PGM VII 593

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Title

PGM VII 593
PGM VII

Rights

© British Library

inv. nr.

P. Lond. 121

institution

British Library

image description

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

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

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

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

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.

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“PGM VII 593,” TO ZODION, accessed May 27, 2018, http://to-zodion.net/items/show/11.