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Magical gem: Lion-headed figure holding the head of Medusa (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2926
ID-Number:
FR-BnF-CdM_N.58.2169
Collection:
FR_Paris, Cabinet des Médailles
Inventory:
N.58.2169
References:
Delatte–Derchain 1964, no. 308; Mastrocinque, SGG I, fig. 197; Michel, DMG, no. 37.B.1.g_3; Mastrocinque 2014, no. 179
Former Collections:
Peiresc, Nicholas Claude Fabri de (Beaugensier 1580 – Aix les Bains 1637); Abbey of St Geneviève, Paris
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
21 x 17 x 2 mm
Dating:
17th c. AD
Iconography:
figure, lion-headed; tabula ansata; Gorgoneion; weapon: armour; weapon: sword
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; Ἰούδας

Description: Side A upright oval, side B transverse oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Green jasper. Intact.

A: Lion-headed figure standing on a tabula ansata, to left, while his upper body and head face right. The figure wears armour, in his left hand the head of Medusa, in his right hand a sword. On the left side of the figure the same tabula ansata with identical inscription in Greek, with one line of characteres: λαχαμι|μαλιαλι|characteres (from right to left)οκι|ν character εζβ → unidentified voces.
B: Greek inscription in one line: ιουδασ → Ἰούδας.

Bibliography
Du Molinet 1692, pl. 29, III–IV.
Delatte–Derchain 1964, no. 308.
SGG I, fig. 197.
Mastrocinque 2014 on CBd-2926

The Cabinet des Médailles database on CBd-2926

Last modified: 2019-07-09 18:31:58
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CBd-2926. 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/2926 on 22-05-2024.

Image-ID 9530

Credits Photo: A. Mastrocinque

Rights © Bibliothèque nationale de France, Cabinet des Médailles

Notes Side A and B

Image-ID 9003

Credits from Du Molinet 1692

Notes Drawing of side A and B

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