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A variety of Chalcedony

A brown to brownish-red translucent variety of Chalcedony. Pliny the Elder stated that it was named after Sardis, in Lydia, where it was first discovered; but the name probably came with the stone from Persia (Pers. sered, yellowish-red).

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Classification of Sard

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Other Names for Sard

Synonyms:
Other Languages:
German:Sarder
Polish:Sard
Portuguese:Sárdio

Other Information

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