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Magical gem in a post-antique gold setting: Anguipes (A) voces (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-4183
ID-Number:
IT-FiMAN_15123
Collection:
IT_Firenze, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inventory:
15123
References:
Michel, DMG, no. 3.A.1.f_13; Mastrocinque, SGG II, no. Fi 46
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
23 x 20 x 4.8 mm
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; weapon: armour; whip; weapon: shield, with Ἰάω; moon, crescent; star
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ; Ἰάω; σεμεσειλαμ and variants; Σαβαώθ, variants

Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Green and red jasper (heliotrope). Chipped on the edge of side A and mounted in a post-antique gold setting with a suspension hoop.

A: Cock-headed Anguipes in armour, holding a whip in his right hand and a round shield in his left hand, partly hidden behind his body. Inscription on the shield and below the figure: ιαω → Ἰάω. Above the right shoulder: a six-pointed star. Above the shield: a crescent. Greek inscription on the left, in the free field: μεσ|χαν|λ → variant of σεμεσειλαμ (?).
B: Greek inscription in five lines: ιαω|αβρα|σαξ|σαβα|ωσ → Ἰάω, Ἀβρασάξ, variant of Σαβαώθ.

Bibliography
SGG II, 51, Fi 46.

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CBd-4183. 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/4183 on 22-05-2024.

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Notes Side A and B

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Notes Side A

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