Ancient Scythian seal 13SH2C5
Hematite seal-bead engraved with the portrait in profile of a bearded man.
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.
9.5 mm long.
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