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Magical gem: Cynocephalus holding palm branch in his mouth (A) ηλιαμβρω (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-555
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 574
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 574
References:
Michel, BM, no. 157; Michel, DMG, no. 36.1.b_6
Former Collections:
Hornblower Collection
Material:
jasper, red
Dimensions:
17 x 14 x 3 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
animal: cynocephalus; plant: palm branch; stars (3); base
Divine Names & Voces:
ηλιαμβρω and variants

A: Baboon standing in frontal view on a round base. Arms stretched out to the side, both paws holding an eight-pointed star. Head turned to front and topped with an eight-pointed star, palm branch in mouth. Tail hanging down between the legs, its end resting on the left foot.
B: Inscription in two lines: ηλιαμ|βρω → ηλιαμβρω.
Post-antique?

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-555
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-555

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CBd-555. 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/555 on 02-10-2022.

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