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Silver scarab

  • Silver scarab. Obverse © Ministerio de Cultura

    Silver scarab. Obverse © Ministerio de Cultura



Rites, worship and beliefs


Early 7th century B.C.

Cultural background


Original title

Escarabeo de plata

Egyptian scarabs, magic and Phoenicians in Mazarrón

Phoenician protective talisman with a silver ring and soap rock stamp. This was the most popular type of amulet at the time.

Its function was to protect whoever was in contact with it and its power lay both in morphology - the scarab transformed into the epiphany of creation - and in iconography.

They originated in the Nile valley and became frequent items all over the Mediterranean from the first half of the first millennium B.C.

Details of the work

La Isla Beach, Mazarrón (Murcia)


Length = 15 mm; External diameter = 40 mm; Internal diameter = 20 mm


Silver, soap rock


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