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Magical gem: Heracles throttling lion, uterus (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1631
ID-Number:
DE-Hamburg-Skoluda_M116
Collection:
DE_Hamburg, Skoluda Collection
Inventory:
M116
References:
Michel 2001, no. 86; Michel, DMG, no. 23.2_1
Material:
jasper, red
Dimensions:
22.9 x 19.2 x 3.3 mm
Dating:
2nd–3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Ouroboros; uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel; key (7-bitted); Heracles wrestling lion; weapon: club
Divine Names & Voces:
κκκ; κολοκερ κολοφοσειρ and variants
A: At the top, Heracles wrestling with the Nemean lion, behind him in the free field, his club. Below, Ouroboros with head at the bottom, enclosing a uterus in the shape of a cupping vessel, with ligaments and fallopian tubes visible. Below, a seven-bitted key. Around the uterus, three times the colic character: κκκ.
B: Inscription in four lines: κολοκ|ερκολ|οφοσ|ειρ → κολοκερ κολοφοσειρ.

Bibliography
Michel 2001 on CBd-1631

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CBd-1631. 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/1631 on 23-05-2022.

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