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A Greek modification, made in the late 6th and 5th centuries BC, of an Egyptian scarab, with the stone being engraved only on the flat, oval base and the back being rounded but with no engraved imitation of a beetle.
From: An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, autor: Harold Newman, publishers: Thames and Hudson