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Magical gem: Helios, Selene (A) voces (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-642
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 147, ΕA 56147
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 147 (ΕA 56147)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 244; Michel, DMG, no. 22.4.b_1
Former Collections:
Praun and Mertens Collection; Eastwood, George
Material:
heliotrope
Dimensions:
17 x 13.5 x 2.5 mm
Dating:
1st–2nd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Helios; stars (5); clothing: garment; Selene; biga; rays (6); gesture, greeting; quadriga; clothing: mantle; moon, crescent
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ; Ἰάω; Σαβαώθ
A: Two horse-drawn chariots. At the top: Helios in the quadriga, nude except for a chlamys thrown over the shoulder, leaning to left. Right hand holding the reins behind his back, left hand stretched forward and raised in greeting, six rays around the head. Below the quadriga, the biga of Selene. Selene stands above the wheel, leaning forward and holding the reins with her right hand. She is wearing a long garment, with a veil flying behind her. Next to the figure of Selene, on the left: a lying crescent and five eight-pointed stars.
B: Inscription in five lines: ιαω|σαβαωθ|αβρασαξ|οωνκπαρ|ασταθητι → Ἰάω Σαβαώθ  Ἀβρασάξ ὁ ὤν κ(ύριε) παραστάθητι.  "Iao, Sabaoth, Abrasax, the one who "is", Lord, take my side!"

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-642
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-642


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CBd-642. 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/642 on 02-10-2022.

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