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Magical gem: Human figure, stars, voces (A) human figures, stars, Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1886
ID-Number:
Fr-BnF-CdM_58.2220 A
Collection:
FR_Paris, Cabinet des Médailles
Inventory:
58.2220 A
References:
Michel, DMG, no. 2.4_3; Spier, Gems, no. 655; Mastrocinque 2014, no. 329; Delatte–Derchain 1964, no. 406
Material:
schist
Dimensions:
44 x 31 x 4.5 mm
Dating:
Post-antique (?)
Iconography:
weapon: sword; stars (5); stars (2); clothing: garment; Anguipes, human-headed; uterus?; figures, unidentified (5)
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; Χριστός

Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Shape 10. Greyish schist. Intact, drilled for suspension. Post-antique?

A: A striped line enclosing a snake-legged human figure, wearing a long garment and holding a sword in the right hand (variant of the Anguipes?). Around the figure: five stars from which the one the top right side is enclosed by a striped line. On the right: a uterus-like object. In the free field: λλ|σλσ|λσαν|λνσανλρ|λλαησλ → unidentified voces.
B: In six different fields, separated by lines: ασα|χριστοσ → voces including Χριστός; two standing and one seated figures separated from each other by vertical lines; two seated figures with a star in front of each, and a basket in between; λκσυ[.]κσ|λκ → unidentified voces.

Bibliography
Spier, Gems on CBd-1886
Delatte–Derchain 1964, no. 406.
Mastrocinque 2014 on CBd-1886

The Cabinet des Médailles database on CBd-1886

Last modified: 2021-01-03 20:24:26
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CBd-1886. 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/1886 on 22-05-2024.

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Credits Photo: A. Mastrocinque

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Notes Side A and B