Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – (5) – Lothal Seal –Lothal Bhurkhi– Gujarat
Lothal is one of the most prominent cities of the ancient Indus valley civilization, situated near the village of Saragwala of Dholka Taluka of Ahmedabad District. Lothal is a combination of two words Loth and (s)thal which means ‘mound of dead’ . Lothal was excavated by the Archaeological Survey of India in the year 1954 which unearthed many structural remains of Harappan town (Circa 2500-1900 BC). It is believed that the aryans came to this city in late 2400s B.C.E and by the time they came the city was destroyed due to floods apparently. The most fabulous antiquities of Lothal are beads, steatite seals with unicorn motif and inscription, terracotta sealing with an elephant motif, Persian Gulf type seal, gold necklace copper / bronze fish hooks, bangles, dish on stand, perforated jar, jar painted with the stories of thirsty crow and cunning fox, terracotta bull, horse, model boat, model of mummy, ivory scale and shell compass, chess dice, etc.
The cancellation depicts Seal with Unicorn Motif.
Date of Introduction :- 17.12.1997.