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Magical(?) gem: Selene
CBd-Number:
CBd-442
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 225, EA 56225
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 225 (EA 56225)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 63; Michel, DMG, no. 49.1_1
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
heliotrope
Dimensions:
24 x 16 x 4 mm
Dating:
1st c. AD
Iconography:
Selene; moons, crescent (2); torch, inverted; clothing: veil; clothing: garment
A: Floating female figure with a crescent on her head (Selene), wearing peplos and a veil. The veil forms a half-circle around her head and shoulders; another crescent is above her shoulders. In her right hand a torch, the flame is tending downwards; her left hand is holding the end of the veil. Inscription under the figure:  μυρω → μύρρα? (S. Michel).
B: Plain.


Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-442
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-442

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CBd-442. 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/442 on 23-05-2022.

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