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Magical gem: Selene (A) σίγα (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1167
ID-Number:
GB-AshMus_1941.548
Collection:
GB_Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
Inventory:
1941.548
References:
Henig–MacGregor 2004, no. 13.19
Former Collections:
Evans, Arthur (1851–1941)
Material:
agate, yellow to orange
Dimensions:
13 x 9 x 2 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Henig - MacGregor)
Iconography:
Selene; clothing: garment; clothing: veil; crown, unspecified; torch, inverted; torches (2)
A: Female figure (Selene) standing to right, wearing a peplos. Her veil is floating around her head (Henig – MacGregor: aurole), the head crowned. In her right hand a torch, the flame is tending downwards; her left hand is raised, supporting the end of the veil, but also holding another torch turned down.
B: Inscription in one line σιγα → σίγα (v.) or σιγά (n.) ‘Silence’.

Bibliography
Henig - MacGregor 2004, 126, no. 13.19

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CBd-1167. 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/1167 on 21-02-2024.

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