Kabul Valley Gemstone Intaglio Portrait Of White Huns King 475-576 Ad

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Seller: whitefire7 (1,223) 100%, Location: Rossendale, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 273884964510 KABUL VALLEY GEMSTONE INTAGLIO PORTRAIT OF WHITE HUNS KING ca. 475-576 ADDescriptionTHE ITEM FOR SALE IS A SCARCE ANCIENT WHITE HUNS INTAGLIO GEMSTONE (PROBABLY ROCK CRYSTAL) WITH SEAL PORTRAIT OF THE HUNS KING 475 - 576 A.D.A very scarce gemstone oval intaglio featuring the White Huns King with horned crown. The seal is very well executed. The same Portrait is found on coinage of this period. A rare quality addition to any collection.Weighs 1.4 grams, measures 17.70 mm by 12.12 mm, 3.90 mm thick. From a London collection of engraved gems; acquired on the art market in the late 1970s. Very fine condition, c.o.a provided.ProvenanceFrom collection; formed in the 1970'sFor condition see photographsA very scares solid condition intaglio Seal at an extremely reasonable price. Huns HistoryThe Hephthalites, also known as White Huns, were a nomadic people who lived across northern China, Central Asia, and northern India in the fourth through sixth centuries. The term Hephthalite derives from Greek, supposedly a rendering of Hayathelite (from the term Haital = "Big/Powerful" in the dialect of Bukhara), the name used by Persian writers to refer to a 6th century empire on the northern and eastern periphery of their land. They came, as all Eurasian nomads did, from the northeast. Their ethnic makeup is unknown at this time. Their cultural aspects are for the most part obscure. It is a matter of debate whether they were related to the Huns who invaded the Roman empire, though they call themselves "Hono" on some of their coins. Most of their relics are the coins they struck and much rarer intaglio seals from eastern Iran to India. Hephthalite coinage continued for a few hundred years before the Hephthalites dissolved into the local populations.Payment by PayPal required within 4 days, cheque or postal order within 7 days. Overseas buyers paypal only please. ShippingAll items will be securely packaged and posted in a trackable insured way. I try to post the same day if purchased before 2pm but definitely within 3 days. I post every day Monday to Friday. UK BuyersI use a 2-3 working day tracked service. If you need a speedier option 1st class Signed For and Special Delivery are available at checkout. Overseas BuyersChoose as many small items as you like and only pay one postage charge, larger heavy items charged individually. For this to work all items should be added to the shopping basket first and paid for all in one transaction. I send all items international signed for option at checkout. Terms of SaleIf for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase feel free to return it for a full refund. Return postage costs to be paid by the buyer unless the item is damaged or not as described. Contact MeThanks for looking, and if you have any questions then feel free to ask by using the "Ask a question" link at the bottom of the page. I will always do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.Fine condition.NO RESTORATION PICTURES PROVIDED FOR YOUR OWN APPRAISAL. Thanks for looking.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 my other interesting items Condition: Fine condition, Colour: see photographs, Provenance: see description, Material: Gemstone Crystal, Type: Intaglio seal

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