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Magical gem: Helios (A) voces (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-641
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 259, ΕA 56259
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 259 (ΕA 56259)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 243; Michel, DMG, no. 22.2.e_1
Former Collections:
Rollin & Feuardent (auction house, 1867–1953)
Material:
heliotrope
Dimensions:
27 x 21 x 3 mm
Dating:
3rd c. Ad (Michel)
Iconography:
Helios; shoes, unspecified; clothing: mantle; whip; gesture, greeting; rays (3); stars (4); altar
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, palindrome; σεσεγγενβαρφαραγγης and variants; Μιχαήλ
A: Helios, to front, raising his right hand in a greeting gesture, in his left hand a whip. The figure wears boots and a mantle thrown over the left arm. Three rays around the head, in the free field above: remains of four eight-pointed stars. Next to the right foot a small altar.
B: Inscription in six lines: μιχαηλ|σεσενγ|ενβαρφα|ρανγησα|βλαναθα|ναλβα → Μιχαήλ, σεσεγγενβαρφαραγγης,  Ἀβλαναθαναλβα-palindrome.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-641
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-641
Last modified: 2015-01-09 14:09:40
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/641
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-641. 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/641 on 23-05-2022.

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