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Magical gem mounted in a modern gold ring: Chnoubis (A) characteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-105
ID-Number:
GB-Cambridge, Fitzwilliam_B 330 (CM)
Collection:
GB_Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum
Inventory:
B 330 (CM)
References:
Henig, Cambridge, no. 501; Michel, DMG, no. 11.3.b_1
Former Collections:
Hertz Collection; Mayer Collection; Smith, Charles R. Collection
Material:
plasma (green)
Dimensions:
19 x 14 x c. 2.5 mm (lower face 18 x 12 mm)
Dating:
3rd–4th c. AD (Henig)
Iconography:
Chnoubis, lion-headed; Chnoubis-signs (3); stars (3); rays (12)
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀνοχ; Χνουβίς
A: Lion-headed Chnoubis, head to left and surrounded with twelve rays. Inscription among the rays on the right: νοχ; on the left, from bottom to top: σχνο followed by an eight-pointed star; on the right around the edge: υβι; below in two lines: γιγαντ|ορη. To the right of the serpent two more eight-pointed stars.
B: Characteres: three Chnoubis-signs, three eight-pointed stars and three Z-signs. Inscription on the left, from bottom to top: κταφαρωφι → <Ἀ>νοχ Χνουβίς, γιγαντορῆκτα. 'I am Chnoubis, shatterer of giants.'
Mounted in a modern gold ring.

Bibliography
Henig 1994, 227-28, no. 501.
Michel, DMG, 11.3.b_1

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CBd-105. The Campbell Bonner Magical Gems Database (2010-), developed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, editor-in-chief: Á. M. Nagy. Retrieved from: cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/105 on 02-10-2022.

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