Sardine stone - (Rev. 4:3, R.V., "sardius;" Hebrew: 'odhem; Septuagint, Greek: sardion, from a root meaning "red"), a gem of a blood-red colour. It was called "sardius" because obtained from Sardis in Lydia. It is enumerated among the precious stones in the high priest's breastplate (Ex. 28:17; 39:10). It is our red carnelian.
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