13 June 2000
SEVENTEEN SASSANIAN DOME SEALS
circa 3rd-7th century a.d.
Including six of chalcedony engraved with various animals: the head of a bear, an inscription below; a bear; a bird; a humped bull; a bird above a goat; and a stag; seven of agate, two engraved with Gayomard, and five with various animals: a stag; a goat; a bird above a bull's head; a horse; and a lion; three of carnelian, one with a leaf and branch, one with a bird, and one with a goat; and one of steatite with a lion
16 in. (2.7 cm) long for the largest (17)
Hans Silvius von Aulock
Dr. Elie Borowski
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