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Magical gem: Cock-headed, bird-legged figure (A) Ἀβλαναθανααλβα (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-630
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 210, EA 56210
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 210 (EA 56210)
References:
Bonner 1951, no. 29; Michel, BM, no. 232; Michel, DMG, no. 3.A.4.c_2
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
jasper, red
Dimensions:
23 x 17 x 4 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
figure, bird-legged; whip; weapon: shield, with Ἰάω
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, variants
A: Frontal view of a nude, cock-headed figure with bird’s feet. Head to right, right hand raised high and holding a whip, lower left hand hid behind a shield. Inscription in the shield: ια|ω → Ἰάω.
B: Inscription in five lines: α|βλα|ναθα|νααλ|βα → variant of Ἀβλαναθαναλβα.
 
Bibliography
Bonner 1951 on CBd-630
Michel, BM on CBd-630
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-630
Last modified: 2017-06-06 11:57:17
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/630
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CBd-630. 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/630 on 23-05-2022.

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Credits Photo: Christopher A. Faraone

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Credits Photo: Christopher A. Faraone

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Credits From Michel, BM

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Credits From Michel, BM

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