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Magical gem: Artemis and Aphrodite (A) Greek text (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-475
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 240, EA 56240
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 240 (EA 56240)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 75; Michel, DMG, no. 6.1_2
Former Collections:
Schmidt, C.
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
26 x 19 x 4.5 mm
Dating:
2nd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Aphrodite; animal: deer; clothing: veil; clothing: tunic; weapon: quiver; clothing: mantle; weapon: bow; shoes: boots; Artemis venatrix; jewellery: bracelet

A: On the left: Artemis on the back of a leaping deer, wearing a tunic, mantle and shoes, left hand holding a bow, right hand reaching for a quiver. On the right: Aphrodite in frontal view, head to left, veil in her hair, bracelets decorating her upper arms, clothing covering only the legs, upper body nude, hands held behind the back.
B: Inscription in four lines: ποσι|εωνια|ηχαρι|σ → Ποσει(δ)ωνίᾳ ἡ χάρις. Charm for Poseidonia (Ch. A. Faraone). πόσει {ε}<αἰ>ώνια ἡ χάρις. 'Eternal love for the bridegroom' (S. Michel).

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-475
Faraone 2013, 334–335, no. 3.
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-475
 

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CBd-475. 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/475 on 23-05-2022.

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