scar·ab | ˈsker-əb
A sacred beetle in ancient Egypt--commonly recognized as a symbol of rebirth and rejuvenation--popular as amulets
Scarabs were ancient Egyptian fertility symbols based upon a common dung beetle found in Egypt.
Scarabs were often carried as amulets cast from gold or carved from semiprecious stones. The flat underside could contain a design carved into it that could be used as a signet.
A very fine gold original scarab pendant is in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum of Art.