9 December 2004,
Price realised USD 1,912
USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
A GRAECO-PERSIAN BLUE CHALCEDONY SCARABOID
CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Engraved with a wild goat leaping to the left, the long horn curving slightly; a tapering gold hoop inserted into the perforation, the hoop grooved in two places
1 5/16 in. (2.4 cm.) long excluding hoop
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PROPERTY FROM THE LEO MILDENBERG COLLECTION OF ANCIENT ANIMALS
U. Gehrig, ed., Tierbilder aus vier Jahrtausenden, Antiken der Sammlung Mildenberg, Mainz am Rhein, 1983, no. 132 bis.
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