The high sided beetle with cross-hatched plinth. The underside shows an unusual athlete scene with two figures, rather than one, which is the more common type seen on Etruscan scarabs. A naked bearded man holding a strigil and in his raised hand a short arrow or club is depicted here with his head turned in conversation with a naked youth, leaning on a long staff, wearing a dotted cloak or animal skin, and a conical, long-tailed cap hanging down his back, the exergue filled in with cross-hatching. There is a similar composition with Herakles and Hermes conversing on an Etruscan scarab of the same date, in the British Museum, inv. no. 1867,0507.350.