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Lot 0065A
Near East, Holy Land, Judea, ca. 300 CE. A fascinating hematite seal with a seven candle menorah stamp carved into its face, with a Greek letter to either side. The hematite is smooth and possesses a dull dark red-brown. An open bronze loop fits through a hole drilled through the top of the hematite, allowing it to be worn or hung from a belt. Size of seal: 0.8" W x 0.95" H (2 cm x 2.4 cm)

Provenance: private Los Angeles County, California, USA collection; ex-private Los Angeles, California, USA collection

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Repaired from five or six pieces. Nice preservation of motif. Dark patina on the bronze ring.

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Judean Hematite Seal w/ Original Bronze Loop Handle

Estimate $800 - $1,200Jul 19, 2018