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986. **SOLD** A fine, rare and interesting wishing scarab

 
 
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A rare type of steatite scarab with very interesting glyphs.
15mm
Petrie shows several at pics 699 - 703 but calls them protective scarabs.
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From Franco:
The second sign from the top is quite obscure.
If is the matter of   ,  as it seems, an
abbreviation of Nbty, the combination could be:   jO imi  Nbty  aD  m  pr  Mny 
with the meaning: Give the Two Ladies a good condition in the house of  Meny (personal name).
A wishing scarab.
You  should purchase a copy of Franco's book! 
http://www.collector-antiquities.com/116/
Price: SOLD GBP

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