Scarab bezel finger ring with inlay of semi-precious stones within gold cells (cloisonné) from a grave at Abydos. The scarab has a plain gold base with legs in high relief, wings and elytra set with coloured stones (inlay for the head is missing) remaining stones are carnelian, lapis lazuli and turquoise. Flat gold underside. The ring is slightly bent, with twisted gold wire to fix the scarab on either side.
Negative A539 in the archive of the Garstang Museum of Archaeology (Liverpool University) is an image of three rings with a pencil annotation 1043 A'09 beside one ring that is now in the British Museum (EA 65307). Gold rings 1977.108.2 and 1977.109.3 are also in this photograph and in Steven Snape's publication of Garstang's 1906-09 excavations at Abydos he includes both 1977.108.2 and 1977.109.3 as being from 1043 A'09 (Snape 1985, 387). However, it is not certain if the photograph just indicates British Museum EA 65307 is from 1043 A'09. Our archives suggest 1977.108.2 is from 941 A'09 (Sir Francis Danson acquired this group from the estate of Hilton-Price). 1977.109.3 is not included with the 941 A'09 group and is more likely to be from a tomb with other Middle Kingdom material. On the museum record card it is recorded as being from 1037 A'09.