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Magical gem: Ouroboros encircling uterus (A) voces (B-C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-730
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 395, EA 56395
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 395 (EA 56395)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 353; Michel, DMG, no. 54.6_2
Former Collections:
Castellani Collection
Material:
chalcedony (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
12 x 9 x 2.5 mm
Dating:
17th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel; key (7-bitted); Ouroboros
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; ορωριουθ; Λαϊλαμ and variants; Ἀθερνεκλησιχ and variants; Ἀθώρ


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A: Ouroboros with head at bottom to right, encircling a uterus and a seven-bitted key.
B: Inscription in two lines: βουλιλαιλ|αμ → voces including Λαϊλαμ.
C: Inscription running around the edge: ορωριουθαθερνεαθωραθερνεκλησι → voces including ορωριουθ,  Ἀθώρ, variant of Ἀθερνεκλησιχ. 
Postantique? (S. Michel) Or a peripheral piece from antiquitiy?

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-730
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-730
Last modified: 2017-06-06 11:58:06
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/730
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CBd-730. 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/730 on 22-05-2022.

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