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A later Sasanian gold ring

With biconical circular bezel set with a domed cabochon deep purple amethyst intaglio of a Cockerel, standing left.

6th - 7th Centuries AD

Height: 30 mm. (1 3/16 in.)

Width: 21 mm (0 7/8 in.)

U.S. ring size: 5


Acquired European market in February, 1999

Published: Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures II. (New York, 2004) p.38

Comparanda: Bivar, A.D.H.; Catalogue of the Western Asiatic seals in the British Museum. v.2, pt.2: Stamp Seals. The Sassanian Dynasty (London, 1969) p.72, pl.10 nos. DE 1-6

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