The CBd
Bonner, SMA, 255.

disk, lying to right. Behind, Anubis, both arms extended over head of mummy. At each side, a goddess with hands raised as in prayer.
Rev. ιαωαι σαβλω (for σαβαω).
Black jasper. Transverse oval, 22 X 17 Χ 4.
Seyrig 17
Obv. Mummy of Osiris, head with small disk at l., lying on a bier; at the foot an uncertain figure damaged by a cavity (probably caused by breaking of a bubble in the glass), which has destroyed the lower part of the head and neck and the front of the chest. It has the shanks and hoofs of an animal, and the projections on the head are more like ears than horns. Perhaps Set, though he is not usually shown in the scene of Osiris' funeral. Over the recumbent mummy, Χαῖρε Ὄσιρι, “farewell, Osiris.” Two characters behind the seated figure, two uncertain signs and an iota under the bier.
Rev. Inscription in three lines: κoδηρε, five characters, σαμψoυχιθα. On bevel ]εκα.oυρεβ[. On both obverse and reverse a four-stroke sigma is used; it is extremely rare on amulets of the Roman period.
Black glass paste. Transverse oval, 26 Χ 19 Χ 5, edges much chipped.
Obv. Osiris as mummy standing to front, flail over each shoulder, perhaps crook also; the curved projections over the shoulders can hardly be parts of the flails. Atef crown on head; at each side of its base two feathers (?) project diagonally upward. At left below, a small squatting figure seems to be leaning backward, pulling at a cord round the knees of the mummy. Perhaps Harpocrates? Mr. Seyrig, however, thinks the figure may be female, a mourner (Nephthys) embracing the knees of the god.
Rev. Ouroboros enclosing flying scarab.
Highly polished black jasper. Upright oval, 17 Χ 12 X 3. Mounted in gold as a pendant.
Obv. Mummy (not characterized as Osiris) to front, feet to r. Curious gablelike headdress, face indistinct. At l., aαβρασαξ, at r., Mωσηv, below, ζoζζoζ.
Rev. σεvσεvγεvβαραvγης, in four lines.
Haematite. Upright oval, 30 X 22 X 8.
Obv. Sarapis with modius on head standing to l. on pedestal with incurved ends. He is fully clothed in tunic and himation; a fold of the latter falls over his l. arm, which holds a tall scepter with top like a pomegranate. R. hand raised to height of face.
Rev. Long inscription of thirteen lines, and probably two or three short lines in addition, which are too abraded to be clearly traced. The engraving is very minute; there are about 150 letters. Because of the shallow cutting and the variegated color of the stone it is almost impossible to read the inscription, and in fact not worth while, since the language, though pronounceable, consists entirely of meaningless syllables which do not seem to make any of the common magical names. The inscription encircling the bevel, which is cut in larger letters, may serve as a sample; εαρκαβαoυηεδαε.. υωααζαεαηααααωααθω.
Serpentine, dull green spotted with black. Upright oval, 29 X 21 X 3. Pit near bottom of rev. face.
Obv. Sarapis standing to l. on altarlike pedestal, r. hand raised, l. holding tall scepter; tunic and himation. A slight projection above the head may be meant to suggest the modius. Beginning at lower l., the inscription διαφύλασσε occupies the sides of the field.
Rev. Plain.
Black jasper. Upright oval, 17 X 13 Χ 3.
Obv. Sarapis standing to front, head to l., r. hand raised, left holds tall scepter.

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