Scaraboid Seal

M14298
Green glazed steatite scarab shaped seal. The base is engraved with the prenomen of Tuthmose III in a cartouche and a Maat feather. Pierced through the length for suspension. Fair technique. Intact preservation. Prof Newberry dated this to the 18th Dynasty. The three strokes below the scarab beetle suggest reading the name in the cartouche as Men-kheperu-ra (Thutmosis IV) and not Men-kheper-ra (Thutmosis III) ??