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Magical gem in a silver mount: Chnoubis (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2942
ID-Number:
FR-BnF-CdM_N.58.2185
Collection:
FR_Paris, Cabinet des Médailles
Inventory:
N.58.2185
References:
Delatte–Derchain 1964, no. 55; Mastrocinque, SGG I, fig. 158.; Michel, DMG, no. 11.2.a_21; Mastrocinque 2014, no. 236
Former Collections:
Abbey of St Geneviève, Paris
Material:
prase (green)
Dimensions:
18 x 10 x 3.1 mm
Iconography:
Chnoubis, lion-headed; rays (12); nimbus; moon, crescent; star
Divine Names & Voces:
Χνουβίς

Description: Upright oblong, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Prase, set in a modern silver pendant.

A: Lion-headed Chnoubis, to left, head crowned with twelve rays and a nimbus. To the left side of the deity the crescent moon, to the right, a six-pointed star.
B: Greek inscription in two lines: χνο|υβισ → Χνουβίς.

Bibliography
Du Molinet 1692, pl. 30, IX–X.
Delatte–Derchain 1964, no. 55.
SGG I, fig. 158.
Mastrocinque 2014 on CBd-2942

The Cabinet des Médailles database on CBd-2942

Last modified: 2019-07-16 17:17:16
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CBd-2942. 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/2942 on 24-07-2024.

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Credits Photo: A. Mastrocinque

Rights © Bibliothèque nationale de France, Cabinet des Médailles

Notes Side A and B

Image-ID 9080

Credits from Du Molinet 1692

Notes Drawing of side A and B

Image-ID 9166

Credits from Delatte-Derchain 1964

Rights © Bibliothèque nationale de France, Cabinet des Médailles

Notes Plaster cast of side A and B

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