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Amulet gem: Bust of Sarapis (A) Aphrodite (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-405
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 442, EA 56442
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 442 (EA 56442)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 26
Former Collections:
Castellani Collection
Material:
carnelian (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
20 x 15 x 3 mm
Dating:
1st c. AD, inscriptions later (Michel)
Iconography:
Aphrodite; Sarapis; moon, crescent; star; modius; clothing, unspecified
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified

A: Bust of Sarapis in profile, to left, with calathus on the head. Above: a star, below: a crescent. Inscription on the left: ευτυχου (in mirror-writing), on the right: κοκηιου → Ευτχου Κοκηου. '(The gem) belongs to Coccius? Eutyches.'
B: Naked female figure, holding a cloak behind her body with outstretched arms. Inscription in mirror writing above, left: καρ[- - -] → unidentified vox. Both inscriptions in mirror-writing are presumably post-antique.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-405
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-405

 

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CBd-405. 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/405 on 04-10-2022.

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