Ancient Scythian meteoritic seal 13SH2A5
Hematite seal-bead engraved from a meteorite with a zebu and script.
Found in the Nimruz province of Afghanistan, formerly Sistan, an ancient kingdom founded by the Sakas, a Scythian tribe of Iranian origin.
See this sample from the British Museum and on Sassanian Seals from the Collection of the Late Edward Gans, at UC Berkeley here.
Circa first-third century CE.
18 mm wide x 12 mm high.
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