13 June 2000
A GRAECO-PERSIAN BLUE CHALCEDONY CONOID
circa 5th century b.c.
Engraved with a Persian king attacking a winged lion-griffin, reaching for the beast with his left hand, wielding a mace in his right hand, the monster's wing terminating in a goat's head, the combatants standing on a pair of winged and bearded royal sphinxes
.13/16 in. (2.1 cm) high
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