magical gem / amulet
Magical gem; amulet; limonite; broken suspension loop; engraved on obverse: sainfice of Abraham; on reverse: ankh; inscribed.
- Made in: Egypt (?)
- Found/Acquired: Cyprus
- Length: 34 millimetres
- Width: 31 millimetres
- Thickness: 6 millimetres
Inscription ContentΕΙC ΘΕΟC ΕΝ ΟΥΡΑΝW
Inscription Translationεἷς θεός ἐν οὐρανῷ
one God in heavens
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- 1887,0427.2 (Egyptian Reg.No)
- 56469 (Egyptian Big Number)
- G469 (Burns Gnostic Gem Number)
Magical gem; pendant; black/brown serpentine; leaf-shaped; engraved on obverse: altar table from which grow three schematic flowers, above a star; to left, an ibis, to right a snake; below an inscription; on reverse: rayed and nimbed figure of Chnoubis to left.
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Object reference number: MCB3958
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