The CBd
Bonner, SMA, 267.



Rev. Like the preceding number. On the reverse face of both the leonine head of the snake is less bulky than on many Chnoubis amulets, and a mane (not rays) runs down the neck to the point where the nimbus crosses it. The two amulets may have come from the same workshop.

Serpentine. Heart-shaped, projection with original suspension hole broken off; a new hole was drilled below it. Present measurements, 29 Χ 24.5 Χ 6. Obv. convex, rev. flat. The illustration is from a direct photograph.

83


Obv. Lion-headed serpent to l., with nimbus and seven rays. In field, Χvoυβις, the syllables divided by the snake's body, and at r., the symbol .

Rev. πέσσε πέσσε, “digest.”

Sapphirine chalcedony, 30 Χ 24 Χ 16. The shape resembles that of an egg or else the seed of some fruit such as peach or persea. It is to be observed that many Chnoubis stones are strongly convex, often on both sides.

84

Bonner 9

Obv. Lion-headed serpent to l., four rays, two coils. Χvoυβις in field, the syllables divided by the snake's body.

Rev. The symbol .

Burnt agate or chalcedony. Upright oval, 17 Χ 11 Χ 4. Obv. flat, rev. convex.

85


Obv. Lion-headed Chnoubis serpent to l.; seven rays.

Rev. The name Chnoubis and the common symbol.

Obsidian. Upright oval, 12 Χ 9 Χ 4. Convex on both sides.

86

Seyrig 21

Obv. Lion-headed serpent to l. with nimbus and seven double rays. Better work than usual in these stones.

Rev. The Chnoubis symbol, and three characters that often accompany it,  . These signs are twice encircled with the following inscription:

γιγαvτoρηκτα βαρβαρωφιτα Χvoυβις vαβις βιεvυθ σoρooρμερφεργαρβαρμαφριoυηριγξ.

Plasma. Upright oval, 17 Χ 14 Χ 6.

87


Obv. Lion-headed snake, with six rays, to l. Round upper part of stone the name Chnoubis strangely cut, counterclockwise from the nu, with the chi at the end instead of the beginning, and the beta like a square sigma turned to l. Three stars, at r., l., and below.

Rev. Plain.

Banded agate. Octagonal, 11 Χ 9 Χ 3.

88

Newell 14

Obv. Lion-headed serpent to l., tail in single coil. Nine rays on head. The leonine character of the head is less clearly indicated than on many other specimens. Inscription, divided by the body of the snake, Χvoυμ ις.

Rev. γιγαvτoρηκτα βαρωφιτα round margin encircling the usual symbol of this type; at l. of it, three stars, above it, star and crescent.

Bluish-white chalcedony. Upright oval, 18 Χ 14 Χ 2.

89

Mich. 26009 (formerly Wyndham Cook 227)

Obv. Chnoubis serpent to l. Seven rays on head, which is heavy but not lion-like. Inscription, Χvoυμις. Compare the preceding number. The two stones may have come from the same workshop.

Rev. The usual symbol.

Emerald matrix. Upright oval 15 Χ 12 Χ 6. Obv. slightly convex, rev, very convex.

Catalogue of the Wyndham Cook Collection, 227; no illustration.

90


Obv. Lion-headed serpent to l., tail in single coil, twelve rays on head. Neat work.

Rev. Χvoυβις in longer dimension of the oval, with the usual sign above. The lapidary first cut μ, then changed it to a β much larger than the other letters.

Burnt prase (?). Upright oval, 21 Χ 16




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