Chalcedony seal. Sasanian, circa 3rd century AD.
|CNG 85, Lot: 1659. Estimate $400.
Sold for $410. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Intaglio seal engraved with a bearded male bust supported by two wings. Pierced for suspension. Height: 1.9cm. Göbl, Der Sasanidische Siegelkanon
, type 7a. Some surface marks, but good overall preservation of the fine style bust. Atypical shape for the period suggests a re-cutting of an earlier, perhaps Achaemenid, stone.