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Magical gem: Zeus Heliopolitanos (A) Ouroboros enclosing scarab, Greek text (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2205
ID-Number:
IT-Napoli-MAN_27232/1370
Collection:
IT_Napoli, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inventory:
27232/1370
References:
Mastrocinque, SGG II, no. Na 18; Michel, DMG, no. 6.2_3
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
13.2 x 9.8 x 2.1 mm (Nagy)
Iconography:
animal: bulls (2); rays (6); modius; pedestal; scarab; Ouroboros; nimbus; whip; Zeus; plant: stalks of grain (2)
Divine Names & Voces:
Φρῆ and variants
A: In the centre, Zeus Heliopolitanos to front, standing on a pedestal. Two hands raised high, right hand holding a whip, left hand holding two stalks of grain. Around the head, nimbus with six (?) rays, the deity is crowned with a modius. A bull on each side of the figure.
B: Ouroboros, head to right, enclosing a scarab (?) crawling upward. Above the scarab, four characteres. Inscription outside the Ouroboros, in mirror writing, beginning at top right: φρηθδοσνεικηνχαρινολβον → Φρῆθ δὸς ν{ε}ίκην, χάριν, ὂλβον. Phreth! Give victory, kindness, wealth!

Bibliography
Michel, DMG6.2_3
SGG II 91, Na 18.
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CBd-2205. 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/2205 on 23-05-2022.

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Credits by Attilio Mastrocinque

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Credits by Attilio Mastrocinque

Rights © Napoli, Museo Archeologico Nazionale

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