Large Seal

Location: Iran

Materials: copper alloy, cast and gilded; inscription on back inlaid in niello

Dimensions: 4.6cm (diameter); 2cm (height)

Accession Number: TLS 2070

Other Notes:

At the centre of the seal is a lion attacking a quadruped, framed with a band enclosing an Arabic sayings.  The back bears a niello-inlaid inscription naming ‘Umar ibn Abi Bakr ibn Muhammad al-Jawzjani, followed by a short prayer.


inscribed in Kufic and naskh scripts