Czech Glass Scarab, Dark Green/Mauve Beetle 1" ##CB692
Shiny and very iridescent, in some lights the transparent purple/mauve and forest green look almost black. 26mm/ slightly over 1" long and with a waistline about 5/8". The silver foil back has a shank with an opening around 2mm. $7.75 per button. Vintage Czech glass, limited supply.
In ancient Egypt, amulets representing the sacred scarab beetles were traded throughout the Mediterranean world. They saw the Egyptian scarab (Scarabaeus sacer) as a symbol of renewal and rebirth.