Sasanian Hematite Stamp Seal with Sun and Moon

Culture: Sasanian
Period: 4th-6th century A.D.
Material: Hematite
Dimensions: 1.9 cm in diameter
Price: 320 Euro
Ref: 6493
Provenance: From the German collection Gustav Oberländer (1926-2012).
Condition: Minimal wear, intact.
Description: Massive and heavy hematite seal in a rare, semi-circular form with two flattened sides. On one side a sun and a crescent are engraved. The rest of the seal is finely polished. In ancient times seals guaranteed the authenticity of labelled properties. As such, they served for legal transactions and protected good from theft. Usually, these seals were worn around the neck or on a belt, where they always were handy.