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Magical gem in a modern silver mount: Zeus-Sarapis-Helios (A) Ἰάω (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2449
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_IX B 1196
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IX B 1196
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2205; Michel, DMG, no. 45.2.a_6
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
13.6 x 10.3 (si.O.) x 3.7 mm
Dating:
2nd half of 2nd–1st half of 3rd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
thunderbolt; modius; rays (5); clothing: mantle; clothing: chiton; Helios; Sarapis; Zeus; scepter, unspecified; clothing: tunic
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω

Description: Both sides upright oval, the centre of side B flattened to receive the inscription. Shape 3. Green jasper with red spots (heliotrope), intact. Set in a modern silver ring.
Already at the Museum in 1806.

A: Zeus-Sarapis-Helios stands in the middle, to right, his head turned back to the left. The god wears a chiton and a mantle, his head is crowned with a polos and five rays. Right hand holding thunderbolts, left hand supporting a scepter.  
B: Greek inscription: ιαω →  Ἰάω.

Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2449
Michel, DMG, 45.2.a_6.
 

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CBd-2449. 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/2449 on 27-05-2022.

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Notes Side A and B

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Notes Side A

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Notes Side B

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