Obv. Phoenix standing to r. on globe; seven-rayed elliptical nimbus round head. Above, a scarab; then on each side, descending, a bird resembling a crow, a scorpion, a cobra. At bottom, a crocodile to r.
Haematite. Upright oval, 30 X 23 X 4. Photographed from the original.
Collection of Jean Abdouch, Antioch
Obv. Lion-headed serpent, coiled, radiate. Circular legend, gigantopantorēkta barbarophenga barōphita.
Rev. The word Chnoubis and the usual sign.
Light green jade. Lenticular oval, sharp edge, no bevel. Almost certainly from the same workshop as No. 86
. No illustration.
Obv. Anubis, half kneeling, l. knee to ground, head to l., carrying the mummy of Osiris on his shoulders and supporting it with his hands; cf. No. 7
. In field at l., palm branch. Round the margin, Bainchoooch. Small ankh in exergue.
Rev. Not seen.
Material not reported. Upright oval, ca. 18 X 15. Described from a cast.
In private possession, Beirut
Obv. Pantheos with triple face, hemhem crown, four wings, and bird's tail, standing to l. on the back of a lion walking to l. On the tip of each upper wing stands a woman facing the god, one hand raised to her lips. Between each of these figures and the god's head is a star placed over a crescent. In each hand the god holds a staff. At each side of the lion is a snake erect on a single coil. Under the feet of the lion is a tabula ansata with the inscription φυλαξov ἀπὸ παvτὸς κακoῦ τὸv φoρoῦvτ[α followed by three illegible letters and αηιαωι.
The field is covered with small letters. There are four inscriptions arranged concentrically, and shorter ones filling in spaces round the figures. There is no need to transcribe them since they consist entirely of known magical names except for a few doubtful letters: Ablanathanalba, Akramachamarei, Damnameneu, Lailam, Semesilam, Nicharoplex, Iao, Gabriel, Michael.
Rev. Tabula ansata upheld by a naked man who rests one knee on the ground, flanked by two figures of Anubis, each of whom faces the central figure and has one hand raised to support the tablet. Over the tablet, at the center, the cock-headed anguipede; at each side, a woman with hand to lips, and behind her a child.
In the tabula ansata is the inscription [Δα]μασαvδρα καλεσα[v]δρα καταvικαvδρα [. . . .]ω ὑπώταὑξov α[..]αvτα λ... The word ὑπώταὑξov marks the text as a victory charm intended to subject one or more persons to the writer's or owner's will. The first three epithets are used in PGM VII, 696, an invocation to the Great Bear, where Brimo is another of the epithets. That name may have been the fourth word, of which only the final omega has been read.
The spaces between the figures contain some of the same magical words that appear on the obverse, with no certain new elements.
On the bevel are two rows of signs made entirely of straight strokes (no circlets). Their appearance suggests the possibility that the writing may be in a cryptographic alphabet.
Haematite. Upright oval, 37 X 32. The illustrations, which are from photographs of the original, are enlarged by about one third.
Read Σισίvvιoς ἐvθάδε κατoιεί, “(St.) Sisinnius lives here.” For inscriptions of this type see Weinreich, ARW 18,