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Magical gem: Ouroboros with a Greek inscription (A) Greek inscription , characteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-4276
Collection:
IT_Perugia, Museo Archeologico Nazionale dell'Umbria
Inventory:
1739
References:
Mastrocinque, SGG II, no. Pe 27; Vitellozzi 2010b, no. 528
Former Collections:
Guardabassi, Mariano (1823–1880)
Material:
carnelian, red to brown
Dimensions:
13.5 x 9.6 x 3.2 mm
Iconography:
Ouroboros
Divine Names & Voces:
Βαϊνχωωωχ, variants; Ἀβραάμ

Description: Transverse oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Red carnelian. Chipped on the edge. Previously part of the Guardabassi Collection.

A: Ouroboros with a Greek inscription around and inside its body. The outer inscription: χωχωκ[---]ηκαησιλωθαναοισν → variant of Βαϊνχωωωχ (?). Greek inscription in three lines inside: θυδημω|οοαβραμι|συχβρεν → voces including a variant of Ἀβραάμ.
B: Inscription in three lines: ορκιζωσε| chracteres | chracteres → ἐξορκίζω σε 'I adjure you.'

Bibliography
SGGII, 114–115, Pe 27.
Vitellozzi 2010b, 427–428, no. 528

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CBd-4276. 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/4276 on 21-02-2024.

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