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Magical gem: Female figure, snake-headed figure (A) Pseudo-script (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1440
ID-Number:
US-NY-ANS_0000.999.35772
Collection:
US_New York, American Numismatic Society
Inventory:
0000.999.35772
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 263; Schwartz–Schwartz, 37; Michel, DMG, no. 30.6.g_7
Former Collections:
Newell, Edward T. Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
21 x 15 x 4 mm
Iconography:
figure, snake-headed; weapon: armour; gesture, hand raised to mouth; clothing: garment; figure, female; figure, unidentified; scepter, with animal's head on the top; shoes: boots; stars (2); whip; scepter, unspecified; crown, unspecified

A: On the right, a snake-headed figure in armour and boots, head and feet to left, holding a whip in his right hand, and a tall, animal-headed scepter in his left hand. In the centre, a woman in a long garment, with left hand raised to mouth; on the left, facing right, a figure in armour also holding scepter and whip, probably originally similar to the figure on the right. Between the figures, two eight-pointed stars and three (originally four) characteres.
B: Inscription in six lines: Pseudo-script and characteres?
C: Characteres around the edge.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1440
Schwartz - Schwartz on CBd-1440
The American Numismatic Society Collections database on CBd-1440


 

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CBd-1440. 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/1440 on 02-10-2022.

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