Achaemenid stamp seal
This beautiful stamp seal is from the First Persian Empire of the Achaemenids or from parts under Greek control. 5th to 4th cent. BC.
Stamp seal in conoid shape
Opaque whitish yellow stone, possibly chalcedony.
5th cent. BC to 4th cent. BC.
Conoid stamp seal with drill hole at the top to string the piece. The engraved scene is not on the canonical stamp side but on a long side of the seal. It shows a standing figur in profile, possibly a goddess.
This stamp seal is from the First Persian Empire of the Achaemenids or from parts under Greek control.
21mm height, 15mm length, 7mm width.
Very good condition. Only minor chips.
Acquired by us in 2014 from a German auction house. Previously in the important collection of the notary Dr. Paul Gerhard Langenkamp (1922–2012) from Duesseldorf, Germany. Acquired into his collection from the European art market between the 1940s and 1980s. Many pieces from his collection has been bought at the art specialists Drouot Paris, Palais d’Orsay, Münzen und Medaillen AG Basel and Frank Sternberg AG Zürich.
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