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Magical gem: Riding figure, 'Sigé' (A) Σαβαώ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-671
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 42, ΕA 56042
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 42 (ΕA 56042)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 285; Michel, DMG, no. 37.A.3.b_2
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
17.5 x 14 x 2.5 mm
Dating:
3rd–4th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
animal: horse; gesture, greeting; stars (5); clothing, unspecified; moon, crescent; gesture, hand raised to mouth; gesture, lying; figure, female; rider; figure, unidentified
Divine Names & Voces:
Σαβαώθ, variants

A: On the right side: rider on horseback, to left, trampling a figure lying face down on the ground, head also to left. On the  left side: female figure, facing left, wearing a long garment, left hand lowered beside the body, right hand raised to mouth (Sigé). The rider raises his left arm in greeting. In the free field high up between the figures, a lying crescent, above it, around the edge: five four- and six-pointed stars.
B: Inscription in two lines: σα|βαω → Σαβαώ. Characteres. 

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-671
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-671

 

 

 

 

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CBd-671. 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/671 on 23-05-2022.

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