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Intaglio; red jasper, engraved with an anchor with dolphin upon the shaft; inscribed.
- Length: 50 millimetres
Inscription TranslationOf Epitynchanus
Text from Dalton 1915, Catalogue of Engraved Gems:
Garrucci, Storia dell' arte cristiana, pl. 477, fig. 30; Smith and Cheetham, Dict. of Christian Antiquities, i, p. 714.
The inscription may either give the name of the owner Epitynchanus in the genitive, or, as Leclerque thinks, the imperative of Epitynchanusthai (Greek characters) with the sense of 'take hold' (Manuel d'archéologie chrétienne, ii, fig. 292, p. 380).
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Object reference number: MCB163
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