National Geographic : 1950 Dec
Darius Carved History on Ageless Rock 829 Ahuramazda, the Persians' Winged God, Floats in Stone Above the King's Enemies This deity gave aid to Darius because the King "was not hostile, not a follower of the Lie, nor a doer of wrong." Here he grasps the ring which conferred kingship; his right hand is raised in blessing. His figure emerges from the wings of a solar disk. Presumably the crown once was topped by a silver or golden ball (page 844).