Gem is engraved on both sides. On the flat: coitus between a Greek and a Persian, possibly related to Alexander's encouragement of Greek-Persian marriages. On the cover: an eagle standing on a thunder bolt (probably a Hellenistic addition).
By 1911: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 63: Bought in 1911 from a Greek who said it came from Tripolitza in Peloponnese.); November 21, 1923: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA
Gift of Edward Perry Warren