Clay sealing; oval; front is impressed with large oval stamp-seal (individually described below); back has the lateral impression from a rolled document with the remains of two pairs of string holes perforating the clay at right-angles to the roll. The bezel stamp-seal impression is of a male bearded portrait bust facing right wearing a 'kula' (tall hat) with beaded edge and crest at the front, a pair of short flowing ribbons behind; floral border at the base of the bust; star and crescent behind the head; long inscription around the upper portion.


Thing

Made Of
clay
Type of Thing
sealing
Techniques
perforated, seal-impressed

People

Acquired From
Safani, Alan to The British Museum

Place

Made In
Iran

Time

Acquired In
1968
Made
4thC
Period/Culture
Early Sasanian

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