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Magical gem: Zeus (A) characteres (B) Greek inscription (C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-4267
Collection:
IT_Perugia, Museo Archeologico Nazionale dell'Umbria
Inventory:
1470
References:
Mastrocinque, SGG II, no. Pe 18; Vitellozzi 2010b, no. 519
Former Collections:
Guardabassi, Mariano (1823–1880)
Material:
chalcedony, white to brown/grey
Dimensions:
14.4 x 10.4 x 2.6 mm
Iconography:
Zeus; clothing: tunic; throne; bird: eagle; plant: stalk of grain; scepter, unspecified
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω

Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Shape 18. White chalcedony. Intact. Previously part of the Guardabassi Collection.​​​​​​​

A: Zeus on a throne, wearing a chiton, his right hand holding a scepter, right hand holding an ear of corn. In front of Zeus: an eagle.
B: Two characteres.
C: Greek inscription on the edge: ωαιβοσαξαι → Ἰάω βοηθῆσαι 'Ἰάω, save me!'

Bibliography
SGGII, 111, Pe 18.
Vitellozzi 2010b, 420, no. 519

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CBd-4267. 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/4267 on 18-07-2024.

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Credits Photo: Paolo Vitellozzi

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