Obv. Ouroboros enclosing uterine symbol. Above, center, a goddess (Isis?) to l., holding r. hand towards head of Bes, who stands facing front a little below her. Behind her, a lion to r. In field, the seven vowels.
Rev. Above, scarab. Below, octopuslike object (tentacles downward), probably another form of uterine symbol. Inscription in two complete circles round design, some letters scarcely legible: ορωριουθ
σθομβαολ.βαυλεσθομβαρολαβθομβληθ ραλθημιθνι. The long formula beginning sthombaole is found, with variations, chiefly with solar designs.
Metal, probably gray iron with slight admixture of zinc; the only example known to me of a metallic amulet of this type. Upright oval, 21 X 17 X 3.
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