The thing that strikes me as strange about these are the inscriptions
They read right to left (these are impressions of the original intaglios) and also with characters not found regularly in Latin or Greek. Some of the letter forms bear similarities with Etruscan and Punic but neither set of letters corresponds to letters in either alphabet as far as I can tell.
Are the inscription ‘magical’ ‘arcane’ (nonsense)? Or is this a limitation of my philological knowledge?
(I’m teaching a Sex and Gender in antiquity seminar in the fall hence my interest.)