The CBd
Bonner, SMA, 260.

caduceus are common attributes of Anubis, but the head of the figure resembles a horse's head as much as or more than a dog's. Perhaps a horse demon, of the kind worshiped by charioteers, fused with Anubis; here it may be a processional figure, a votary disguised as the god. See the next number.
Rev. Plain.
Carnelian. Upright oval, 11 X 9 X 2.
R. O. M. A. G 5579
Obv. Animal-headed person standing to r., clothed in tunic and himation; caduceus held over r. shoulder, sistrum in extended r. hand. Probably Anubis, though the head could be taken for that of a horse. The design may represent a processional figure dressed as Anubis rather than a statue of the god.
Rev. Plain.
Dark-brown sard (?). Upright oval, with reverse cut in eight sloping faces. 14 X 10.
Obv. Female figure with animal head, standing to front, head to l., clothed in a long tunic which leaves the breasts bare, and an upper garment draped diagonally across the body. In the r. hand is a thyrsus, a large tuft of leaves fixed on a crooked stick; in the l. a caduceus.
The head of the figure resembles that of an ass (as often; cf. Angelos, 2, 60, and Pl. 4), but is probably meant for the dog or jackal head of Anubis, who, in his Hellenized form carries the caduceus. For the curious circumstance that a woman wears the head of Anubis and carries a thyrsus as well as a caduceus, one can only suggest, as a possible explanation, that the Hellenized Anubis, like Dionysus, had his Bacchae. Like the last two numbers, this design probably represents a processional figure.
Rev. Concealed by the setting.
Brown sard, in modern ring. Upright oval, ca. 15 X 12.
The obverse face is convex. The illustration is enlarged by a little less than one fourth.
Obv. God with head and neck of a water bird (Thoth?) standing to l., clad only in apron, ankh in each hand. Star at each side of neck, two characters on each side below. The bird's head and neck are probably meant for those of an ibis, but the resemblance is slight. The bill is little longer in proportion than that of a goose. Cf. De Ridder 3465 (Pl. 29), which is more accurate in this respect.
Rev. Abrasax.
Brown jasper. Upright oblong with rounded corners, 24 X 16 Χ 3.
Obv. Harpocrates seated to l. on lotus capsule, disk on head, r. hand to mouth, flail over l. shoulder. The lotus capsule rests on the head of a cobra, which supports an ear of grain at each side in its coils. Animals grouped round him as follows: above, three scarab beetles; at l., two hawks (crowned, as usual), two goats, a snake, a crocodile; at r., one hawk, one goat, two snakes, a crocodile; the third crocodile is at the bottom under the cobra which supports the lotus. Between the lotus capsule and the single snake at l., the sign , apparently sa, “protection” (Gardiner, Sign-list V 17).
Rev. Ibis-headed god seated to l. in high-backed chair; wears headcloth, a close-fitting tunic reaching to feet, and a crown or head ornament consisting of a low upright projection between two longer horizontal members. The god, apparently Thoth, holds in his r. hand a scepter with the head of an animal, horned or long-eared, apparently the was scepter, and two uncertain objects, perhaps flails or fly-whisks. Inscription beginning above and encircling margin, the Chabrach

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