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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, 5134
Inventory No.
5134
Material
Silver, Stone
Object Type
Jewelry and Ornaments, Seal
Site
Sardis
Locus
Tomb 1005
Description
“Chalcedony pyramidal stamp seal, with corroded silver mounting consisting of a flat band with simplified ducks’ bills holding the pin. The sealing surface is carved in intaglio, with an open-mouthed lion-griffin walking right” (Dusinberre). Total height 2.6 cm, length of engraved face 1.5 cm.
Comments
From Sardis, Tomb 1005. “In the same tomb was found seal no. 120” (Curtis).
Discussed
Dusinberre, “Seals”
Bibliography
Curtis 1925, no. 115.
Author
ED