Description: Upright oblong, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Black haematite. Minor damage on the surface. Purchased in Beirut from Iskandar Farrah in 1930.
A: In the lower register: Ares wearing helmet and armour with a mantle and boots, leaning on his spear and holding a shield in his left hand. Above him: a character. Greek inscription on the right side of Ares in eighteen lines, arranged in a pterygoma form: μαπιε|διψαστανταλεαι|ιψαστανταλεαιμαιπιε̣|αστανταλεαιμαιπιε|στανταλεαιμαιπιε|τανταλεαιμαιπιε|ανταεαιμαιπιε|νταεαιμαιπιε|ταεαλιμαιπε|αεαλιμαιπε|εαλιμαιπε|αλιμαιπε|λιμαιπε|ιμ[α]ιπε|μα[ιπ]ε|αιπε|πε|ε → διψᾷς Τάνταλε, αἷμα πίε. ’If you are thirsty, Tantalos, drink blood.’
B: In the center, a uterus in the form of an amphora, placed on an altar which is inscribed with ιαω → Ἰάω. On each side of the womb: a snake. Above: an eight-pointed star within a circle. Greek inscription on the two sides of the altar (running from top to bottom, first part of the letters arranged vertically, second part horizontally in each case): μεαθαδωα|νοεισαβαωθ → voces including a variant of Ἀδωναΐ and Σαβαώθ. Below: αεηιου|ω → the Greek vowel series with a character on each side.
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1357
Mastrocinque 2014 on CBd-1357
The Cabinet des Médailles database on CBd-1357