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Important Achaemenid cylinder seal, Persian empire

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Important Achaemenid cylinder seal, Persian empire
A superb style cylinder seal in black hematite, Achaemenid Empire, c. 500 BC.

The seal is engraved with the finely detailed scene of the great king or a god fighting two winged monsters with human heads.

In the fields a crescent and a spear.

Size: 28 mm. high and quite thick

Condition: Superb! Flawless and perfect.

Ex. The Kjersgaard Collection, published in the book 'Cylinder seals as an object d'art' (as seal #39, p. 105) By E. Rasmussen 2010.

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