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Published by Batchworth Press in London .
Written in English


  • Cylinder seals -- Middle East.,
  • Seals (Numismatics) -- Middle East.

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Edition Notes

Statementtext by D.J. Wiseman ; illustrations selected and photographed by W. and B. Forman.
ContributionsForman, Werner., Forman, Bedřich.
LC ClassificationsCD5344 F7213
The Physical Object
Pagination47 p., 118 p. of plates :
Number of Pages118
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14778593M

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