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Magical gem: Anguipes with Ouroboros-like snake's legs
CBd-Number:
CBd-626
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 66, ΕA 56066
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 66 (ΕA 56066)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 228; Michel, DMG, no. 3.A.4.b_7
Former Collections:
Towneley Collection
Material:
jasper, yellow
Dimensions:
27.5 x 21.5 x 4.5 mm
Dating:
17th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; weapon: armour; weapon: shield; whip; clothing: mantle; star
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; vocales; Μαρμαραουώθ and variants

A: Frontal view of cock-headed Anguipes in armour, head to right. Right hand raised high and holding a whip, left hand holding an oval shield, mantle thrown over the left shoulder. Ouroboros-like snake’s legs reach upwards and meet above the head. Inscription in the shield: ιαωμμαραωθ → Ἰάω, variant of Μαρμαραουώθ, below the figure, in two lines: ιαω|ααιοαι → Ἰάω, vocales. Next to this: a seven-pointed star. Inscription around the figure, beginning on the left side: υοιηωωυοουυηυοιωυοιυοιυ → vocales.
B: Plain.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-626
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-626

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CBd-626. 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/626 on 01-10-2022.

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