Friedrich Ocasek

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Ever since the dawn of civilization -- the ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians -- people honed the art of first impressions, (the Sphinx at the Pyramids at Giza? AMAZING choice of gate baubles.) Well, it just so happens that some of the most common hardware we see on doors today, hearkens back to symbols adorning entrances for hundreds if not thousands of years. Here, 25 knockers with a story...

Ever since the dawn of civilization -- the ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians -- people honed the art of first impressions, (the Sphinx at the Pyramids at Giza? AMAZING choice of gate baubles.) Well, it just so happens that some of the most common hardware

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4 inch Celtic Green Man Wall Plaque: God of the Forests, Earth and Groves. From the dawn of agriculture is the ancient Vegetation Spirit who dies in the Fall and returns in the Spring. Known for rebirth/renaissance, representing the cycle of growth.

Fig Green Man Plaque

7 inch Fig Green Man Wall Plaque: God of the Forests, Earth and Groves.

Tetradracma - argento - Akantho, Macedonia (450-400 a.C.) - un leone assalta e sbrana un torello, in basso: grappolo d'uva e foglia - Münzkabinett Berlin

Tetradracma - argento - Akanthos a.) - recto: un leone assalta un torello - Münzkabinett der Staatlichen Museen Berlin

Tetradracma - argento - Gela, Sicilia ( 480-470 a.C.) Γ-E-Λ-AΣ - protome della divinità fluviale Gelas (Acheloo) come toro androcefalo, vs.dx. - Berlin

Tetradracma - argento - Gela, Sicilia ( 480-470 a.C.) Γ-E-Λ-AΣ - protome della divinità fluviale Gelas (Acheloo) come toro androcefalo, vs.dx. - Berlin