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Magical gem in medieval gold ring: Anguipes
CBd-Number:
CBd-1570
ID-Number:
GB-Chichester_s.n.
Collection:
GB_Chichester, Cathedral Treasury
References:
Goodenough, JS, III, no. 1082
Material:
chalcedony, white to brown/grey
Dimensions:
19 x 23 x 17 mm
Dating:
12th c. AD?
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; weapon: armour; weapon: shield; weapon: mace
Place of discovery:
Chichester

A: Frontal view of a cock-headed Anguipes in armour, head to left. Right hand holding a pear-shaped shield, left hand holdnig a mace. 
B: Plain.
Post-antique? Transparent white stone with red speckles, mounted in a post-antique gold ring. Found at Chichester Cathedral, at the tomb of a bishop.

Bibliography
King 1887, 328, fig. 14b
Moriarty 2000 (medieval)
Zwierlein-Diehl 2007, 471-472, fig. 849 with earlier literature (ancient).
Henig 2008, 29.

 

 

 

 


The piece is included in CBd with the kind permission of the Dean & Chapter of Chichester Cathedral.













 

 

 

 

 

Last modified: 2019-10-02 21:21:10
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/1570
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CBd-1570. 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/1570 on 01-12-2022.

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Credits from King 1887

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Credits from King 1887

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