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Magical gem: Helios riding lion, female figure (A) vocales including Ἰάω (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-668
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 298, ΕA 56298
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 298 (ΕA 56298)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 282; Michel, DMG, no. 37.A.3.b_6
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
24 x 20 x 3 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Helios; clothing: tunic; mummy; stars (2); clothing: mantle; rays (6); gesture, hand raised to mouth; gesture, greeting; figure, female; gesture, lying; animal: lion; clothing: bandage
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; vocales; Ἰάω, variants

A: Helios on the back of a lion striding right over a mummy lying on the ground. The god’s head is turned right and surrounded with six rays, right hand raised in greeting. Helios wears a tunic, chlamys thrown over the left shoulder. On the right, facing Helios and the lion: a female figure, wearing a long garment, left hand lowered beside the body, right hand raised to mouth. In the free field between the figures, two stars.
B: Inscription in three lines: ιαω|αιω|ωαι → vocales including Ἰάω.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-668
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-668

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CBd-668. 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/668 on 28-09-2022.

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