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Magical gem: Helios on a lion (A) snake-headed figure (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1411
ID-Number:
Fr-BnF-CdM_AA.Seyrig.24
Collection:
FR_Paris, Cabinet des Médailles
Inventory:
AA.Seyrig.24
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 225; Michel, DMG, no. 37.A.3.c_1; Mastrocinque 2014, no. 272
Former Collections:
Seyrig, Henry (Beirut)
Dimensions:
34 x 23 x 6 mm
Iconography:
animal: lion; moon, crescent; figure, snake-headed; clothing: tunic; gesture, lying; torch, burning; gesture, greeting; rays (6); clothing: mantle; figure, male; Helios; star

Description: Upright oval, side A convex, side B flat. Shape 6–18. Acquired in Athens.

A: Lion running in profile to left, with Helios standing on its back. Helios wears a chlamys, around his head six rays, his right arm is raised in greeting, his left arm is bent in elbow, hand holding a burning torch. The lion tramples over a male figure lying on the earth.
B: Snake-headed figure standing to front, head to left, wearing a long robe with three bands. Right hand lowered beside the body, left hand bent in elbow and resting on the chest. Beside the head, on the left, a crescent; on the right, a seven-pointed star.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1411
Mastrocinque 2014 on CBd-1411

The Cabinet des Médailles database on CBd-1411

Last modified: 2019-07-19 15:24:58
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/1411
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-1411. 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/1411 on 17-05-2022.

Image-ID 11147

Credits Photo: Attilio Mastrocinque

Rights © Bibliothèque nationale de France, Cabinet des Médailles

Image-ID 4750

Credits From Bonner, SMA

Rights © Ann Arbor, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

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