Vintage Seal Agate Bead
Vintage Seal Agate Bead with deer engraved.
Antique personal seal gray agate stone with ancient deer with long horns. Bronze age with a hole in center , found in the middle east.
Dimension 1.3 cm X 0.9 cm X 1.2 cm approximately.
In ancient times, because of illiteracy , one used to have his own symbol as a substitute for signature. There were different kinds of personal seals , some were made in stones, silver or gold metals and semi precious stones. The engraving on seal could be a name or a phrase or an animal. The use of seal was a device to seal letters with the use of hot wax with the seal embossed on.https://www.ebay.com/itm/164249156872