London, British Museum, M&LA G583 (WAA 82816). Dark green serpentine, F1, 42 x 39 x 4; pierced. Side A: Noah stands in profile in the ark, his arms outstretched to receive the dove; beside, a tree(?); a ship, below which is a ketos(?); marks imitating letters or symbols in field, perhaps ΙΗC. Side B: Good Shepherd; Jonah seated under a bower. On the edge of the gem are imitation letters or symbols.
Published: BMC Magical Gems, 287–8, no. 464 (as fifth century).
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