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Magical gem: Triads of animals enclosed in Ouroboros (A) Vocales, Ἀβρασάξ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-532
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 527, ΕA 56527
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 527 (ΕA 56527)
References:
Bonner 1951, no. 37; Michel, BM, no. 132; Michel, DMG, no. 19.4.g_2
Former Collections:
Gefon, Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
26 x 18 x 3 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Ouroboros; scarabs (3); bird: falcons (3); animal: goats (3); animal: crocodiles (3); snakes (3); crown, unspecified
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ; Ἰάω; vocales; Ἰάω, variants; vocales, αεηιουω

A: Bearded Ouroboros enclosing triads of animals arranged in five descending rows: scarabs, crowned falcons, goats, crocodiles and snakes.
Outside Ouroboros inscription: αεηιουωεηιουωηι[- - -]ωωω → the Greek vowel series, vocales.
B: Inscription in four lines: ιαω|ιαηω|αβρα|σαξ → vocales including Ἰάω, Ἀβρασάξ.

Bibliography
Bonner 1951 on CBd-532
Michel, BM on CBd-532
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-532

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CBd-532. 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/532 on 23-05-2022.

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