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Offline Mayadigger

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ID for Deity on Engraved Gem
« on: November 10, 2021, 11:24:30 am »
Ave!

Roman deity or personification, for sure, but whom?

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Re: ID for Deity on Engraved Gem
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2021, 08:38:33 pm »
Beard and long scepter and holding a "thingy".

Perhaps the "thingy" is meant to portray a lightening bolt and it is a Zeus / Jupiter?

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Re: ID for Deity on Engraved Gem
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2021, 01:04:32 pm »
Ave!

Yeah, I was thinking the same concerning the "thingy".
Most likely it is meant to represent a thunderbolt...sort of.

Found in Croatia, the fellow who did the engraving was not a master craftsman
but good enough for the provincials.
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