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Amulet(?) gem: Bust of Helios, zodiac cycle
CBd-Number:
CBd-645
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,114
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,114
References:
Michel, BM, no. 247
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
carnelian (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
16 x 12.7 x 3 mm
Dating:
17th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
bust; Helios; rays (14); concentric motifs; zodiac cycle
A: Two concentric circles, the outer one divided into twelve sections containing the twelve signs of the zodiac (from the top right, in turn: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces), in the inner one the bust of Helios, to front, with fourteen rays around the head.
B: Plain.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-645
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-645
Last modified: 2014-09-19 10:46:54
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/645
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CBd-645. 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/645 on 04-10-2022.

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