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Magical gem in a modern gold mount: Chnoubis (A) characteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2467
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_IX B 1214
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IX B 1214
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2223; Michel, DMG, no. 11.3.b_5
Material:
plasma (green)
Dimensions:
16.6 x 12.9 (si.O.) x 3.8 mm
Dating:
1st–2nd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
Chnoubis, lion-headed; Chnoubis-signs (3); rays (9)
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; Ἀνοχ; σεμεσειλαμ and variants; Χνουμίς?
Description: Upright oval, both sides convex, lentoid. Shape 1. Green plasma with brown flecks, lightly translucent. Chips fillded with gold on side A. Set in a modern gold ring with a revolving bezel.
Already at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in 1806.

A: Lion-headed Chnoubis, to left, head crowned with nine rays. Greek inscription around: ανοκ (vertically on the left)
χρανουμισ (vertically on the right) σεμεσιλαμ (around) ιαω (horizontally) → Ἀνοχ Χνουμίς?, variant of σεμεσειλαμ, Ἰάω.
B: Greek inscription in five lines: γιγαντο|παντορηκ|ταραρβαρο|φενγησβαρω|φιτα → γιγαντοπαντορήκτα, {ρ}<β>αρβαροφέγγης?, βαρ{ω}<ο>φίτα. Three Chnoubis-signs and three Z-signs.

Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2467
Michel, DMG, 11.3.b_5.

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CBd-2467. 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/2467 on 23-05-2022.

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Notes Side A and B

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Notes Side A

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