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Rare Sasanian Sealing

430, Lot: 615. Estimate $500.
Sold for $340. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Terracotta sealing. Near Eastern, Sasanian, 5th-6th centuries AD. Large sealing impressed with an image of horse and rider facing right, presumed to depict a “spahbed” (military officer). Figure holds a scepter, and both he and horse are armored. Inscription around reads kust-I-Xwarasan cihr-burzen. Width: 6.5cm. Some loss at edge. Rare. R. Gyselen, Acta Iranica: Sasanian seals and sealings in the Saeedi Collection p. 248, III/1.