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Ancient Egyptian Ptolemaic Lapis Lazuli Scarab Seal w/ Greek Solder ~ Very Rare!

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Seller: ancientoriginsboutique (398) 100%, Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 222777423497 Welcome to:Ancient Origins Boutique We specialize in picking artifacts from the finest private collections from around the globe. We're well known among many prominent collectors and are now available to everyone on eBay! Our mandate is to keep history alive by ensuring these precious items get passed along to a new generation of collectors. Category: Ancient Egyptian/Ancient Greek Country of Origin/Culture: Egypt/Ptolemaic Kingdom Approximate Age Range: 323 BCE - 30 BCE Material: Lapis Luzuli Size: Approx. .5" Provenance: purchase from a private collection. Comments: For sale is this breath taking scarab seal from the Ptolemaic Kingdom. The seal was crafted from a beautiful piece of Lapis Lazuli, which was prized by ancient Egyptians. The amazing thing about this scarab seal is that there is a Greek solider depicted on it which is due tot he conquest of Egypt by Alexander the Great in 323 BCE. This seal was probably the center stone in a ring used by a person of high status to leave the official Greek mark. This piece represent a fascinating time in history and marks the end of life for one of the greatest conquerors of all time, Alexander the Great. The Ptolemaic Kingdom was a Hellenistic kingdom based in Egypt. It was ruled by the Ptolemaic dynasty which started with Ptolemy I Soter's accession after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC and which ended with the death of Cleopatra VII and the Roman conquest in 30 BC. The Ptolemaic Kingdom was founded in 305 BC by Ptolemy I Soter, who declared himself Pharaoh of Egypt and created a powerful Hellenistic dynasty that ruled an area stretching from southern Syria to Cyrene and south to Nubia. Alexandria became the capital city and a major center of Greek culture and trade. To gain recognition by the native Egyptian populace, they named themselves the successors to the Pharaohs. The later Ptolemies took on Egyptian traditions by marrying their siblings, had themselves portrayed on public monuments in Egyptian style and dress, and participated in Egyptian religious life. The Ptolemies had to fight native rebellions and were involved in foreign and civil wars that led to the decline of the kingdom and its final annexation by Rome. Hellenistic culture continued to thrive in Egypt throughout the Roman and Byzantine periods until the Muslim conquest. Ancient Origins Boutique stands by all of our picks and always try and provide the best information possible, based on the information we are provided with from the original collector. As always we offer a full 30 day money back guarantee on all items we sell...We always guarantee the authenticity of each piece for life or your money back. We try to make all our pieces affordable and we are always open to offer so please do so! Questions are always welcome and if your looking for more items similar to what we offer, please ask. We constantly have new pieces arriving and don't always have time to put everything up. We are based in Canada and ship worldwide and do offer a combined shipping and handling discount on multiple purchases. Expedited and upgraded postal services are available upon request at an additional cost to the buyer. Please be aware that the buyer is responsible for all fees, taxes, and duties associated with their country's custom policy's or trade agreements. Comments: For sale is this very rare crystal quartz labret plug. This stunning piece of jewelry was fashioned out of a piece of crystal quartz and is wrapped on the end in corroded metal, probably copper. This piece was worn by a very ancient and unknown peoples who have been lost to the sands of time. Provenance: Private Collection, Material: Stone

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