Ringstone portrait of Tigranes II of Armenia

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The flat oval stone is made from calcified Chalcedony engraved with a portrait of Tigranes II of Armenia in profile to the right. The King is 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. The artifact is dated circa 95-56 BC. and is valued at $10,000 – $15,000.

Ringstone portrait of Tigranes II of Armenia Ringstone portrait of Tigranes II of Armenia

source: http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/a-greek-calcified-chalcedony-ringstone-portrait-of-2063538-details.aspx

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16 thoughts on “Ringstone portrait of Tigranes II of Armenia

      1. Good Evening Jalal – I very much appreciate you forwarding the contact information, I forwarded to my music director.

        I will give you an update as well. I wish you and your family a very happy thanks giving. May God Bless you;

        Yours truly;

        Miran

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