17. Running in the circle of the sun
Frankfort thinks that the central running figure is chained, but it is the symbol of the snake coil that surrounds his feet and legs. A Syrian seal shows the hunter, his sister and a naked man running with the sun and a snake-coil on his breast.
Ausstellungskat. Der Univ. Tübingen, nr. 11, Der Rollsiegel, p.53.
A similar running person can be seen on a coin from Melos also running on a kind of entwined structure. A seal from Bet Shan shows a man running in the so-called “Knielauf”. He is seen running in a route marked out by a similar structure: the stylised snake-coil. He has the tree of life in his hand.
Punic god from the temple in Pyrgi.
 Catalogue of the Greek Coins of Arabia, Mesopotamia and Persia, by G.F.Hill, pl.XXff.
 Drawing above from Frankfort, fig.109
 Ausstellungskat.der Univers. Tübingen, No 11: Das Rollsiegel, p.53
 Cook, Zeus II, fig. 419
 Iraq 11, 1949, pl.V, 38 the same motif on a seal from Gezer, pl. IX, 59