ANCIENT ROMAN GNOSTIC “ABRAXAS” MAGICAL YELLOW JASPER INTAGLIO

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ANCIENT ROMAN GNOSTIC “ABRAXAS” MAGICAL YELLOW JASPER INTAGLIO

Period / Age: 1st - 2nd Century AD

Provenance: Private English collection Collection Mr. A.A. London acquired in London prior to 2000.

Dimensions:

Hight: 1.9cm (0.75”)

A very rare gnostic Abraxas intaglio. Divided into 7 registers inscribed in Greek letters with magical protective formula.

Magical stones: innumerable engraved stones with the word Abraxas carved alone or along with a vast number of symbols, animals, letters, images, words of different languages, as well as deities of different religions and historic times. These stones have been dubbed ‘magical stones’ and entered the curiosity of many scholars and experts in religion, history, and linguistics.

CONDITION: Repaired with the same pieces with no addition.