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Magical gem: Chnoubis (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2943
ID-Number:
FR-BnF-CdM_N.58.2189
Collection:
FR_Paris, Cabinet des Médailles
Inventory:
N.58.2189
References:
Delatte–Derchain 1964, no. 80; Mastrocinque, SGG I, fig. 80; Michel, DMG, no. 11.3.e_2; Mastrocinque 2014, no. 259
Former Collections:
Abbey of St Geneviève, Paris
Material:
serpentinite (green)
Dimensions:
25 x 17.5 x 3.9 mm
Iconography:
Chnoubis, lion-headed; rays (7); nimbus
Divine Names & Voces:
Χνουβίς?

Description: Side A upright oval, convex, side B transverse oval, flat. Brownish green serpentinite. Chipped and abraded at the top and bottom of side A, and along the edge on side B.

A: Lion-headed Chnoubis, to left, head crowned with seven rays and a nimbus. Inscribed between the rays: χ[νουβι]σ → Χ[νουβί]ς?
B: Greek inscription around the edge, and continued in the centre: φυλαζονυγειηστομαχον|προκλου→ φύλα<ξ>ον ὑγ{ε}ιῆ στομάχον Πρόκλου. 'Keep Proclos' stomach healthy!' (C. Bonner). 

Bibliography
Du Molinet 1692, pl. 30, XI–XII.
Delatte–Derchain 1964, no. 80.
SGG I, fig. 80.
Mastrocinque 2014 on CBd-2943

The Cabinet des Médailles database on CBd-2943

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CBd-2943. 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/2943 on 22-06-2024.

Image-ID 9511

Credits Photo: A. Mastrocinque

Rights © Bibliothèque nationale de France, Cabinet des Médailles

Notes Side A and B

Image-ID 9084

Credits from Du Molinet 1692

Notes Drawing of side A and B

Image-ID 9167

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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