Clio Ancient Art and Antiquities: Authenticity

Our first antiquities informational video. This one deals with the question of determining authenticity. We’ll improve the sound and lighting on future vids, which will deal with many other aspects of the antiquities trade as well as specific types of antiquities by material, culture, date, etc. Hoping to post new vids every week to ten… Read More Clio Ancient Art and Antiquities: Authenticity

Ancient Classical Coins: Beauty and Diversity

Over the years Clio Ancient Art has sold a great many ancient coins. While our focus has always been ancient artifacts and art of the Roman, Greek, Byzantine, Cypriot, Egyptian, Near Eastern civilizations, ancient coins are always popular with our customers. In this Blog entry, which is admittedly as much for pure visual pleasure as… Read More Ancient Classical Coins: Beauty and Diversity

Sadly, typical

Sadly, typical http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/488535/20130710/lavezzi-pompeii-statue-bust-naples-psg.htm Sadly, this incident, while widely reported because it involves a prominent European football star, illustrates many flaws in Italian cultural patrimony laws. These laws are often enforced unevenly, with the powerful and influential escaping prosecution. They tend to focus on punishment alone as a solution to the problem of looting or unauthorized… Read More Sadly, typical