Lotto 9 | An etruscan agate scarab intaglio set in a gold swivel ring. Centaur.

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An etruscan agate scarab intaglio set in a gold swivel ring. Centaur.

An etruscan agate scarab intaglio set in a gold swivel ring. Centaur.

4th  century B.C.
Scarab 11x15x8 mm ; US size ring 4 ; 7,6 grs

Hollow hoop with ring-shape rounded without and flatten within. Shoulders and terminals decorated with platted gold beads and egg-an-dart frieze. Scarab with oval flat base engraved in intaglio and pierced lenghtwise ; the scene depicts a centaur, his body facing right meanwhile his head is turned on the opposite site. Very fine condition.

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U.K. private collection