Phoenician Scaraboid Swivel Gold Ring

GBP 2,950.00

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Object Description

An Ancient Phoenician carnelian scarab mounted on a gold swivel ring, featuring a D-section hoop with a twisted wire design. The scarab presents a flat base engraved with fine incisions, whilst the top is slightly domed and remains unworked. The intaglio comprises a central rectangular panel with an X-motif, containing the letters ‘NEAH’, one in each quadrant. The piece is further enriched by the finely carved images of two ibexes and scorpions, arranged around the central panel.

Closest UK ring size: C.

This item has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art, AIAD certificate number no.11029-181788.

Date: Circa 6th-4th century BC

Object History

From a deceased Japanese collector, 1970-2015.

Object Condition

Fine condition, with clear definition of the incisions.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:2.5 x H:2.4 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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