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    Scarab Beetle?

    IONIA. Uncertain city. Ca. 650-550 BC. EL third stater or trite (14mm, 4.68 gm). NGC VF 4/5 - 4/5. Scarab beetle, seen from above (?) / Incuse rectangle and square, side-by-side. Apparently unpublished; see Gemini X, lot 94 and Helios 8, lot 276 for hemihectes depicting scarabs. Very rare!

    Although NGC lists the obverse type as "uncertain," the overall shape, the divided convex back and the apparent "head" with two eyes suggests an electrum version of the common Egyptian scarabs in faience or staetite. 


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