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Magical gem in a gold setting: Anguipes and Helios? (A) zodiac cycle, seven planets, voces, characteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-4195
Collection:
IT_Firenze, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inventory:
15145
References:
Mastrocinque, SGG II, no. 58
Material:
agate, brown and white
Dimensions:
35 x 3.1 mm
Dating:
Post-antique
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; stars; zodiac cycle; head, of lion; headdress; stars (5); globus; Helios?; base; weapon: armour; concentric motifs
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified

Description: Round gem, side A convex. Yellow and white banded agate. Broken into two pieces, mounted in a modern gold setting with two rings. Probably post-antique work.

A: On the left, cock-headed Anguipes in an armour with snake-like ams. On the right, nude male figure (Helios?) standing on a base, holding a globus in his right hand and wearing a headdress floating behind him. In the free field around him: five stars. Between the a two figures, the head of a lion and Greek inscription: εφι → unidentified vox. Below: characteres.
B: In the middle, characteres surrounded by a Greek inscription: φνραρναραθραχθω → unidentified voces. Around the inscription, two concentric circles with the seven planetary gods (Sun, Moon, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Mercurius, Saturnus) and signs of the zodiac cycle in the outer circle with stars in between the circles and the signs of the zodiac cycle. Aries is represented twice, also intead of Sagittarius.

Bibliography
SGG II, 55, Fi 58.

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CBd-4195. 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/4195 on 15-07-2024.

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Notes Side A and B

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Notes Side A

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Notes Side B

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Notes Side A and B

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Notes Impression of side A

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Notes Impression of side B

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