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Magical gem: Pantheos surrounded by animals (A) scorpion (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-573
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 35, ΕA 56035
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 35 (ΕA 56035)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 175; Michel, DMG, no. 41.3_2
Former Collections:
Towneley Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
22 x 23.5 x 4 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Ouroboros; star; scarab, with outstreched wings; solar disk; bird: falcons (2); scorpions (2); animal: crocodile; hieroglyph, ankh; Bes; moon, crescent
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; Ἀκραμμαχαμαρεί and variants

A: Enclosed by an Ouroboros: unclothed figure of Bes-Pantheos, standing to front on the back of a crocodile (to right). The head is bald and bearded. Behind the figure: three pairs of wings, both arms hold 'ankh' signs. Legs bent in knee, both feet turned outwards. Above the god: a scarab with outstretched wings, on both sides: falcons crowned with solar disks, facing Bes (at the top), scorpions (at the bottom). In the free field beside the head: an eight-pointed star (on the left) and a crescent (on the right).
B: Scorpion. Around, inscription beginning on the right at the bottom: [α]κραμαχαμαριιαω → variant of Ἀκραμμαχαμαρεί, Ἰάω.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-573
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-573

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CBd-573. 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/573 on 17-05-2022.

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