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Magical pendant: Holy rider (A) Greek inscription, lion (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1483
ID-Number:
US-AA-KMA_26114
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Inventory:
26114
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 309
Material:
bronze
Dimensions:
56 x 29 mm
Iconography:
animal: horse; animal: lion; figure, female; gesture, lying; nimbus; rider, holy; weapon: spear; moon, crescent?; snake
Divine Names & Voces:
Σαβαώθ; Ἰάω, variants; Μιχαήλ
A: Nimbate rider on a rearing horse to right, stabbing a woman lying on the ground with a spear held in his right hand. In the free field, in front of the rider's head, a crescent (?). Inscription around, beginning above the tail of the horse: εισθεοσονικοντακακα → εἷς θεὸς ὁ νικ{ο}<ῶ>ν τὰ κακά. 'The sole god, who overcomes evil'.
B: Inscription in three lines: ιαωθ|σαβαωθ|μιχαηλ → variant of Ἰάω. Μιχαήλ. Σαβαώθ. Below, roaring lion standing in profile to right, a crescent (?) above its back and a snake in front of it.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1483
The Kelsey Museum Artifacts Database on CBd-1483

Last modified: 2014-11-17 19:17:40
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/1483
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-1483. 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/1483 on 30-09-2022.

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Credits From Bonner, SMA

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