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Magical gem: Uterus, vox (A) voces (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-728
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,31
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,31
References:
Michel, BM, no. 351; Michel, DMG, no. 54.1.b_12
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
13.7 x 9.8 x 4 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel; key (7-bitted)
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; Σαβαώθ; vocales; ορωριουθ; αιεβοθ; ιαωαι-palindrome


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A: Uterus and a seven-bitted key. Inscription within the uterus, vertically from top to bottom: ιαω → Ἰάω.
B: Inscription in five lines: ορωρι|ουθιαηω|ιαωσαβαωθ|ιαωαιεβοθ|σταθητι|μητρα → ορωριουθ, vocales, Ἰάω, Σαβαώθ, Ἰάω,  αιεβοθ, στάθητι μήτρα. 'Uterus, stand still!'

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-728
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-728

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CBd-728. 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/728 on 22-05-2022.

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