vθεραπια, to be read (ἰ)σχίωv θεραπεία, “cure for the hips,” an inscription which gives the fragment some importance as confirming the interpretation of this type adopted above (p. 73
Haematite. Upright oval, 37 Χ 15 Χ 5. Narrow splinter lost from l. side, broader piece from r.
Previously published by H. Seyrig, Berytus, 2, 50.
Obv. At r., reaper cutting three stalks of grain, three stubbles behind him. At l., tree, from a branch of which, on the right side, a wineskin hangs. Over it an ibis perches. At the left of the trunk, a snake erect in its coils (?). Over the tree, crescent moon and sun disk.
Rev. Below, uterine symbol, here globular with snakelike appendages. The “key” is a small grating with no handle. Above, a row of letters, partly indistinct, oι..ισ.α. Over them, at center, radiate Chnoubis serpent to l., facing him Anubis, behind whom are two indistinct deities. Behind Chnoubis, three indistinct divinities with plumes on their heads. Crescent and sun disk at top. The stone is an interesting combination of two medico-magical patterns, the obverse being intended for sciatic lameness, the reverse for ailments of women.
Black slaty stone. Heart-shaped, with projection above pierced from side to side for cord (perforation not visible when the stone is seen from above), 25 X 21 X 5. Said to have been found at Simbelawin.
Obv. Indistinct reaper design. Reaper to r. in pointed cap and kilt, cutting three stalks. Tree behind.
Rev. Inscription, apparently meaningless, in four lines: καω ωα
Steatite (?). Trapezoidal pendant, 29 X 25 X 7. Projection above pierced for cord, but its upper part has broken off at the hole. There seems to be a small fragment of a bronze clasp or wire still adhering to the obverse side, below the perforation. Rust from this has stained parts of the stone greenish.
Obv. Scorpion, rather well cut.
Rev. Crudely engraved inscription, probably later than the design of the obverse: ωιθθμεvχιvιλμβωv. Comparison with other scorpion amulets gives the text as ωρθμεvχιvιαμβωv.
Yellow jasper. Upright oval, 15 X 13 X 3.
Obv. Ouroboros enclosing uterine symbol, above which stand Isis-Tyche at r., with tall scepter and cornucopia, and at l., probably Anubis as a mummy, but the thick body might suggest Thueris.
Rev. oρωριoυθ oρωριωoυθ
Haematite. Upright oval, 15 X 12 X 2.
Obv. Ouroboros enclosing uterine symbol over which is a group of four deities: l. to r., Anubis as mummy, Chnoubis (lion-headed snake), Bes, Isis, her r. hand raised, cornucopia on l. arm. Outside the ouroboros combinations of the vowels except A and E.
Haematite. Narrow upright oval, 18 X 12 X 3. Slightly chipped at r. and below.
Obv. Ouroboros enclosing uterine symbol, here of globular form. Above it divinities, l. to r., Nephthys (?), Anubis and Osiris as mummies, Isis-Tyche with cornucopia. Below, the first five vowels, the others chipped off. Round margin, outside ouroboros, the Soroor formula (p. 206
), many letters rubbed and indistinct.
Rev. oρωριoυθ σoυερoυθ καὶ εισσχυραιvαv.
The last word resembles the name Ἰσχυρίαιvα, which is known from papyri, but there is nothing to govern the accusative.
Haematite. Upright oval, 18 X 12 X 4.