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Magical gem in a modern gold mount: Chnoubis (A) Greek letters and characteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2470
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_IX 2027
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IX 2027
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2226; Michel, DMG, no. 54.7_8
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
14.5 x 12 x 3.6 mm
Dating:
2nd–3rd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
Chnoubis, lion-headed; rays (5); figure, unidentified; weapon: spear?

Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Haematite. Set in a modern gold ring with a revolving bezel.
Purchased in 1908 from Generalkonsul C. v. Peez.

A: Lion-headed Chnoubis, to left, head crowned with five rays. To the right of Chnoubis, a figure with hand raised in greeting (or holding a spear?). Around them, characteres (?).
B: Greek letters and characteres in four lines.

Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2470
Michel, DMG, 54.7_8.
 

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CBd-2470. 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/2470 on 23-05-2022.

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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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