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Magical gem: Anguipes (A) mummy of Osiris, scarab (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-616
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 317, ΕA 56317
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 317 (ΕA 56317)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 218; Michel, DMG, no. 3.A.3.a_1
Material:
heliotrope
Dimensions:
22 x 20 x 4 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; clothing: bandage; scarab, with outstreched wings; wig; crown, unspecified; Osiris; weapon: shield; whip; clothing: mantle; weapon: armour; gesture, lying
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; vocales; Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, variants; vocales, αεηιουω

A: Frontal view of cock-headed Anguipes in armour and mantle, head to right. Right hand raised high and holding a whip, left hand hid behind a round shield, bearing the inscription, in two lines: αεη|ου[ω?]. On the left and right side of the figure: ιω. Around, fragmental inscription: ρουθιαεοιαω → voces including vocales, Ἰάω.
B: Lying Osiris mummy, in profile, with wig and crown. Above the mummy: a scarab with outstretched wings, characteres below it. Inscription below the mummy, in two lines: αεηιο|ουω → The Greek vowel series.
C: Inscription running around the edge, beginning above the head of the scarab: αβαλναθα[. .]λβαιαω → variant of the Ἀβλαναθαναλβα-palindrome, Ἰάω.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-616
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-616

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CBd-616. 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/616 on 02-10-2022.

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