5 December 2012
THE PROPERTY OF A NEW ENGLAND PRIVATE COLLECTOR
TWO SASANIAN STONE SEALS
CIRCA 4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.
Including a mottled green jasper dome engraved with a horseman in profile to the left, framed by a Pahlavi inscription, reading: "(my) trust/refuge (is) with [the gods];" and a banded agate ringstone engraved with a horseman in profile to the left spearing a hare, enclosed by a border of dashes and a Pahlavi inscription similar to the preceding
Green jasper: ½ in. (1.2 cm.) wide
Banded agate: 13/16 in. (2 cm.) wide (2)
Green jasper: with Derek Content, New York, 1982.
Banded agate: Private Collection, Boston, 1989.
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Banded agate: P. Gignoux and R. Gyselen, Sceaux Sasanides de Diverses Collections Privées, Leuven, 1982, no. 13.18, pl. VII.
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