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Magical gem: Selene and Helios (A) Voces (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-443
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,124
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,124
References:
Michel, BM, no. 64; Michel, DMG, no. 49.2.a_2
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
magnetite (black)
Dimensions:
11.5 x 14 x 3 mm
Dating:
2nd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Helios; Selene; globus?; gesture, greeting; moon, crescent; torch; clothing: veil; clothing: garment; clothing: mantle
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified

A: On the left: floating female figure (Selene) wearing peplos and a veil that forms a half-circle around her head and shoulders. Behind her shoulders the ends of a crescent. In her right hand a long bar (torch?), under her feet a round object (globe?). On the right: standing nude male figure with rays(?) on his head (Helios). Right arm raised in greeting, left hand holding a chlamys and a long bar (torch?).
B: Inscription in three lines: αρεδρει|αφοκρο|κυριλα → unidentified voces.
S. Michel suggests interpreting this gemstone as a love amulet (see link below). 


Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-443
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-443



 

Last modified: 2020-12-28 22:14:52
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CBd-443. 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/443 on 22-05-2022.

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