Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1908-1909

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a class of saucer-like vessels carved in steatite from Egypt with Graeco-
Egyptian or classical subjects in relief in the bowl. Proceedings Soc.
Antiquaries, xxii. 89.

J. Mavrogordato describes two small coins from Sicily of Athenian

fourth-century type, the one with ^, the other with a cartouche, and raises

the question whether there was not a pre-Macedonian mint in Egypt.
Num. Ghron. 1908, 197.

Ebony wand in shape of a hand, another of ivory, three boxes for
holding mummied scarabs, bronze stamp of a temple of Amnion, sistrum
handle with name of Nekhtnebf, all from private collections. Nash,
P.S.B.A. xxx. 292.

Dr. Pieper has written an important paper on the Egyptian game of
draughts, explaining much of the method of playing as well as the myth
of the origin of the five epagomenal days won by Hermes from Selene.
Finger-shaped dice and hand-shaped ivory wands for magical work are
also illustrated. Das Brcttspiel der alien Aegypter.

Dr. Budge has issued a new Guide to the Collection of Egyptian
Antiquities in the British Museum, interesting both in its systematic
arrangement and the abundant illustrations; the collection is stated to
contain nearly 50,000 objects. Also a useful special Guide to the Egyptian
Galleries (sculpture), with over 70 illustrations. These are reviewed by
Andersson, Sphinx, xii. 235, xiii. 15.

Prof. V. Schmidt has published a new edition of the Guide, originally
issued in 1899, to the fine and rapidly increasing collections at Copen-
hagen, with sixteen plates of inscriptions and many photographs. Ny
Carlsberg Glyptotek, Ben Aegyptiskc Samling, reviewed by Andersson,
Sphinx, xii. 233.


A brief notice of our late esteemed President, Mr. Hilton Price, whose
death on March 14th last was an unexpected blow to our Society, is to
be found in Liverpool Annals of Archaeology, II. p. 94, contributed by
j. G[arstang'J. Born in 1842, Hilton Price entered a well-known bank
at eighteen, but in the midst of responsible business always found time
for delightful distractions. His interest in Egypt began thirty years
ago, and took shape in a remarkable collection of Egyptian antiquities.
His last publication was the second volume of the catalogue of this

Of Sir John Evans, the celebrated archaeologist who was our President
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