The Armenian Valuable History!
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.