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Magical gem: Helios riding lion, mummy (A) vox (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-669
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,73
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,73
References:
Michel, BM, no. 283; Michel, DMG, no. 37.A.3.b_7
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
16 x 10 x 2.5 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Helios; mummy; gesture, lying; stars (2); rays (4); gesture, greeting; clothing: mantle; weapon: armour; animal: lion, with snake-headed tail; clothing: bandage
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω

A: Fragment. Helios on the back of a lion striding right over a mummy lying on the ground. The lion’s tail is snake-headed. The god’s head is turned right and surrounded with four rays, right hand raised in greeting. Helios wears armour, with chlamys floating behind the left shoulder. In the free field, behind the god’s head, two six-pointed stars. On the right side of the gem – now lost – probably the figure of Sigé.
B: Remains of an inscription: ω → [Ἰά]ω.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-669
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-669

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CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-669. 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/669 on 30-09-2022.

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