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Lot 0095
**Originally Listed At $250**

Ancient Near East, Achaemenid Persian Empire, ca. 550 to 330 BCE. Two nicely polished domed stone seals, each with a circular flat face, one carved with a stag deer with large antlers shown either seated with legs bent before him or leaping. The stone itself is pierced for suspension and has a nice translucent pale grey hue. The second bead depicts a bird in flight of a lovely symmetrical form on the face. Its stone is faceted, pierced for suspension, and presents an almost metallic gun metal appearance. Size: both are approximately .5" in diameter (1.3 cm)

Provenance: private Orange County, California, USA collection, acquired before 2000

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#122362

Condition

Minor nicks to each. Otherwise excellent.

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Pair of Fine Achaemenid Stone Seal Beads

Estimate $600 - $900Apr 30, 2018