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LOT 0032

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£1,800 (EUR 2,114; USD 2,391) (+bp*)

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Phoenician Scaraboid Ring with Scorpions and Ibex

6th-4th century BC

A gold ring with tapering round-section hoop with faux twisted wire design, carnelian swivel scaraboid with intaglio design composed of scorpions and ibex bordering a central rectangular panel with X-motif, a single letter in each quadrant 'N E A H'. 4.89 grams, 24.90mm overall, 20.90 x 12.47mm internal diameter (approximate size British H, USA 3 3/4, Europe 6.18, Japan 6) (1"). Fine condition.

From a deceased Japanese collector, 1970-2015; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.11029-181788.

Cf. The British Museum, museum number 133320, for comparable items.