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Syncretistic amulet Abraxas-Mithras

This syncretic amulet depicting Abraxas and the word MIΘPAZ was once displayed in the Cappello Museum of Venice.
 
 
The New Mithraeum
2 Nov 2022
 
Syncretistic Amulet formerly in the Capello Museum at Venice

Syncretistic Amulet formerly in the Capello Museum at Venice
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The Abrasax of the Athenian amulet occurs in simplified form on another Gnostic charm on the reverse of which is the name Mithrax (Μίθραξ) as if to rhyme with Abrasax. Such syncretism readily explains the appearance of the abbreviated names of Mithraic gods beneath an Abrasax. The sequence of the first two names, Mithras and Helios, is that (Μίθραξ 'Hλioυ) of the Greek inscription at Nemrud Dagh carved at the order of Antiochus, whose family was part Persian.