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Item:274049834404ANCIENT BRONZE PERSIAN 4 SIDED SEAL INTAGLIO BEAD KINGS ANIMALS c 500 BCThe item offered for sale is an ancient Near Eastern/Persian Bronze 4 sided seal intaglio Seal BeadDate: circa 500 BC + or -The Bronze Seal bead depicts a Beast and Snake - enthroned King - Wise man - Soldier. Hole for wear ability.It would have been used to make a impression in clay.They were used as tools, a form of signature, as well as jewellery and as magical amuletsIn Mesopotamian folk beliefs, objects such as this were considered to give the owner protection. They were considered to be powerful conduits for sympathetic magic and people sought their protection against potentially dangerous spirits.Good condition.Weighs 28.7 grams, Measures 29.71 mm long by 12.16 mm by 12.39 mm approximately. Small number acquired from a private London collector.A beautiful piece that displays wonderfully and whoever buys this will be extremely satisfied to own such a rare unusual Ancient item.NO RESTORATION PICTURES PROVIDED FOR YOUR OWN APPRAISAL. Thanks for looking.No Restoration!No Hassle!Rapid Postage!International signed for shipping £9.00 EASY PAYMENT METHODS PAYPAL, UK CHEQUE, POSTAL ORDER, OTHER BY ARRANGEMENT.I POST TO ALL WORLD LOCATIONSSPECIAL DELIVERY OPTION (on request) COMES WITH £500 COMPENSATION COVER. Please check other interesting items from my collection that I will be listing over the next few weeksCondition:Collectable condition, Colour:see photographs, Provenance:private London collection, Material:Bronze, Type:Bead
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ANCIENT BRONZE PERSIAN 4 SIDED SEAL INTAGLIO BEAD KINGS ANIMALS c 500 BC