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Magical gem: Anguipes holding snake (A) concentric circles with vocales (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-625
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 233, EA 56233
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 233 (EA 56233)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 227; Michel, DMG, no. 3.A.4.a_6
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
12 x 9 x 2 mm
Dating:
ancient/modern? (Michel)
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; weapon: armour?; weapon: shield; snake; weapon: sword; concentric motifs
Divine Names & Voces:
vocales

A: Frontal view of cock-headed Anguipes, head to left. The Anguipes seems nude except for a belt, with a sword hung on it. Left hand lowered beside the body and holding a snake, right hand holding a round shield, with porpax and antilabe visible. Inscription in the shield: ηιωοηιηο → vocales.
B: Two concentric circles. Inscription in the outer circle: ιαηιε → vocales. In the middle of the inner circle: θ.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-625
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-625

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CBd-625. 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/625 on 22-05-2022.

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