The CBd
Bonner 1951 on CBd-943
C. Bonner, Amulets Chiefly in the British Museum, Hesperia 20, 1951, 301-345, no. 21.

Obv. Chnoubis serpent to r., with unusually large leonine head, which is encircled by a nimbus and fourteen rays. There are also five short projections from the nimbus opposite the lion's muzzle. The snake tail is coiled in two loops.
Rev. In center, the Chnoubis symbol, round which is the name Χνουμις; then, round the edge, beginning over the Χ, γιγαντοφοντα πανταρηκτωρ βαροφιγα (the gamma an error for tau), "giant slayer, all render, crusher of snakes(?)."
Basalt. Axe shaped (or pelta shaped), 32 x 25. Pierced through the middle projection in the plan of the design. Described, without an illustration, SMA, p. 168; the account of the inscription is to be corrected by the reading above. The strange word βαροφιτα is discussed op. cit., p. 169.
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