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Magical gem: Mithras tauroctonos, vox (A) Ἀβλαναθαναλβα (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1316
ID-Number:
Fr-BnF-CdM_AA.Seyrig.2
Collection:
FR_Paris, Cabinet des Médailles
Inventory:
AA.Seyrig.2
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 69; Michel, DMG, no. 38.1_1; Mastrocinque 2014, no. 414
Former Collections:
Seyrig, Henry (Beirut)
Material:
serpentine (green to black)
Dimensions:
33 x 25 x 6 mm
Iconography:
figure, male; torch; weapon: knife; rays; animal: dog; scorpion; snakes (2); animal: bull; clothing: tunic; Mithras
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, palindrome; Φρῆ and variants

Description: Transverse oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Black serpentine. Half missing.

A: Mithras slaying a bull with a knife, his head crowned with rays. Below the bull, a scorpion; a dog and a snake drinks the blood of the bull. On the right, a male figure in a short tunic, holding a torch. Below the scene: a snake. Beside Mithras' head: [φρ]ην → variant of Φρῆ.
B: Greek inscription: αβλαναθ[αναλβα] → Ἀβλαναθαναλβα-palindrome.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1316
Mastrocinque 2014 on CBd-1316

The Cabinet des Médailles database on CBd-1316

Last modified: 2019-10-21 21:01:45
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/1316
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CBd-1316. 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/1316 on 19-05-2022.

Image-ID 10467

Credits Photo: A. Mastrocinque

Rights © Bibliothèque nationale de France, Cabinet des Médailles

Notes Side A and B