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Magical gem: Lizard (A) Greek text (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1792
ID-Number:
US-NY-ANS_Schwartz 57
Collection:
US_New York, American Numismatic Society
Inventory:
Schwartz 57
References:
Schwartz–Schwartz, 57; Michel, DMG, no. 14.1.a_6
Material:
hornblende (grey to black); garnet (red)
Iconography:
animal: lizard; moon, crescent
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified
A: Lizard seen from above, crawling to top. Above, a crescent, pointing downwards. Letters around: πηρα. Perhaps → πηρά. 'Blind'?   
B: Inscription in two lines: κανθε|σουλε → κανθὲ σ' οὔλε. 'Eye, be healthy!' (The interpretation of 'σ' is uncertain. However, the inscription including 'σ' seems to appear more frequently on magical gems of the type.)

Bibliography
Schwartz - Schwartz on CBd-1792

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CBd-1792. 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/1792 on 22-05-2022.

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Credits from Schwartz - Schwartz 1979

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