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Magical(?) gem: Gryllos with kerykeion
CBd-Number:
CBd-725
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,89
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,89
References:
Michel, BM, no. 348; Michel, DMG, no. 55.3.d_5
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
jasper, red
Dimensions:
15.7 x 13 x 3.8 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
gryllos; kerykeion

A: Gryllos striding in profile, to left. The creature's body is constituted by cock’s legs, a horse’s head and a bearded mask, the tail ends in a kerykeion. Inscription in the free field, from left to right, in mirror writing: ωιρων → Orion? (S. Michel)
B: Plain.


Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-725
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-725
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CBd-725. 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/725 on 23-05-2022.

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