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Magical gem: Helios riding lion (A) Anagramma for Ἰάω (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-658
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,74
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,74
References:
Michel, BM, no. 260; Michel, DMG, no. 22.3.a_3
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
17 x 4 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Helios; animal: lion, with snake-headed tail; clothing: mantle; gesture, greeting; star; rays (6)
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; Ἰάω, variants

A: Lion with a snake-headed tail, striding right in profile, with a rider (Helios) on its back. Helios wears a chlamys, around his head six rays, his right arm raised in greeting. In the free field above the lion’s head: a six-pointed star.
B: Inscription in two lines: ιαω|αιω → Anagramma for Ἰάω.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-658
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-658

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CBd-658. 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/658 on 23-05-2022.

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