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Magical gem: Aphrodite and Nike with dolphin (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1169
ID-Number:
GB-AshMus_1892.1587
Collection:
GB_Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
Inventory:
1892.1587
References:
Henig–MacGregor 2004, no. 13.21
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
amethyst (purple)
Dimensions:
21 x 17.6 x 9.5 mm
Dating:
2nd c. AD (Henig - MacGregor)
Iconography:
Aphrodite anadyomene; Nike; animal: lion; animal: dolphin; wreath; gesture, greeting?
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; Σαβαώθ, variants; αβραωθ and variants
A: Dolphin represented vertically, between Aphrodite anadyomene (on the left) and floating Nike (on the right) with right hand raised (in greeting?), wearing a wreath. A small lion stands to left at the feet of Nike.
B: αβραω and other inscriptions obscured by the metal mount (now removed): σαβαω and ιαω →  variant of αβραωθ, Σαβαώ, Ἰάω. Other letters partly obscured by mount.

Bibliography
Henig - MacGregor 2004, 126, no. 13.21

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CBd-1169. 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/1169 on 21-02-2024.

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