Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2237; Michel, DMG, no. 3.A.1.l_4
Peez, Carl von (1858–1919)
jasper, green and red
16.2 x 12.1 x 2.8 mm
late 2nd – 3rd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Anguipes, cock-headed; weapon: shield, with Ἰάω; whip
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ; Ἰάω, variants
Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Green jasper with red flecks (heliotrope). Set in a modern gold ring with a revolving bezel, now separate. Edges strongly damaged.
Purchased in 1908 from Generalkonsul C. v. Peez.
A: Frontal view of a cock-headed Anguipes in armour, head to right. Right hand bent in elbow and holding a whip, left hand holding a round shield, inscribed with αιω → variant of Ἰάω. B–C: Greek inscription starting on the edge and continued on side B: [- -]β[- -]αξαιιδιανοιαι[- -]υφυλα|ξ → voces including Ἀβρασάξ and the Greek word φύλαξ. 'Protect.'