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Magical(?) gem: Eros riding lion
CBd-Number:
CBd-656
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 168, EA 56168
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 168 (EA 56168)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 258
Former Collections:
Praun and Mertens Collection; Eastwood, George
Material:
limestone
Dimensions:
19 x 16 x 3 mm
Dating:
2nd–3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Eros riding lion; whip; stars (7); animal: lion, with snake-headed tail
A: Lion with a snake-headed tail, striding to left, with winged Eros on its back, one arm raised, and holding a whip. In the free field around the lion, seven six- and eight-pointed stars.
B: Plain.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-656
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-656
Last modified: 2014-09-19 11:03:48
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/656
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CBd-656. 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/656 on 04-10-2022.

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