title


PGM VII 593
PGM VII

rights


© British Library

inv. nr.


P. Lond. 121

institution


British Library

city


London

country


UK

publication


C. Wessely, Neue griechische Zauberpapyri, Denkschriften der kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, philos.-hist. classe XLII. 2, Wien, 1893, pp. 16-55.
F. Kenyon, Greek Papyri in the British Museum. Catalogue with Texts, I. London, 1893, pp. 83-115.

PGM


PGM VII

TMnr


60204

LDABnr


1321

date


225 – 320 CE

provenance


Hermontis?

location


col. VIII, 593

kind of document


Formulary

materials


Papyrus

bibliography


C. Wessely, Neue griechische Zauberpapyri, Denkschriften der kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Philosophisch- Historische Classe, XLII.2, Wien 1893, pp. 16-55.
F. G. Kenyon, Greek Papyri in the British Museum. Catalogue with Text, I, London 1893, pp. 83-115.
K. Preisendanz et alii, Papyri Graecae Magicae. Die griechischen zauberpapyri, Leipzig-Berlin 1928-1931, vol. II, pp. 1-45.
H. D. Betz, The Greek Magical papyri in Translation including the Demotic Spells, Chicago 1986 (2nd ed. 1992), pp. 112-145.

image description


A lion-headed ouroboros encircling an invocation composed by magical names, charakteres and a protective formula

Collection

PGM VII


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image dispositio


After the prescription. The rest of the column of the papyrus is blank

image purpose


Phylactery. Protection against daimons, phantasms, sicknes and suffering

image technique


Drawing in black ink

image identification


Ouroboros

associated powerful


charakteres
ιαεωιαω
palindrom

related image


CBd-59
CBd-60
CBd-1714

image aim


Protection. The image of the ouroboros protects the magical text by encircling the magical names, charakteres, and the protective formula

additional description


ἔστω ὁ δράκων οὐροβόρος, τὰ δὲ ὀνόματα μέσον τοῦ δράκοντος καὶ οἱ χαρακτῆρες οὕτως, ὡς ὑπόκειται
The serpent will be biting its tail, the names inside the snake and the charakteres thus, as follows

additional material


ἐπιγραφόμενον ἐπὶ χρυσέου πετάλου ἢ ἀργυρέου ἢ κασσιτερίνου ἢ εἰς ἱερατικὸν χάρτην
to be writen on a lef of gold or silver or tin or on hieratic papyrus

additional technique


ἐπιγραφόμενον...φορούμενον στρατιωτικῶς ἐστιν
to be written…when worn it is mightly


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