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Magical gem: Uterus with key (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2252
ID-Number:
IT-Roma-MNR_78764
Collection:
IT_Roma, Museo Nazionale Romano, Medagliere
Inventory:
78764
References:
Mastrocinque, SGG II, no. Ro 30
Former Collections:
Castellani Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
13.6 x 12.1 x 2.4 mm
Iconography:
uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel; key (7-bitted)
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; voces, unidentified; Ἰάω, variants; Σαβαώθ, variants

Obverse upright, reverse transverse oval, trapezoid section, edge diagonally cut.
A: Uterus in the form of a cupping vessel with a seven-bitted key, ligaments visible. Inscription around: αεηιουω → the Greek vowel series, πσυιιν → unidentified vox. 
B: Inscribed in five lines: υοιλ[.]|ωιαωσαβ|ωθιαω|ωθιαω|νινφ[- -] → voces including  Ἰάω, variant of Σαβαώθ (reading A. Mastrocinque).  

(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,141, Ro 30.
 

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CBd-2252. 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/2252 on 15-07-2024.

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