16 June 2006
A BACTRIAN STONE DISK
CIRCA LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
Cream in color, with a shallow groove on one face wrapping around the opposing ends
16½ in. (41.9 cm.) wide
American Private Collection, 1980s.
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