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Magical gem: Gryllos (A) phoenix with kerykeion (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-724
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 190, EA 56190
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 190 (EA 56190)
References:
Bonner 1951, no. 14; Michel, BM, no. 347; Michel, DMG, no. 55.3.d_1
Former Collections:
Praun and Mertens Collection; Eastwood, George
Material:
obsidian (black)
Dimensions:
23 x 17 x 5 mm
Dating:
2nd–3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
gryllos; animal: lion; phoenix; kerykeion; nimbus; tabula; star; rays (4); plant: stalk of grain
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; voces, unidentified

A: Gryllos striding in profile, to left. The creature's body is constituted by cock’s legs, ram’s head and a bearded mask, the tail is a stalk of grain held in the ram’s mouth. On the left, in front of the mask, the figure of a lion leaping vertically upwards.
B: Phoenix in profile to left, crowned with nimbus and four rays, standing upon a tabula enclosing the inscription: ιαω → Ἰάω. Kerykeion stuck under the wings. In the free field on the right, an eight-pointed star, around the figure: characteres and letters, perhaps: βεσαζ → unidentified voces.

Bibliography
Bonner 1951 on CBd-724
Michel, BM on CBd-724








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CBd-724. 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/724 on 29-09-2022.

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