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Graeco-Persian Chalcedony Scaraboid

in its original gold setting, engraved with an image of a leaping stag

 

 

late 5th Century BC

 

Height: 2.9 cm.     (1 1/8 in.)

 

ex: private British collection

 

 

Published:  Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures V (New York, 2007) p.18

 

 

cf:  Henig, Martin ; Classical Gems. Ancient & Modern Intaglios & Cameos in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge (Cambridge, 1994) no.65

 

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