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Magical pendant: Heracles wrestling lion (A) Greek text (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1170
ID-Number:
GB-AshMus_1892.328
Collection:
GB_Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
Inventory:
1892.328
References:
Henig–MacGregor 2004, no. 13.22
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
porphyry, green
Dimensions:
34 x 27.5 x 7 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Henig - MacGregor)
Iconography:
Heracles wrestling lion
Divine Names & Voces:
Δαμναμενεύς; Βαϊνχωωωχ, variants
A: On the right: Heracles fighting the Nemean lion. Inscription at the top and around the edge: βαινχωωω → variant of Βαϊνχωωωχ. On the left in five lines: δα|μνα|με|νε|υσ → Δαμναμενεύς.
B: Inscription in eight lines: δοσχα|ριντωσει|φορουντα|προσπαντ|ασκαφπροσ||πασασ|τηνχα|ριν → δὸς χάριν τῷ σει (i.e. σε) φοροῦντα (i.e. φοροῦντι). πρὸς πάντας καφ (i. e. καὶ?) πρὸς πάσας τὴν χάριν. 'Give grace to the one who wears you. Give grace in the eyes of all men and women.' 
Heart-shaped pendant pierced through at the top.

Bibliography
Henig - MacGregor 2004, 126, no. 13.22

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CBd-1170. 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/1170 on 21-02-2024.

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