rays on head. At r., Χvoυβι, at l., the common symbol, a vertical stroke crossed by three reversed curves.
Chalcedony, impure and rather opaque; large pit in obverse at lower l. Upright oval, 23 Χ 17 Χ 8. Slightly convex on obv., very convex on rev.
Obv. At l., lion-headed snake to r., no rays; Iαω over head; facing it at r., lion-headed god with nimbus, from which spring four forked rays (originally seven); he is nude except for kilt. His r. hand holds a tall palm frond; the left arm and shoulder, the back of the head, and part of the radiate nimbus removed by the loss of a splinter at the right side.
Rev. Inscription in three lines [Iα]ω σαβ[αωθ] Mιχα
ρ. The bracketed letters were broken away from the l. side.
Haematite. Rectangular, ca. 20 Χ 13 Χ 3. Mounted in gold as stickpin.
Obv. Lion-headed god to l., six rays round head, wearing short-sleeved tunic, forming a kilt below the waist, and cuirass. In r. hand, two short daggers, points upward, in l., two stalks of grain, the ears bending over the l. shoulder. Below the waist the body is that of a serpent, forming coils to r. and l., as in many examples of the ordinary Chnoubis type, which has no human parts. The present type has been reported in only three other specimens, the next two numbers and the stone found at Byblos and published by M. Dunand (see p. 56
). Round the margin, beginning at the top, σoρooρμερφεργαρμαρμαφρειoυριγξ, a formula usually found on uterine amulets.
Rev. Χvoυβις vααβις βιεvυθ XXX γιγαvτoρηκτα βαρoφιτα.
For these words see pp. 168
. The sign XXX is used to divide the parts of the formula. Chnoubis symbol at bottom.
Gray-green steatite. Upright oval, 25 Χ 17 Χ 5. Obv. convex, rev. flat. Better work than most specimens, and perfectly preserved.
Obv. Almost a replica of the preceding, but less carefully executed, particularly in the details of tunic and cuirass, and in the manner in which the l. arm holds the ears of grain, which here somewhat resemble torches. The head is missing, but the line of the lion's lower jaw can be seen at the fracture. The inscription on the obverse of the preceding specimen is here used on the reverse.
Rev. One line lost, then [vααβις βιεv]υθ γιγαv(vacat)τoρηκτα βαρβαρoφιλα σoρooρμερφεργαρμαρμαφειoυριγξ.
Smoky brown chalcedony. Upright oval, 18 Χ 19 Χ 9. Convex on both faces. The gap in the first remaining line of the inscription was left because of a chip or pit which the lapidary found in the stone, or which was made by a slip of his tool in the line above. This specimen must have come from the same workshop as the Ruthven stone.
Obv. Lion-headed god to l., head encircled by nimbus with seven double rays; nude except for kilt, from which lower part of body emerges as a serpent making a triple coil. Sword held upright in r. hand, palm frond in l.
Rev. αζαζ αραθ βαχυ. The lapidary started to make a kappa at the beginning of the last word but changed it to beta. There is a short stroke below χ, perhaps the beginning of the final χ of βαχυχ. The same three words are found on the Athenian akephalos jasper published by Delatte, Musée Belge, 18, 39.
Brownish-yellow jasper, clouded with dark brown at bottom of obverse and more extensively on reverse. Roughly circular, 25 Χ 23 Χ 6. Obv. flat, rev. slightly convex. Perforated for thread or wire.
Obv. Lion-headed god standing to l. over altar, l. hand raised, r. extended