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Magical gem: Pantheos (A) three figures, acclamation (B) pseudo-inscription (C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-678
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 10, ΕA 56010
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 10 (ΕA 56010)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 292; Michel, DMG, no. 41.5_3
Former Collections:
Eastwood, George
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
30 x 24.5 x 7 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
crown, hemhem; gesture, hand raised to mouth; clothing: garment; stars (5); clothing: kilt; tail of bird; tabula ansata; scepters (2); scepter, unspecified; Pantheos; animal: lion; figures, female (2); figure, male; protomes of animals
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; voces, unidentified; χυχ

A: Frontal view of four-winged Pantheos on the back of a lion, which strides left above a tabula ansata. The Pantheos wears a kilt, and has a bird’s tail projecting to right. Both arms are bent in elbow and hold scepters with a crossing notch at the top. The face, to front, is framed by animal protomes on each side, head crowned with the solar disk and the hemhem-crown. Inscription in two lines within the tabula ansata: σαυχυαξι|αυαιμι → unidentified voces. Around the image, letters arranged in concentric circles.
B: In the upper field: three figures standing above a tabula ansata. On the left: a female figure wearing a long garment, head to right, left hand raised to mouth (Sigé). In the middle: a nude male figure; on the right: a female figure in a long garment, right hand stretched out to the left, left hand leaning onto a tall staff. Both latter figures turning towards Sigé, all wearing headbands. In the free field around them: five eight-pointed stars. Inscription in three lines within the tabula ansata: φυλαξον|αποπαντ|οσκακου → φύλαξον π παντς κακο. ''Protect from all evil!' In the lower field: nine horizontal lines with letters, beginning: ιαωχυχυχυχυχ[- - -] → voces including Ἰάω, χυχ.
C: Imitation of an inscription in three concentric lines.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-678
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-678

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CBd-678. 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/678 on 03-10-2022.

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