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A GREEK CALCIFIED CHALCEDONY RINGSTONE PORTRAIT OF TIGRANES II
A GREEK CALCIFIED CHALCEDONY RINGSTONE PORTRAIT OF TIGRANES II

HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 95-56 B.C.

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A GREEK CALCIFIED CHALCEDONY RINGSTONE PORTRAIT OF TIGRANES II
Hellenistic Period, Circa 95-56 B.C.
The flat oval stone engraved with a portrait of Tigranes II of Armenia in profile to the right, the King wearing the Armenian tiara ornamented with a star and crescent, with five spiked projections above and long flaps below, a diminutive figure of Nike flying on the left, crowning the king with a wreath
7/8 in. (2.2 cm) long
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