Ancient Roman Military Enamelled Piriform Seal Box imitating an Eye.
Circular Enamel decoration above and the letter V ( probably from VICTORIA - Victory) bellow.
The seal boxes were used to secure wooden writing tablets.
The holes in the base of the seal box fastened it to the tablet, wax was poured inside and a seal impression made from a ring. If the string was cut or the seal damaged, the receiver knew the document had been tampered with.
A rare and interesting example.
Unsignificantly slightly broken on the edge and three holes on the back, otherwise in good condition.
Date:1st-3rd. Century AD.
Purchased by the current owner in 2010 in Austria, Wien from Collector fair.
Previous owners history: Old Austrian Private Collection.
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- Romain antique
- Boîte de sceaux piriformes émaillés militaire imitant une Eye.letter V (probablement de VICTORIA - Victory)
- Siècle/ Période
- 1st.-3rd. Century AD.
- légèrement cassé sur le bord et trois trous à l'arrière, sinon en bon état. Regarde la photo