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Magical gem: Crab, Ἰάω (A) Greek inscription (B-C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-117
ID-Number:
GB-Cambridge, Fitzwilliam_B 334 (CM)
Collection:
GB_Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum
Inventory:
B 334 (CM)
References:
Henig, Cambridge, no. 507; Michel, DMG, no. 33.1.a_1
Former Collections:
Ridgeway Collection
Material:
jasper (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
22 x 17 x 7 mm (lower face 18 x 13 mm)
Dating:
4th–5th c. AD (Henig)
Iconography:
crab
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; vocales, αεηιουω; βαρχαι and variants
A: Crab from above, crawling to top. Inscription between the claws: ιαω → Ἰάω.
B: Inscription in one line: βαρχα → variant of βαρχαι.
C: Inscription around: αεηιουω → The Greek vowel series.

Bibliography
Henig 1994, 229, no. 507.
Michel, DMG, 33.1.a_1
Last modified: 2015-01-09 11:23:03
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CBd-117. 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/117 on 23-05-2022.

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