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Magical gem: Danubian rider (A) Nemesis standing on a lion (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2430
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_IX B 1205
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IX B 1205
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2187; Michel, DMG, no. 13_1
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
27.9 x 20 x 4.4 mm
Dating:
2nd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
weapon: axe; clothing: garment; clothing: mantle; figure, male; gesture, lying; gesture, hand raised to mouth; animal: lion; clothing: tunic; Nemesis?; animal: horse; snake; Danubian rider; clothing: cap, Phrygian; weapon: armour?; headband
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; Σαβαώθ; Ἀδωναΐ

Description: Both sides upright oval, side A lightly convex. Shape 6. Green jasper with red spots (heliotrope), intact. 

A: The horse is facing to left and raises one foreleg, while trampling over a lying figure. The rider, facing to left, wears a Phrygian cap, an armour (?) and a mantle, left hand raised and holding an axe, right hand holding the bridle. In front of the rider, a snake coiling vertically upwards. Below the rider two large Latin letters: SA, around the figure a Greek inscription: θαδωναιαωσαβαω|ι → voces including  Θ(εός)? (E.Zwierlein-Diehl), Ἀδωναΐ, Ἰάω, Σαβαώθ. 
B: In the centre, frontal view of a female figure standing on a lion, head to left. The figure (the Greek goddess Nemesis?) is wearing a chiton and a headband, right hand raised to her mouth. Around, Greek inscription: C A L L I S T E N I K A . T . Ο BA (in ligature) STURI. 'Callistus, triumph, (son of) Tobasturus.'

Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2430
Michel, DMG, 13_1.

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CBd-2430. 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/2430 on 02-10-2022.

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Notes Side A

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Notes Side B

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