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Sudines says, that astrobolos1 resembles the eye of a fish in appearance, and that it has a radiant white refulgence when viewed in the sun.

1 "Planet-stricken." It is not improbable that this was Cat's-eye, a translucent Chalcedony, presenting a peculiar opalescence, or internal reflections, when cut en cabochon. The colour is either bright-greenish grey, or else yellow, red, or brownish.

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