Authentic Ancient Egyptian Scarab Ring. Circa 5th century BC making this amazing ring 2,500 years old. From a private collection.
The Scarab beetle was associated with the divine manifestation of the early morning sun, Khepri, whose name was written with the scarab hieroglyph and who was believed to roll the disk of the morning sun over the eastern horizon at daybreak. It represents ideas of existence, manifestation, development, growth, and effectiveness, the beetle itself was a favourite form used for amulets in all periods of Egyptian history.
Large US Size 12 - UK Size V - Int. diam. 20.05mm