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Magical gem: Artemis and Asclepius (A) αρουα-logos? (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-474
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 409, EA 56409
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 409 (EA 56409)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 74; Michel, DMG, no. 7_3
Former Collections:
Castellani Collection
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
12 x 16 x 3 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
moon, crescent; star; clothing: mantle; staff, snake entwined; plant: stalk of poppy; plant: stalk of grain; Artemis of Sardis; Asclepius; clothing: garment
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; Φρῆ and variants
Logoi:
αρουα-logos?

A: On the left: Asclepius in frontal view, head to right, wearing a mantle, upper body nude. His left hand leans against a serpent entwined staff, the right hand is bent. Artemis of Sardis is shown in frontal view, with feet, veil, breasts, head, headdress visible. On her right, at the top: a lying crescent, at the bottom: a stalk of poppy; on her left, at the top: a seven-pointed star, at the bottom: a stalk of wheat. Inscription between the two figures: ιαω. On the left, behind Asclepius, from top to bottom: φρην → Ἰάω, variant of Φρῆ.
B: Inscription in five lines: αρυη|σουα|ρουλ|ονβε|ιν → αρουα-logos?

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-474
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-474
 

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CBd-474. 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/474 on 23-05-2022.

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