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Etruscan. Gold Ring. 5th Century BC.

This Gold finger-ring has two crouching lions on either side, the forepaws of which are outstretched and support a scarab in a gold band-setting. The engraved design depicts a lion with its head turned back.

The curator comments accompanying the item state that, 'Goldwork examined by BFC and JS July 1986 and thought likely to be 19th-century.' The scarab however, is labelled as Etruscan in origin.

(The British Museum)

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