14K gold set steatite and carnelian scarabs and ancient Roman gold solidus coins in a bracelet with lotus clasp.
Date: Coins and scarabs from 1100 BC to 275 AD; gold 20th century.
A beautiful Egyptian revival style bracelet with four ancient scarabs, and two Roman gold Solidus coins; all set in gold. The coins are a Valens AV Solidus, the obverse with a handsome profile head of the emperor; circa 364-378 AD and a Valentian AV Solidus, the obverse also with a handsome profile head of the emperor; circa 364-375 AD. The central blue glaze steatite scarab with a well defined scarab atop and base inscribed with a scarab flanked by uraei cobras. There are two carnelian carved scarabs, one with a plain base, the other with base inscribed with “Men-kheper-re” (Thutmose III’s prenomen); the last scarab hangs like a charm is a nice green feldspar.
Size: 7-1/4 inch length; fold over type gold closure with lotus. Weight (grams): 24.90.Safety chain is 10K.
Provenance: Acquired in Egypt from Khodary M El. Gabry, a licensed antiquities dealer in Cairo in the early 1970s by Mr. and Mrs. Charles F, III, Cincinnati, OH (with original documentation). The collectors were from a well to do family and were philanthropic to many arts and culture organizations.
All pieces are unconditionally guaranteed authentic and as described in perpetuity and have been legally acquired and imported in full accordance with U.S. and applicable foreign regulations regarding the movement and sale of antiquities.
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