Amulet card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Amulet

53.114.132

Currently not on display

Amulet of the type known as a 'magical gem'. The design shows a human headed anguipede, a divinity with legs in the form of serpents. His right hand is raised and holds possibly a whip, his left hand holds a shield. Underneath the snake legs the three letter word IAΩ . The reverse side has an inscription of the following Greek letters: ΑΒΡΑ Ω Α Ι Ω Ι Α most likely to be Ἀβρασάξ; Ἰάω. A small part of the stone is missing, from the head of the divinity area, possibly because the gem stone was used as a ring.