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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413876
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$275.00
A superb large stamp seal in , with a mythical beast engraved on it's face, 3rd.-5th. century AD.

Fine almost round seal in a superb quality smoky Chalcedon gem stone with a sharp engraving of a mythical beast with wings, perhaps a Pegasus, on it's face.

Size: 23-34 mm. wide and perhaps 19 mm. high.

Ex. Egeskov Collection, an important and rare collection of Sassanian seals, handpicked over 30 years of collecting. Ex...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413848
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A very fine lot of 7 stamp seals or ring seals in nice red and orange carnelian stones, Sassanian, 3rd.-6th. century AD.

The lot includes different motifs on 7 nicely polished elipsoid seals. There's also a nice faceted seal included. Note that some of the impressions are upside-down, they are quite good and sharp, it's mainly animals.

Size: 13 mm. wide or less.

Condition: Choice and intact, a few with minor chips

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413846
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$350.00
A very fine lot of four larger stamp seals in superb stones (Banded carnelian, Calchedony), Sassanian, 3rd.-6th. century AD.

The lot includes different motifs on 4 nicely polished elipsoid seals.

Size: 21-23 mm. wide.

Condition: Choice and intact, finely patinated.

Ex. Egeskov Collection, an important and rare collection of Sassanian seals, handpicked over 30 years of collecting.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413845
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$150.00
A choice stamp seal in Carnelian, with a Lion engraved on it's face, 3rd.-5th. century AD.

Fine elipsoid seal in a particularly attractive banded carnelien with a nice engraving of a Lion on it's face.

Size: c. 19 mm. wide.

Ex. Egeskov Collection, an important and rare collection of Sassanian seals, handpicked over 30 years of collecting. Formerly in British private collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413817
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$165.00
A choice stamp seal in Carnelian, with a Scorpio engraved on it's face, 4th.-6th. century AD.

Fine elipsoid seal with a nice engraving of a Scorpio on it's face.

Size: c. 18 mm. wide.

Ex. Egeskov Collection, an important and rare collection of Sassanian seals, handpicked over 30 years of collecting. Ex Antony Douch, London Jeveller, ca. 1999, formerly in British private collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413794
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A massive stamp seal in a rare brown transperant garnet (?), perhaps Almandine, depicting a walking duck, Sassanian Empire, 3rd.-6th. century AD.

Elipsoid seal, engraved in very high relief for the type and great style.

Size: 23 mm. in diameter and massive.

Condition: Choice, intact with light chipping around the piercing, othervise superb. Very sharp.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413792
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$195.00
Higly interesting depiction of a female divinity, Sassanian, 3rd.-5th. century AD.

Most possible a depiction of one of the three female Amesha Spenta in the Zoroastrian religion, and likely Ameretat, protector of plants, crescent above her head.

Fine quality carving on a nice banded carnelian stone.

Size: 20-21 mm. in diameter.

Condition: Choice, some wear and patina, but completely intact.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413770
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$250.00
A very interesting larger stamp seal in carnelian depicting a standing helmeted soldier, Sassanian Empire, 3rd.-6th. century AD.

Elipsoid seal, engraved with a standing soldier in high relief. A very rare motif in Sassanian stamp seals!

Size: 23 mm. in diameter.

Condition: Choice, intact with much wear to edges and surfaces, but unchipped and very nice. Ex...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413767
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High quality seal stone, carved in a fine dark green Jaspis, Sassanian, ca. 3rd.-5th. century AD

Superbly polished and symethrically pierced and with a carving of a Lion with crescents and other symbols on the seal.

Exceptionally fine engraving and polishing for the period and type.

Size: 15 mm.

Condition: Superb.

Ex. Egeskov Collection, an important and rare collection of Sassanian seals, handpicked over 30 years of collecting...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413765
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$265.00
A superbly executed seal in an attractive stone, Sassanian, 3rd.-5th. century AD.

Elipsoid seal, with an oval face, engraved with a horse in high relief with some superb details of the mane etc inside a finely dotted border.

Attractive even red carnelian stone.

Size: mm. in diameter.

Ex. Egeskov Collection, an important and rare collection of Sassanian seals, handpicked over 30 years of collecting. Ex Malcolm Hay, London 2003.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413764
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$265.00
An unsually nice stamp seal in a fine silverish black Haematite stone, Sassanian, 3rd.-6th. century AD.

A rare shape with ridges, and engraved with a large Stag of a particularly fine style for the period and type of seal. Symbols of the Sun and Moon in the field.

Size: 11-12 mm. in diameter.

Condition: Superb, with a sharp and deep impression.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413698
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A rare inscribed stamp seal in a carnelian stone, Early Sassanian, 3rd. century AD.

Elipsoid seal, engraved with a Grif of a particularly fine style for the period and type of seal. Pahlevi inscription around the motif.

Size: 16 mm. in diameter.

Condition: Choice and intact, with crackled surfaces and patina and a fine impression.

Ex. Egeskov Collection, an important and rare collection of Sassanian seals, handpicked over 30 years of collecting...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413697
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A superbly executed seal in an attractive stone, Sassanian, 3rd.-5th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413696
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A late Parthian-early Sassanian stamp seal with a royal portrait and wings below; an inscription around, Parthian-Sassanian 1st.-3rd. century AD.

Superb quality engraving of a frontal bust (en face) and a fine stone quality.

Size: ca. 18 mm. in diameter.

Condition: Choice, some chipping to the edges, but central portrait intact and in very high relief.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413695
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A very high quality stamp seal in a blod-red and orange stone with inclusions, Early Sassanian, 3rd. century AD.

A rare Elipsoid seal, engraved with a lion of a particularly fine style for the period and type of seal. Pahlevi inscription.

Size: 15 mm. in diameter.

Condition: Choice and intact, with crackled surfaces and patina, but a fine impression.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413692
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$450.00
A very high quality stamp seal in Carnelian, with a Scorpio engraved on it's face, 4th.-6th. century AD.

Sassanian seals with Scorpios are in high demand amoing collectors, but they are normally carved somewhat crudely; This seal is very fine engraved and the scorpio is here rendered quite naturalistic in an almost classical style. Add to this the great beauty of the seal itself, a wonderful carnelian stone with dark brown clouds and blodred veins, perfectly polished.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413691
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$975.00
An important banded Agate seal, carved re-using an ancient Mesopotamian bead in the Late Parthian-Early Sassanian period, ca. 2nd.-3rd. century AD.

Exceptional style and very sharp carving of a winged Lion and Pahlevi inscription in front, crescent above. Note that the seal stone is round and not slightly compressed - it's a re-use of a large pre-dynastic bead, Mesopotamian, 3rd. millenium BC.

The seal is massive and extremely attractive for the fine stone quality alone, b...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413684
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An important Chalcedony seal, carved with a mountain Goat standing with a Three trunk and a longer Pahlevi inscription all around, the scene, crescent above, 3rd.-5th. century AD.

The seal massive and extremely attractive for the fine stone quality alone, but add to this the very artful and unusually fine style of the engraving and inscription.

Size: 25 mm. massive.

Condition: Superb, extremely crisp engraving.

Ex. Egeskov Collection, an important ...