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Magical gem: Helios, zodiac cycle (A) Greek letters (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-644
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,113
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,113
References:
Michel, BM, no. 246
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
40 x 17 x 3 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Helios; zodiac cycle; clothing: mantle; globus; rays (5); concentric motifs
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified

A: Two concentric circles, from the outer one divided into twelve sections containing the signs of the zodiac, only seven sections remain (in turn: Capricorn, Pisces, Aquarius, Aries, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Libra). The inner circle contains a representation of Helios, to front, chlamys thrown over the right shoulder. In the left hand, held close to the body, a globe; right hand raised in greeting. Five rays around the head.
B: Remains of an inscription in four lines: ζο|αεη|ιομ|νι → unidentified voces.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-644
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-644

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CBd-644. 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/644 on 04-10-2022.

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