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Magical gem in a modern gold mount: Lizard
CBd-Number:
CBd-2496
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_IX B 1224
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IX B 1224
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2252; Michel, DMG, no. 14.1.a_9
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
16 x 12.2 (si.O.) x 2 mm
Dating:
2nd half of 2nd–1st half of 3rd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
animal: lizard

Description: Side B upright oval, flat. Shape 9. Green jasper with red spots (heliotrope), intact. Set in a modern gold ring (1808). 
Already at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in 1806.

A: Hidden.
B: Lizard seen from above, crawling to top. Greek inscription around the animal: κανσε|θουλε|θηρ → perhaps a variant of κανθὲ σ' οὕλε – 'Eye, be healthy!' (the interpretation of 'σ' is uncertain, but the inscription including 'σ' seems to appear more frequently on magical gems of the type) – followed by a variant of πηρ(ά) 'blind', or θηρ(ίον) for 'animal' (Zwierlein-Diehl).

See also CBd-1183.

Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2496
Michel, DMG, 14.1.a_9.

Last modified: 2019-07-05 18:00:15
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CBd-2496. 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/2496 on 23-05-2022.

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Notes Side B