Boston, Museum of Fine Arts 01.7556
Obv. Lion-headed god standing to front, head to l. Seven rays round head, whip in r., orb in l.; chlamys fastened at neck and falling behind back to below knees. Better work than most magical gems.
Rev. Inscription in six lines: Ζεθ ἄφοβε τωρθροψμεωμιθορονφαωχι ειλεος τη εμε ψυχη και τυς εμους τεκνυς. In the last three lines read ἵλεως τῇ ἐμῇ ψυχῇ καὶ τοῖς ἐμοῖς τέκνοις. Several letters of the third line are scratched lightly under the same letters incised.
Rock crystal. Broad upright oval, 25 X 23 Χ 15. Very convex on both sides, more so on the reverse.
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