TWENTY-FOUR CARNELIAN AND AGATE SASANIAN SEALS
CIRCA 3RD-7TH CENTURY A.D.
Each dome shaped and engraved on its underside: four with plants; two with bulls; a winged horse; a griffin between branches; two with stars; two with devices; a male bust; six with birds; a scorpion; a rat; a lion; a standing man framed by a wreath; and a human-headed bull; all strung together as a necklace, the seals interspersed with twenty-six modern gold openwork beads and an agate annular bead; with a modern gold clasp
16¼ in. (41.3 cm.) long
German Private Collection, Baden Württemberg.
Anonymous sale; Jean-David Cahn, Basel, 19 October 2002, lot 490 (part).