Phoenician Amethyst Scarab in Gold Setting Necklace
An ancient Phoenician amethyst scarab in a granulated gold setting, restrung with four finely granulated Phoenician gold pillow beads, tear drop ancient amethyst, with ancient gold granulated beads, and modern round amethyst beads, with modern 22 karat gold clasp.
Ca. 9th - 7th century BC.
Formerly in an Israeli private collection.