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A group of three Roman terracotta bullae, c. 2nd - 3rd Century A.D.


Code: 2380

Description: A group of three terracotta bullae (pottery document seals for papyrus scrolls) with impressions from seals, one showing a well-modelled male bust, one showing a spider and a double-sided example with three seal impressions, including one showing a hare. Some minor wear, but good examples.

Size: The bullae 17-27 mm/0.7-1 in. across

Culture: Roman

Date: c. 2nd - 3rd Century A.D.

Provenance: Ex Dr Geoffrey A. Smith Collection, San Diego, California, acquired before 1978.