Obv. Lion-headed god standing to front, head to l., naked but for apron. Nimbus with seven triangular rays round head, whip in r. hand, orb in l.
Rev. Ζεθ αοβε τωρθροψμεωμιθρορομφαωχι ἵλεως
τῇ ἐμῇ ψυχῇ καὶ τῷ ἐμῷ βίῷ; cf. the preceding number, and see p. 153. αοβε should be ἄφοβε, but there is no trace of phi. The use of the abbreviation
shows a Judaeo-Christian influence, which appears also in magical papyri (Traube, Nomina Sacra
, pp. 3840, 91–93; Thompson, Palaeography
, pp. 76–77). It suggests the possibility that the amulets of this group may have been made for Sethian Gnostics.
Rock crystal. Upright oval, 20 X 17 X 9. Obv. slightly convex, rev. very convex.
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