Love charm (P.Duk.inv. 230)


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Catalogue Record

Title: Love charm, [2--]
Author: Didymos (Son of Tepiam from Egypt), 3rd cent.
Subject: Inscriptions, Greek --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Tablets (Paleography) --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Charms --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Demonology --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Magic, Ancient --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Magic --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Magic drawings --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Tablets --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
Material: 1 item : lead tablet, incised ; 11 cm.
Note: Actual dimensions of item are 10.5 x 7.5 cm.
	28 lines.
	Written downwards in four columns of magical words.
	Small margins.
	P.Duk.inv. 230 was formerly T.Duk.inv. 5.
	Love charm from Egypt, written on a lead tablet. Love
	charm from Didymos, son of Tepiam, requesting a demon
	to lead Tereou (Tereus) daughter of Apia to him.
	Has a drawing of an asshead in military garb(?) surrounded
	by four columns of magical words.
	In Greek.
	Publication: D.R. Jordan, "P.Duk.inv. 230, An Erotic Spell," 
	Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies 40 (1999) 159-170.
	Descriptive database available in repository.

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