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Magical gem: Cynocephalus (A) Ἀβλαναθαναλβα (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-550
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 377, EA 56377
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 377 (EA 56377)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 151; Michel, DMG, no. 42.1.a_10
Material:
moss agate (white and green)
Dimensions:
16 x 12 x 2 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
animal: cynocephalus; gesture, ithyphallic; gesture, greeting; solar disk; stars (2)
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, palindrome

A: Ithyphallic baboon striding in profile, to left, with arms raised in greeting, tail hanging down straight, solar disk on the head. In the free field, two stars to left and right, and two U-shaped signs (crescents?).
B: Inscription in four lines: αβλ|ανα|θαν|αλβα → Ἀβλαναθαναλβα-palindrome.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-550
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-550

Last modified: 2020-12-31 14:02:01
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CBd-550. 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/550 on 01-10-2022.

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