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Magical gem: Bes (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2448
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_X 125
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
X 125
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2204; Michel, DMG, no. 30.1.b_11
Material:
serpentine (green to black)
Dimensions:
22,2 x 15,7 x 2,8 mm
Dating:
2nd–3rd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
Bes; moon, crescent; star; crown, of feathers
Divine Names & Voces:
τασβερβερετας and variants; vocales, αεηιουω

Description: Upright oval, edges rounded. Both faces flat and rubbed. Dark green serpentine, intact. Shape 8c–9c. Pierced through at the top for suspension.
Already at the Museum in 1853.

A: Bes standing to front, three feathers on his head (?); crescent on the right, a six-pointed star on the left. Around him, vocales: αεηιο?]υω → the Greek vowel series.
B: Greek inscription: τασβερβερετασ → τασβερβερετας.

Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2448
Michel, DMG, 30.1.b_11.

Last modified: 2018-11-29 12:09:58
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CBd-2448. 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/2448 on 27-05-2022.

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Notes Side A and B

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Notes Side A

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