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Magical gem: Lion-headed figure (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-159
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 502, EΑ 56502
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 502 (EΑ 56502)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 265; Michel, DMG, no. 37.B.1.b_4
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
rock crystal
Dimensions:
27 x 20 x 13 mm
Dating:
4th–6th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
weapon: armour?; shoes, unspecified; globus; whip; rays (7); figure, lion-headed
Logoi:
ζεθ αφοβε-logos and variants

A: Frontal view of a lion-headed figure in shoes and armour, head to left, and surrounded with seven rays. Right hand raised high and holding a whip, left hand outstretched and holding a globe.
B: Inscription in four lines: ζεθα|βετωρθρ|μεωμιθ|ρονφαω → ζεθαφοβετωρθροψμεομιθορονφαωχιδιος">ζεθ αφοβε-logos.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-159
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-159

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CBd-159. 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/159 on 29-09-2022.

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