The Etruscan Sea God

I was recently corresponding with an Italian colleague about the obverse head on the coins of Vetulonia and how to source a decent image.

These are drawings from Sambon:

He’d found this throw away earlier post of mine and that’s how we got talking. Here’s a Paris specimen; a BM specimen.

Well today I was looking for a reference and came across another v old blog post of mine. And lo! Do you see the parallel?

Louvre link to scarab intaglio
Louvre link for impression

I feel very confident that this intaglio depicts Nethuns wearing a ketos (sea serpent) headdress.

Update 8/24/22:

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