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Magical gem: Lizard (A) Greek text (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1338
ID-Number:
Fr-BnF-CdM_AA.Seyrig.31
Collection:
FR_Paris, Cabinet des Médailles
Inventory:
AA.Seyrig.31
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 112; Michel, DMG, no. 14.1.a_1; Mastrocinque 2014, no. 558
Former Collections:
Seyrig, Henry (Beirut)
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
15 x 8 x 3 mm
Iconography:
animal: lizard; moon, crescent

Description: Side A upright oval, side B transverse oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Green and yellow jasper. Intact, with minor chips. Acquired in Beirut.

A: Lizard from above, crawling to top. Above, a lying crescent, open to bottom. Letters scattered in the free field: πηρα. Perhaps → πηρά. 'Blind'?   
B: Inscribed in two lines: κανθε|σουλε → κανθὲ σ' οὕλε. 'Eye, be healthy!'

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1338
Mastrocinque 2014, no. 558.

The Cabinet des Médailles database on CBd-1338

Last modified: 2019-10-28 16:04:52
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/1338
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CBd-1338. 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/1338 on 30-11-2022.

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Credits Photo: A. Mastrocinque

Rights © Bibliothèque nationale de France, Cabinet des Médailles

Notes Side A and B

Image-ID 9322

Credits from Bonner, SMA

Notes Side A

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