magical gem / intaglio
Magical gem; intaglio; pale blue chalcedony; oval; bevelled edge on side B.
Side A: In the centre, a large, tau-shaped cross. Above, a fish in profile to left. Below, inscription in two lines.
Side B: Plain.
- 4thC (?)
- Made in: Mediterranean (eastern Mediterranean)
- Height: 10 millimetres
- Width: 13 millimetres
- Thickness: 4.5 millimetres
Inscription ContentEI[ΗC]ΟYC CWΤHΡ
Inscription TranslationἸησοῦς σωτήρ
Jesus, the saviour
Inscription CommentIn two lines.
Dent in the middle of the first line of text.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCB2419
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