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Magical gem: Helios (A) voces (B-C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2197
ID-Number:
IT-Napoli-MAN_27020/1175
Collection:
IT_Napoli, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inventory:
27020/1175
References:
Mastrocinque, SGG II, no. Na 19; Michel, DMG, no. 24.1.b_2
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
28 x 22.4 x 7 mm (Nagy)
Iconography:
whip; animal: cynocephalus; kerykeion; gesture, arms outstretched; Helios; plant: palm branch; rays (12); snake; thyrsus; thunderbolt; weapon: axe
Divine Names & Voces:
σεσεγγενβαρφαραγγης and variants; voces, unidentified; Ἀκραμμαχαμαρεί and variants; Ἰάω, variants; Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, variants; σεμεσειλαμ and variants; vocales, triads of; Μιχαήλ
A: In the centre, frontal view of a nude Helios-Hermes-Dionysos with twelve rays around his head. Letters between the rays: χαρχενδαβραη. In his left hand a kerykeion, in his right hand a thyrsus and a palm branch. On his left, there is an ithyphallic baboon, holding a whip and a double axe in his right hand. On his right (under the kerykeion), a thunderbolt and a snake.
The deity is standing on top of a figure lying with face upwards. 
B: Inscription in eight lines: σεμε|σειλανξ|μιχαηλ|αχελω|ιου||ιου|ιου|ακιροκομα → variant of σεμεσειλαμ, Μιχαήλ, unidentified voces, triads of vocales. 
C: Inscription: [...]ωαιαβλαναθαναλβρεμωνυψιμεδωηιαω[...]σεγεν[βαρφαρ]ανγησαρσενοθηβακραμμαχαμαρειλυβιαιοσαβρα[...] → voces, including Ἀβλαναθαναλβα-palindrome, σεσεγγενβαρφαραγγης, Ἀκραμμαχαμαρεί. Greek words? For a starting point on the interpretation of the text, see SGG II.
Post-antique?

Bibliography
Michel, DMG24.1.b_2
SGG II 92, Na 19.
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CBd-2197. 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/2197 on 22-05-2022.

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