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Magical gem: Chnoubis (A) Greek text (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-713
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 260, EA 56260
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 260 (EA 56260)
References:
Bonner 1951, no. 20; Michel, BM, no. 327; Michel, DMG, no. 11.5_17
Former Collections:
Rollin & Feuardent (auction house, 1867–1953)
Material:
moss agate (white and green)
Dimensions:
17 x 12 x 4 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Chnoubis, lion-headed; Chnoubis-sign; nimbus; rays, double; rays (6)
Divine Names & Voces:
νααβις βιενουθ and variants; Χνουβίς
A: Lion-headed Chnoubis to right, with a nimbus and six double rays around the head. Inscription above the head, with the letters arranged between the rays: αεηιουω → The Greek vowel series.
B: At the top: Chnoubis-sign. Below: inscription in six lines: χνουβισ|ναβισ|βιεννουσ|υδωρδιψη|αρτοσπεινη||πυρρειγοι → Χνουβίς ναβις βιεννους ὕδωρ δίψῃ ἄρτος πείνῃ  πῦρ ῥ{ε}ίγ{ο}<ε>ι. 'Chnoubis Nabis Biennous, give water for thirst, bread for hunger, fire for cold.'

Bibliography
Bonner 1951 on CBd-713
Michel, BM on CBd-713
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-713
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CBd-713. 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/713 on 23-05-2022.

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