BOOK 4. MELPOMENE
According to one story, the Scythians that populated the lands from the Danube to the Don a few centuries before Christ descended from Heracles. The ancient Greek hero possessed great physical and mental power. One day in an uninhabited land, Heracles met a creature that was halfwoman, halfsnake. She became the mother of three sons of Heracles, but only the youngest of them, Scythes, had enough strength to pull his father’s bow tight and wear his heavy belt with a gold cup. “And from Scythes, this son of Heracles, were born all the Scythian kings,” wrote Herodotus. These words adorn the card, and its ornamental design is executed in the “savage style” of Scythian gold masterpieces.
DIMENSIONS 85,6/54/0.9 mm
WEIGHT 23,570 gr.
BLUE DIAMONDS 180 pcs. 1,365 ct
ORNAMENTAL MATERIALS AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES: