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Magical gem: Inscribed figure (Hermes?) (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2140
ID-Number:
DE-Berlin-Aeg_9884
Collection:
DE_Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum
Inventory:
9884
References:
Philipp, Mira et Magica, no. 187; Michel, DMG, no. 29.1.c_3
Former Collections:
Stosch, Philipp von, Collection
Material:
jasper, yellow
Dimensions:
25 x 20 x 6.5 mm
Dating:
turn of the 2nd–3rd c. AD (H. Philipp)
Iconography:
figure, inscribed (Inschriftenfigur); scepter, unspecified; wreath; money bag; plant: lotus buds
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ; Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, palindrome; Ἰάω; voces, unidentified; vocales
A: Inscribed nude figure standing to left (Hermes?), with a lotus bud(?) on his head. Right hand holding a tall scepter, left hand lowered beside the body and holding a wreath(?) or a money-bag(?). Inscription covers the entire body. On the trunk, in six lines: ιεωοι|υαιω|ουθ|ωου|εαο||ε. On the right arm, in two lines: η|ιοικα; above the right arm, in two lines: ι|αιθα ; under the right arm, in two lines: υεα|ιω. On the left arm (vertically): λεουσ?]; beside the left arm (vertically): ωηι. On the right leg, in two lines (vertically): κειουωου|ι; beside the right leg (vertically): εαωι. On the left leg (vertically): ωιωιαυωι; beside the left leg (vertically): ηωιθ. Above the figure, in two lines: ιαω|ιου → Ἰάω, vox. In front of the head: ιαη; behind the head: ιασ?] . Beside the scepter, in two lines (vertically): κρομοζαμο?]|υλαξ → ὓλη? (H. Philipp). Behind the figure, in two lines (vertically): ριωογονκ|ουσιαεο → ωογον ούσία? (H. Philipp).
B: Inscribed in six lines: α?]βλ|α?]ναθ|αναλ|βααβ|ρασαξ||ιαω → Ἀβλαναθαναλβα-palindrome, Ἀβρασάξ, Ἰάω.

Bibliography
Philipp, Mira et Magica on CBd-2140
Michel, DMG, 29.1.c_3.

Images
Cast of CBd-2140 obverse  in the Gem Impressions Collection of Cornell University Library
Last modified: 2016-02-10 15:07:52
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CBd-2140. 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/2140 on 04-10-2022.

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Notes from Philipp, Mira et Magica

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Notes from Philipp, Mira et Magica

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Notes Cast preserved in the Gem Impressions Collection of Cornell University Library

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