The Ashmolean’s collections from ancient Greece are exceptionally varied and rank amongst some of the most important in the world. The material ranges in date from around 900 BC to the end of the Hellenistic Period. Of particular importance is the large collection of Attic black- and red-figure vases, many of which were purchased by Sir Arthur Evans and Sir John Beazley. Other objects of significance include the Scythian grave goods from Nymphaeum and the Thracian offerings from burials at Dalboki. Additionally, the Museum holds a large collection of gems and jewellery.