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Magical gem: Pantheos (A) Βαϊνχωωωχ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-562
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 171, EA 56171
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 171 (EA 56171)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 164; Michel, DMG, no. 41.1.d_7
Former Collections:
Praun and Mertens Collection; Eastwood, George
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
18 x 14 x 4 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Pantheos; snake?; protomes of animals (2-2); Bes, face of; scepter, was; flail; tail of crocodile; tail of bird; feet, in the shape of jackal's heads; tufts on the knees (animal protomes); Ouroboros; cartouche; crown, unspecified
Divine Names & Voces:
Βαϊνχωωωχ

A: Four-winged Bes-Pantheos striding right on Ouroboros cartouche enclosing notches indicating animals. Head, to front, with two animal protomes on each side, and a large crown on top. Only the lower arms are visible, right one holding a flail, left one holding a scepter or snake. On the right and left side: two scepters (was?). A bird’s tail and a crocodile’s tail are attached to the body from the left, feet in the shape of jackal’s heads face right, knees are thickened to imitate animal protomes.
B: Inscription in two lines: βαινχ|ωωωχ → Βαϊνχωωωχ.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-562
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-562

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CBd-562. 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/562 on 23-05-2022.

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