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Magical gem: Hecate trimorph (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1733
ID-Number:
DE-Hamburg-Skoluda_MN003
Collection:
DE_Hamburg, Skoluda Collection
Inventory:
MN003
References:
Michel 2001, no. 123; Michel, DMG, no. 21.1_7; Chifletius–Macarius, no. XIV 57
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
30.4 x 21.2 x 4.1 mm
Dating:
18th–19th c. (Michel)
Iconography:
clothing: garment; Hecate; modii (3); torch, burning; torches (4); snakes (2)
Divine Names & Voces:
αμοιριμοιρριομιριομα, palindrome

A: Hecate trimorph wearing peplos, crowned with modius. Uppermost and middle hands holding burning torches, lowermost hands holding snakes. Inscription to the left and right as well as below the figure: ιυS; τοθ;  ιαηουω/ζηηο; characteres. 
B: Inscribed in six lines, with the Latin letter U: αμοιρ|ιμορριο|μηζηιζ|ζοιζU?]υ||μοζαι → voces including part of αμοιριμοιρριομιριομα, palindrome.

The gem may have been designed after a drawing in Chifletius–Macarius, Abrasax, see CBd-2830. For a similar design on side A, see a gem in the British Museum, CBd-987.

Bibliography
Michel 2001 on CBd-1733
Michel, DMG, 362, 21.1_7


 

Last modified: 2019-11-10 18:32:40
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CBd-1733. 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/1733 on 29-09-2022.

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Credits From Michel 2001

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