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Magical gem: Pantheos, lion (A) three figures, Ἀβρασάξ (B) Greek letters (C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-679
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 385, EA 56385
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 385 (EA 56385)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 293; Michel, DMG, no. 41.5_9
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
23 x 19 x 3.5 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Pantheos; stars (4); protomes of animals (3-3); scepters (2); stars (2); tail of bird; animal: lion, with snake-headed tail; scepter, unspecified; crown, hemhem; gesture, hand raised to mouth; clothing: garment; figures, female (2); figure, male; tabula ansata; headband
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ

A: Frontal view of four-winged Pantheos on the back of a roaring lion striding left. The lion's tail is snake-headed. The Pantheos has a bird’s tail projecting to right, both arms bent in elbow and holding scepters with a crossing notch at the top and bottom. Face framed by animal protomes, head adorned with the hemhem-crown. In the free field to the left and right of the head, two six-pointed stars. Rest of the field filled with letters in concentric lines.
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 raised to mouth, left hand lowered beside the body. Both latter figures turning towards Sigé, all wearing headbands. In the free field around them: four six-pointed stars. Inscription within the tabula ansata in one line: αβρασαξ → Ἀβρασάξ. Below: five lines of illegible letters.
C: Illegible letters or characteres.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-679
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-679

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CBd-679. 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/679 on 23-05-2022.

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