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Seal: GR.3.2011

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Amethyst scarab, engraved with the figure of a winged griffin and set in a 19th-century gold ring setting. The ring is inscribed inside 'Siena Oct 10 1860 Rome Nov 8' and outside 'ETRVSCO' suggesting it was purchased in Siena and set into the ring in Rome that year.

Measurements and weight

Height: 1.2 cm
Width: 1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2011) by Nichols, Professor Ann Eljenholm


About -300 BCE - About -200 BCE

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Components of the work

Seal composed of amethyst
Ring composed of gold

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: GR.3.2011
Primary reference Number: 186015
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 5 January 2012 Updated: Friday 21 July 2017 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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