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Magical gem: Lion-headed Anguipes (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1153
ID-Number:
GB-AshMus_1892.1276
Collection:
GB_Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
Inventory:
1892.1276
References:
Henig–MacGregor 2004, no. 13.5
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
quartz (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
16 x 15 x 4.5 mm
Dating:
3rd–4th c. AD (Henig - MacGregor)
Iconography:
Anguipes, lion-headed; rays (7); weapon: armour; whip; stars (3); globus?
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; voces, unidentified
A: Frontal view of a lion-headed Anguipes, nimbate head to left, encircled by seven rays. Right hand outstretched and holding a whip, left hand holding patera (Henig - MacGregor) or a globe decorated with a cross (?). In the free field around the figure, three stars and signs. Greek inscription around the edge.
B: Inscription in four lines: με|ωμιζ|αμτομ|ιαωχ|ι → voces including Ἰάω.

Bibliography
Henig - MacGregor 2004, 123, no. 13.5

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CBd-1153. 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/1153 on 21-02-2024.

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