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Magical gem in a mount: Lion-headed figure with the head of Medusa, voces (A) Anguipes, voces (B) various figures (C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-4181
ID-Number:
IT-FiMAN_15096
Collection:
IT_Firenze, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inventory:
15096
References:
Michel, DMG, no. 28.11_4; Mastrocinque, SGG II, no. Fi 44
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
32 x 24.1 x 5 mm
Iconography:
figure, lion-headed; figure, donkey-headed; figures, unidentified (3); whip; weapon: shield; weapon: armour; Anguipes, cock-headed; snake; scarab; Gorgoneion; weapon: dagger; clothing: kilt; tabula ansata; torch
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, palindrome; voces, unidentified; δαρυγκω, variants

Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Green jasper. Chipped on the edge.

A: Lion-headed figure in a kilt, with a snake around the neck, coiling down on the left. He stands on a tabula ansata, holding a dagger in his right hand and the head of Medusa in his left hand. To the left of the figure: a scarab, crawling to top. Inscription in the tabula ansata: τιχιαυ, above it: υβι. Around the figure: ι ινιι λ αυγ αα → unidentified voces. Along the edge: σημαι ακαντευκοντευκ̣[---]γευκεριδευδαρυνκωλυκυξ → voces including δαρυγκω.
B: Cock-headed Anguipes wearing an armour, with a whip in the right hand and a round shield in the left hand. Greek inscription in the free field: ν|ιωα ηια γι|υ characteres |αβλαναθ|αναλβ|α → vocales and voces including the Ἀβλαναθαναλβα-palindrome.
C: Snake, unspecified figure with raised arms, scarab, donkey-headed figure with dagger and snake-like tail, unidentified figure with raised right hand, torch, unidentified figure.

Bibliography
Michel, DMG, 28.11_4.
SGG II, 49–50, Fi 43.

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CBd-4181. 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/4181 on 18-07-2024.

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