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Magical gem in a modern gold mount: Scoppion and balance (A) Ouroboros enclosing Ἰάω (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2501
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_IX B 1226
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IX B 1226
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2257; Michel, DMG, no. 51.1.c_3
Material:
jasper, yellow
Dimensions:
14.4 x 11 (si.O.) x 3.3 mm
Dating:
2nd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
scorpion; zodiac cycle-08, Scorpio; zodiac cycle-07, Libra; balance
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω

Description: Side A upright oval, side B transverse oval, both sides flat. Shape 8–9. Yellow jasper, intact. Set in a modern gold mount with a revolving bezel. 
Already at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in 1806.

A: Scorpion seen from above, head to top. In the claws, a balance.
B: Ouroboros with head at bottom to left, enclosing ιαω → Ἰάω.

Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2501
Michel, DMG 51.1.c_3

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CBd-2501. 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/2501 on 17-05-2022.

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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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