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Amulet(?) gem: Helios, zodiac cycle
CBd-Number:
CBd-643
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 391, ΕA 56391
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 391 (ΕA 56391)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 245
Former Collections:
Castellani Collection
Material:
heliotrope
Dimensions:
12 x 9 x 2 mm
Dating:
1st–2nd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
concentric motifs; zodiac cycle; Helios; quadriga; clothing: mantle; rays; whip
A: Two concentric circles, the outer one divided into twelve sections containing the twelve signs of the zodiac, beginning at the top right (in turn: Capricorn, Pisces, Aquarius, Aries, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Libra, Virgo, Leo, Cancer, Gemini, Taurus); the inner one containing a representation of Helios and the quadriga. The right hand of Helios is raised forward, left arm wrapped in a chlamys and holding a whip, rays around the head.
B: Plain.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-643
The Biritsh Museum Collection database on CBd-643
Last modified: 2015-01-09 14:10:12
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/643
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CBd-643. 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/643 on 04-10-2022.

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