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Title: Sasanian Clay Sealing Collection in the Bandar Abbas Museum of Iran
Author(s): NIKNAMI, Kamal Aldin , NADERI, Sona
Journal: Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Volume: 53    Date: 2016   
Pages: 219-241
DOI: 10.2143/ANES.53.0.3154567

Abstract :
The seals and clay sealings which are often all that remain of Sasanian archives have played a significant role in understanding the administrative structures of the empire. Until now, contextual evidence for Sasanian seals and clay sealings uncovered from their archaeological contexts included the examples from Qasr-ī Abu Nasr, Taxt-ī Soleymān, Tepe Kabudān in Iran, Ak-Tepe or old Abivard in Turkmenistan and Dvin in Armenia (to mention just the main cases). The provenances of most of the well-known collections in museums around the world or notable private collections such as the Ahmad Saeedi collection are a matter of considerable uncertainty.

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