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Magical gem: Nemesis with goddess, φύλαξαι (A) voces (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-487
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 524, EA 56524
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 524 (EA 56524)
References:
Bonner 1951, no. 18; Michel, BM, no. 87; Michel, DMG, no. 40.1_6
Former Collections:
Parroth, M.
Material:
carnelian (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
13 x 17 x 4 mm
Dating:
2nd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Nemesis; scepter, unspecified; clothing: garment; clothing: tunic; clothing: mantle; star; moon, crescent; wheel; gesture, hand raised to mouth; plant: branch; vessel (all types); figure, female
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; voces, unidentified; Ἀδωναΐ; ζαγουρη and variants; Σαβαώθ, variants

A: On the left: goddess standing to right, wearing tunic and mantle, in her extended right hand a long staff (scepter), in her left hand a round vessel (aryballos?). On the right: winged Nemesis wearing a peplos, on tiptoes, to left, her lowered right hand holds a leafy branch, left hand raised to mouth, a four-spoked wheel at her feet. In the field above, star within horns of crescent moon. Both goddesses clad in peplos. Inscripition in mirror writing, from right to left: φυλαξξαι → φύλαξαι (for φύλασσε or φύλαξον): 'Protect me!'.

B: Inscription in five lines: ιαω|σαβαω|αδωναι|ζαβουρη|ιομβω → voces including Ἰάω, Σαβαώ, Ἀδωναΐ, a variant of ζαγουρη.

Bibliography
Bonner 1951 ob CBd-487
Michel, BM on CBd-487
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-487

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CBd-487. 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/487 on 22-05-2022.

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