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Magical gem in a modern gilded silver mount: Griffin (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2489
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_IX B 1227
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IX B 1227
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2245; Michel, DMG, no. 40.2_1
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
15.5 x 11.7 (si. O.) x 3.3 mm
Dating:
2nd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
griffin; wheel; star
Divine Names & Voces:
Δαμναμενεύς

Description: Side A and B transverse oval and flat. Shape probably 8–9. Haematite, damages at side B. Set in a modern, gilded silver mount, fixed in a revolvable gold ring.
Already at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in 1806.

A: Griffin standing to left, one forepaw resting on a wheel. Three Greek letters around the figure: Δ Η Ε. Below the griffin an eight-pointed star. 
B: Greek inscription in two lines: δαμνα|μενευθ → variant of Δαμναμενεύς.

Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2489
Michel, DMG, 40.2_1.

Last modified: 2019-11-11 21:04:32
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CBd-2489. 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/2489 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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