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Magical gem: Mammal-headed Anguipes (A) animal-headed snake (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-639
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 544, EA 49085
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 544 (EA 49085)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 241; Michel, DMG, no. 3.B.2_1
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
28 x 11 x 3 mm
Dating:
4th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Anguipes, mammal-headed; weapon: armour; whip; star; snake, with unidentified head

A: Frontal view of mammal-headed Anguipes in armour, head to left. Right hand raised high and holding a whip, below the hand a six-pointed star, below the snake’s legs originally two further stars. The rest of the image is lost.
B: Snake with unidentified (mammal) head, to left. In the free field in front of the snake a six-pointed star.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-639
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-639

 

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CBd-639. 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/639 on 27-05-2022.

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