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Magical gem: Aphrodite anadyomene and Ares (A) lion (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-484
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 239, EA 56239
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 239 (EA 56239)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 84; Michel, DMG, no. 5.3.a_2
Former Collections:
Temple, Sir William
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
14 x 9 x 2.8 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Aphrodite anadyomene; crown, unspecified; stars (7); weapon: shield; moon, crescent; clothing: mantle; animal: lion; weapon: helmet; gesture, embrace; weapon: armour; Ares, Mars ultor-type
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; voces, unidentified

A: On the left: armoured male figure (Ares) standing to right, wearing a helmet on his head. On the right: Aphrodite standing to left, wearing a mantle and a crown in her hair. The two gods are in embrace, with outstreched arms. Around the figures an inscription beginning at bottom left: ια|ω|εαν → voces including Ἰάω.
B: Lion standing to left, with mouth opened. Three eight-pointed stars in the field, four eight-pointed stars and a crescent around and above the lion.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-484
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-484 

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CBd-484. 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/484 on 23-05-2022.

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Credits From Michel, BM

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Image-ID 485

Rights From Michel 2001

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