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Magical gem: Lion-headed figure (A) figure standing on chariot (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-149
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 44 EA 56044
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 44 (EA 56044)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 276; Michel, DMG, no. 37.B.1.g_1
Material:
jasper, yellow
Dimensions:
17 x 13 x 3 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
figure, lion-headed; figure, unidentified; star; crown, unspecified; snakes (2); chariot; whip; scepter, unspecified; Gorgoneion; gesture, hand raised to mouth
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ; Ἰάω

A: Lion-headed figure standing in profile to left. Right hand slightly outstretched and holding the head of Medusa, left hand held closed to the body, and holding a short scepter and a whip.
B: Figure in a long robe, with hand to mouth, standing on a chariot indicated by a small wheel and drawn by two long, bearded and horned snakes with crowns. Inscription above, in the free field: ιαω → Ἰάω. Above it, characteres with an eight-pointed star.
C: Inscription around: αβρασαξ → Ἀβρασάξ.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-149
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-149

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CBd-149. 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/149 on 23-05-2022.

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