The CBd
Bonner, SMA, 282.

published by Chiflet. The imitator reduced the size of the design, set the shield at a slightly different angle to the body, and improved the cock's comb, making it more natural. The inscription on the reverse is identical with that in Chiflet, even to the spacing of the words with reference to the edges of the field, except in line 2, where more space is left at the right.
Obv. Sun-god in four-horse chariot, seen in front view. The god's head is turned to l., r. hand raised, whip over l. shoulder. At first inspection it looks as if his body from the waist down were that of a serpent; but the curious curve may be intended for the box of the chariot. As usual in such designs, two of the horses are turned to l., the other two to r., but the heads of the pole horses are turned toward each other. The wheels are shown as in side view under the two pole horses. Crude work.
Rev. Cock-headed anguipede, head to l., whip in r. hand, shield on l. arm. The figure is very unusual in having no kilt to conceal the junction of the trunk with the snake legs.
Mottled jasper, green, yellow, and red. Transverse oval, 20 X 16 X 4.
Obv. Cock-headed anguipede, head to r., whip with hanging lash in r. hand, shield on l. arm; short-sleeved tunic and kilt, chlamys hanging from r. shoulder. Below, cynocephalus with disk on head standing to l., paws raised; scarab on each side of him. Round margin, beginning at lower l., Iαω voυαζαovoυκoγαωια Iαω υφovβαv. At bottom, Iαω. The presence of the cynocephalus emphasizes the solar character of the anguipede.
Rev. Three lines of characters with a few Greek letters, and in the fourth line, Iαω.
Green jasper. Upright oval, 18 X 14 X 2.
R. O. M. A. C 1162
Obv. Cock-headed anguipede to r., whip in raised r., shield on l. arm. Seven stars in field.
Rev. Sun-god standing to front, head to l., r. hand to lips, l. holds whip. On head three projections — rays or plumes; body swathed with bandages like a mummy. In field, Iao. The amulet is significant because of the combination on its two sides of the cock-headed god with a sun-god and the name Iao.
Haematite. Upright oval, 21 X 16. Edge slightly chipped. Crude work.
Bonner 58 (formerly Wyndham Cook)
Obv. At l., cock-headed anguipede to r.; center, lion running to l. over dead man; at r., Hermes to front, head to r.; purse in l. hand, caduceus over r. shoulder, chlamys wrapped round r. forearm. Eleven characters in field.
Rev. Six characters in two lines.
Green jasper. Transverse oval, 16 X 12 Χ 3.
Catalogue of the Wyndham Cook Collection, 220, Pl. 9; the description is faulty.
Obv. Anguipede, head indistinct but probably meant for that of a cock. Below the abruptly narrowed waist are two thin lines, which were meant for legs or else for the beginning of the snake coils; but at the position where the feet would be is a kilt from which snakes curve upward on each side, their heads opposite the waist of the human part. A very strange representation of the anguipede, apparently without parallel. The r. hand holds an uncertain triangular object somewhat like a rhyton or drinking horn (the scratches over it are adventitious). In the l. hand is a torch, or possibly a hammer. Round the snake coils is an inscription, apparently in the same unknown characters as those on the reverse.
Rev. Inscription in nine lines, the ninth crowded and partly worn away. Some of the characters resemble Greek

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