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Magical gem: Anguipes (A) voces, characteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2238
ID-Number:
IT-Roma-MNR_60894
Collection:
IT_Roma, Museo Nazionale Romano, Medagliere
Inventory:
60894
References:
Mastrocinque, SGG II, no. Ro 15
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
19.4 x 15.6 x 2.8 mm
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; weapon: shield; whip; stars (3); moon, crescent
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, palindrome; Ἰάω; voces, unidentified; Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, variants; σεμεσειλαμ and variants; Μιχαήλ
Upright oval gem with trapezoid section, edge diagonally cut. Minor chipping on the edge of the obverse, the letters are filled with a yellowish milky substance.
A: Frontal view of a cock-headed Anguipes in armour, head to right. Whip held high in his right hand, shield in his left hand. The two notches inside the shield are perhaps indications of the porpax and the antilabe. Above the figure, an eight-pointed star and a crescent open to top, two more stars to the right. Greek inscription in the free field around the figure: ωυμ|αβλαν|ιαω  → unidentified vox, variant of Ἀβλαναθαναλβα-palindrome?, Ἰάω. 
B: Inscribed in six lines: αβλα|ναθαν|αλβαμι|χαηλσ|εμεσι|λαν → Ἀβλαναθαναλβα-palindrome, Μιχαήλ (name of the archangel Michael), variant of σεμεσειλαμ.

(Description: Chiara Ciampi − CBd. Alterations from A. Mastrocinque in SGG are based on close observation of the gem by Chiara Ciampi and Á. M. Nagy, 2015-2016).

Bibliography
SGG II, 135, Ro 15.
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Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/2238
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CBd-2238. 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/2238 on 22-06-2024.

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