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Magical gem in a modern gold mount: Anguipes (A) archangel names (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2480
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_IX B 1261/62
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IX B 1261/62
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2236; Michel, DMG, no. 3.A.2.b_2
Former Collections:
Missong, Alexander (Vienna, 1837–1885)
Material:
jasper, red
Dimensions:
23.4 x 17 x 5.6 mm
Dating:
2nd half of 2nd – 1st half of 3rd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; whip; weapon: armour; weapon: shield
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ; Μιχαήλ; Γαβριήλ and variants; Οὐριήλ
Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Red jasper. Edges damaged at both faces (top and bottom). Set in a modern gold ring with a revolving bezel.
From a collection in Prague; purchased from Alexander Missong in Vienna, 1861.

A: Inscription in three lines: μιχαηρουριηργαβρηρ → Μιχαήλ, Οὐριήρ (variant of Οὐριήλ), Γαβρὴρ (variant of Γαβριὴλ).
B: Frontal view of a cock-headed Anguipes in armour, head to left. Right hand raised and holding a whip, left hand holding a shield seen from the side. Inscription around the figure, beginning at bottom left: αβρασαξ →  Ἀβρασάξ. 

Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2480
Michel, DMG, 3.A.2.b_2.

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CBd-2480. 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/2480 on 22-05-2022.

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