Agora Object: J 3
Inventory Number:   J 3
Section Number:   ΣΤ' 28
Title:   Stone Gnostic Gem
Category:   Jewelry & Gems
Description:   Obverse: Harpocrates seated left on lotus flower.
Right arm bent with finger to lips; scourge under left arm. Field completely filled with inscriptions. Edge bevelled smoothly, also covered with an inscription, single line.
Reverse: Adraxas demon with cock 's head, right.
Armouted body ending in coiled serpent legs; scourge in right hand, shield on left arm. Inscriptions on shield and below serpent legs. In field, left, and at bottom, five eight-pointed stars (sun symbol).
Hard dark green stone.
Context:   Beneath Byzantine paving.
Byzantine sherds.
Negatives:   Leica, 2-200, 2-201, 79-15-5, 79-15-6, 80-80-13, 80-80-14
Dimensions:   H. 0.018; W. 0.013; Th. 0.004
Date:   6 April 1932
Section:   ΣΤ'
Grid:   ΣΤ':57/ΣΤ
Bibliography:   Hesperia Suppl. 8 (1949), pp. 43-46, pl. 8.
    Art and Archaeology 34 (January-February 1933), p. 28.
    Hesperia 2 (1933), pp. 475 ff, fig. 1.
References:   Publication: Hesperia 2 (1933)
Publication: Hesperia Suppl. 8 (1949)
Images (6)
Card: J 3
Card: J 3