Scaraboid seal depicting Achemenid winged horned lion


  • Title

    Scaraboid seal depicting Achemenid winged horned lion

  • Associated place

    Nymphaion (Grave 5) (place of excavation)
  • Date

    5th - 4th century BC (500 - 301 BC)
  • Material and technique


  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    2.7 cm (height)
    2 cm (width)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Transferred from the Natural Science Museum, 1885.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department


  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Buchanan, Briggs, and P. R. S. Moorey, Catalogue of Ancient Near Eastern Seals in the Ashmolean Museum, iii: The Iron Age Stamp Seals (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988), 467, 70

Piper, David, and Christopher White, Treasures of the Ashmolean Museum: An Illustrated Souvenir of the Collections, revised edn (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1995), no. 24f on p. 28, illus. p. 29 fig. 24f

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