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Magical gem in a post-antique gold ring: Dove, fish, Ἰάω
CBd-Number:
CBd-1568
ID-Number:
GB-AshMus-Fortnum _72
Collection:
GB_Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
Inventory:
Fortnum 72
References:
Henig–MacGregor 2004, no. 14.10; Spier, Gems, no. 468
Former Collections:
Fortnum Collection
Material:
carnelian, red to brown
Dimensions:
13.5 (mount) x 10 mm
Dating:
3rd–4th c. AD (Henig - MacGregor)
Iconography:
fish; stars (2); bird: dove
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω
A: Centre inscribed horizontally with ιαω - retrograde, mirror-writing or anagramma? Above, a dove in profile to left; below, a fish, also in profile to left. On the two sides of the inscription: two six-pointed stars.
B: Hidden.
Mounted in a modern gold ring.

Bibliography
Henig - MacGregor 2004, 130, no. 14.10
Spier, Gems on CBd-1568



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CBd-1568. 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/1568 on 22-05-2024.

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Credits by Robert L. Wilkins

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