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Magical gem: Zeus enthroned, with eagle (A) voces (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-410
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 254, ΕA 56254
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 254 (ΕA 56254)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 31; Michel, DMG, no. 57.1.a_1
Former Collections:
Rollin & Feuardent (auction house, 1867–1953)
Material:
chalcedony, white to brown/grey
Dimensions:
28 x 19 x 3 mm
Dating:
2nd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Zeus; bird: eagle; vessel: patera; throne; clothing: mantle; star; crown, unspecified; scepter, unspecified
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; voces, unidentified; vocales
A: Zeus enthroned, to left, wearing himation and a crown, holding a patera in his right hand, and a long scepter in the left. At his feet: an eagle, next to the head: a star. Inscription going round from top to left, then right side, then the bottom: βο|ηθ|ει|μοιθε|οσ → βοήθει μοι θεός. 'Help me, God.'
B: Inscription in five lines: αβρι|αιαια|αρχαωθ|αρβασ|ιαω → Voces including vocales, Ἰάω.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-410
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-410
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CBd-410. 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/410 on 23-05-2022.

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