Ancient Scythian seal 13SH2A9
Hematite dome seal-bead depicting an owl surrounded by laurel twigs.
Found in the Nimruz province of Afghanistan, formerly Sistan, an ancient kingdom founded by the Sakas, a Scythian tribe of Persian 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.
10.5 x 10 x 10.5 mm.
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