Childhood 'toy' revealed as ancient Persian relic
Agence France- Presse
28-May-2008 (2 comments)

LONDON (AFP) - An ancient gold cup mysteriously acquired by an English scrap metal dealer is expected to fetch close to a million dollars at auction after languishing for years in a shoe box under its current owner's bed. Experts said the method of manufacture and the composition of the gold was "consistent with Achaemenid gold and gold smithing" dating back to the third or fourth century BC. The Achaemenid empire, the first of the Persian empires to rule over significant portions of Greater Iran, was wiped out by Alexander the Great in 330 BC.

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by cyrus- (not verified) on

when he was a child he used it for a target practice , but in another sentence he says his grand father had an eye for antiques.
Elahi ke khonagh begiri matike dozd.


Aha ,,,,,,Nice story!!!!

by Tandeese on

Isn’t a fabricated story in reality about illicit trade in stolen antiquities from Iran? Which has been smuggled to the west via Dubai?