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    Pyramidal stamp seal with silver mounting. Side view of bottom surface with carved lion-griffin. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)

Pyramidal stamp seal with silver mounting

Date
Late Lydian (Persian)
Museum
Istanbul, Archaeological Museum, 4642
Inventory No.
4642
Material
Silver, Stone
Object Type
Jewelry and Ornaments, Seal
Site
Sardis
Locus
Tomb 611
Description
“Blue chalcedony pyramidal stamp seal, with a portion of a silver mounting consisting of a flat silver strip and the pin running through the stone. The flat sealing surface is carved in intaglio, with a winged, horned lion-griffin walking right on a groundline. In the field before it are three small dots” (Dusinberre). Present height 2.4 cm, length engraved face 1.5 cm, width 1.05 cm.
Comments
From Sardis, Tomb 611.
Discussed
Dusinberre, “Seals”
Bibliography
Curtis 1925, no. 113.
Author
ED