- Museum number
Scaraboid stamp seal in greyish-blue chalcedony: the seal is set in a silver mount which may be modern. A rider, possibly a king, in Median dress gallops towards the right and spears a boar that leaps towards him. The rider sits on a saddlecloth, with tufts along the rear edge, secured by a breaststrap.
- Production date
- 5thC BC-4thC BC
Height: 1.10 centimetres (seal)
Height: 2.80 centimetres (with swivel mount)
Length: 2.70 centimetres (face)
Weight: 16 grammes (with mount)
Width: 2.10 centimetres (face)
- Curator's comments
- Greco-Persian type, closely paralleled from Achaemenid and Seleucid contexts.
- On display (G52/dc3)
- Exhibition history
2006 7 Mar-11 Jun, Barcelona, Fundacion La Caixa, 'L'imperi Oblidat'
2005-2006 Sept-Jan, London, BM, 'Forgotten Empire'
1994 16 Jun-23 Dec, BM, G49/IRAN/6
- Acquisition date
- 1930 (before)
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number