Golden and silver cloak pin in the shape of a lion head. Iran. 400 BCE.
Ancient Scythian Tattoo Reindeer and gryphon
scythian gold pectoral - detail gryphons attack horse - Scientific debates on the origin of the biggest artifact once found in the steppe’s burial hills, the precious Scythian pectoral from the collection of the National Museum of Historical Treasures, are still continuing.Donetsk researchers have elaborated a daring hypothesis: the pectoral was produced by the local craftsmen from gold that was mined exactly in the Donbas. http://www.fravahr.org/spip.php?breve1107#
(Sarmatian gold plaque of fight between a lion and a griffin, western Siberia)