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Disc-headed pin

Votive pin with seated man and bird. The pins with cast or hammered disc-shaped heads all belong to the former collection of Egbert Graeffe, acquired by the RMAH in 1954. They were purchased by Graeffe in Iran between 1936 and 1945, and probably originate from Surkh Dum-i Luri. In June 1938, a sanctuary was excavated by an American expedition, after the authorities stopped clandestine excavations …