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Magical gem: Lion-headed figure holding snake and branch (A) vox (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-160
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 508, EA 56508
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 508 (EA 56508)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 272; Michel, DMG, no. 37.B.1.e_4
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
stone, green
Dimensions:
28 x 21 x 3 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
figure, lion-headed; rays?; clothing: kilt; snake; plant: palm branch
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, variants; σεμεσειλαμ and variants

A: Lion-headed figure standing with head to left, notches indicating mane or seven rays (?). The figure wears a kilt, upper body nude, right hand slightly outstretched and holding a snake, which faces the figure, left hand raised and holding a palm branch. Inscription in the free field, beginning at the bottom: σεμ; above the head of the figure: ε; on the right, from top to bottom: σιλλψ → variant of σεμεσειλαμ.
B: Inscription in four lines: αβλα|νααν|ναλβ|λσεμ → variant of  Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, part of σεμεσειλαμ?

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-160
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-160

Last modified: 2020-12-27 18:17:08
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CBd-160. 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/160 on 28-09-2022.

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