Gold box ring surmounted by a scarab

Gold | 3.2 x 3.2cm | Ca.330–310 B.C.

Unknown Artist

On the underside of the box, kneeling Eros.

From the end of the third millennium B.C., the scarab beetle served as an amulet in Egypt where it represented the sun god. In the Greek world, beginning in the sixth century B.C. it became the predominant...
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