calathus; gesture, capite velato; clothing: veil; Artemis of Ephesus; clothing: garment; ribbon; animal: deers (2)
Divine Names & Voces:
Upright oval gem with trapezoid section, edge diagonally cut, both faces flat. Lower left side damaged.
A: The goddess Artemis, to front, wearing a long robe, calathus and a veil. Artemis is represented capite velato, her arms extended to the sides, with fillets hanging to the ground. Below the arms, two deers in profile, facing outwards (nothing is left of the animal on the left). Inscription around the figure in mirror writing (the remains of the last letter, an η, are under the outstreched right arm of the goddess): αγαθητυχη → Ἀγαθὴ Τύχη (or ἀγαθῇ τύχῃ?).
(Description: Chiara Ciampi − CBd. Alterations from A. Mastrocinque in SGG are based on close observation of the gem by Chiara Ciampi and Á. M. Nagy, 2015-2016).