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An Eastern Greek in red variegated agate with a chalcedony inclusion. This scaraboid is made from a a deep red/brown agate with the back showing a layer of a blue/grey stone. The seal is a standing owl as often seen on the coinage of Athens. This would have been used a personal seal and may have been the heraldic device of the family.
15 mm x 12 x 5 mm. Red variegated agate. Greek, probably from Asia Minor. c.450 B.C.
Ex-European private collection acquired before 1970
This object is currently being prepared for the "SEAL RINGS PART III HAMMER AUCTION 14 DECEMBER 2023" auction. More information on this lot will follow soon.