Libyan Desert Glass Scarab

The geologic origin of Libyan Desert Glass has puzzled researchers, but the common belief is that it is a result of a meteorite impact or airburst near the border of Libya/Egypt around 29 million years ago. The glass is nearly pure silica which requires temperatures above 1,600℃ to form (hotter than any igneous rock on Earth).  Today it is found scattered amongst the desert sand dunes of the region.

Historically Libyan Desert Glass was knapped for tools.  Most famously it was discovered in King Tut's burial chamber - a carved scarab desert glass decorating an ornate breastplate.  

This intricately carved Libyan Desert Glass Scarab is an amazing relic of ancient times. Its fossilized glass composition is one-of-a-kind and rare in antiquity, making it an ideal collectable for any history enthusiast. Uniquely and expertly crafted, it's sure to stand out in any collection.

9.805 carats / 16.8 x 13.3 x 7 mm / naturally occurring gas bubbles to be expected

Estimated Value: $195 - $205

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