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Magical gem: Chnoubis on a base (A) Σαβαώ, Μιχαήρ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-699
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,21
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,21
References:
Michel, BM, no. 313; Michel, DMG, no. 45.5_1
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
26.5 x 21.4 x 3 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
scarab, with outstreched wings; moon, crescent; Chnoubis, human-headed; Chnoubis-signs (2); base
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; Σαβαώθ, variants; Μιχαήλ

A: Human-headed Chnoubis, to left, the end of the tail coiling above a cylindrical base, which is profiled at the top, bottom and middle. Above Chnoubis: rest of a scarab with outstretched wings. Rest of an inscription in the free field to the left of the figure: [.]αω → [Ἰ]άω. Below: two six-pointed stars and a lying crescent. To the right of the figure: a larger six-pointed star. Two Chnoubis-signs on each side of the base. The human-headed snake can also be interpreted as Sarapis Agathodaimon.

 

B: Inscription in three lines: σαβ[.]|ωμιχ|αηρ → Σαβ[α]ώ, Μιχαήρ.
 


Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-699
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-699

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CBd-699. 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/699 on 17-05-2022.

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