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Magical gem: Man holding snakes (A) vocales (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2189
ID-Number:
Fr-BnF-CdM_58.2221
Collection:
FR_Paris, Cabinet des Médailles
Inventory:
58.2221
References:
Chifletius–Macarius, no. XXIII 94; Bonner 1951, no. 60; Delatte–Derchain 1964, no. 287; Michel, DMG, no. 53.2.b_1; Mastrocinque 2014, no. 484
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
36 x 27 mm
Iconography:
figure, male; weapon: armour; shoes: boots; snakes (2); tropaion
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; vocales

Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Green and red jasper. Intact.

A: Man wearing armour and boots, standing to front, with a rearing snake held in each hand. There is a tropaion fixed upon the head, to right. Three lines of inscriptions in mirror writing on each side. On the right: ρωζομαληλυχη|ηχωδομαρυνο|νευονδη; on the left: μερμονοχωαηο|υηπερεμωργομα|ληννυσσωρ → unidentified voces.
B: Inscribed in four lines: αιεηωυ|ωιεηαι|οεωυ|αοεω → vocales.

Post-antique. Copy after a drawing in Chifletius–Macarius, Abraxas, see CBd-2849. For parallels, see also 
CBd-969, and CBd-970 (reverse), both in the British Museum.

/Description: Erika Zwierlein-Diehl – CBd/

Bibliography
Chifletius–Macarius, Abraxas, XXIII 94. 
Bonner 1951, 338, no. 60.
Delatte – Derchain 1964, no. 287.
Mastrocinque 2014, 178, no. 484.

The Cabinet des Médailles database on CBd-2189

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CBd-2189. 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/2189 on 25-04-2024.

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Credits photo: A. Mastrocinque

Rights © Bibliothèque nationale de France, Cabinet des Médailles

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Credits from Delatte - Derchain 1964

Rights © Cabinet des Médailles, Paris

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