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Magical gem: Cock-headed figure holding tabula (A) Ἀβρασάξ, characteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-577
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 470, ΕA 56470
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 470 (ΕA 56470)
References:
Bonner 1951, no. 30; Michel, BM, no. 179; Michel, DMG, no. 41.6.e_1
Former Collections:
Haggard, Sir Ruder
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
41 x 13 x 3 mm
Dating:
4th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
figure, cock-headed; tabula; clothing: kilt; gesture, dancing?; shoes, unspecified
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ; Ἰάω

A: Frontal view of a cock-headed and human-legged figure, head to left, wearing a kilt and boots. Arms raised high above the head and holding a tabula, enclosing the inscription: ιαω → Ἰάω. Three pairs of outstretched wings project from the body, in the free field on each side of the god: stylized (dancing?) figure.
B: Inscribed in four lines: α|βρ|ασ|αξ → Ἀβρασάξ. At the bottom: characteres.

Bibliography
Bonner 1951 on CBd-577
Michel, BM on CBd-577

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CBd-577. 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/577 on 23-05-2022.

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