This bronze amulet is inscribed on both sides with christian and magical elements and dated to the 6th century.
On the obverse (front side): Images and inscritpions related to the New Testament:
- a haloed face of God in a mandorla held up by angels,
- the Annunciation to the Shepherds and Adoration of the Magi
- Christ’s healing miracles (the demoniac, the woman with an issue of blood, the paralytic, etc.),
- the Marriage at Cana (Christ with two figures holding hands under a canopy, wine jars on their right).
Lord, do not give strength to my enemies, for your right hand always protects me. Turn evils unto their heads, Lord our God; do not give them power.
On the reverse (back side):
- winged male figure at the top with two crocodiles at his feet and four scorpions in his hands
- seven lines of Greek script,
- two lions and the star of David inbetween them
- stars and moon symbols
- magic signs, mainly with ring endings
[…] Sisinnius tramples you down, filthy one. You no longer have strength. Solomon’s seal has rendered you impotent. Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael tie you down, Alimerbimach.
[…] means that this part is destroyed.
The amulet is kept at the British Museum (London) under the Registration number 1938,1010.1.
Link to the amulet: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/H_1938-1010-1