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Magical gem: Lion-headed figure (A) voces (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-155
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 464, EA 56464
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 464 (EA 56464)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 267; Michel, DMG, no. 37.B.1.b_6
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
rock crystal
Dimensions:
34 x 21 x 7 mm
Dating:
4th–6th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
figure, lion-headed; clothing: mantle; clothing: tunic; shoes: boots; gesture, greeting; globus; rays (7); rays, double; nimbus
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ; Ἰάω; Ἰάω, variants

A: Lion-headed figure standing with head to right, wearing boots, tunic and chlamys thrown over the right shoulder. Right hand raised high with open palm, left hand slightly outstretched and holding a globe. Around the head, nimbus with seven double rays. In the free field around the figure, characteres.
B: Inscription in four lines: αβρα|σαξ|ιαω|αιω → Ἀβρασάξ; Ἰάω and variant of Ἰάω.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-155
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-155

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CBd-155. 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/155 on 23-05-2022.

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