Obv. Helios standing to r., seven rays round head (crudely engraved), r. hand raised, l. holding globe. He is dressed in long tunic and chlamys, an end of which hangs from his r. shoulder. The god stands on a lotus flower growing from a disk or globe resting in the hollow of a crescent-shaped object, which, despite its small size, represents a papyrus boat. Above, three scarabs; at each side of Helios, three crowlike birds (certainly not hawks); at each side of the lotus, three goats. Under the boat are two scorpions, and at the bottom, a crocodile. Cf. Nos. 203
, 205, 206
, 208, 209
Rev. Five lines of writing, of which the third is πέπτε; the rest are made up of characters, one in the form of a key.
Haematite. Upright oval, 51 X 35 Χ 5. Photographed from the original.
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