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Magical gem: Anguipes with voces (A) χαβραχ-logos (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-4420
ID-Number:
Wu_Ex-Southesk_N 1
Collection:
Int_Whereabouts unknown
Inventory:
N 1
References:
Michel, DMG, no. 3.A.1.j_2
Former Collections:
Rollin & Feuardent (auction house, 1867–1953); Southesk, James Carnegie, Earl of (1827–1905)
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
6,5 x 4.5 mm
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; whip; weapon: armour; weapon: shield, with Ἰάω
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ; Ἰάω; vocales, αεηιουω; Μαρμαραουώθ and variants; ιαωαι-palindrome
Logoi:
χαβραχ-logos

Description: Upright oval, shape 8–9. Green jasper. Set in a gold ring (old French). "Mr. F. Whelan, London, Agent for Messrs. Rollin and Feuardent: 1879".

A:  Frontal view of a cock-headed Anguipes, head to right. The god wears armour. Right arm raised high and holding a whip, left arm hidden behind a shield. Vertical inscription in the shield: ιαω → Ἰάω. Around the shield: αεηιουω → the Greek vowel series. Below the snake-leg (following Southesk 1908): ιαωαοαωαι → ιαωαι-palindrome. Beginning next to the right elbow and running along the arm and the whip (following Southesk 1908): μαρμαραουωθα<βρ>ασαξ → Μαρμαραουώθ, Ἀβρασάξ. 
B: Greek inscription in seven (?) lines: [χα]|βραχ|φνεσχηρ|φιχροφ|νυρωφ|ωχωβ||ωχ → χαβραχ-logos

Bibliography
Michel, DMG, 3.A.1.j_2
Southesk 1908, 138–140, pl. 13, no. N 1.

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CBd-4420. 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/4420 on 25-04-2024.

Image-ID 12588

Credits Southesk 1908, pl. 13

Notes Casts of side A and B