13 June 2000
SEVEN NEO-BABYLONIAN, ACHAEMENID AND GREEK GLASS STAMP SEALS
circa 6th-5th century b.c.
Including five conoids, two with the master of the animals, one with a winged griffin, one with heraldic ibexes around a palm tree, and one with a hero slaying an animal; together with two scaraboids, one with a lion attacking a bull, and one with a hero
.11/16 in. (1.7 cm) in diameter for the largest (7)
Hans Silvius von Aulock
Dr. Elie Borowski
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von Aulock, nos. 195, 198, 200-202, 205-206.
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