A beautiful Egyptian gold swivel ring, formed from two braided gold wires, further enriched to the shoulders by coiled gold wires. The ring is centred by a longitudinally pierced scaraboid bead, carved from amethyst with features, such as clypeus and prothorax, marked by single lines. The swivel ring is Phoenician and Egyptian in origin and was extremely popular across the Mediterranean basin in Antiquity, with similar items having been found in Cyprus, Greece and Etruria. UK ring size: C-D. Weight: 3.5 g.
Period: Middle Kingdom