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Magical gem: Anguipes (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1115
ID-Number:
GB-AshMus_2003.100
Collection:
GB_Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
Inventory:
2003.100
References:
Henig–MacGregor 2004, no. 13.3
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
18.1 x 14.5 x 2 mm
Dating:
2nd–3rd c. AD (Henig - MacGregor)
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; weapon: armour; weapon: shield; whip
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω, variants

A: Frontal view of a cock-headed Anguipes in armour, head to left. Both arms raised and bent in elbow, right hand holding a round shield, left hand holding a whip. Inscription below: ωαι (anagramma for ιαω, mirror writing or retrograde?)
B: Inscription in two lines: χαρ|μαχη → χαρ<είη> μάχῃ. ’May you rejoice in battle’ (Henig – MacGregor).

Bibliography
Henig - MacGregor 2004, 123, no. 13.3

 

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CBd-1115. 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/1115 on 21-02-2024.

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