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Horus/Harpocrates Lead Amuletic Ring from Caesarea Maritima

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Hendler's book, referencing Amitai and Wolfe 2011:14, note 14, "It has been suggested that when an inscription was placed on the underside of the ring bezel, touching the wearer's skin, it was believed to augment the amuletic effectiveness of such rings.  Magical gems engraved on both sides would be set in open-frame bezels (or pendants)."  Amorai-Stark, Hershkovitz, p. 438.

Yes, that seems to be hard to reconcile.

Joe Sermarini:
I don't think that death ended the need for magical help. 


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