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Magical gem in a modern gold mount: Anguipes (A) Greek inscription (B–C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2481
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_IX 2026
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IX 2026
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2237; Michel, DMG, no. 3.A.1.l_4
Former Collections:
Peez, Carl von (1858–1919)
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
16.2 x 12.1 x 2.8 mm
Dating:
late 2nd – 3rd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; weapon: shield, with Ἰάω; whip
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ; Ἰάω, variants
Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Green jasper with red flecks (heliotrope). Set in a modern gold ring with a revolving bezel, now separate. Edges strongly damaged.
Purchased in 1908 from Generalkonsul C. v. Peez.

A: Frontal view of a cock-headed Anguipes in armour, head to right. Right hand bent in elbow and holding a whip, left hand holding a round shield, inscribed with αιω → variant of Ἰάω.
B–C: Greek inscription starting on the edge and continued on side B: [- -]β[- -]αξαιιδιανοιαι[- -]υφυλα|ξ → voces including Ἀβρασάξ and the Greek word φύλαξ. 'Protect.'

Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2481
Michel, DMG, 3.A.1.l_4.
Last modified: 2017-11-28 14:39:16
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/2481
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CBd-2481. 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/2481 on 22-05-2022.

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