"Griffin's Head": The original is of gold, from Iran, Achaemenid Period, about 5th century B.C. The original bracteate in the form of a horned animal's head came form the site of Hamadau in Iran. These objects were used by the Persians as appliques to clothing, as can be seen by the tiny loops at the tip of each horn and in the left feathers. It has charactertics attributed by the Persians to griffins- corrugated horns, the knob on the forehead and
The photograph is now in the collections of the Lowndes-Columbus Public Library in Columbus, Mississippi. For the image in-text see article: "An Aptly Named Steamboat: Clarence B. Moore's Gopher," by Charles E. Pearson, Thomas C. Birchett, and Richard A. Weinstein; p. 84. In: Southeastern Archaeology, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2000.
A photograph taken in the early 1920's showing Webb (far right) and Miller (second from right) suggests something of the tenor of their archeological work. The original print is labeled "Charter Members of the Amalgamated Order of Grave Robbers," and identifies from left to right: Hendrick, Mitchell, Davis, Dodge, Laurie, Bates, Miller, and Webb.