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Magical gem: Anguipes with voces (A) χαβραχ-logos (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-579
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 449, EA 56449
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 449 (EA 56449)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 181; Michel, DMG, no. 3.A.1.j_3
Former Collections:
Blacas Collection
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
18 x 13 x 3 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; weapon: armour; weapon: shield, with Ἰάω; whip
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ; Ἰάω; vocales, αεηιουω; Μαρμαραουώθ and variants
Logoi:
αρπονχνουφι-logos; χαβραχ-logos

A: Frontal view of cock-headed Anguipes, head to right. The god wears armour (or tunic?). Right arm raised high and holding a whip, left arm hid behind a shield. Inscription in the shield: ιαω → Ἰάω. Around the shield: αεηιουω → The Greek vowel series. Beginning below the head of the left snake-leg: αρπονκ (with κ, not χ  - Á. M. Nagy); beginning below the right snake-leg: ινταρτηνωφι → αρπονχνουφι-logos; beginning below the right armpit and running along the arm and the whip: μαρμαραουωθαβρασαξ → Μαρμαραουώθ, Ἀβρασάξ.
B: Inscribed in seven lines: χα|βραχφν|εσσχηρ|φιχροφν|υρωφω||χωβω|χ → χαβραχ-logos

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-579
Gordon 2011, 44, pl. 14.
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-579

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CBd-579. 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/579 on 29-09-2022.

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