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Magical gem: Anguipes (A) characteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-627
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 237, EA 56237
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 237 (EA 56237)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 229; Michel, DMG, no. 3.A.4.b_1
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
heliotrope
Dimensions:
16.5 x 12 x 2.5 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; weapon: armour; weapon: shield; whip
Divine Names & Voces:
vocales
A: Frontal view of cock-headed Anguipes in armour, head to right. Both hands lowered beside the body: right one holding a whip, left one resting on a round shield. Snake’s legs parallel, to right. On the left side of the gemstone three vertical inscriptions, all of them in two lines. Next to the head: λη/οη; next to the right arm: ιο|υ; next to the legs: ιωη|ωη → vocales.
B: Characteres and alphabetic letters in three lines.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-627
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-627

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CBd-627. 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/627 on 19-05-2022.

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