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Magical gem in a gold ring: Helios standing on a lion (A) Greek letters and characteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2519
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_IX B 1256
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IX B 1256
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2701; Michel, DMG, no. 22.2.d_7
Material:
chalcedony, white to brown/grey
Dimensions:
3.07 x 2.46 (si.O.) x 0.54 mm
Dating:
2nd half of the 16th – 1st half of the 17th c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
Helios; rays (6); gesture, greeting; whip; clothing: mantle; stars (2); stars (5)
Description: Upright oval, both faces lightly convex. Shape 4 (?). Ligh gray brown chalcedony. Set in a modern gold ring.
Already at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in 1853.

A: Lion standing in profile to left, with Helios on its back. Helios wears a chlamys, around his head six rays, his right hand raised in greeting, his left arm bent in elbow and holding a whip. Around him, Greek letters and characteres. On both sides an X within a circle and two eight-pointed stars.
B: Greek letters and characteres in four lines: three crosses, an X within a circle, four eight-pointed stars. In the lower register: an aedicula containing an eight-pointed star and letters.

Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2519
Michel, DMG, 22.2.d_7.

Last modified: 2017-10-22 21:35:11
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CBd-2519. 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/2519 on 17-05-2022.

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