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Great Seal of King John


This is a reproduction of the Great Seal of King John who signed the Magna Carta.


94mm diamater.


$24.95AUD plus P&H

Seal of Geoffrey Chaucer 1407


The father of English Literature.

27mm diamater.


$19.95AUD plus P&H

Medieval Seal Set


A pair of two Medieval City Seals from the early 14th century.

1 Seal of the City of Vienna

2 Seal of the City of Hamburg


Plaster Cast reproductions. 87mm dia.


$24.95AUD plus P&H

Seal of the Scribe Adda

 Akkadian 2200BC

Seal Impression only.

 

 A seal impression of a cylinder seal of the Scribe Adda 2200BC. It is beautifully executed with incredible detail, showing the skill of the artisan who carved it into the curved surface of the seal over 4000 years ago. The impression depicts several characters from ancient Sumerian mythology and is interpreted by some as a parallel to components of the story of the flood.

It comes with a full description of all aspects of the imagery depicted here, and is mounted on a black Plexiglas display. Impression is 80 x 20mm and comes with a display stand.

NOTE: No seal is supplied, only the impression.

$29.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE ADDASEALIMP1

Out of Stock.

Seal Impression of Ur- Nammu


Neo-Sumerian.

Ur_Nammu 2112-2095BC was first king of URIII Dynasty. Here he bestows governorship on Hashamer. 


Text reads" " Ur Nammu, strong man, King of Ur: ash-hamer, of the city of Ishkun-Sin is your servant."


$29.95AUD plus P&H

PLEASE NOTE:

All our seals are replicas only. All are modelled in the style of original seals and in no way claim to be direct copies of original seals. They are made for educational purposes only to allow collectors, educators or students to experience what it was like to use a seal and to stimulate study into the history and development of seals in the ancient world.

Elamite Cylinder Seal (Replica)

In the style of an Elamite Seal.

resin cast replica. About 1200 B.C. An intense and intricately carved cylinder seal. This Hematite Cylinder seal in most probability is a referral to the Invasion of Babylon by the Elamites and the demise of the Kassite Dynasty in 1200 B.C. The seal might represent the last kassite ruler being taken away in a 2 horse drawn cart. In the sky the constellation Pleidades, a star, a sign of Victory. During the Elamite period some seals were even made of bitumen. Measures 1". 

$29.95AUD plus P&H

Neo Babylonian Cylinder Seal 

In the style of a Neo Babylonian Seal

Resin cast replica with presentation scene. About 626 - 539 BC. Finely carved in an elegant and restrained style with two men wearing domed cap with crested upturned brim, standing before an enthroned young king. The man in front is holding a lightning rod, symbol of Adad, the weather god. A vertical double guilloche pattern complimenting the scene. Measures 7/8 by 1/2".

$29.95AUD plus P&H

Philistine Cylinder Seal 

In the style of a Philistine Seal

Resin cast replica. Bronze Age. About 1600 - 800 B.C. Probably a mythological representation showing an enthroned dignitary, and a host of other symbols, including a Philistine warrior moving left. Measures 7/8".

$29.95AUD plus P&H

Mittanian Cylinder Seal 

In the style of a Mittanian Seal

Resin cast replica. About 1450 - 1300 B.C. A bearded deity, enthroned, wearing a long skirt with paired vertical and horizontal stripes and a domed crown with horns. The Moon God ISIN above. The deity is being approached by a male and female consort in litigation. A cob of corn is in the fore front of the deity. A star and a two horned serpent, representing chaos, trailing behind the female consort. A very scarce cylinder seal. Superbly caved with fine detail. Measures 1".

$29.95AUD plus P&H

Hittite Cylinder Seal

In the style of a Hittite Seal

Time of King Suppiluliamas. About 1380 - 1300 B.C. A religious referral cylinder seal, depicting two high ranking temple attendants, with a 'Tree of lite' between them and two crouching deer, heads turned backward. A fine horizontal double stranded guilloche above deer and a laurel stand beneath. Measures 1 1/4 x 5/8".

$29.95AUD plus P&H

Queen Puabi Cylinder Seal (Replica)

This is a replica of the cylinder seal found beside the body of the Queen buried in the burial pit along with the spectacular gold head dress. The original seal was made of Lapis Lazuli. Lapis Lazuli at the time became synonymous with wealth and splendor and was attributed to the gods and heros. Most Lapis was imported from Badakhshan in Afghanistan. Lapis is actually a rock not a mineral like many other materials used for seals, actually belonging to the marble family. Calcite plus the lazuli, which caused the blue colour gave Lapis Lazuli. The seal bears the Queens name written in ancient Sumerian and is a very large seal.(50mm x 25mm - 2" x 1") The impression depicts a banqueting scene.

$44.95AUD plus P&H

Stamp Seals

Indus Valley Seal and Impressions

"Unicorn"

 This seal displays the mythical unicorn symbol created during the Harappan period in the Indus Valley c2100BC. The image on the seal is that of the unicorn before a presentation altar above it is inscribed a line of text. The text on these seals have not fully been deciphered due to the lack of comparative texts. The seal would have been made of soft steatite that would have been kiln fired after carving in order to harden it. This reproduction seal comes with the seal and it impression.

$32.00AUD plus P&H Quote INDUSSETUNICORN


This seal displays the mythical bull symbol created during the Harappan period in the Indus Valley c2100BC. The image on the seal is that of the bull before a presentation altar above it is inscribed a line of text. The text on these seals have not fully been deciphered due to the lack of comparative texts. The seal would have been made of soft steatite that would have been kiln fired after carving in order to harden it. This reproduction seal comes with the seal and it impression.

$29.95AUD plus P&H Quote INDUSSETBULL

 


Indus Valley Seal Set 1

 A pair of Indus Valley seal impressions discovered in the Ancient ruins of Harappa and Mohenjodaro. A 2 seal set mounted. (Impressions only).

$34.95AUD plus P&H Quote INDUSSET1ELEPHANT

 

Indus Valley Seal Set 2

$34.95AUD plus P&H Quote INDUSSET2RHINO

A 2 seal set (Impressions only).

 Indus Valley Seal Set3

$29.95AUD plus P&H Quote INDUSSET3UNICORN