The bronze nail is inscribed with ten magic signs on each of the four sides. It is the most elaborately crafted and best preserved inscribed bronze nail from the archaeological record of ancient magic and ritual practice.
Inventory number: Misc. 8612, 7
Dating: 3rd century
Dimensions: 16,5 cm
Licensed under the CC license CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Richard Wünsch, Antikes Zaubergerät aus Pergamon (1905). Online available for free at archive.org
G. Bevilacqua, Chiodi magici, in: Archaeologica Classica, 52 (2001), 129–150.