOLD
Crusades/ Knights Templar England. Beautiful enameled crusader ring dating to c. 1250 AD. Central cross with white and blue enamel inlays. Found near York England. Bottom end of the band is broken but still wearable with care. Would be about a US size 8 1/2. #JR2039: $125 SOLD

Crusader Europe, c. 12th-14th century AD. beautiful silver ring engraved with a Crusader cross. Found in Spain. Stunning! US size 7 1/2. ex-Spanish collection. #JR2040: $250 SOLD

Crusades Europe, c. 12th-13th century AD. Fantastic silver Crusader's cross pendant. 40 mm (1 3/4") tall with intact loop. Engraved design on bars, mostly worn away. A low-grade silver/copper mix. An extremely cool piece. #JM2071: $475 SOLD

Group of 3 Crusader-era bracelets from the Holy Land, c. 12th - 13th Century AD. The first is of silver and decorated with rosettes and a scroll device, a orange-brown glass stone at center. Intact with some adhering patination, the stone with light iridescence, W: 2 3/8" (6.1 cm). The other two are of bronze with a diamond and pellet motif, each with a split, otherwise intact, W: 2 1/4" (5.8 cm). An attractive group! Ex Canadian private collection. #0611247: $275 each SOLD

Crusader/Medieval Europe, c. 13th-14th century AD. Great silver ring, the mounted oval bezel decorated with a radiate cross. US size 8 1/4. Light earthen deposits. Ex-CNG. #JR2064: $250 SOLD


Coptic Egypt, c. 480 - 650 AD. Fantastic terracotta souvenir pilgrim flask. Depicts Saint Menas on one side, flanked by camels, his arms outstretched in blessing. Above each arm is a quincunx, representing a cross; all within a beaded circular border. H: 4 1/4" (10.5 cm). Intact with clearly molded impressions on either side. Cf. Bailey, Ptolemaic and Roman Terracottas from Egypt, p. 117, no 3415-3425. The small flasks were probably produced at the pilgrimage center of Abu Mena, south-west of Alexandria, to sell to the devout as a souvenir of a visit. They have been deduced to have contained holy water or oil from the shrine. ex-Royal Athena Galleries, New York. #A15031: $599 SOLD


Medieval / Crusaders Europe. 8th - 11th century AD. Lead "Pilgrim's" cross. 25 mm tall. #027: $85 SOLD

Medieval / Crusades Europe, 8th-11th century AD. Nice lead Crusader or "Pilgrim's cross" amulet. Top pierced through to be hung on string. Nice patina. 29 mm (1 1/8") tall. Found in eastern Europe. #7719: $199 SOLD
Crusades Europe, c. 12th-13th century AD. Fantastic bronze ring engraved with a Crusader cross. US size 9.5 with brassy/brown patina. Outstanding! #70317x2: $299 SOLD

Crusader Europe, c. 11th-13th century AD. Fantastic bronze Crusader cross. Two rivet holes, apparently an applique from a larger item. Big 54x50 mm (2 1/8x1 7/8"). Nice olive-green patina with earthen deposits. ex- UK collection. Nice! #JM2035x2: $399 SOLD

Crusader Europe, c. 11th-12th century AD.
Fantastic small bronze cross. Equal-ended design, with X-shaped cross designs at terminals. Center shows remains of original silver applique, lost in antiquity. 24 mm (15/16"). Suspension loop intact. ex-Time Machine Galleries. #JM2033x2: $275
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Medieval/Crusades Europe, c. 12th-13th century AD. Fantastic bronze Crusader cross set in custom sterling silver bezel designed by Erez, high-end jeweler "to the stars", Berkeley, CA. Cross with "Five Wounds of Christ" dotted design and olive-green patina. 37 mm tall without the hoop, 6.68 grams. #JM2049: $450 SOLD


"Headless Horseman" Medieval lead figure of a rider with long lance. 16th-17th century AD. Measures 70 mm (2 3/4 inches) long. #med3349: $175

Crusader France, c. 13th century AD. Fantastic large "Knights Templar" bronze ring. Features a Crusader cross with four pellets. May very well have belonged to a member of the Knights Templar in France at the time. Ex-French collection. US ring size 10 1/2. #JR2094: $299 SOLD