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  • Date:

    200-300

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold and engraved chrysoprase

  • Museum number:

    612-1871

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Oval chrysoprase with curved face engraved with a figure and symbols. Obverse: Lion-headed Chnoubis in profile to left, head surrounded with a nimbus and seven rays, with the Greek vowels inserted between the rays: αεηιουω (the letters η and ι are inserted together between the third and four rays). The hoop, now detached, is a plain gold wire, possibly modern.
Reverse: Chnoubis-sign, surrounded with the letters: χνουβισ → Χνουβίς.

Date

200-300

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gold and engraved chrysoprase

Dimensions

Height: 1.5 cm chrysoprase, Width: 1.2 cm chrysoprase, Width: 2.4 cm hoop, Depth: 2.0 cm hoop

Descriptive line

Oval chrysoprase, engraved with magical emblems and the figure of Chnoubis, with a plain gold wire hoop.
3rd century CE.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Catalogued by the Campbell-Bonner magical gems database (classics.mfab.hu/talismans/cbd/2682 ), database ID CBd- 2914

Materials

Gold; Chrysoprase

Techniques

Engraving

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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